Sunday, November 11, 2012

Moving Forward

So, during the Olympics I saw there was Saudi woman running some events with her head covered. She came last but that wasn't the point, which was a Saudi woman competing in the Olympics. The reason this happened is clear, women demanded it. Men certainly would not have volunteered it. Women decided it was time for a change. I thought it was a pretty momentous event and signaled very much that times "they are a-changin". 

Like so many of you I was horrified to read about Akins' rapey comments which were quickly joined by others on the right, including an Arizona bill which stated that a woman could be pregnant two weeks before she actually had a shag. It was no surprise that there are idiots out there that believe this kid of nonsense still in the 21st century, but I was surprised to see how few distanced themselves from it, including Romney and Ryan. If either of them had spoken out against these kind of statements I believe the election may have gone a little differently. So, you have to ask yourself - why didn't they say something? And then when you hear about the Republican Partys' reaction to the election, their total surprise - they even said Romney was "shell shocked", things start to become clearer. They all really lived in this fantasy land. They only looked at their own polls and completely disregarded the facts and had a whole TV network encouraging them to do so. They said Nate Silver was a liberal pawn and the reality is he was just speaking facts, it was not political at all. This absolute disconnect from reality is hilarious and both informative and scary. They basically believed something to be true despite evidence to the contrary. You see this in religion all the time and it seems to be spreading to everything else. Then The Tea Party (their early formation) was to counteract government over spending but were basically bought by big money like you would buy sheep or cattle. They were funneled, pushed and poked to try and achieve the aim of the super rich - which is to become even richer. Fueled by good old fashioned racism and fears of communism they were played. Like suckers. All the time this was going on I saw the outrage of women all over social media, friends and family and I remembered the Saudi athlete and thought to myself, "you don't want to fuck with the ladies!" Men have achieved a great deal, but I believe that the old saying "behind every great man is a great woman" to be 100% accurate. Those on the right have forgotten this and ditched the women for money. What kind of person would do that? I came to this country to make money, there is no shame in that. There's no shame in being wealthy. But for society to work you have to put some of it back in. No one begrudges people like Bill gates' money because he tries to help. He can buy all the houses and yachts he wants, nobody gives a shit and they shouldn't. They should wish him good luck because he put some in and tried to help.

The world is changing, it is evolving. Evolution teaches us NOT survival of the fittest but survival of those that can readily adapt to new situations and circumstance. The conservative view, treating women as inferior, will not stand. That view is from the past and it is not evolved and it will fall everywhere eventually, all over the planet. All those millions spent by the rich trying to keep people under their thumb. All the money gone, wasted - on both sides. What a disgrace for everyone. All the education, infrastructure that could have been done instead thrown away because a bunch of old white guys wanted to be the boss of your vagina. 
I love facts, even when they sting but I don't turn away from them, that's so childish. I think it's time we embrace the facts on climate change, science and religion. It's obvious to everybody now that we are not going back to those imaginary "good times" of the 50's. They never existed in the first place. 

It's time we moved forward into the 21st century. I truly believe we'd all be better off, but that's just my opinion...