Let's just eliminate all the bullshit, shall we?







Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Short-lived Victories


"Supreme Court sides with justice and common
sense and defends personal liberties...(well, barely!) YAYYYY"

Next, please.


Don't get me wrong--it's tremendous movement.
But you know what a 'tremendous movement' means;
a bunch of shit is about to come out.

The landmark decision to strike down the "Defense of Marriage
Act" (ugh! Boo, Bill Clinton!!) is progressive and necessary for
our country to become part of the 21st century. But now
comes the Avalanche-o'-Crazy from all the religious nuts
out there who are gonna lose their shit.


It'll be minute-by-minute countdowns for the 'Destruction of
America' (for real, this time...honestly!) and all that typical
'End Times' nonsense.

There'll be scare tactics used to bilk old people and fools and
the superstitious out of their paltry means to help con men (and
women) "defeat the evil homosexual predators and deviants"
and yadda yadda yadda!


So batten down the hatches and prepare for some hysteria and
savage rhetoric like you have never heard before. And that's just
the start. With the tension in society now from the economy and
job losses and everyday stresses, it'll be easy to whip up some
good old-fashioned mob frenzy as a result of all the anti-gay
myth building that'll be occurring.

People are scared of what they don't understand,
and ignorant people have a LOT they don't understand, so...

If you think I'm blowing things out of control, you
have way too much faith in humanity and the human race.


What goes up must come down...
for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction...
and all that other jazz.
Or, to use a quote that more accurately depicts the assured drama;
"Fasten your seatbelts;
it's going to be a bumpy night."

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Friday, June 21, 2013

A Lie, A Myth, The Truth; Depends on Who's Looking


Cliches aren't always cliches because they're true...
sometimes they're cliches because lies and myths
spread faster than the truth...or common sense.

The same goes for stereotypes.

Most same-sex attracted folks (whether self-identified
as gay/lesbian, bi, queer, or not labeling themselves at all)
are not bears or clubbers or twinks or any of a number
of limiting iconic homosexual stereotypes that most folks
seem to hold in their mind's eye as fact.

(Doesn't help that 'Church Folk' and conservatives
seem Hell-bent on furthering myth of the masses
based on the perceived sins of a few, but hey--
they're working an Agenda and making that money,
so we know that's not changing any time soon.)

Homosexual activity is a relegated act for most...
a sideline...a distraction...an aspect..
an occasional perfunctory engagement that
does not significantly impact the rest of their life
(in exactly the same way that heterosexuality
doesn't dominate into the lives of most opposite-sex
attracted folks.)

Homosexuality is also a lot more common than
the average person seems inclined to believe!

We can be celibate (despite the lies told,)
we can be monogamous, we can be content
to only seek companionship semi-regularly, we
can be living as heterosexual with no one the wiser.

We are truly everywhere, and most of us are unknown
since people only identify us through garish offensive
stereotypes, and cease looking at fully-realized humans
in front of them.

Despite not needing to deny our sexuality nor hide away,
even openly gay and proud activists can think about sex
with the enthusiasm and regularity of an oil change.
(Which is one reason I have a sticker on my bathroom
mirror reminding me to 'seek out a blow job in 3 months--or
3,000 miles, whichever comes first.')

What you think you know may not be reality at all.
Thinking it true doesn't make it true...
Believing it likewise...
Hearing it from many people also doesn't confirm squat.

Look with your own eyes...
listen with your own ears.

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Network of Double-Standards & Practices, Deux

So, here in America at least, there's the idea
that freedoms are so precious that no matter how dastardly
and deranged the protesters or malcontents are...

Memphis KKK rally
...no matter how insidious or violent-minded their rhetoric...

Militias and Religion; a match made in Hell.

...no matter how steeped in psychosis and untruths
and extremist tendencies...

Tea Party unveils new slogan: "A-durrrr!"

...and no matter how they undermine the America way of life...

....there should always be preserved the right of all
people to gather and spread their toxic ideas, and
not to be hindered by authorities or constrained by
government policies.

Right?

Well....

Our nation's rich history of equality at work

Police (and others) prepare for Tampa's 2012 RNC
Oakland's Occupy gets gassed by cops
Cops ready to protect the world from free speech and protesters
(well, against anti-Republican sentiment, at least)
Oh ri-iiiight...
America, Home of the  Brazen,
Land of the Partially Free...
depending on what side of the crazy-fence you fall on.

That good old apple-pie double-standard.

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