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Re: Being a gay man was illegal in the UK, didn't and doesn't make being a gay man wrong

it doesn't, and it does. The rights and wrongs are not impartial, neutral concepts, are they are linked to people who make such judgement, and these people are influenced by various factors. As you demonstrated with the example of being gay, this is a fluid state. Being gay was illegal and was "wrong" (or perceived as wrong), it's legal now, and still perceived as wrong (shifting towards being right, i.e. acceptable). Being Jewish in Germany was at one point both legal and right (to some extent), and it became both illegal and wrong in the eyes of the German "general public". Likewise, in China, people are generally happy with distorted view of what is wrong and right (at least for now). Who says that the shift goes only one way, towards being less restrictive? You'll have 100 MILLION people trekking north from Africa in search of better life (or just life), and millions of Europeans will believe that yes, sinking those boats from drones and lobbing tactical nukes to stop the crowd is absolutely right and even morally justifiable :(

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