[Marxism] Australia: big yes vote for gay marriage rights in postal plebiscite
causecollector at msn.com
Sat Nov 18 01:54:47 MST 2017
What a poor weak political understanding and lack of analysis on the real problems
that are currently in very much form, to continue heterosexism and homophobia.
It would be great if the capitalist rulers really supported LGBT concerns that
includes ending the hetero patriarchy, as this article incorrectly implies - but they
do not. They want a controlled compliant second class same gender sexers,
in part because of backward religious based prejudice and in part because
segments make money promoting heterosexuality and baby making and of
inheritance that transfers/continues wealth, inequality and class privileges.
Marriage Equality provides some important benefits that heterosexuals long
had and denied to same gender sexers, even finally recognized by some of the
very backward layers of identified left political currents. But this victory in
Australia, is due to the growing influence and effects of the LGBT Movement
(which sadly received no acknowledgement or clear support in this statement,
reflecting a major weakness of this poor analysis and evaluation).
No mention and criticism that a minority trying to secure equal rights had to
endure a vote of the hetero identified majority, to have access to such rights
and benefits. The capitalist rulers will always prefer accommodating with the
religious forces to keep the oppressive heterosexist patriarchial society, for
their continuing "business as usual". They do not support reparations for
institutional government and religious theft and violence against same sexers.
Many were hoping that this referendum would fail, "to keep things the same"
and not have to reveal or challenge their homophobia and heterosexism.
That many do not want to be viewed as bigots, does not equate what much
of the capitalist class prefers, and can be seen in actual ongoing prejudice
and discrimination in government policies and societal actions. What is also
clear is that racism, sexism and heterosexism, will not end by just ending
capitalism, or voting for a marriage equality referendum. Those who claim
such will, do not either understand or want to seriously challenge such privileges.
The ideas from the oppressed and those in the vanguard groups of those
oppressed peoples, in identifying injustice and what is required to correct
such, can not be permanently stopped by those wanting hetero patriarchal
rule, whether capitalist exploiters or labor toilers who identify with such.
Not recognizing the need for these independent movements and either
rejecting or misunderstanding capitalist efforts to try and control and end
such needed independent movements and ideas, says much about this
statement by an isolated and limited thinking group. They attempt to show
"critical support" to this referendum, to hide and pretend they do not hold
hetero bigoted views, but want to spend efforts "on the far more important issues".
Their far more unclever implied criticism of the LGBT Movement and mistaken
assumptions for not all/any, having the class conscious awareness as themselves.
Where are those "super Gays from the 1960's?" they ask. As if they really knew
all the LGBT forces and their ideas, beyond what they consume from mostly the
corporate controlled media. Their lack of understanding about heterosexism,
patriarchy, sexism and silence on such, is not a "fine moment" of this group.
It might be viewed historically as their justification to remain uninvolved in
both really challenging heterosexism in a independent movement and in each
of their own personal lives. White male hetero rule, is both limiting and has little
future for the unfolding future generations of progressive forces, or of a better
world without exploitation and injustice and a sustainable environment.
It is not the individual sexual act or identity, but the creating of strong independent
movements and forces of oppressed together, in motion that challenge power,
privilege and rule. Ending capitalist exploitation and destruction of our planet's
environment is a needed step, but not the only steps to create a sustainable world
of cooperation and not militarism. This includes respect for creative same sexers
and their important contributions to drag humanity out of barbarism! We must
end hetero patriarchal views and their long harmful rule and not just end capitalism.
as the only objective.
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