Search Amazon.com:
Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us $3,400 per month for bandwidth bills alone, and since we don't believe in shoving popup ads to our registered users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
«3 »
  • Post
  • Reply
Wingless
Mar 3, 2009



I'm not sure if we're supposed to take things seriously in GBS 1.4 or not, so sorry if this is too for our brave new world.

I only ever seem to really feel motivated to start a thread when horrible, embarrassing things happen in my country (Ireland). Last time it was about our (still existent) blasphemy law, this time it is about our publicly funded national broadcaster (RTE) paying approximately 85,000 euro to an ultra-Catholic, right-wing pressure group (and a few of their members/journalists) because a guest (one of our more famous drag queens - Rory O'Neil off-stage, Panti on-stage) named them as examples of non-violent homophobes. RTE also edited the interview out of the online version of the show, and issued a formal, public apology on the show the next week. All of this was done almost immediately, without any token resistance from RTE.

They've done this extraordinary trick whereby they're convincing people that you are engaging in hate speech and censorship if you describe anti-gay advocates as homophobic, and then they use this to bully the national broadcaster into censoring you. It's really quite remarkable double-speak: Bigots are now the only allowed victims of homophobia. The country is likely to have a referendum on gay marriage within the next 15 months, and these guys are creating an atmosphere where it is forbidden, offensive and defamatory to describe someone as homophobic.

The organisation in question is the rather laughably misnamed "The Iona Institute". Their specialties include: Conducting dodgy surveys and polls to support their ultra-conservative agenda; misrepresenting international science and research; hurling huge amounts of cash into anti-gay propaganda; firing off solicitors letters at the slightest hint of criticism; and tending to have disproportionate access to the national airwaves and biggest papers. Their publications invariably have pictures of smiling Aryan families. They're registered as a charity and gain tax benefits because of it, and are bank-rolled by at least one billionaire and a number of other wealthy conservatives. It is also generally believed that they receive funding from US conservatives trying to export their particular brand of snide, passive-aggressive, "family-first" horse-poo poo.

They also produced this piece of particularly revolting, insidious propaganda:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaRK-0W5HQI
Obviously they have disabled all voting and comments.

Which provoked this parody:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wopoEJxFYQw


This fucker (John Waters - ironically named considering the other, more famous, less cantankerous John Waters) is the most prominent of the journalists in question. He reportedly received 40,000 euro of public money in compensation for being called homophobic.


He is known for discussing such issues as men's rights (he lost custody of the baby he had with the singer Sinead O'Connor years ago), the liberal agenda against decent civilisation, what atheists and liberals are 'really up to', and generally railing against anyone that isn't a wretched, right-wing dinosaur. He has said all manner of horrible things over the years but I think this is probably the most explicitly homophobic:

John Waters On Gay Marriage posted:

"This is really a kind of satire on marriage which is being conducted by the gay lobby. It’s not that they want to get married; they want to destroy the institution of marriage because they’re envious of it. This is really an attempt to discredit an institution, the nominative institution on which society and human civilization is founded. If you do that there will be consequences, and one of them is that marriage will become a nothing; It is a deliberate sabotage of the culture and the relishing of the destruction as a result. Gay marriage is a satire."

This man has a regular column in The Irish Times, the country's biggest paper.


Here's some relevant links:

http://www.broadsheet.ie/2014/01/16/wisdom-is-bliss/
A transcript of what Rory said in the initial broadcast, which has been taken off-line and anyone reposting it has been warned to take it down by RTE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou0dHIKYPmg
This is the public apology. Note that he explicitly implies that calling someone a homophobe is a form of censorship.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXayhUzWnl0
This is Rory, in drag as Panti, delivering an oration on this issue at the end of a (I think otherwise unrelated) play in the Abbey Theatre. I think it's a pretty powerful piece on bigotry in general.

There's a lot more I could say but this is probably more than long enough already. I want the world to see our shame - I want people to feel embarrassed that our government and national broadcaster are kowtowing to powerful, wealthy bigots.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

SickZip
Jul 29, 2008


Good

Meh Im done
Dec 28, 2002
Yep.

hosed up, if true.

Chief Queef
Nov 27, 2007

Fuck you, got Midas

aint that some poo poo

thechemtrailkid
Jan 28, 2014

by XyloJW


*in really whiny voice*
drat man that sucks and cant believe this poo poo (especially the hosed up bold parts)

The Fattest PI
Mar 4, 2008
VAGINA AVOIDER; LEADER OF THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP; WETTEST BLANKET


I thought conservatives hated how you have to be PC and how everyone gets offended, and also they hate censorship because are freedoms

Crow_Rodeo
Oct 3, 2007

Trust Me


BossRighteous posted:

hosed up, if true.

Fandyien
Feb 10, 2012


haha suck it censorship doers

Feminition
Mar 14, 2008

To me,
my X-Men.




protectin the right to ew

FrenzyTheKillbot
Jan 31, 2008

Just hanging out, drinking a beer and watching a hockey game.


