That's where I stand right now.
I need to rant. I need to vent. DO NOT correct me on anything, I need to say this.
I am happpy that a black man has made it to the presidency. That said, I don't give a damn that he's biracial, that he's black, that he's white. He is a MAN. Only a man, a very lucky and prophetic man, but man none the less. People put him on a pedestal and either stare up at him in awe or aim and shoot until he falls. Leave him the hell alone. Allow him to do his job. Support him, hate him, it's your own perogative, but it's got nothing to do with race....it's you, deal with it. And, I cannot believe that there are black people out there saying "he owes his people." Bush owed his people. Washington owed his people. Nixon his people. They all had people to answer to, but nobody balked about it ev-ery frick-en day. They did their jobs to the best of their abilities. Obama will be no different; his wife would never allow that and niether would we as the American people.
I'll say it once more: He is not a Black President; he is president who happens to be black (mulatto if you want to be anal). The Presidency is bigger than any one man, or woman.
We are progressing, so stop holding us back.
Chris Rock made a pretty damned good point about it, "it's abunch of men arguing about a woman's body; I wouldn't want women votin' on my balls." So many people assume that abortions are an act of convenience for promiscuous women.
They are not.
Sometimes it's about life or death. Could you imagine being a woman who knows that, within the next nine months, either she or her unborn child will be dead? Could you imagine being the victim of a rape, carrying the seed of your attacker? Could you imagine knowing that there is no way your child will ever "live" like other children; could you bring your chhild into this world knowing that he or she will be subjected to a life of ridicule and machines and always knowing that he or she is different and will never ever be like his or her peers?
Can you imagine that?
I've been on the wrong side of blind laws and regulations that overgeneralize. Just because an abortion may be used for a woman who wasnt ready for her consequences doesn't mean that they ALL are.
And, I am so sorry to have to say this, it will piss somebody off, there is no real point in arguing when life begins. Science has answered that question, the heart takes it's first beats in as little as 30 days into gestation. The question we need to focus on is when the body understands.
People don't realize that there is a time when the female body feels a parasite, not a growing child.
I'm stoppping myself about this, but saying one last thing on abortion:
I don't think anybody has the effing right to tell a woman that she cannot do as she pleases with her body (it's bad enough that married women cannot get their tubes tied without their husbands consent yet married men can get vascectomies without a second thought); but I can only hope that women do not abuse the gift of that option. May I never need it.
I guess you can guess which thread made me want to write this, but I was pissed, am pissed, and will continue to be pissed until people back the heck off. Don't judge unless you are the highest entities. And none of them walk on Earth.
Crap, now I am crying...
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