Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ignorance, prejudice, hatred, impatience and apathy won

My mood today as a result of the elections.

(Not to mention fear.)


Josh Indiana said...

Reminds me of the time I posted a black rectangle as artwork for the Daily Office. Some kind of No Gay Day, though I forget the immediate cause; a protest of some kind.

There've been so many of them, by the time you get my age. And there will be many more in future. After 35 years of marching and writing, what I remember is the black box.

forsythia said...

Yeah, but what about upstate New York?

PseudoPiskie said...

Yes, there was a bit of light. There and in Kalamazoo. And maybe in Washington State. But the Maine and Virginia situations are, to me, overwhelmingly sad. The VA situation may have very unfortunate consequences that even the people who voted for the winners will eventually regret. New Jersey is ugly but not as hopeless as VA.

Wish I could wave a magic wand and out everyone. Then nobody would be able to say they don't know any LGBT people. Prejudice would be obvious as it is with people who state phony reasons for hating Obama.

What is blackest for me is the involvement of organizations which claim to be "Christian". Sometimes the RCC seems to worship Jesus but ignore his teaching. A church campaigning against Godde's creation is something I can't abide, especially when the church has been a refuge for gay men probably forever. They should not clean house. They need to acknowledge that we are created in a vast variety and celebrate the gifts that variety brings.

PseudoPiskie said...

By the way, I'm honored that you visited my blog, Josh.