Monday, June 15, 2009

More Late Night Ramblings To The Center Of My Mind

So a bit of a let down last week wasn’t it? What with Obama’s Department Of Justice filing a legal brief in defense of DOMA you would think we Queers have been given the shaft again and you would be right. Hell we Gender Queer’s even got the finger from the house journal of the Gay establishment The Advocate who couldn’t be bothered to get a story about a trans woman getting married right. It is enough to really piss one off isn’t it?

It’s certainly enough to make me turn my eyes inward to meditate on what I’ve done or not done. I certainly am no great activist or leader and just as certainly have not done enough to advance the cause of legal equality for queers. We all haven’t done enough. I know I’m a coward for not being fully out to everyone I know. If we ALL came out we would shock and move a great many people. But that’s easy to say and hard, if not potentially fatal, to do. Maybe it’s because I’m a child of the 60’s but I’m coming around to the belief that only a revolution can change things. The system seems so hopelessly corrupt, so completely bought off by the big money interests that nothing short of revolution will be able to make any difference. But are we all too apathetic and scared to make a difference?

So do you have an answer for that?

1 comment:

{{ d a n i m o }} said...

i feel like i did more activism in four years at college than most people, even our allies, do in a lifetime. and i'm not done yet. i feel like a revolution is one of the few options that might actually accomplish change too and i'm barely a child of the 80's. :P

wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all come out as our many layers that we hide form each other on a daily basis? if everyone could be publicly queer, gender queer, dominant/submissive, a swinger, polyamorous, or all fucking aspects of themselves, all at once, all out on the table? no one could excuse their bigotry behind their fear of the unknown because we are everywhere. oh, a girl can dream. . . :)

by the way, thankx for the links; i haven't read "the advocate" in a hot minute for precisely that kind of reason. it's extremely difficult if not impossible to find a widespread lgbt publication that isn't overtly racist, sizist, and hopelessly and obliviously driven by a two-gender paradigm.