A small rant itching to get out..
Can we all just admit that many of the policies of this country, like banning same-sex marriage and criminalizing marijuana that erroneously and negatively interfere with millions of lives, are all modern-day versions and remnants of colonial Puritan laws? The ones who spew fire and brimstone homophobia and believe cannabis is the devil’s sage are the 21st century’s version of the regressed and morbidly conservative fools with pitchforks and torches who hunted witches for the first 300 years of this country’s existence. This is how firm of a grasp religion, unfortunately, still has on this country. The United States is one enormous Footloose-esque town but this isn’t dancing. The country and its citizens suffer from these laws and are harmed by their hate-filled lobbyists that use their power as a politician, preacher, or everyday person to rip or ruin the lives of good human beings. I feel like the moral battles, on some level, with these types of people will continue on long after we’re gone. The part that is the most worrisome is how blatant these hate-fueled attempts are that unfairly target specific groups of people. These laws aren’t the buried-in-the-terms-and-conditions types, they’re clearly visible and so are the sickening results. They are hoisted up by some of the most narrow and small minded people who ooze ignorance from their mind and mouth. They do all of this while shouting their hatefulness loud, pridefully, and unrepentant on the steps of discrimination and prejudice. This makes fighting this now is even more important. The so far perpetual struggle against injustice has to keep moving forward and progressing. The man I admire so much, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, said ““If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl. But by all means, keep moving.”. That’s what it takes. We can’t afford to become even more well-adjusted to injustice. As John F. Kennedy told us, it takes one person to make a difference, and everyone should try. They ones on the wrong side try hard, we must always try harder. It will take many to bury the cross before we stop burying our young people in this immorally moral society.