||[Apr. 21st, 2006|07:04 pm]
I got into an arugment the other day (big surprise) about gay marriage and after I backed the bitch into a corner she said we should "respect each others opinions." Hating gays, standing aganist gay marriage is not an opinion, it is bigotry. In that same vein we may as well repect racism and sexism, because they are after all, different opinions. And again, I suppose we should also respect Hitler's different opinions. |
ITS NOT A DIFFERENT OPINION, ITS HATE. I feel no inclination to respect bigotry, nor do I have any respect for anyone who stands in the way of progress and happiness. People tell me Im an "angry liberal" well no shit, I have a lot to be angry about. For the first time in our countries history we are realizing what our constitution really means, if you cant handle it, if change is to much, get out of the way.
Every amount of progress we have made as a society has originally been at least one of the following:
1. a crazy liberal idea
2. against the will of god
De-segregation, Womens rights, workers rights, unions, birth control, aboltion, and a thousand more, were all liberal ideas that we now take for granted. We have got to get it together, and it starts locally. I have never been able to understand why people are so apathetic to our countries well being. Our government is in the hands of rich, old, white men, and not only do they not represent us but we dont hold them accountable for anything. We dont even control our shitty two party system, it controls us. The Republican party is currently making a fuss out of the issue of immigration. Was this a concern for Americans or did the Republicans make it a concern?
We need to take the power into our own hands and the best part is that its really fucking easy. All you have to do is get informed about whats going on, get involed, actually care enough to take a stand and raise awarness. Raise awarness among your friends and family, then go bigger, maybe your school, or your community.It is easier done then said, and more effective, because who cares what you believe if you dont do anything about those beliefs? Hell if you dont do anything about it, you might as well believe in nothing, cause its the equivalent. It doesnt matter what your political beliefs are. I truly believe neither Democrats or Republicans represent anyone. Dont blindly subscribe to a party line, find out what you truly want to see change, then make it happen.