um....not sure exactly who your commentary was directed towards alan; i am not entirely convinced that you actually read the original post. your response felt more like a reaction to something triggered in you, than anything i wrote. at any rate, a couple of things come to mind:
the original post was not made to 'rant' against those who would defeat gay marriage. yes, i would like to see equal class citizenship for all people, but....
i made this post to report on and rail against the large corporations and institutions, the powerful and the wealthy who believe they own this country, any thing, or idea, or person, and that any of those aforementioned can be bought or sold. so i am not clear about how that ties into your point
My point is that I (respectfully) find your (and others) rants about gay marriage to be quite silly
i don't see a rant about gay marriage here.
and btw: ouch!
we do have men on in this webcommunity who are in fact married, so such a statement seems a bit insensitive. the very substance of their lives deepest concerns silly?
You think YOU are being discriminated against? What about us single people
well, i know that gays are discriminated against legally [over 1100 federal rights denied us, but that's neither here nor there, keep reading for my initial motivation for grinding this particular axe*] i never think it a good idea to say one persons pain hurts more than anothers. how could that be measured or verified?
You fail to look at the true evil going on
*"Statistics on suicide are grim. Approximately 32,000 people commit suicide each year in the U.S., and suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college students. When it comes to the subject of LGBT youth and suicide, the statistics are even darker: LGBT and questioning youth are up to four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers; LGBT youth who come from a rejecting family are up to nine times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual peers."
children in unnecessary pain is the true evil. children as victims of a flawed political system, pawns of the mighty corporations and individuals who will stomp on anything that gets in the way of their insatiable greed for more, is true evil. these same power mongers using their resources to force a particular point of view that smothers people's lives from the inside out, true evil.
just wanted to make that clarification, even if only for my own benefit. *shrug*
back to pondering.......