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Dallas Buyers Club

Never watched the Oscars in my life until tonight. Always looked to me like a giant suckathon of sycophants and narcissists. That said, I watched it because I wanted to see if they were brave or honest enough to not pass Dallas Buyers Club on account of it's non pc and libertarian theme. My cynicism and lack of faith has been reduced. Mathew McConaughy won best actor and even better yet Jared Leto won best supporting actor. Leto's performance playing a drag queen really moderated whatever homophobias I used to harbor and I was pleasantly surprised that he got what I thought he had coming.

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Gay or not gay. It's your

Gay or not gay. It's your business. It's your life. Let's face it none of us are living 100% to God's will that's why we need Christ. Let's lift each other up! Much Love to All!!

Humbly and Respectfully yours,

Soul

But about myself I will not boast, except as it concerns my weaknesses (2 Cor 12:5). Let the unbelievers seek praise from each other; I wish that which is from God alone.

My take on being gay...

Disclaimer: I haven't seen this movie yet but I thought I'd take this opportunity to share my opinion on homophobia.

First, straight people need to understand that being gay is not a choice. To think otherwise is pure ignorance, because logic dictates that if being gay is a conscience decision than so is having a hetero lifestyle. Secondly, scientific research is proving that being gay is integral with a persons genetic makeup more and more with time.

I believe a lot of homophobia comes from the various religions because they like to teach this BS about "choice" while ignoring science, thus hypocritically acknowledging that their all-loving "God hates fags!" From my view God made them that way and I dislike the notion of a God who likes to play sick and cruel jokes.

To all the homophobes I ask, can you seriously picture yourself enjoying sex with someone of your gender if it wasn't for your conscience decision not to? If so, I think you may be repressing your true sexual identity, and it's that internal struggle that makes you lash out at gays. Personally, I KNOW for a fact that I have no choice in the matter - I've been attracted to members of the opposite sex for as long as I can remember.

On a personal note...

I know what I'm talking about because I speak from personal experience. I have a sibling who's gay. And despite the same upbringing from our heterosexual parents lifestyle we both turned out differently. And wouldn't you know it, now that we're adults my sibling and their partner have two adopted kids who somehow managed to turn out straight, despite their parents homosexual lifestyle. Gee, what a surprise!

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

no "phobia" only repulsion

Please stop calling everyone who speaks against sodomy as a "homophobe" ...

Trust me it aint "fear" more like repulsion ....

{ though gay lesbian bi transgender folk will find no better advocate for their freedom to be themselves than a liberty åctivist . . . } { let's get the government out of everyone's! business }

Wrong, wrong and wrong.

Firstly, I didn't make the claim or label "everyone who speaks against sodomy as a 'homophobe'." You're assuming. My statements were only directed to homophobes without defining the term, and thus allowing the reader to make that determination for themselves.

Secondly, Merriam-Webster offers the following definitions...

  • Homophobia: "irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality or homosexuals"
  • Aversion: "a feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to avoid or turn from it". Synonyms: disgust, distaste, horror, loathing, nausea, repugnance, repulsion, revulsion
  • Repulsion: "a feeling of strong dislike or disgust"

Uh... I hate to break it to you but by your own admission and according to the dictionary you are homophobic.

And third, sodomy isn't relegated strictly to gays. Again, I refer to the dictionary...

Sodomy: anal or oral copulation with a member of the same or opposite sex"

I stand by my words.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

LMAO

LMAO, right on, TheLorax, nice semantically based intellectual disemboweling. High 5's

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Thanks!

Coming from you I consider that compliment to be quite an honor. Like your stuff.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Thank You

Thank you TheLorax, I appreciate the kind words and your support of my work.

In Liberty,

Allison

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I want to see this movie.

I want to see this movie.

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I watched it Saturday night

I watched it Saturday night on Netflix and it was was good; definitely had a "libertarian" twist to it :)

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain

It certainly shined a light

It certainly shined a light on the evils of the FDA. And I appreciated it's non-b.s. approach toward Ron Woodruf's lifestyle. They just showed him for how and what he was - no pretending, no religious fake nonsense. JUST REAL. It's just unfortunate for him he got caught up in something that few were educated about.

You have to remember that in the late 80's AIDS was called the "gay disease". Being a very young kid myself and gay I thought I might have had it because I knew I was gay!!

LOL, that's embarrassing to admit but it's true. It wasn't funny though, it was horrifying. I mean I already thought God hated me because I was gay and that I was going to hell for being gay, so why not implant all gay people with this disease? It's really amazing what your mind can concoct when you believe in some powerful evil creature up above who can play with your life and soul at will. Glad I escaped that prison of darkness.

This post went longer and deeper than I anticipated, but oh well. Thought provoking movie, but it is rather depressing which I try to stay away from, considering my depressing and dark child hood thanks to religion.

Thanks for posting

I was young at that time too and it seemed like in the 80s the media was largely responsible for giving AIDS the reputation it had. I remember reading articles about people intentionally passing it to other folks (if you remember there was some famous story about a dentist that gave it to his patient) and these kinds of stories only added to the hysteria.

It's strange how things have changed. It seems like the media did a total 180 at some point in the 90s and sort of embraced the disease and those that have it.

You are reminding me of grade

You are reminding me of grade school when they showed us the Ryan White movie. I thought aids was going around like the common cold after that one. Throw it in the pile with Soviets are going to invade, and killer bees are moving in.

