Thursday, July 17, 2008

It's official: Brazil sucks now

Well, it looks like Brazil is looking to outlaw free speech by jailing people who claim that homosexuality is a sin. It looks like the country is full of total idiots, or at least run by them. No wonder all the Brazilian I meet here in the United States are so nice. They are so happy to leave their sucky country behind.

This isn't the first time I've seen idiocy in Brazil. At one point, a group decided it was a good idea to raise awareness of safe sex by putting a giant condom on a monument. It was like a miniature Washington Monument. Really, I think the leaders of that group were laughing their asses off at how gullible the Brazilian people really are. It's like the greatest senior prank in the history of the world, only the government there didn't take offense or prosecute anyone.

Back to the original topic though, this law seems to be completely convoluted and full of faulty logic. For example:

"If anyone prevents actions of "homosexual affection" in public or private locations open to the public, they could face up to five years in prison for doing so, the Association of the Defense of Life reports."

Does anyone see what is wrong with that?

I do. It is basically saying that people who ask a couple of gay perverts from making out in a public park in front your children playing with your family dog to stop do that will face up to five years in prison. And please, don't give me the BS that I'm overreacting and that gay couples won't do that. Obviously, you don't have much experience with lust. I envy you in that case (although mine is limited to heterosexual interests as bizarre as they have gotten in the past).

The fact is, there is a strong movement in the gay communities across the modern world to normalize their behaviors, no matter how perverted or extreme it just happens to be. While these people are in a minority of a minority, they have a lot of power and money at their disposal and they will stop at nothing to make people accept them for who they are, no matter how much force they have to impose on you.

I personally don't care about gay men and women being gay. I don't plan on condemning them to Hell, because it's not up to me (and that's a good thing too). I don't care what you do in the privacy of your home, provided I can't see it in plain sight (this applies to everyone of every sexual preference). It's common courtesy to not display in plain view your crazy sex life. My wife and I never leave the blinds open and the doors open when we have sex. And we don't have children yet, so being wild and crazy can go with this territory (I don't know how it will work out after we have kids). But we leave that aspect of our lives in private and we do not talk about it with anyone else.

So please understand that when I am not a man who wants to outlaw homosexuals or herd them onto an island or kill them all. I do not care about your lifestyle. It's only when your perceived victimhood interferes with my own lifestyle do I complain. I am so glad that I do not live in Brazil because I'd probably be packing my stuff and applying for a Visa to the US.

Heck, I don't even care much for gays getting married. I personally believe that the government should not have the ability to marry anyone and that this power should be left to religious organizations. I'm a little idealistic on this view and there are details that would definitely need to be worked out, but as long as it is out of the hands of the government, then I don't have a problem with it.

But the thing that irks me about this law, and I know there are many people who would agree with me, is that it is nothing more than an attempt to criminalize thought and religious beliefs. You can disagree with me on Christianity all you want, but when you seek to criminalize my beliefs, don't be surprised if I fight back with extreme zeal. And don't whine about being oppressed by Christians either. If anything, the past century has shown more Christians being oppressed by atheist Socialist scumbags then any other religion. This century features the Muslims in Islamic theocracies taking the lead. But more to the point, most Christians are not your enemy. If you are stuck in victim mode and believe that for whatever reason you are being oppressed by Christians, then your true enemy is your own paranoia. This applies to you whether you are homosexual or heterosexual.

And that is the essence of this bill in Brazil. It is based on fear and paranoia, not reason or rational thinking. And that is a dangerous notion for anyone living in Brazil. A government ruled by paranoia will quickly become an oppressive force on the people.