On same-sex marriages

The more difficult and impossible a goal seems the more passionately and ardently we desire it and the more intense our euphoria when suddenly what seemed impossible becomes an every-day reality. But that which surrounds us and is readily available we take for granted.

I had to google for this just now (I am not as smart as some people assume) –


Excerpt: The Well became the target of a campaign by James Douglas, editor of the Sunday Express newspaper, who wrote “I would rather give a healthy boy or a healthy girl a phial of prussic acid than this novel.” Although its only sex scene consists of the words “and that night, they were not divided”, a British court judged it obscene because it defended “unnatural practices between women”. In the United States the book survived legal challenges in New York state and in Customs Court.
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It has taken centuries for us to realize that “race differences” are an artifact and that we all descend from some African Bushmen of 50,000 years ago. Even Kant in his “On the Nature of the Beautiful and the Sublime” states that African peoples have no notion of the beautiful whatsoever while the Native American does have some noble and heroic traits.


Excerpt: The Negroes of Africa have by nature no feeling that rises about the trifling. Mr. Hume challenges anyone to cite a single example in which a Negro has shown talents, and asserts that among the hundreds of thousands of black who are transported elsewhere from their countries, although many of them have even been set free, still not a single one was every found who presented anything great in art or science or any other praiseworthy quality, even though among the whites some continually rise aloft from the lowest rabble, and through superior gifts earn respect in the world. So fundamental is the difference between these two races of man, and it appears to be as great in regard to mental capacities as in color. The religion of fetishes so widespread among them is perhaps a sort of idolatry that sinks as deeply into the trifling as appears to be possible to human nature. A bird’s feather, a cow’s horn, a conch shell, or any other common object, as soon as it becomes consecrated by a few words, is an object of veneration and of invocation in swearing oaths. The blacks are very vain but in the Negro’s way, and so talkative that they must be driven apart from each other with thrashings.
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and also: http://www.philosophicalmisadventures.com/?p=20

It has taken humankind centuries to realize that a people can govern themselves (albeit not very well) without the aid of a divinely appointed king.

It was not until around 1918 that America granted females the right to vote and part of the reluctance was that doing so would give women of color the right to vote.

So, slowly but surely, fine people such as Samantha and Carol will build happy successful lives together and the general public will come to see nothing wrong with the choice of such a lifestyle.


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