Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Now you see it, now you don't

So Prop 8 passed in California. Remember how gays finally got the right to marry, as was their right to begin with as human beings and American citizens?

Well, that right is gone, baby, gone. This is truly disgusting. What the FUCK is this all about?

Gays want to 'redefine marriage', I've heard. Um...GOOD. You know how high the divorce rate is these days? I don't, but I know it's pretty fucking high. What's the matter, all you straight, God-fearing people? You scared the gays will be better at marriage than YOU are? Ooooh.

I was at a wedding recently where the priest went into 'people wanting to redefine marriage'. I almost threw up in the aisle. This was a hateful act, completely discriminatory--but it was inappropriate to boot. The priest had no right whatsoever to impose HIS ideology on two people who loved each other.

Neither does society. Neither does the government. And then need to suck it up.


The ancient, lost-to-the-ages definition of marriage was basically ownership of a woman by her father, then transference of said ownership to a husband. This was done for dozens of reasons, few of them having anything to do with love.

My married (or soon-to-be-married) friends will probably kick my ass for saying this, but it's true: that's why women are pressured to take on their husband's last names. Engagement rings? Ownership symbols. Yeah, I went there.

It's not overtly intended to be ownership ANYMORE. (I still think it is, though. Sorry, brides and brides-to-be of my acquaintaince.) We've changed the definition of marriage from ye olden days. Unfortunately, these people in the religious right? They still think of marriage as a (white) man owning a (white) woman.

Oh, they don't SAY that. Usually. It tends to be covert, but it's there. They don't want their masculinity challenged--thereby their power--and ownership--and control. THAT is what this is about. The scaredy-cat realization that maybe, just maybe, NO ONE should control ANYONE ELSE. EVER.

I'll let Keith Olbermann make the point much better than I just did:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVUecPhQPqY

Keith is the fucking MAN, yo.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Wow, trippy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRB2wFhXIPs

I'm relatively certain that even if I understood Japanese, this still wouldn't make sense. But it's freakin' hilarious.

Japanese pplz 4 Obama! They sure put out some obnoxiously catchy music, don't they?

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wow. Just wow.

Barack Obama is the President-Elect of the United States. I'm still a bit shell-shocked. After eight years of guarded cynicism, I finally see a glimmer of hope.

America had a choice: fear or hope. For the first time in eight years, America no longer has to be defined by fear. Now we're free of that fear, and I for one feel liberated and exhilarated.

But the greatest victory is the racial barrier that has prevented African-Americans from holding the highest office in the nation. It has come crumbling down, and thank God for that! Of course, racism isn't dead--there's still plenty of it in Washington--and pretty much everywere, really.

However, bear this in mind--once, black people were considered three-fifths of a person. Now, a black man is President of the United States, and leader of the free world.

I am grateful that I got to be a part of this great victory, and I hope it will be the first of many!

This brought tears to my eyes:
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_0K8gxNYVNhc/SRICQ_hB4uI/AAAAAAAAAPo/clEF7h-T5KQ/s1600-h/ta081105.gif