Tuesday, November 11, 2008

No More Hate



This is the preeminent civil rights struggle of our times. I think that one day, people who stand silent now on this issue will regret not having spoken up.



I did find it interesting that Olbermann stated that he can't think of "even a collegue" who was affected by this issue. Rachel Maddow is gay. Not to take away from what Keith has so passionately stated; just sayin'.


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10 comments:

  1. There is no room in this country for this kind of hatred and devisiveness. I don't want to see descrimination of any kind pointed at those whom so many seem to feel are "different". That is not what this country is about -- any country. Why can't we practice a loving acceptance of all people regardless of their beliefs, the color of their skin, their sexual preference?

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  2. I think you're right about those who stand silent.

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  3. I think it's a crime that they rescinded gay marriage! I think if we keep protesting and gay marrieds bring lawsuits maybe they'll get the absolute human right back! It's ridiculous to deny anybody the right to marry! :)

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  4. 'the time is always right to do what is right'

    I think that says it all

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  5. About Keith & Rachel: they're clearly very close (I have a hunch that Keith thinks of Rachel as his Lil' Sis; he's certainly boosted her career since she arrived at MSNBC, and clearly takes pride in her accomplishments). I think his PASSION in this "Special Comment", is animated by his relationship w/ Rachel (perhaps among others).

    So why didn't he mention her?

    1) Rachel and her partner, Susan Mikula, live in Massachusetts. I don't know if they're married, but they COULD be (i.e., Prop 8 didn't affect them directly).

    Or, more likely,

    2) While Rachel is very upfront about her sexuality/partner-status in numerous interviews, to my knowledge, she hasn't mentioned it on-the-air at MSNBC (besides once making a crack---while guest-hosting Countdown---about how Fixed Noise once asked her to be a "guest expert" re the "Madonna kisses Britney" hoohah. Rachel: "I said 'No thanks.' Duh!" ;-D)

    Ergo, I think Keith would feel it's Rachel's place to bring it up (on air). He's not going to go there, if she hasn't. [Why she hasn't, involves speculation for another time! ;-/]

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  6. jcf: Yes, Rachel Maddow is practically my neighbor! Rumor has it if you arrive at the landfill in her town at just the right time on Saturday morning, you can meet her and talk with her. But I wouldn't do that; ever. I'm celebrity shy beyond belief.

    You've created some good possibilities for why he didn't mention her but he could have done so without mentioning her name; simply by leaving out the "not even a collegue" part.

    And not to split hairs but Prop 8 affects everyone; especially if one is GLBT. I hope that doesn't sound condescending; I don't mean it that way - especially not toward you, my friend!

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  7. i like the idea that people are continuing to protest. sometimes that is the only way people listen. but it has to be done without violence and i wouldn't put it past the people that are anti-gay marriage to infiltrate to cause a riot. it's a tried and true tactic of vile people.

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  8. I'm in for this Saturday in Northampton. I had other plans, but supporting our daughter and everyone else who was relegated to second-class citizenship by this Tyranny of the Masses is way too important to miss.

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  9. if a straight person thinks they don't know any gay people or that this issue is not their concern must be blind. all my life I've been family to, friends with, and had neighbors and co-workers that are gay. no one should be considered a second class citizen in this country.

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  10. Another thing that upsets me about Prop. 8 and others like it is the obscene waste of money and energy spent on interfering with other people's lives. Just think of the good that could be done with all that, but no, fearful and ignorant people would rather waste it all on an issue that doesn't even effect them. And now it will take even more money and energy to overturn it.

    Trying to find the silver lining, it seems to me that the very fact that some people felt they had to force the issue and have a vote on this shows that things are changing, and that threatens some people. Twenty years ago this would never have happened, not because things were better then, but because societal views hadn't changed enough to threaten the small-minded. I'm encouraged by the incredible reaction across the country to the passage of Prop 8 and hope that California's Supreme Court will overturn it; then, hopefully, the rest of the country will follow.

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