Fascist Michelle and Her Buddies
No one forces Michelle Bachman or others to have same-sex relationships. But people like the Bachmans disturb and deny people their rights to the pursuit of “life, liberty, and happiness” by judging and claiming they can “convert” and “change” gay people.
The only “choice” a gay person has is to remain in the closet or come out of it. When people like the Bachmans and the religious right use fear and intimidation – claiming their “love” for fellow human beings – they remove that choice from many people who just want to live in a free society and not bother other people. BTW. Holding hands and showing affection, as with heterosexual relationships, should not bother other people. No one forces those others to show such affections. In fact the only forcefulness for heterosexuals to feel compelled to show affection is to demonstrate, “we are not gay.” That is stupid and ignorant – of people who are stupid and ignorant and are unable to come to grips with themselves.
My life was one of being subliminally forced into heterosexual relationships – because that was what society of the 1960s and 1970s dictated. In reality, I may have had the ABILITY to choose, but societal pressures, such as those Bachman (the bitch) and others wish to impose on people in our society are sick. It is Bachman and others who are perverted and have perverted all sense of reasoning by trying to force people to return to those days when society “spoke softly but carried a big stick” when homosexuals got out of line and actually THOUGHT about something different than a heterosexual relationship.
It is ironic I would use the statement of my hero, Teddy Roosevelt, to make a point here. But the religious right have taken TR’s statement about carrying a big stick to high levels of negativity – to validate their position. In reality, TR was all about civil rights. He was booed in Georgia when he proposed the equality of white and black people. He was instrumental in creating some of the first child labor laws. He did positive things about human rights by “speaking softly and carrying a big stick.” The fascists today (which includes Bachman and most Republicans today) use TR’s statements in a negative way – against a mere 10% of the population. What a bunch of bullies and cowards.
Democracy is NOT about imposing the will of the majority in a negative manner upon a minority. TR recognized this, but today’s ignorant Americans refuse to recognize this. The GLBT community makes up about 10% of the population. Just because there might be a simple majority which wishes to remove the “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness from this small group,” does not make the measures of such fascists who mis-lead the population as being correct.
TR, with his native Georgian wife, tried to stop the woes of Jim Crow Laws in the South, but was booed. The GLBT community today stands up for its rights to have a life which allows these people to NOT conform to the closeted promiscuity, but rather to marry and to have children. But negative people such as Bachman, in their false judgmental attitudes, rally up ignorant Americans to follow her negative ways – along with other similar candidates. They mock the original roots of the Republican Party – as do the other Tea Party people. TR, too, saw this mockery and split the party in two pieces exactly 100 years ago.
The ones who REALLY need to be ashamed are the black folks who support such hatred and figure this is some kind of “personal opinion.” It was not an opinion when people imposed Jim Crow Laws on black people, no more than it is an opinion to impose fascist ideas against the GLBT community. Shame on any black American who supports this horse shit because they forget those white people like TR who attempted to remove the chains from the black folks in the early 20th century.