It’s been over a week since my last post. As much as I wanted to keep my daily blog promise – I just couldn’t do it. It’s too depressing!
See – the headlines aren’t just headlines to me – some of the headlines are my life. They aren’t words on a page – it’s what I live day-to-day.
I don’t need to watch a video of a lesbian couple being treated badly in a restaurant only to discover that it’s a TV show wanting to see how people will react when they are treated badly. I don’t need to watch it because I’ve lived it. If we focused more on making things right for people instead of setting up a tv shot – how might that help those of us who are not given seats or seated by the kitchen door or not served warm food or any of the other myriad of things that have happened to Susan and I in restaurants. How about we stop pretending and just go out and speak the truth?
The whole Prop 8 thing here in California has taken a toll on me. First we could get married – then – we couldn’t – now – we can – but we really can’t because it’s still tied up in court – We’re not cattle – we’re human beings with feelings and we are deserving of dignity and respect – like every human being.
The election fervor is as bad as I thought it would be – and it’s only February. I tuned it out – I stopped watching and reading and writing. It’s despicable what these people will say and do to get a vote.
My faith in our entire election process has eroded to almost nothing. All this money being spent – on what? If these Super-Pacs can spend millions on one vote – imagine what our country would look like if they would spend the millions on helping the homeless or food banks or education or jobs. Imagine what that would look like!
And the attack on women in this country? The whole birth control issue makes me wonder if women will ever be considered as equals, and how that fight for equality will never be over as long as religion tries to keeps women in their place – so to speak!
I’m just tired of all the poo. I want us to start caring about each other and about the things that unite us, not the things that keep us all apart. Elections tend to bring out the worst in people, Republicans, Democrats, Independents, whatever… They all lie and cheat and treat each other with such disdain that I wouldn’t trust any of them to actually do the right thing – in any circumstance.
Besides – it’s not about doing the right thing – I don’t think it’s ever been about doing the right thing. It’s about money – who has it and who wants it. That’s American politics…