Tuesday, November 04, 2008
The long nightmare is finally over!
It's happened! We can now rebuild the shattered moral and financial core of this wonderful country, and perhaps its crumbling infrastructure as well. We won't have to cringe when our president opens his mouth in public, or watch in embarrassment as he debases our reputation before the rest of the world. Digging our way out of the various messes that have been thrust upon us won't be easy, but at least now we can see our way toward the light of reason.
But let's in fact get political for a minute. I'm totally with Doug. Last night's tremendous victory was completely spoiled for me by the passage of prop 8 in CA. I was watching tv and seeing people celebrating all over the world, I was moved to tears myself, but yet I felt I wasn't really part of it. This is a major setback for LGBT civil rights. No major politician came to our rescue, least of all Obama. He said (on MTV of all places) that the measure was 'unecessary' - gee, thanks. Let's not forget he does oppose gay marriage (to be fair, he wants to achieve strict equality through civil unions, but we know how well 'separate but equal' really works).
Sorry, I'm rambling. But I do wish I was able to fully enjoy and appreciate Obama's victory without the awful screeching sound of constitutionalized discrimination in the background. I can't.
I keep reminding myself how far we've come and then things like Prop. 8 happen.