Tuesday, September 11

When Opressing GLBT is going to boil over?

All this about Senator Larry Craig's elicit sex scandal and Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle's conflict with the GLBT community is getting on my nerves. Isn't it obvious that being attracted to the same sex is a natural thing and can never be pushed away or blocked? Because whenever that happens, it comes out the wrong way. For example, all of these closeted gay men like Ted Haggard, Larry Craig and all those others whom try to suppress who they are and then get caught in a sex scandal--they should realize the truth. They shouldn't feel bad that they are gay but actually embrace it. There are gay people that believe the 'gay scene' is all drugs and one-night stand sex and that is all there is to being gay. But being gay is defining who you are. You can define your own style. Re-define it.

So yeah, maybe you might be saying that I am simplifying it too much but sometimes you do. I don't expect instant acceptance. But all we want is equality, not for you to completely agree with us. But you do got to admit that it is a real thing because look at these people that say they aren't and deny who they are--who you rather have as a senator? A liar who doesn't accept even himself or a person who is true to themselves so they are can be true to you?

"This movie is about the fact that personal repression gives rise to larger political oppression...That when we're afraid of certain things in ourselves or we're afraid of change, we project those fears on to other things, and a lot of very ugly social situations can develop" - Director Gary Ross of Pleasantville.

I think that is exactly what is happening and will happen.