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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
i just saw an anti-marriage-equality commercial on TV. the fact that people fight so hard against things that DONT AFFECT THEM AT ALL yet RUINS the ENTIRE lives of other human beings is just so beyond my comprehension.
and then watching them turn around and fight so strongly for things they want for their own lives -- their right to carry firearms; their right to practice a religion they choose (nevermind that religion, in my opinion, is the most destructive force on earth - but do you see me trying to make it illegal?); their right to have an abortion; their right to equal pay; their right to social services; their right to make their own money and keep it -- whatever the hell it is that they want for themselves...and sometimes those things DO interfere with the rights of others.
marriage equality does not interfere with anyone's rights to anything.
such a sadistic attitude towards the ENTIRE LIVES OF OTHERS just blows me away coming from any human being, but especially to see it coming from a non-white person. or a woman. or even a religious person.
how about we revert back to the days of slavery? or when black people had to drink from a different water fountain, go to a different school, ride in the back of the bus? would all the black people who are anti-marriage-equality maybe see the light about my right to find someone to spend my life with?
why don't we go back to when WOMEN were basically slaves. couldn't vote. couldn't have real jobs. were hardly even considered people. why don't we go back to THOSE days, and see if any woman speaks out against marriage equality then?
why don't we go back to the 1600s when the very people who came to this continent (raping and killing all those in their path), came here because THEY were being denied their freedoms in Europe?
here's my best idea --
why don't we make Islam the official national religion of the United States, and make all other religions illegal? will all the fucking selfish and sadistic Christians in this country feel so strongly about denying others their rights to pursue "happiness"?
don't get me wrong, i'm not saying gay people all speak out for the rights of others either. some of the worst intolerance, attacks, & alienation i've experienced in my life have come from other gay people. i think gay men in particular are meaner to each other & hold each other to higher standards than even women do to other women, which can be extreme.
but sad realities aside, these are INDIVIDUAL LIVES we are talking about. you're not looking at a "lifestyle" or even a "community", as i see it. you're looking at me. one person who has to BE me every single second of every single day for an entire lifetime. i have to experience every moment of my own life, and i don't get another one. why would you sit around making commercials about how i don't deserve to do my best to make the most of it?
i am not the only one. but neither are you.
Posted by Jay Brannan at 3:44 PM