Tuesday, November 11, 2008
I couldn't have said what he said any better. When I saw this it took everything I had to hold back my tears, which ended up silently rolling down my cheeks anyway. To watch the emotions pour through his voice and out of his eyes as he pleads for some kind of understanding really got to me. He said it so damn perfectly.
I have never gotten why this is something that people make such a big deal over. The religious freaks I understand more than the non religious opposers. I mean their great big book of fairy tales tells them its wrong so I'm not gonna even try and get in a religious and political debate with a bible thumper – been there done that one too many times – I am from the south ya know. But who really cares. Why should you care who it takes to make someone else happy? I don't see why it should matter who someone else loves, who someone else chooses to spend the rest of their life with. Shouldn't we just be happy that people are able to love at all? Isn't that better than being bitter sour old hags? I could care less who the heck you spend your time with because it's your business not mine. And I will never care what you think of who I spend my time with. I have maintained romantic relationships with people from my sex and people from the opposite sex. When my last relationship ended I promised myself that was it I was done with men, it was back to women for me, after all that is how I started. But then I had to go and find the most perfect specimen of a man and out went that idea. But had I found a woman to be with and we decided we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together that would have just been unacceptable to most. Unacceptable I can tolerate, I defy stereotypes as it is, but to have a marriage between a man and a man or a woman and a woman be illegal how can that be fair? Doesn't the Declaration of Independence guarantee us certain inalienable rights, like the pursuit of happiness? The pursuit of happiness is considered by our government an inalienable right(unchallengeable for those who think it just means its anti Martian or some shit) yet marriage between same sex couples is STILL ILLEGAL. Isn't that what it all boils down to anyway? Happiness? You marry someone because you believe that you can be happy with one person for the rest of your life. And who are they decide that for me or for anyone else? Moronic I tell ya.
That is what I love about what he said.
He said it the way it is, well the way it should be.
So I leave it at that.
Keith Olbermann, I love you.