I don’t understand. When the Left talk about human rights, women’s rights, gay rights and children’s rights we are on the same page. I am a conservative, right wing, libertarian but some ideas are universal. You don’t have to vote one way or the other to agree about basic human rights and what is right and what is wrong. What I don’t understand, and I mean this sincerely, is why some on the Left support these things when left-wing activists promote them but condemn them when right-wing activists promote them. It is as if they think that they, exclusively, own those views and if we say we share them then we must have a hidden agenda.
We have common ground here people. If we work together so much more can be achieved. I can only wonder if this is really about fear and that all to often it is the right-hand side of the political spectrum that has the courage to be ‘provocative’ to risk harm and to speak up in the face of death threats. When I believe something it is not skin deep it goes all the way to my core. I do not change my stance because it is no longer easy or safe to hold that view. I hold a view because I believe it.
A while back I wrote about an upcoming Gay march through a mainly Muslim area of Sweden. The media have been strangely silent about it so I went looking to find out what actually happened when it went ahead. Remember that these kind of marches are very common in Sweden as they have been happening for a long time and are part of their culture.
Sweden is widely known for its progressive political stance regarding the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Queer) community, with the highlight being decriminalising homosexual relationships in 1944.
The only difference this time was that it was organised by the right not the left.