And now we know…
The great thing about this country is that, eventually, most things kinda work themselves out.
You miserable people must realize you are on the wrong side of this discussion, and we on the “mind your own damnbusiness” side of things have history to back us up.
What group of oppressive people has ever been able to keep their targets from eventually gaining equal rights in American history. That’s right…none.
Black people can vote, drink from the same water fountain, sit in the same seat on the bus, go to the same schools, use the same restrooms as white folks. Think there wasn’t a movement to prevent this from happening? At one point it was a MAJORITY opinion that those with darker skin were sub-human and should be treated as such. Where is that majority now? Huddled up in some backwoods cabin wearing dirty white sheets and wondering just how they have become so ridiculously irrelevant.
Women can vote, drink from the same water fountain, sit in the same seat on the bus, go to the same schools and enjoy the exact same rights as any man in this country. Think there wasn’t a movement to prevent that from happening? At one point it was a MAJORITY opinion that those without penises were sub-human and should be treated as such. Where is that majority now? Most likely dead because that was in the 1920’s, but if some are alive they are probably laughing at all the idiots huddled in their backwoods cabin hiding behind bed sheets.
Gay people can vote, drink from the same water fountain, sit in the same seat on the bus, go to the same schools and enjoy almost all of the same rights as straight people do. Those who are anti gay marriage have ONE thing to cling to. Women and Black people have already blazed the trail for everything else, do you really think y’all are gonna win this one?
Time to evolve or quickly face the stark reality of becoming irrelevant. Or don’t…keep fighting the “good fight” and disappear into obscurity like your predecessors.
— by R.E.
First, I must confess that over the last few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Council-er or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate who is more devoted to “order” than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says “I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I can’t agree with your methods of direct action;” who paternalistically feels he can set the timetable for another man’s freedom; who lives by the myth of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait until a “more convenient season.”
Shallow understanding from people of goodwill is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
— Every time one of my straight friends says they’re voting for Romney, I think of this quote from MLK. And then I think, “Fuck you, asshole.”
There’s this place in Ireland where every 2 years, the stars line up with this trail on June 10th-June 18th. It’s called the Heaven’s Trail.
I just miss you, in a quite simple desperate human way. Oh my dear, I can’t be clever and stand-offish with you: I love you too much for that. Too truly.You have no idea how stand-offish I can be with people I don’t love. I have brought it to a fine art. But you have broken down my defences. And I don’t really resent it.
— Vita Sackville West, from a letter to Virginia Woolf dated 21 January 1926. (via radioyoghurt)
So You Still Think Homosexuality Is A Sin?
“In 1953, the year this motorcycle was made, all Thunderbirds were blue. Americans wanted them in black, though, so the factory complied, creating a tougher-looking, U.S.-only version known as the Blackbird.”
America, fuck yeah!