A lot is being said nowadays about race in a certain field of the news. Skygirl over at Corner of the Sky has a really nice and eloquent way of putting things in to perspective(there's also a link on hers that leads to another person's vulgar take, he's an asshole). There are those of you who are out there that not only have hateful speech that makes it outside of your mouth, but there are those who are a little less brazen and keep it to themselves. Let me tell you people something, if you are one of those people ask yourself something. If I'm so right about my judgement, why is it that I haven't been able to say my feelings aloud? I'll tell you why, it's called FEAR. Fear of either getting your ass beat down or fear that you might have to face the fact that you are a racist and might have to call in to question your whole ideology, quite possibly including the teachings of your friends and/or family. Doesn't matter how you justify it or reason with it in discussion, hate is hate and fear is fear. I just call it as I see it. Some of you fuckers just don't "get it".
The absolute same thing can be said about the gay community. There seems to be a huge sense of homophobia out there that...well, I find...amusing, actually. I have actually heard the argument that gay people are, " a threat to my marriage". WHAT? Uh, if gay people break up your marriage, YOU MARRIED A GAY PERSON! Yes, I find that amusing. I do find that people are extremely opposed to gay marriage/unions. I'm so sick of the, "It's a sin" thing that it makes me want to hurl. What the hell do you people care, it's not you that is involved. MIND YOUR OWN DAMN BUSINESS!!! These same people judge these gay people th-...wait a minute, isn't judging people a sin? How many of you people out there that are SO opposed to the gay community ACTUALLY KNOW someone who is gay?
*Full disclosure: As a younger misguided individual, I made A LOT of harsh words and thoughts very vocal. I stand(or this case right now sit) before you now ashamed of my behavior. I WAS WRONG, PERIOD! I can find you all the excuses in the world to justify my actions, but none of them would be an actual answer, just a damn excuse. So what's yours?
I have come to know people who are openly gay throughout my life and I can honestly say they actually are good people, they're just like the rest of us, they just have better taste.(okay, I don't care who you are, that's just damn funny)If those of you just took the time to get to know someone who is actually gay, you might be surprised at how "being gay" doesn't really make a damn bit of difference on down the road. There's that fear again, calling your so-called values in to question again. Here's another thought, how many of you out there, who are so against the gay community, are so positively sure that some of their friends and/or family AREN'T gay? Step back and think about that for a while. Let the fear go, you'll feel better.
EDIT: In my haste to put this out this morning I COMPLETELY forgot that Kim has a great video representation of what we are all getting at...and Aerosmith(post drug use).