Friday, October 30, 2009
Join The Revolution!
There is a misconception afoot across the American Wasteland, that homosexuals enjoy tremendous freedoms and excesses now known to the average citizen. There is a deeply held notion that we gay men and women are being handed it all on a silver platter. That homophobia and hate speech and violence against us is a forgotten thing of the past.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
These misconception exist because people are actively perpetrating this misinformation on a gullible public. Our supposed public policy successes are touted as windfall, just as the right-wing controlled media continues to be mislabeled a 'liberal media.' (Talk show hosts are living proof that "If you say it, morons will come to believe."
Things are as bad as they've always been for we demonized second class non citizens--we invisible, disavowed, unpatriotic boogie men.
Awkward partial tolerance is not acceptance. Assimilation is not freedom. Forced public policy changes do not equal changes in mind or hearts; in fact, there is a known connection between civic advancements and private backlash of both violence and other abuse.
Stand tall, kids. This isn't going to be easy, and it isn't going to be quick.
But let's overcome the first obstacle in the new war against "we that are 'different.'" The illusion that there isn't any intolerance to combat any longer.
No, the emperor has no clothes on, and we have to scream it from the rooftops. Times are tight and rough, and those with feeble minds will continue to seek scapegoats for their misplaced anger and frustration.
No, there's a war brewing, and if you think you're immune to it, you'd better get your clue on.