Tuesday, June 28, 2011

We have no one to blame but ourselves, Pt. 2

I wrote once before how we have no one to blame for our current social/political situation other than ourselves and the closer we get to another major election cycle, I wonder how we are ever going to break the cycle. When I see people casting blame on their favorite targets of opportunity for anything and everything they see as wrong with society in general, I ask myself when are they going to finally accept responsibility personally?

I watch when the religious right and their associates say that gay marriage is somehow dangerous to the institution that has traditionally been one man and one woman, unless you're Muslim, or Mormon, etc. Gay marriage has been legal in a few states for awhile now and I don't see heterosexual marriages disappearing. Society's overall perception towards marriage has changed over the last several decades and it wasn't until 1967 that interracial couples could get married legally in the South. 2 states even had constitutional amendments banning interracial marriages, the last one finally being removed in 2000. Guess who won that prize? Alabama.

I'm sure there were similar arguments then and now but guess what? Gay people getting married isn't going to be the end of our society. Greed, apathy, selfishness and willful ignorance will be. Social Security and entitlement programs aren't going to bankrupt our country. Tax rates that are at historic lows and loopholes that allow companies that make billions in profits to still receive tax refunds from the government, that will bankrupt our country. When people stop voting against baseless fears, stop blindly following the talking heads and start voting for the good of their communities, we'll stop the slide into the abyss.

1 comment:

  1. Well said, on all points.

    Would that those against gay marriage choose to not get divorced...strengthen their own marriage...build something positive rather than heaping darkness on those they choose not to understand...

    For the Christians in the crowd: As wonderful as John 3:16 is...we can't afford to forget John 3:17...