?

Log in

No account? Create an account

in a web of glass, pinned to the edges of vision

So I made a mistake...

I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

mucha mosaic

So I made a mistake...

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
cake or death?
I watched a little of Bill orallyO'Reilly whining about how Adam Lambert (the big fave on the current season of American Idol) has photos of him on the intertubes kissing guys... and speculating that this'll mean he doesn't win because HOLY CRAP MEN KISSING MEN OH MY GOD MEN TOUCHING TOGETHER EACH OTHER WITH THE MEN AND THE TOUCHING OH MY GOD

--seriously, though, do people really give a fuck if those two guys over there are kissing? I mean- really?
Hint: as of this moment, 1/10th of the states in the nation (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, and Maine) have legal same-sex marriage.
I really do think most people just don't give a flying fuck at a galloping goose if two guys get hitched, are shagging each other, went on a date, shared a milkshake, or whatever. Some of this may be because they're going 'holy crap, my 401k lost 50% of its value this year alone!', but I do think there's an essential benevolent apathy about the question on most people's parts.

But what do you encounter, Gentle Reader, in your day to day life? Can you honestly name one person for whom the idea of Bill and Steve tying the knot is a sign that THE END IS HERE WE ARE ALL DOOMED, or does it seem like this is this just more right-wing spin-doctoring, talking about a non-issue rather than a real issue like 'why is the economy a shambles' or 'what the fuck are we doing in Iraq, anyway'?

And yes, I am seriously curious if there are real people out there, on the streets, who are genuine in freaking out about this yet are otherwise rational (we don't need to visit http://www.godhatesfags.com: I know those insane people are out there). I live in such a very liberal-bastion of a town that from here, it seems completely inconceivable to me that there could be three people who think like Bill O'Reilly 'thinks'.
  • Unfortunately, yes. While, I'd admit, most of the time it's the quiet sort of passive aggressive freaking out that comes out in jokes and snide comments or gossipy snipes. But just a few years ago in my home town in Idaho, there was a huge sign outside of a bar downtown that said, "Faggots are not welcome here" after they beat the hell out of this crossdressing guy who kept coming and spending his evenings there.

    And no one did a thing. My mother has a picture of it - she thought it was funny but put it away after I didn't laugh.

    Most folks won't 'gather the lynch mob' up or anything, but just like racism, it's there in your face on this casual but quiet level, living live in small town america.



Powered by LiveJournal.com