Wednesday, June 29, 2005

yolks...



well, i woke up this morning. the morning after the same sex marriage was made into law...

the sun was shining. the birds were chirping away. the neighborhood kids were out playing (and screaming at the top of their lungs as usual). their parents, i suspect were still obliviously happily or miserably married or maybe single. nothing out of the ordinary.

me? i felt ok. not anymore morally decayed than usual. i wasn't fearful of anything.

but i did feel happy that this debate was over. i was puzzled that it took so long to confirm a human right...

but was this debacle really over...?

i got dressed and jogged over to the library to return some cd's. through the neighbourhood, over macleod trail, and by the wal-mart. the canadian flags over the wal-mart were at half mast. interesting...did someone important die i thought? i should of dropped in to ask the MOD why the flags were down.

let's see wal-mart is american and owned by a pretty conservative family... it can't be about same sex marriage, eh? naw... i'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

this same sex marriage debate is not over...

legislation is good in principle, but it can't change people's biases, at least not overnight. it has nothing to do with gay people getting married. it has to do with hate of the gay people getting married.

canada prides itself with being a tolerant society, but there's a strong undercurrent of mistrust, ignorance, hate. i know it's there. every once in awhile it rears it's ugly head like this last little while with the same sex marriage "debate".

for all people who have felt it's wrath, today is a celebration. it's a small step towards equality for all and that's good...

6 comments:

Mike said...

Al, no offence to you in my last post. It was posted before I came to your site.

soapyDave said...

i think the wal-mart flags were at half-mast because Walton Jr. died. They reported it on the news while I was on the plane but CBC was kind enough to cut out the ...in a plane crash... part.

bubba said...

mike,

no offense taken...

bubba said...

dave, you're back. i forgot about walton jr. he died in an ultralite accident, eh? he must have been a rock star. it all makes sense now. man, am i paranoid or what?

dean said...

I was reading DOSE, my new favorite thing to do while on the train. Some conservative bitch lady was saying that for Canada day, everyone should have the flag displayed upside, in order to show what a disgrace Canada has become for legalizing same sex marriage. I hope that she has kids, I hope that she loves them with all her heart, I hope that one of them turns out gay.

dean said...

upside-down, I meant to say.