Saturday, July 25, 2015

President Kenyatta to the Most Equal Comrade: Don't start in with that "homosexuals can get married" stuff in our country

The Kenyan president makes it crystal-clear that there's to be no attempt to dress down his society for maintaining the same standards of normalcy and morality that post-America still upheld as recently as less than a decade ago:

In a rare public display, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta strongly disagreed with President Obama’s call for the African nation to prioritize gay rights, saying it is currently a “non-issue.”
Obama arrived in Kenya Friday, his first visit to his ancestral homeland since becoming president. While the visit was mostly intended to focus on trade issues and terrorism, Obama has said he planned to deliver a “blunt message” on the issue of gay rights in Kenya.
That message was delivered — and then swatted down by Kenyatta — during a joint Q&A session in Nairobi held Saturday.
“I believe in the principle of treating people equally under the law, and that they are deserving of equal protection under the law and that the state should not discriminate against people based on their sexual orientation,” Obama said.


"If you look at the history of different countries around the world, when you start treating people differently — not because of any harm they’re doing anybody, but because they’re different — that’s the path whereby freedoms begin to erode and bad things happen,” he added.
Asked the same question, Kenyatta said Kenya has more pressing issues than gay rights.
While acknowledging that Kenya and the U.S. share many of the same values, Kenyatta said that “there are some things that we must admit we don’t share — our culture, our societies don’t accept.”
“It is very difficult for us to be able to impose on people that which they themselves do not accept,” Kenyatta said.
“This is why I repeatedly say that, for Kenyans today, the issue of gay rights is really a non-issue,” he added. “We want to focus on other areas that are day-to-day living for our people,” Kenyatta continued, citing the economic inclusivity of women and the improvement of education, infrastructure and entrepreneurship.
How's that for irony? An African nation embraces traditional Western values even as the former exemplar of such standards jettisons them at breakneck speed.

And the exquisiteness of a race-obsessed dictator of post-America getting straightened out on human sexuality by the president of the land of his roots is a challenge to articulate.

4 comments:

  1. Actually I love it! I want some more of it!

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  2. Another sign of weakness, can't believe you missed the opportunity to pounce on it. If we had a strong prexy he'd just shove it up their posteriors, right?

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  3. No, if we had a strong American - as opposed to post-American - president, he'd have firmly stayed with his 2008 position that marriage is between a man and a woman and resisted any bullying from GLSEN, the Episcopalians and Presbyterians, all the local human-rights commissions around the country, and the entertainment industry. A real American president would have stood for normalcy and decency.

    So that a scene such as this one in Nairobi would have never come to pass.

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