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Another teeny bit of progress

From an email I got:


"Just moments ago, the Supreme Court joined the majority of the country on the right side of history by striking down the federal, so-called Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8."

Someday, people will look back on us, with our hatreds, and prejudices, and 'my way is the only way, ny god is the only god' attitudes, and put us in the same category that we do people WE now consider to be unbelievably backward and primitive. You know, human sacrificing cultures, witch-burning folks, all those other 'what was wrong with people then' things we look down on. Unfortunately, it will again be too little, too late for many.

I've always considered myself fortunate that my mother taught me to NOT be prejudiced. Well, except for stupidity. I am kind of prejudiced against willful stupidity that makes people believe that because of this or that circumstance of birth they are somehow better than someone whose circumstances were different. Then they use their religion as justification for persecuting those they see as different or less-than. Some days, IDEK, my species just sucks. Then a little good thing happens. It still sucks, but a just a fraction not as hard.

Why yes, after seven months of constant, soul-crushing pain, I am alive again. I can think, and write, and opinionate. It occurred to me that it was kind of like being in a coma, and then waking up. I'M ALIVE!!!
Yay, me.

And furthermore, I went to post this, and Firefox decided 'the damn thing won't go through, so tough' and it vanished. Aaarrggghhh. Couldn't find vanished post anywhere, messed about, started over, and lovely, lovely LJ asked if I wanted to restore from the draft. Thank you, LJ.

Updated update: I forgot. Last night, I was watching the local news and there was an add for Kellogg's, I think, with a mixed race couple and their child. I cannot recall ever seeing that in a commercial before. How cool is that? First same sex, now mixed-race. A little progress, people. It's a good thing.

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excentric397
Jun. 27th, 2013 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, Cheerios? I don't really pay attention to ads, I just happened to notice the caucasian woman and the african-american child and watched to see what was going on. The kind of cereal went right past me. Of course people are up in arms. Did I not mention that my species sucks? I'm going to see if I can find someplace to write a 'well done, cereal company' letter.

People are also up in arms about the repeals I mentioned. They can't bear that someone they choose to look down on might have the same rights they do. I sign the petitions, not much else I can do. But at least I put my name on the side of right, not bigotry.
excentric397
Jun. 27th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC)
BTW, I think that's a lime in your picture thingy, not a mango. I've seen mangoes, I've eaten them as well. That, dear, is not a mango...pip. :)
excentric397
Jun. 27th, 2013 11:58 pm (UTC)
I googled, and it's General Mills, so I wrote them a teeny note thanking them, and I asked them not to bow to the pressure of bigots and remove the ad. Not much, but you gotta do something when the other guys always bring out the big guns that want to put most of us down.
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