Thursday, March 15, 2012

In admiration of a horrible honesty

If I disappear after this post, please assume that I have been arrested and sent to Guantanemo Bay. After a year of nasty and unprecedented attacks on women's health and rights here in the U.S.A., I've come to have a grudging respect for the Taliban; they, at least, are honest about their desire for a misgonynistic theocracy. They aren't claiming to uphold liberty, equality and justice for all while at the same time doing everything they can to destroy those ideals. No, they just come out and say what they think. As much as I hate their agenda, I must admire their honesty. I've told you all before about how I loathe hypocrisy, so I won't say much more about it than to remind you that I find it equally sickening regardless of scale.

I am extremely dismayed and angry (to the point of not being able to think straight, hence the scant posting the last couple of weeks) to see and hear politicians, who all claim to love the United States and all it stands for, justify treating people unequally (for the most idiotic reasons like gender, skin color, and sexual preference), lobbying to take rights away from individuals and give them to corporations, and trying to legislate people's private lives and medical decisions while proclaiming they are concerned about religious freedom.  If this was a magic act, it would be the one that evryone but the blind could see the strings, smoke and mirrors that are supposed to perpetuate illusion.

Anger only gets us so far, it's now time for every woman, and everyone who loves a woman or future woman to stand up and demand that women need an Equal Rights Amendment.  We need to honor democracy, even when elections don't go our way and especially when the world is against the U.S.'s policies.  If we value our rights, we should stand up for everyone's and not ever put profits or temporary fears before human rights.  I urge you all to stop, think about what you believe democracy and freedom are, then get involved and vote. The only way to stop this madness, is to make it an unacceptable type of rhetoric.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please feel free to comment, share or ask questions, but please, keep comments in good taste and respectful.