Friday, October 17, 2008

My Kind of Activism

Just purchased a Barack O'Brownie and two Baracholate chip cookies at a Los Feliz fundraiser and am extremely pleased with myself. I may not march, or register voters, or make online contributions, or work a phone bank, but I WILL be politically conscious when it comes to dessert. And if Obama wins, I know it will have something to do with driving past 7/11, foregoing a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Brownie ice cream, and choosing instead a Barack O'brownie. When Barack said "Si se come", I listened.

If anyone knows of a bake sale for the No on 8 campaign, please let me know as I will proudly support marriage equality if I can get a cupcake out of it.

Seriously, though, if you live in California, vote no on Proposition 8, even if you're anti gay marriage and/or anti-gay. Here's why. Californians should create laws for Californians. Prop 8 is being funded in large part by Mormans in Utah. And let me say, I have nothing against them. Some of my dullest friends are Mormon. But I'm reminded of that old saying, "First they come for gay marriage, and then they come for caffeine." If Prop 8 passes, it will only embolden the Mormons. They'll get cocky, and start bankrolling a slew of propositions. Next thing you know, they'll outlaw alcohol, normal underwear and FUN. They will not rest until the most exciting thing to do in this state is go to church.

They. Must. Be. Stopped.

1 comment:

tankboy2902 said...

The Atlantic Monthly is my favorite magazine. I never let my subscription run out. I plan to have one for life. It's more than just a smart magazine, every once in a while I have an epiphany because of it.

I like having solid reasons for what I believe. I've kept ideas in my head for years before I've decided if I really agree with them or understand them (abortion and the integral (calculus) are two prominent ones). For everything else I attribute it to four elephants standing on a turtle. As for gay marriage, I was delighted to read about the elegant, logical, and respectful (towards human dignity) decision rendered by the California State Supreme Court. This is what I give to people who haven't quite figured out why they're open minded. Too often young people don't know why they're like that, I think that's one reason they lose that important quality.

I've stopped caring about the people who think the world is 6000 years old. And I work with quite a few. They're boring (Mormonesque?) and after plugging back into THE MATRIX for a few days any intelligent thing you say to them gets overwritten anyway. The Bible Belt sucks that way.

Good thing about the Atlantic Monthly: with every three epiphanies you get a free nirvana.