January 21st, 2004

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I want to thank everybody who commented on my posts from last night. I was so happy. I know in the scheme of things it's just a really little tiny victory, but just the knowledge that you can still do something you honestly thought you would never get to do again, has to be one of the most joyous things anybody could feel, and it meant a lot, a lot, to be able to share that with so many of you. *hugs* Am still working on replying, but I think I've added everybody to the RL filter who wanted to be added (on both journals--if you still can't see it, gah! just poke me or something. :) )

I haven't even read the state of the union yet. I read the summary of it in the Times. Sigh. I had known previously due to thebratqueen's post that the Resident was planning on mentioning gay marriage. But the fact that he's made it the central "values" issue in a speech filled with hypocrisy and propaganda and lies, just sort of boggles me. The New York Times called it disheartening; I see it as utterly preposterous, and a direct attack on my civil liberties and the civil liberties of every American.

I hate that man.

We just can't let him win in November, folks. We can't. The only way to do it is to educate yourselves and then educate your voting family members and friends. You have to talk to them. We all do. We can't let it slip aside; we have to do our part and reach the people we know we can reach. Open-mindedness can't be granted; it has to be taught; sometimes for the teacher, it has to be won through hard arguments.

There must be at least one person that each of us knows who will listen to our arguments and think seriously about what we have to say--who knows that it must be important or we wouldn't be saying it. For me that person is my mom; there is someone like that for each one of you, I am convinced of it.

People, this is an argument we have to win. Seriously. We cannot stick around for another four years of George Bush. Collapse )
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