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Subj: Re: I have to wonder,,,while the Hollywood condemnation of Brunei's new law...
Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2019 at 10:44:03 am EDT (Viewed 97 times)
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Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 at 03:32:18 pm EDT (Viewed 96 times)

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/brunei-invokes-laws-allow-stoning-gay-sex-adultery-074919015.html



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    ...is to be lauded. BUT. Why don't they do this with all the similar countries and leaders that are doing these terrible things as well?


Honestly, I don't know why they do it at all. I mean, I do know. They love to be the center of attention. What I don't know is why people care one iota what George Clooney thinks about much of anything. He's an actor. I'd be interested in his insights into what it's like to be an actor and what it takes to excel as one. His insights into the Middle East? Nope, don't care. And if nobody else cared either, he would stop talking, because no one would be listening. But a lot of people do care. I just don't know why.


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    What's happening in Brunei is horrible...but there are many other targets...even much bigger targets they should be calling out. It smacks of virtue signaling since this is a relatively small country.
    Any ideas why?


All outrage is virtue signaling. As far as I can figure out, any way. I don't do the whole outrage thing.


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    Hopefully the UN can put some pressure on though and revoke this new sharia law...anyone have a good idea on how they could? Sanctions? Anyone think they actually will?


The UN is ineffectual by design. As far as I can figure out, any way. Neither Russia nor China, for example, would be a part of the UN if the UN had the ability to apply real leverage. Actually, the UN is virtue signaling gone global. We just need to remember that one culture's virtue is another culture's vice. (Incidentally, I consider some cultures to be utterly atrocious and I reserve the right to judge them so.)





I agree...people shouldn't care what they think just because they are famous but they do...maybe it s sheep/herd mentality thing? That said if they make good well reasoned points I'd listen.


I can understand outrage...you get frustrated...or truly feel something atrocious is being done. I just think people resort to it far too easily these days. Maybe due to all the heightened feelings of entitlement many people in the USA now have?


True...the UN is a paper tiger...but there should be some way to bring political power to bear on Brunei for this. They arnt the worst out there...but that doesn't mean they should face some repercussions. I just don't think boycotting a hotel will amount to a hill of beans.


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