Originally Posted by Eugene
Seems to me that people in a capitalist society have more to share than people elsewhere. HRC and Lambda Legal have been beneficiaries of what I have to share by virtue of the capitalist economy of the United States.
I'm curious. What is the status of the gay rights movement in Central America? Or Cuba? Or anywhere else in the third world, for that matter.
I have a suspicion -- though I couldn't prove it because it's not something I'm motivated to investigate -- that there is a fundamental link between a nation's prosperity and a nation's time and willingness to attend to issues such as gay rights. Otherwise, all energy would be diverted to everyday survival.
How interesting that you bring up HRC at this moment in time, as we learn that the CEOs of so many of our supposedly LGBTQ support groups are making well over $250,000/year. See that's the problem with capitalism. People see nothing wrong in this outrageous salaries.
And we have more, because others have less - there is a relationship. It's all about getting all you can get at the expense of others.
And as Scott has pointed out, your suspicion is wrong.