As far as the religion thing, that hate was the work of ungodly people. Religion and God are two different things. I believe in God, and I pray to him, but I don't attend a church because I think it would get in the way of our personal relationship.

Incidentally after previously being part of butch military culture as an atheist, my seeking God has tempered my own homophobia. I even have a gay landlord I rent from and he is a great guy. I kinda look at it now like how I know I am attracted to certain characteristics in women, when I don't know why exactly those things do it for me. So I figure that must be how it works for gay people. Although from a scientific perspective of the survival of a person's genetics, I don't get why people are wired to weed themselves out of the gene pool.

Don't get me wrong, more ladies for me, but it seems against the human inclination for survival. I would take a bullet for my kid to ensure his survival, but I assume that is wired in me to preserve my genetics through him.

I have to be honest

Normally a movie with drag queens wouldn't appeal to me but in the name of Libertarianism thank God this movie achieved some recognition, I watched it and was touched. All people need to be loved regardless of circumstance/ lifestyle. It IS what Jesus taught (although I'm not sure he would've watched the movie haha)

Yeah

IF if you looked at the people JC hung out with, it would have been the disparaged and wretched poor, the beggars, the prostitutes, the tax collectors, the gays--though they are not so much anymore.

anyway the people he wouldnt have hung out with was the money changers in the temple, like Ben Bernanke, he wouldnt have hung out with Obama or any of the politicians or even high church officials.

Pontious Pilate he doesnt engage, he has no interest in the existing structure or the establishment. ill say it again, JC was a libertarian.

Strongly disagree

Jesus Christ would not have "hung out" with most of the crowd you listed above. He presented the gospel to the unrighteous, but he did not hang out with them. In fact he tells us not to hang out with them. In 2 Corinthians 6:14 he commands "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" and in 2 Corinthians 6:17 he says "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you," The same applies to Christians today, you can bring these people the gospel, but you don't "hang out" with them. (Unless they become a believer)

And I noticed you added "gays" into the group,(after the prostitutes and tax collectors). There is not one instance of Jesus Christ bringing the gospel to homosexuals. The first reference to homosexuals in the new testament can be found in Romans 1:18-32. It is too long to put here, but there is no way you can read this and think that Jesus Christ would have hung out with gays.(Here is a link) http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Rom&c=1&t=KJV
Read that and you will see that God did in fact make homosexuals, but it is probably not in the way you are thinking.

A little clarification needed...

When I think of people Jesus "hung out" with I think more of "associated" with or "ministered" to, and that did include the lowest of the low as previously mentioned. And yes, you're correct, the Bible didn't mention Him specifically hanging out with homosexuals but if he was associating with/ministering to prostitutes and the like, there's nothing that would make me think he didn't minister to that particular group as well.

With that being said (and I'm not trying to get into a religious debate here) I do believe Jesus would've been Libertarian (in my humble opinion) and the New Testament didn't paint a very good picture of the Roman Gov't.

Right on, Bro

I concur with that 100%.

I loved this movie

I must have cried 4 or more times through it. I am currently taking flack from my Christian brethren as to my stance on the beauty of this film. I am proud of Jared and Matthew. Excellent movie, excellent message. Beautiful.

Good on you, joey

Nice to hear this:

Leto's performance playing a drag queen really moderated whatever homophobias I used to harbor

It was a great movie. I think everyone here at the Daily Paul would get something from it. It seems to be our kind of movie.

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im about to watch it

what makes it particularly libertarian. Just the fact that the main character goes around the FDA?

i think being a libertarian is just using common sense when the law gets in the way. common sense is freedom though

I haven't yet seen Dallas

I haven't yet seen Dallas Buyers Club but I am looking forward to seeing it. I'm a little upset that Jeremy Scahill's "Dirty Wars" didn't win for best documentary. That would have been the "brave" pick for the Academy. I don't usually go in for conspiracy theories but of course there remain some very loyal Obama supporters in Hollywood. I'm not sure they were ready to honor a film which shows the truth about Obama's secret drone killings throughout the middle east.

In any event, I enjoyed the Oscars this year and I'm glad Dallas Buyers Club got the recognition it did.

Stumbled Upon

Scahills flick the other night. I didn't realize it was nominated. Good for him. He's of the league of Snowden and Manning.

Somebody has to rat these basterds out.

He is now working with Greenwald at "The intercept".

This is a good little video.

oh please

Submitted by AtlantaIconoclast on Tue, 03/04/2014 - 01:42. Permalink

I find it hard to believe that he really has read all of David Ray Griffin's excellent books on 9/11. And Loose Change is largely dis-info. I wish guys like Scahill had the courage to really look at the evidence.

Maybe he should watch Ryan Dawson's "War by Deception": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK6VLFdWJ4I If you watch this video, there is no way you will believe the official story, and you will know without a doubt that Israel was involved. Isn't it interesting that the mainstream or close to mainstream journalists (Amy Goodman may be alternative, but she is still not considered on the fringe by most journalists) all refuse to deny the official story? It takes not only guts but ability to make a living outside journalism to be a 9/11 Truther.

And why is it offensive to survivors of 9/11 to not believe the official story. That is the biggest giveaway that Scahill has convenient lazy thinking when it comes to 9/11.

I don't endorse his opinion in this video.

I think this is a good video only because it sheds light onto the psychology of the man.