First I'm putting this thread in the suction because it does have to do with civil rights. Those of you who could fit into some of these minority identitarian groups but don't follow the politics of them will know this very well. But this is more for the mainstream. Not that I don't want people in the minority identity to comment on this. I was thinking earlier today about the gay community. Mostly how they seem to be monolithic from The outsiders perspective. And I was wondering why that was, and it's because of the old adage the squeaky wheel gets the grease. If you want attention paid to you make noise. So what did I mean in a title. What is minority blackmail? It is the idea people who could fit into these identity groups somehow owe the creators of them their allegiance. The left currently loves to take credit for ending slavery, or the Civil Rights act. but if we look at it historically that's not the case. This is the way minorities are blackmailed into voting. I've experienced it. By not agreeing that the borders should be flung open for everybody who wants to just waltz into my country I am the equivalent of an Uncle Tom in the gay community. And because I'm reaping the benefits of the privileges that the left has championed (same sex marriage) I should therefore agree with everything that the left does. I should support some of these LGBT versions of the Civil Rights act. And if I don't I'm voting against myself interests and I should be scorned not because of my political views but because of my sexuality. Gay men are supposed to agree 100% with the Democrat Party. That's not how it is. If you get to talking to gay people trans people lesbian people bisexual people that may even vote Democrat, they don't really support Democrat platforms. They're either doing it or maybe even just saying it to fit in. Because everyone knows that loudmouth that will tell you to your face that you're a hypocrite and how could you go against the party that fought for you're privilege to be married to a partner of your choosing, they'll tell everyone that they know about you and if you're in a small dating pool this kind of crap can alternate you. I've seen this happen in churches and in small communities as well. I'm sure everyone has experienced this in some way or another regardless of your identity. Maybe it's an idea that you have or the viewpoint that you hold. So what are your thoughts on this sort of thing?