A Dose of Sanity:
While believing that persons have a right to self determination (in the sense of the idea we can’t actually have full self determination as a reality in the world we have created), and fully supporting the idea of equality (again within the same parameters), I sometimes wonder what makes humans desire things others want … and call it equality.
Take same sex marriages for example. My first thought is to think… so what. Marry whom you want, why should I care (because quite frankly I have more pressing issues of human thought to think about than the mundane preoccupation so many people seem to have with the idea of two people of the same gender desiring to be married), but then when I actually THINK about the idea of it I start to think…
When marriage has already outlived its original purpose, and become a joke (again, respect to those that desire it), it’s funny to see people now fighting for the right to same-sex marriage.
Do those who rally around this outdated concept of our species really understand what the purposes of marriage was for in the first place, the ideas that originated behind it and the forms of repression and society creating it as a norm (through religious dogma and the like) for these reasons that its origins are based on?
Or are they just like everyone else in this (sorry to say it) superficial fishbowl need of their own existence and idea to be “equal”, they simply want it because they don’t have it and see it as an equality issue (which I can see their point as it being), and nothing more (which is the real issue and the real things they should be looking at).
If they really saw it as such, it seems to me they would be rallying against the outdated and draconian idea ANY type of marriage (again, I do respect the right of anyone whom chooses to marry… I am just trying to point out its origins were based on dogma and suppression). But humans are not like that. In our drive to be “equal” we often just see what we want to see, because we don’t have what somone else has. Sadly, we forget that often what we want to be “equal” is at the opression/supression of another… but hey as long as we are equal… right!
…Maybe people are so bored with existence that they would take up any trivial matter as a ‘cause’, or maybe their too busy getting what is theirs (you know… we all call it equality), that they forget (like the who rally against them) the big picture
That is the REAL equality of us ALL
(Please keep the hatin civil)