This comes before any other consideration. For too long, we have suffered in the shadows, and, at best, incorporated obliquely as part of a greater whole. We are not a people. It is time for us, in the face of our obliteration and lack of consideration, to be, a people.
I was posting a series of posts on facebook, and this came to me.
If you are GLBT, the fact is, you are laughed at. You are taken for granted. You are mocked, and ridiculed, even by the people who claim to need you, and to want you as part of your coalition.
You are DESPISED. You are LAUGHED AT. And, what is so ironic about this is, you are despised, laughed at, mocked and ridiculed, despite everything having been taken away from you, that you need nothing from these people who are mocking, laughing, and ridiculing you.
If we do not get justice, and swift, severe, uncompromising justice .. then …
It is time for a GLBT nation.
It is time for us to start seeing ourselves — and I would argue globally — as a people, as a distinct (how shall I say it), uh, world.
Gay people are persecuted in China. We are persecuted in Uganda. We are persecuted in the United States.
And the irony is, people in BRITAIN — BRITAIN, for god’s sake — they see our individuality and our value as human beings, despite their country’s greater acceptance of our civil rights, as more important of attention than the people in power do in our own country.
If you are an American, Obama and the Democrats laugh at you. Really, they do. They issue trite speeches on your behalf, but have no intention of actually doing anything for you, or even in exchange for your vote. In other words, they don’t treat you seriously .. this is the same, politically, as laughing at you, and Obama himself has mocked you, personally, for trying to hold him to account.
If you like being mocked, ridiculed, and taken advantage of, then carry on.
They see you as being so unimportant they won’t even count you. Oh, yes, they argue about counting married couples and whether you should be included in that — but as individual GLBT people, worthy of being counted? This is how meaningless your entire existence is to them. And these are the people, putatively, who care about your civil rights more than anyone else in this country.
We have tried to exercise our influence within the existing big tents. What I would argue is this is, has been, and continues to fail.
We need to go beyond political parties. If out of extreme necessity if nothing else, we need to be a global union. In so many words, whispered, a phantom — the beginnings of a NATION.
The people who mock, despise and ridicule you, at the same time, and in a very singlehandedly sinister fashion, not only want, but demand your vote, your donation and your work on behalf of their particular political agenda.
Call it a union, if you must. If you will. But we must join together. We also must show the way. The corporatists threaten to engulf us all. The corporatists know no nation, no national boundaries, but they hope to control us all.
We have to band together for the common good. We have very different political philosophies. We are Republicans. We are Democrats. We are — as I am — Greens, and others. And we are Chinese, Americans, Ugandans, but we all live on the good green planet earth.
And we are in the minority. Our cultures have adopted a philosophy of despising us, as outcasting us, as ridiculing us — as lepers, until they need us.
But we are all GLBT people.