Monday, May 7, 2012
The First Amendment
When I think of the first amendment I think of freedom of speech, which means I’m going to evoke my right to speak freely and there are going to be some hurt feelings somewhere, but that will pass. People are saying that there is to be a vote tomorrow on the legalization of gay marriages. And I hear all of the bullshit and all of the complaining. People want to get snobby and turn their noses up. Some even want to throw religion into the mix as to what God ordained as right and wrong. Personally, I’m sick of all the talk about how there is a right side or a wrong one. Then again, who is to really judge what is right or wrong anymore?
I’m tired of all the stupidity that is out there, after all gayness is not an illness that can just rub off on you at anytime. I’m not completely sure how one determines the formula on who’s gay or not, but who cares? I’m not gay, because that is what I chose for me. However, I have loads of friends who are, and I don’t understand why that should be censored, why it should matter. People come up with these stupid reasons as to why they think that being gay is not acceptable, what do I have to say to those people besides, they just can’t see things the way that they are, and they would rather let the sanctuary of their own ignorance come crashing down around them instead of learning something. Why, because they don’t know any better; then how do we choose what side is right?
The answer is we don’t. Since the beginning of time there have always been two sides. People are always going to be on opposite sides. Because in the world that we live in people think that things are always black and white, and hardly ever pay attention to the gray areas in between. Yes people think that gays should not be able to marry, but that is stupid. What if America as we know it was not allowed to enter into marriage at all. Marriage is really that special, aside from the vast amounts of money we spend on a ceremony, it’s all about the principle of being able to stand before the gods and everyone to admit your deepest feelings to someone. I wouldn’t want to be a part of a world that segregates love. In my eyes soul mates are not just a man and a woman. Soul mates can be anyone; any gender.
Oh, I’m sure that all those sanctimonious Christians out there are outraged. But then one must ask; How dare you really sit there on your pedestal and say that you are an authority on the bible when you skim through it like it’s an unwanted school novel? You don’t have to like everyone, but you have to love them. Judge not for ye not be judged. (I’m pretty sure a lot of you missed out on that one, maybe the print in your bible was not big enough.) What if the shoe were on the other foot, what if being straight was known as being odd and being gay was the status quo? What if the government was voting on if straight people could marry, would you see things differently? No, they cannot. The majority of the world can’t allow themselves to think that way. These days an open mind is a novelty, people lack imagination and the possibility of new things happening.
So I guess in closing I can say is yes, people are overly judgmental; they don’t stop to look at all the possibilities and only focusing on the one. Who is to say that what we all believe is right? My views that gay people should be able to be looked at as normal people might not be what someone else believes, and that’s fine. Instead of us fighting about who was wrong and who was right, or trying to get each other to understand the other side. If we survived the Holocaust and slavery, can’t we survive this too, and become better people going forward?
Just a thought.