I use the term "gaycist" instead

TheLovablePlutonis
Mar 25, 2011



lol micks

Drunkboxer
Jun 30, 2007

Ehhh?

I aint fraid of no homo

Whorelord
May 1, 2013

Jump into the well...


lol ireland

Fandyien
Feb 10, 2012


bigots make fun of themselves

straight jerkers
Jun 27, 2009




like this guy's steeze

quakster
Jul 21, 2007

Buyer's Remorse


surely sjw3 will be required to deal with this

The Fattest PI
Mar 4, 2008
VAGINA AVOIDER; LEADER OF THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP; WETTEST BLANKET


Feminition posted:


protectin the right to ew

Is he drumming with a breadstick?

The Droid
Jun 11, 2012



The Fattest PI posted:

I thought conservatives hated how you have to be PC and how everyone gets offended, and also they hate censorship because are freedoms

Tolerate my intolerance

Christmas Miracle
Dec 25, 2012
STEAL ALL THE FARM

sometimes i see poo poo like this and i'm like, why poo poo so crazy? but then i smoke a big fat bowl of hash and watch butt porn and i'm all good

rakovsky maybe
Nov 4, 2008


the predictable end result of modern "liberals" embracing the idea that some speech should be censored, if only socially

my new dog
May 7, 2007

butt of tut




there is nothing more gay than caring about what other men do with their dicks is what some guy said and its true

FreudianSlippers
Apr 12, 2010
i hated your big dumb ugly macklemore av so i changed it

well cya

Someone call the 'RA and have them shoot out these peoples knees.

Red Minjo
Oct 20, 2010

Which of these houses is the most blue?
The answer may not be obvious as first.


Has anybody made a Nothing Compares 2 U joke about this John Waters guy yet? Someone get on that.

The Fattest PI
Mar 4, 2008
VAGINA AVOIDER; LEADER OF THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP; WETTEST BLANKET


Red Minjo posted:

Has anybody made a Nothing Compares 2 U joke about this John Waters guy yet? Someone get on that.

Not yet, and it's been seven hours and fifteen days

SickZip
Jul 29, 2008


The Fattest PI posted:

I thought conservatives hated how you have to be PC and how everyone gets offended, and also they hate censorship because are freedoms

only the most useful of idiots on either side actually believes in freedom or human rights. theyre just weapons of kulturkampf, to be used when possible and discarded when convienent

Boombox Jackson
Nov 3, 2008


Christmas Miracle posted:

sometimes i see poo poo like this and i'm like, why poo poo so crazy? but then i smoke a big fat bowl of hash and watch butt porn and i'm all good

this unironically

The Fattest PI
Mar 4, 2008
VAGINA AVOIDER; LEADER OF THE BIBLE STUDY GROUP; WETTEST BLANKET


SickZip posted:

only the most useful of idiots on either side actually believes in freedom or human rights. theyre just weapons of kulturkampf, to be used when possible and discarded when convienent

A tip of my Guy Falkes mask to you goon sir

TOOT BOOT
May 25, 2010
Probation
Can't post for 13 days!



still would

Tipps
Apr 18, 2006


party in the front

business in the back


There's a christian university in British Columbia that is trying to open a law school, but every law society in the country is saying no because they refuse to accept same-sex marriage and will evict gay students, and because lawyers (including those working as professors at law schools) are bound by the BC law society rules to not discriminate against gays.

The president of the school is lamenting that his religious freedoms are being oppressed as a result.

My freedom to oppress others is being oppressed.

EXTREME INSERTION
Jun 4, 2011

oh yeah


rakovsky maybe posted:

the predictable end result of modern "liberals" embracing the idea that some speech should be censored, if only socially

keroppl
Jan 4, 2013


oh wow if only this was considered when drumming up support of banning all speech that's deemed offensive

Smoking Crow
Feb 13, 2012



I am gay.

Chuck Tanner
Nov 10, 2012


lol look at that huge carepost

Burning Mustache
Sep 4, 2006

Zaeed got stories.
Kasumi got loot.
All I got was a hole in my suit.


calling the op a enjoyable human being is now what i do

Blue Raider
Sep 2, 2006

buy me a red title about morrowind motherfucker i dare you

Plutonis posted:

lol micks

Jellidelic
Nov 28, 2011

Sometimes you wanna
eat pussy in a graveyard



I am gay.

Your Dead Gay Son
Jan 1, 2006

The (gay) pizza man cometh...


BossRighteous posted:

hosed up, if true.

Your Dead Gay Son
Jan 1, 2006

The (gay) pizza man cometh...



*stands up* No, I am gay.

Malinois
Jun 13, 2003



So is the religious right in Ireland pretty much all Catholics or what?

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Ponce de Le0n
Jul 6, 2008

Father jailed for beating 3 kids after they wouldn't say who farted in his car


Wingless posted:

I'm not sure if we're supposed to take things seriously in GBS 1.4 or not, so sorry if this is too for our brave new world.



Im not sure either if we are meant to take things seriously, on this, the comedy forums.

  • Post
  • Reply
«3 »