Russia, Hate, Violence, Shame

'A gay rights supporter is beaten to the ground' in Russia. Credit: Olga Maltseva, Getty Images via Buzzfeed.

‘A gay rights supporter is beaten to the ground’ in Russia. Credit: Olga Maltseva, Getty Images via Buzzfeed.

Yes, I had some things to say about Russia’s leadership. OutJustice is my outlet for that type of commentary.

Russia has a law criminalizing “propaganda” that shows LGBTQIA persons in a positive light. Anyone who participates in “gayness,” or says it’s pretty OK in some way (so to speak) is to be shut down. Violence? Sure, why not. Go ahead.

Two women holding hands = crime.

Waiving a rainbow flag = crime.

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Pleasure in Violence

I’ll say it until I’m dead:  Neither pleasure nor convenience are acceptable reasons to pay someone else to be violent on your behalf [period].

Thank you, Ed, for pointing out a lame bogus excuse when you see one.

Not sure about my statement? Totally confused? Not sure why? Here’s why. It’s 12 short minutes of your life and if you eat eggs, dairy products, or meat (or things with those items in them, kids), then you owe it to the animals to spend 12 short minutes understanding only the basics of what you are paying others to do for you.