February 2004

Okay - I am still angry but am managing to move beyond the hate. As MC MC often alludes to - it’s time to embrace and spread the love. I still have no love for George Bush - but as I was watching this ‘issue’ of whether all humans in our country deserve equal rights being debated on CNN and MSNBC all day - and how surreal was it that our ‘news’ consisted of alternating stories between ‘gay marriage’ and mel gibson’s ‘the passion’ all day long - I was saddened and then something incredible happened. They footage that was played (over and over and over but not as much as the footage of jesus being raised on the cross in the passion) of the couples getting married in SF took on a new importance. I felt so hopeful to hear the mayor of SF speak so boldly. To take down the rhetoric of the right - particularly the ‘ are you for polygamy?” argument that is just so tired and ignorant. I thought - it’s happening - people are claiming their rights. People are demanding their rights and it’s about time. All this fear of a backlash - it’s just fear. I bet everyone was afraid that if Rosa Parks didn’t sit in the back of the bus - the people in power would get all angry and take it out on ALL the black people. But you know what? The people in power were already angry and taking out on all the black people! If that march didn’t happen - if there was no MLK and no Malcolm X - then what? Where would our country be? Where is the gay MLK? Where is the gay Malcolm X? People are ready to be lead, people are ready to hear that someone has a dream— who is gonna step up? And in the meantime, isn’t it awesome that everyone is taking it upon themselves to step up…. and not fear a backlash anymore. Because really, what more wrong and awful could happen?

And his ridiculous, arrogant agenda.
I tried to keep this BLOG free of hate but I can no longer remain calm. I hate the man. I really do. I will keep working on my issues but let me just say that by hate, I do not mean anger. Because anger is a very necessary tool for motivation to get off your ass and do something. I am not ever going to try and cure anyone, including myself, of anger — but I do think Hate is something not good to have in your system (my friend Karan managed to convince me of that).
So until I can calm myself down enough to actually write something that won’t become a scattered rant. . . I offer you some lighter entertainment.

(thanks to Margaret)

Continuing in the tradition of Little Red Monkey….
If that song was stuck in your head forever (as it is forever in mine)
then definitely do NOT click

(thanks to Cara)