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Re: “Irie vs. Irate

The last couple years of gay activism against murder music around the world has been a complete success. Call it the "buju rule." If an artist calls for the death of gay people, then no legitimate business in the entertainment industry is going to want to be associated with them.
I have no doubt that the Nocturnum would have turned away Skrewdriver, the skinhead band who calls for attacks against black people, right? Nor would Goldenvoice, EMI, or any multi-national corporation promote them. What's the difference between Skrewdriver and Buju? Not that much. This is equality--and more importantly, this will save the lives of gay lesbian people around the world, as the braying jackasses calling for our execution are marginalized, at least until they renounce violence against gay people and make amends for their words.
You, Max, secure in your hetero privilege, are so quick to dismiss the gay community's concerns over being hunted to death. Don't you understand that's what happens to us? Across nations, cultures, and eras, straight people get their jollies by lynching gay people. And we take that seriously. So I commend the Humboldt based human rights groups who won this important battle against this nasty hatred, and will do what i can to support you in the future.

Posted by Max, you're missing the point on 03/05/2010 at 7:46 AM

Re: “Irie vs. Irate

I like the activist who said it's a bright line. It is. If you call for my death, you have to retract your words and apologize. Otherwise, i'll be out protesting you.
Unfortunately, many of these testosterone-choked dudes would rather cut off their own nuts than ever apologize, especially to some batty boys, so they have to stay the hell out of my hometown.

Posted by Make amends on 03/04/2010 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Buju Banton show cancelled (update)

Also to my gay lesbian bi trans brothers and sisters.

Jamaica--itself--is not homophobic. There are some wonderful LGBT activists and artists who've come from there. We cannot allow ourselves to buy into the notion that sexual minorities don't come from Jamaica. Of course they do! And they are struggling against some of the nastiest legacies of colonialism of any of our people.

Jamaican Gay Watch is one site I read a lot: http://gayjamaicawatch.blogspot.com

I note that they are OF COURSE very much in support of boycotting buju.

Posted by Not Spencer on 10/07/2009 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Buju Banton show cancelled (update)

Spencer,

It's so easy for you to dismiss the threat of violence against gay people.

Would you be happy to have an "artist" performing in your backyard who as recently as 2 years ago had called for the death of, say, Asian people? Of course not! THAT's hypocrisy.

Get some compassion. Gay people are tired of our mistreatment, the hatred, the colonial legacy called homophobia, and having our lives cut short and full of pain because of straight haters. We are a soical justice movement defending our brothers and sisters against hatred and babylon. Can't you feel that? don't you care?

One love!

Posted by Not Spencer on 10/07/2009 at 10:29 AM

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