I am trying not to get too political on this blog this year only because I am so disgusted with everything about this Administration and appalled by the agendas of those who are ideologically opposed to it.
While it seems like an encouraging step for Obama to be pro-Gay Marriage (although, as usual, I'm thinking that more of us should take a stand against the political institution of legal marriages all across the board, so that gay or straight marriage becomes a non-issue in and of itself), I can only see his proclamation as a political strategy -- as a way to ensure a polarization between Democrats and Republicans in an election year -- and nothing more. And I can only view the editorials by gay Democrat pundits as a soapbox to proclaim from. Just a soapbox, you know? These are all just fucking soapboxes.
It's similar to how I feel about ObamaCare -- it does almost nothing to address the legal robbery that is healthcare in this country. The only truly imperative issue it seems to address is not allowing insurance agencies to penalize people for pre-existing health conditions. The rest of it, in my opinion, is convoluted hogwash. And now this momentous decision to formally declare that Obama is in favor of gay marriages! Nothing but an occasion for newscasters to have a bunch of "news" to spew at us. (Too bad Obama isn't also saying that by "gay" he means "happy" !! Ha ha. Okay. I know a lot of people in the LGBT community take this very seriously. But it is only because there is legal power in being legally married. And I am, of course, saying that legal marriage is kind of a bizarre somewhat draconian institution to begin with and we should be putting THAT issue under a microscope, instead.)
Beyond that, what an incredibly gorgeous morning here today, gang!! It is so crisp and cool and clear out there today. And the flowers are blooming and the birds are dinging like mad. Well, they are also SINGING like mad!! But nothing beats a dinging bird...
This is where the true power lies, gang: In these moments of silly bliss. Grab them up whenever you can.
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The Adrienne Shelley Foundation, NY, NY
Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, DC...