"Take power away from those who misuse it -- at which point they become HUMAN, too." "...The barometer of where one is on human rights questions is no longer the black community, it's the gay community. Because it is the community which is most easily mistreated." CLICK ON his pic for more info
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If you think you don't belong, you belong here.
So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin' ass and celebratin' the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was. (Molly Ivins 1944-2007)
I compile this 'blog as a journaling catharsis, but enjoy occasional visitors.
MY BLOG PHILOSOPHY:
La bave du crapaud n'atteint pas la blanche colombe.
Literal translation : “The spit of the toad can’t reach the white dove.”
Better: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me.
Have you visited your Mom lately? "Pray for the Dead, but fight for the Living!"
Saute Crapaud, The Musical
Marriage: THE Most Fundamental Civil Right
The right to marry whoever one wishes is an elementary human right compared to which "the right to attend an integrated school, the right to sit where one pleases on a bus, the right to go into any hotel or recreation area or place of amusement, regardless of one's skin or color or race" are minor indeed. Even political rights, like the right to vote, and nearly all other rights enumerated in the Constitution, are secondary to the inalienable human rights to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence; and to this category the right to home and marriage unquestionably belongs. Hannah Arendt in Dissent, Winter 1959