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03 November 2004 @ 10:55 pm
Well... it's interesting to see how many people who try to appear unpassionate about politics up in arms over this election and the (projected) results. Probably myself included. Whatever happens, it's not going to be the end of the world, although I do not have much faith left in my poor nation.

Specifically, because of this article that I read about state bans on gay marriage. I'm appalled. Whatever happened to equal rights for all? Oh, that's right, the civil rights movement didn't apply to gays and lesbians. Neither did the women's rights movement, did it? Well, the majority voters in 11 states are saying so.

This whole thing, does it remind anyone of the latter half of season 3 of Queer as Folk? I feel like we're reliving the show, only with different results, it seems.

I've had some people on my friends list while I was at work talk about why Bush shouldn't be hated just because he's Kerry's opponent, or because the 'majority' hates him. While I'm sure that this is the basis for the opinions of many, I have two very valid reasons not to like him. Granted, he's not the root of all evil, but that doesn't mean that I have to like him. I do wish he would die, in my little way. He wants to ban my right to marry a woman. To be frank (and I'm not-- I'm Jamie XP) it's none of his business who I choose to marry. It would be his business if, say, I want to marry him, but I fail to see where he factors into the equation. The other thing is that I believe strongly in pro-choice. It's my right to choose whether or not to have an abortion, and yes I know that makes me a monster etc etc, I don't care. It may be uncool to wish your opponents should bite the big one, but I'm not completely mature, as I'm sure you've noticed. I've made leaps and bounds in the last few months, but I'm afraid that journey will never be completed. ^.^ Sorry but life is more fun if I'm allowed to fangirl, which can indicate a lack of maturity. I digress..

But you know what came of this? I realised (finally) that society is not going to change as easily as I'd imagined (deluded myself). So if I believe so strongly in something, I've got to take a more active role. I'm going to, believe me. Starting before I leave from Japan. (where GLBT is not a big issue) I know just the way to start...... =)
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kireirociel on November 3rd, 2004 06:48 am (UTC)
It's awful sitting here in London watching that **#$*(##$(*#&% getting put back into power.

I agree with you 100%. I'm pro-choice and pro-gay-marriage. With abortion, even if you disagree with the practise, I think denying anyone the right to chose is evil. I also strongly disagree with the death penalty and how GB encourages it so much. And I'm sick of how my leader has no backbone to stand up to Bush.

I just wish... I just don't want to endure another 4 years. And I don't even have it that bad, I'm not American.
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buriteri on November 3rd, 2004 10:46 am (UTC)
so true, if you dont mind sometime i wanna quote that in my lj, thanks^^
Devik Kyrndevikkyrn on November 3rd, 2004 10:19 am (UTC)
what pisses me off the most about it, is that regardless of your views on homosexuality, it's unconstitutional anyways. same with abortion. they're making the government enforce religious views. whatever happened to separation of church and state..
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 3rd, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
^^ On the abortion thing, I was being sarcastic about being a monster, because I was actually called that by a girl in my Ethics class at AiPX. She was pro-life... gee, go figure? -_-;;
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Chiakichiaki777 on November 3rd, 2004 04:44 pm (UTC)
Or we Californians
+ tempus . perdo . omnia +: + desolate citylittletrowa on November 3rd, 2004 01:49 pm (UTC)
Mou. I totally agree with you as well Jamie. ;; I was really frustrated to discover that article on my own and have to be stuck with the bastard again. ; And I have to agree with you as well. ; No matter how much I'd be arrested for it at some point, I kind of wish he would die as well. ; That... one of the people that hate him so much would just casually assasinate him. ; *chuckles* So horrid of me... but... you're right. What happened to our choice? So some redneck states get the right because they don't have gay people there and they are SO afraid of us and the way we are because people like that are afraid of what is different. I'm pro-choice, obviously. ; I'm tired of his excuse for our people being out there at War STILL is -- that if we turn back and bring out troops back it'll make us look whimpy. HELLO? Whatever happened to stopping innocent people from dying. ; Did we prove our point? Well at then there's always the taxes and the cuts to those of us who don't make much money and who struggle, but anyone of higher rank, anyone who makes decent money or is up there along standing with Bush, they have no reason to complain, do they? ; I know many people from other countries who are rather miffed as well. ; It is silly to find how easily our country can forget it's past, can become so degraded. ; *sighs unhappily*

And now I ranted and I told myself I wouldn't. *chuckles* Yeah and I did feel like we were reliving Season 3 of Queer as Folk, only we don't get the happy medium ending. ; *sigh* Missa yuu Hi-chan. ;_; <3
☆チャーリーちゃん☆charlie_chan on November 3rd, 2004 07:25 pm (UTC)
hiya ^__^ just added u on friends list. anyways.. i totally agree. it's appauling at how freakin homophobic this country is. equal freedoms for all they say. whatever. >___
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on November 4th, 2004 01:47 am (UTC)
Hello and welcome. ^^ How did you find me?
☆チャーリーちゃん☆: Tuxedo Kami & Sailor Moon_Lovecharlie_chan on November 4th, 2004 05:18 am (UTC)
Thankies :D oh, and i saw you on one of my friends lists (tasu i think) and thought you sounded very nice and interesting.