I'm not one of those people who is content to look the other way like it's not my business and I need not get involved. I don't have it in me to pretend like things are okay when in reality I couldn't be more opposed. I would rather die than be complacent about such things.
I hear people bitch and complain and whine about all sorts of trivial bullshit and then I read stories like this, knowing these kinds of people exist and knowing that I claimed friendship with someone who will end up being a story like this one. I look at some of the people around me and I think "What the fuck do YOU have to complain about?" This is my way of explaining to you guys that you need not come at me with nonsense that absolutely will not matter this time next week like it's armafuckinggeddon today.
No one I know lives in dire poverty or goes to bed hungry because they have no resources for food. No one I know is lacking or truly doing without. No one I know has to worry about whether or not they will be beaten or killed each time they walk out of their own home.
While I'm on this rant, an interesting thing happened recently. My friend Sue in NJ emailed me a link to a website of a guy I monitor. His name is Fred Phelps - as in the Reverend Fred Phelps. This man is beyond anything I've ever understood before, I liken him to Adolf Hitler. He has a website called God Hates Fags that he operates through his church in Pigfucker, Kansas. These people picket gay people's funerals and such - not too long ago they picketed in New York for some of the firemen's funerals and such with signs like "Thank God For Sept 11" and "FDNY In Hell". They even brought the death of Daniel Pearl into it. I'm not kidding - see for yourself:
But there's More! There's another website, a counterpoint site called God Hates Fundies that has written an exposé on Fred Phelps and his family! It's harsh, but definitely worth the read.
If you don't know who your enemies are, how the HELL can you fight them?