Archive for the ‘Freedom’ Category
Proposition 8 passed in California. This means that gay marriage, the marriage between two people of the same gender, is now banned by the Californian constitution. I see this as a setback for equality and freedom. This is blatant suppression of a minority by a majority. I don’t understand why people feel a need to deny others such a freedom. What are people so afraid of? Have we still not learned that it’s okay to be different? Have we not come far enough that we can be accepting of others?
There is still so much work to do. So many people need to learn to not just tolerate, but accept the differences in those who do not conform to the societal norms. It is our differences that make us a great people. It is through our differences that we can excel as a society. If we would stop focusing so much attention, time and so many resources on such ridiculous battles and instead focus that attention, time and those resources on bettering the quality of life for all and advancing technology our society would flourish in ways we can only dream of.