Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:00 PM
WCGreen (45,558 posts)
You know what I am thankful for...
I know this may sound petty and all considering all the stuff that is going on around the world and such, but I am thankful that most of the big networks are embracing the redefinition of what a family is in the 21st century...
Look at all the openly gay couples and the bi-racial couples and the extended families that are portrayed as normal.
To me that shows that the future is now as far as the acceptability of the new normal that all the crazy people on the right are railing against.
Change is here and it's not going to go back no matter what the bigots and haters and deniers say.
Things have changed so much since I was a child that I kinda almost don't care that I am NOT flying around in my air-car.
The opening up of our country in such a way that still shines a beacon for the worlds repressed is the best thing we have going today.
It's as if suddenly racism and homophobia and all the other constructs built on hate and fear and loathing that have stood in the way of America going to the future are almost not relevant. Sure there are a lot of people out there who still hate just because that is all they know, but I think that is all crumpling faster than a sandcastle meeting high tide.
We still have a lot to do but the big stuff that has divided us as a nation for most of our history is falling away so rapidly, so clearly that I can only say I am glad to be alive and happy to be thankful for what is going on...
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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:31 PM
CaliforniaPeggy (120,668 posts)
3. This is a beautiful post, Chris, and thank you...
I think you've really zeroed in on something that is so basic to our human decency.
I think it's probably because Obama got elected, and then re-elected. His presidency shows us the way to the future...