My son says he will never come back to live in South Carolina. I don't know if it is my greatest triumph or greatest failure as a parent that I raised a blue boy in a very red state.
All I know is I raised a man who would never say these words to me:
"If gays want to be married, they can move to a country where they can."
I managed to hold back my first thought (and second and third and fourth) which was along the lines of how I'd heard that hatred spewed about another minority group wanting equal rights in the not too distant past.
Such ignorance is impossible to deal with. It is based in self hatred (as evidenced by the need to find some group to make 'less than').
I'm sick and tired of the South. I'm sick and tired of the venom and mean spirited comments. I'm sick of the division. I'm sick of being smeared with a broad brush of political vomit just because some-one wants to put a 'liberal' label on me. I'm sick and tired of watching liberals spew hatred back at conservatives.
If we are truly a Christain nation, why are we living with so much anger? When are we going to stop letting politicians divide us with sound bites and pokes at our weaknesses and prejudices? When are we going to realize that we all, liberal and conservative, are being deceived and used? When are we going to put aside our fire and rhetoric? It isn't all or nothing. America has never been all or nothing. It's about finding common ground. And today, we won't even try to listen to each other without casting about for "oh, all you liberals think..." or "I see, all you conservatives are...".
I'm sick of it.
Thor sez: Off with their heads! Gnaw. Gnaw.