Victims of Choice

You are gay?

How comes?

How do you know?

Are you sure?

Actor Neil Patrick Harris came out publicly and it created a stir in the media and Hollywood. Neil and his partner are happy with their twins. I’m seeing children as young as 12 y/o professing that they are gay. These children are victimized by children of heterosexual couples. Some even take their life because they feel that they would be safer in death. How sad.

Life is a gift. How you live it is your prerogative. What makes you happy? The things that makes me happy are not the same things that make you happy. Deviation from societal norm is extremely frowned upon.

Human rights are extremely important, but sometimes we can be a bit biased when assessing certain situation that questions human rights. If we spend more time embracing the things that connect us instead of the things that separates us, wouldn’t society be a better place?

I sound like an idealist 🙂

Let me leave you with two quotes:

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Maya Angelou

Internal peace is an essential first step to achieving peace in the world. How do you cultivate it? It’s very simple. In the first place by realizing clearly that all mankind is one, that human beings in every country are members of one and the same family.
The Dalai Lama

 

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Until next week,

Peace!

15 thoughts on “Victims of Choice

  1. A bit biased? What an understatement! As I get older, I am appalled at how much societal bias I see, read, and hear about, saddened by the needless loss of life because of an innate bigotry toward anyone who dares to be different or those who are unwilling to follow religious dogma simply because none of it makes sense to them and is, in fact, a great source of bigoted behavior all over the world.

    • People evolve over time, or they should at least. Where I’m from, the subject of homosexuality and oral sex among others, are extremely taboo. Now, entertainers are singing freely and openly about oral sex and our Prime Minister is even considering revising our buggery law. I said that to say what we use to consider to be abnormal and “wrong”, is slowly being accepted as a societal norm. Granted, you will still have a few traditionalists, and that happens with all things in life. Some people don’t like change.

      • Hell, no, some people don’t like change and, yeah, I’m thinking that we’re seeing an evolution, even if it’s one that’s going away from traditional values. There are still people you can say “blow job” to and they’ll be on the verge of passing out; say ‘homosexual’ and they might start crossing themselves, making the evil eye, whatever they need to do to ward off this “evil.”

        Of course, if “Sally” wanted to give “Joel” a blow job, no one would think a whole lot of it (unless she was doing it to get a new iPad); if “Pierre” wanted to give “Joel” that blow job, well, get your rain gear because the shit will be hitting the fan by the gallon, huh?

        But, those who would be upset about that tend to overlook the obvious: It is being done… it has always been done… it will continue to be done and there’s nothing anyone can do to prevent it from happening between consenting adults.

        Maybe it’s time for the die-hard traditionalists to grow up…

      • That’s true. These things aren’t new. It’s just that there are more and more people going public with it. Why do you think we have the word “down-low”? This has been going on for years. People dont wake up one day and decide to try on gay as if it’s an accessory. 😆

      • No, they don’t, although there are loads of people that see homosexual sex as an accessory – it’s just another way to get one’s rocks off.

        Given this, it makes sense that while a lot of people are on the DL, there are many more who aren’t and they are becoming quite visible – they ain’t going back into whatever closet they came out of.

        So, our society has to adjust with the changing dynamic – and it is even though it’s kicking and screaming the whole way because there will always be resistance to change when traditional values appear to be threatened.

        Those values won’t go away because, for some, they work very well (or they’re afraid to step out of the box) and, at least in my opinion, it’s easier to accept the change, see if it has any impact on your life, then just go on about your business. You don’t have to like it… but that’s not going to stop the change from happening.

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