Gleasonator wrote:I suppose it wouldn't even matter if there was hate or not, would it? People are too stupid to change anything for the good.
No, absolutely nothing I do can get through to people like this:
Even better is to, due to the concussion headache beginning to blind me, forget to take off my little green and gold "equality" sticker on the way out of the building, and be followed to the bus stop by a bunch of red shirts with signs. Three 6'5", 200 pound Islander guys with signs saying "Gay marriage is wrong" and "John 3:16" followed the lone little white girl with her laptop case across the street, yelling at me, "Repent!", calling me a bitch and a whore, telling me, "You just need a real man to fuck you straight." Nothing I haven't heard before.
Then one of them said, "We know who you are now, and what you drive. We saw you last Thursday. You better watch yourself, fucking haole bitch." Not one of the 20 people standing around the bus stop said anything to them.
Replace gay with black and 2009 with 1959.
No worries, it'll change just like everything else. The older, closed-minded people will die of old age; the younger people who have more direct interactions with increasingly open individuals will realize they're human beings too, and things will very slowly change. They already are, in fact.
This doesn't even affect me directly. It's the bigger picture that really concerns me: who's next in 2059? Atheists? Hispanics? Some other group?
Remembering that bullshit from 1st grade, our teacher telling us what a great, free country we live in; where everyone is treated equally; and how lucky we were to be born here. How every vote mattered. And at six years old, I just ate it up.
Gleasonator wrote:But still, categorizing all of my political beliefs into one word just doesn't make sense to me... there's just too many factors. I prefer to view each and every issue individually and respond to it based on my own thoughts.
I understand completely what you're getting at, and I'm not totally disagreeing with you. I'm just jaded and bitter about the whole process, sorry.