I'm reminded of that reprehensible, shameful, ridiculous National Organization for Marriage (NOM) "Gathering Storm" commercial. You may recall that it featured actors, put forth as real people, until the hue and cry forced them to place a disclaimer on screen.
Judging by the recent, and epic demand for equality, from as high up as the office of the president of the United States, and other, high-profile, individuals... Well--- it appears that their worst nightmare is coming true, and in ways far more horrifying than they first imagined! But it's not really a storm. It's a gentle, but steady, rain of cleansing, sanity, compassion, evolution, and democracy.
In their eyes, perhaps, their hateful chickens have, evidently come home to roost.
Can anyone else feel the ground moving with change?
It's like an earthquake? Not a big, scary, horrifying, earthquake though! More like the gentle rumble and shifting of the tectonic plates beneath the Earth's surface--- moving in order to make room to bring more, and more, people to the universal table of respect and equality. Though, perhaps, it's our world's It's more like growing pains in adapting to the dawning of a new society.
Since President Barack Obama's groundbreaking inauguration speech concerning Seneca Falls Stonewall and Selma, it appears that there is a quantum shift in the approach of society toward fairness. And the time is now. People who do not cherish equality and fairness are sh*tting a brick right now.
The world, or at least this nation, is changing right before their very eyes and the sense of entitlement to which they once felt ownership is now changed and changing forever. Even the President of the NAACP gets it! It appears the, proverbial, jig, is up.
"We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths—that all of us are created equal—is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone, to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth."
Read more: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/2013/01/obamas-inaugural-allusions.html#ixzz2IvvsgfDf
I never in my life thought that I would have the leisure of watching my country evolve right in front of my eyes. I do not believe, for one moment, that this wave can ever be squashed. It can't be stopped. You cannot un-spill the milk. You cannot un-fire a cannon.
What is to become of the remnant, outdated relics of the times in which bald-faced racism and bigotry remained one of those issues of late, which were left to be another can kicked down the road for someone else's shift? What happens to their "birthright"? This writer recommends that they get some therapy, with haste.
What are they to do, now that everything is changing at an amazing rate of speed which is absolutely dizzying, and mind-blowing to clingers-onto "the way things are supposed (used) to be"?
Those of the past who are unwilling to accept The New Patriotism--- the new equality, and the new fairness--- I feel sorry for these people because if they do not get on board they will, most assuredly, be left behind drowning in the vast minority of people of today's society. Like so many rotting fruit.
If they do not come to grips with this change in the way that we have come to live with one another, and the way that we will come to embrace each other going forward, they might as well buy islands in the Mediterranean and just live there, and be happy, in hatred, together. Forever.
The Mayans, evidently, were right! This is the age for a brand, new, righteous beginning! Who wouldn't want a front row seat to witness this glorious sea change that portents the arrival of the ultimate equalizer!? Her name is "Justice".
The new paradigm: Don't be a dick! Play nice. Play fair. Be kind. Uplift one another. Learn to love YOURSELF! That should be sufficient to facilitate the cessation of hating OTHERS!
Oh Yeah! "THIS is (the NEW) America! LOVE it, or...!"