One last political rant: I am tired of people saying that "we" need to unite. That "we" need to support our leader. That only as "we" can "we" move forward. Well, FUCK YOU! Our leader does not want a "we". Our leader can only think of one "we". And that "we" is not gay, or liberal-thinking, or non-Christian, or non-Caucasian, or compassionate, or open-minded. So, all you Asian-Americans/African-Americans/Homosexuals/Women/Latinos/Immigrants that think that "we" need to unite to support him, well, we'll talk about that once we all are begging for the basic human rights that all the White, conservative, heterosexual Christians have decided to take away from us. I guess you don't really want the right the choose, the right to live your life, the chance for a cure, the war to stop, affordable health care, and the chance to even think that way. People, start thinking globally. America is not the world. We are part of it. A festering boil of it. Thanks for making it fester just a little bit longer.
After reading various blogs about how, like me, many are disappointed with the outcome of this election, I got to thinking. I started to think about my life. I know that I can go on. I can go on even if President GW does not think I should. I can survive anything he wants to throw at me. I am not counting on the country uniting to stop his conservative thinking. The red(neck) states showed that there are more people like him than us. Those who did not vote ARE like him, whether we believe it or not.
Just like I immigrated to this country, I can immigrate to another. And so can you. Stay if you want. Try to change it, if you want. I will. But that is what we do as humans. Humankind has evolved and continues to evolve. What was thought of as acceptable 1000 years ago, is no longer. What was normal 500 years ago, has changed. What was just 100 years ago, is not. Evolution is part of this world; it is inevitable. Those who oppose it end up becoming extinct.
It does not happen quickly. It happens. If gays can't get married, you think that will stop us? If women are denied the right to choose, you think it will stop them? If stem-cell research is not federally-supported, you think it will cease? NO! It will go on. And "we" will go on. Because at the core of it all, "we", the maligned/oppressed/down-trodden, are part of this world. Are part of the evolution. Are part of the inevitable. Take heart, all is not lost. All is still there. We see it. They just choose not to. We just have to keep trying to bring it out. We will. Those after us will too. Why? Because "WE" can.