Thursday, September 17, 2009

Nobody's Business

Another neighbor told the Herald Sun she had her suspicions about the father but did not want to interfere.

"I didn't go to anybody, because it wasn't anybody's business," she told the paper.

She added that the woman who encouraged the victim to contact police "has always been a busybody."

Have we as a society reached a point where we no longer care?

The above italicized section is an excerpt from an article you can find here ( Long story short - man began sexually abusing his daughter in 1970 . . . and continued the abuse almost daily until 2007. 37 years. The man fathered four children, one of which died, all of which had defects, with his daughter.

Now, the story is horrifying to begin with, let alone the neighbor's attitude.

I know, people just don't want to get involved. People just want to live their ordinary little lives and pretend everything is find and dandy.

Everything is not fine and dandy. A woman was sexually abused by her father for 37 years. 37 years. 37 years. She had four children . . . by her father. Oh, and her mother's comments . . . "We lived in a big house, so I wouldn't have known".

She wouldn't have known.

She wouldn't have known.

She wouldn't have known!!!!

How in the frak can you not know that your husband is having sex with your daughter . . . for 37 years?? 37 years!!!!!

Seriously! Then, the lovely neighbor that it's not their place.




At some point, it is somebody's place! At some point in time, we as humans, need to stand up for the dignity of life. At some point in time, we as humans, need to say enough is enough.

37 years, people, and the lovely neighbor says "I didn't go to anybody, because it wasn't anybody's business".

Yes, it is somebody's business. At some point in time, somebody needs to care enough. If we stop caring, if we let abuse continue for 37 years - 37 years - then we are no better than the animals we kill on a daily basis to feed ourselves. If we stop caring, if we let abuse continue for 37 years - 37 years - then we are . . . well . . . we're no longer human.


Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sexual Orientation Discrimination Bill

So, Nashville's Metro Council passed the sexual orientation discrimination bill which means business cannot discriminate against a person based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Woo-hoo.

There were mostly yeas in the passage of this bill.

There were, of course, some nays as well.

One strong opponent, voicing his dissent, his moral opinion, was a minister from a local church. Go figure.

I mean, this man, on his moral soapbox, basically said (well, not in so many words, but . . .) it is okay, okay, I tell you, to discriminate against gays and lesbians. God would want you to discriminate against gays and lesbians.

Okay, he didn't say that, but, for all intents and purposes this man of God (written with a shake of the head and a snide chuckle . . . man of God . . . PLEASE!), believes, believes I tell you, that allowing non-discrimination to my people (gays and lesbians, people, just in case you didn't have a clue) is morally wrong. In fact, this lovely enlightened (insert snark here) individual actually said We obviously realize this is not a discrimination issue this is a moral issue we believe Council tonight has sanctioned an immoral lifestyle.

First, I must digress. Lifestyle? WTF? Seriously people, it's genetics, pure and simple, no question. Lifestyle? Geesh!

Second . . . this man is probably just jealous of the immoral things I can do in the . . .

Now, back to our scheduled rant . . .


Moral issue???

Yes, the people from the Land of Delusion are alive and well . . . and unfortunately living in Nashville, TN.

Oh, did I mention this opponent is a minister? Why, yes, I believe I did, but I'd thought I'd remind you just for kicks.

He is A. Man. Of. God!! Why do I have the sense of an echoing, computer generated voice saying those words over and over again????

Oh, did I mention that it appears he allegedly believes he is the moral compass for Nashville. Boy, he must carry a lot of weight on those tiny shoulders.

Oh, did I mention he wore his fancy - I'm a hetero and only heteros deserve equality - sticker on his nicely pressed shirt?? Awwww, how cute. His drones wore them as well. They looked so, well, gay with their matching stickers . . . sorry, these things just tumble out of my head sometimes.

I mean, seriously people.

Basically, this man and his drones believe . . . it is okay to discriminate. They, in fact, support discrimination. They, in fact, promote discrimination with their cutesy little stickers of a stick man and woman (really, it was the symbols that appear on bathroom doors - irony, people, irony so sharp it hurts) holding hands.

I mean, these people, really think they are capable of deciding an issue this big for E-V-E-R-Y-B-O-D-Y!

So, go forth . . . and discriminate!

It's okay, really it is, well at least according to the people with the bathroom symbols stuck to their chests!

My final thought (for now) . . . what if my people were put on Earth as a test for the allegedly morally righteous? Huh? What if? I mean, seriously, if my people are a test, you darn well know who just failed that test . . . Seriously, you do, you can find them by the bathroom symbols stuck to their chests. I'm just saying . . .