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A Black man's opinion on LGBT rights...

... LGBT rights are equivalent to the Civil Rights Movement.

And as a Black person, it is easy to see the connection.

LGBT rights is NOT equivalent to the right to smoke marijuana.

The right to smoke marijuana shares characteristics with the prohibition of alcohol back the day.

And you do not need to be Black to see the difference.

Why do I feel like I have to make this point?

One more time:

LGBT = Civil Rights Movement = Women's Movement = ... you see where this is going...
"Want to smoke weed " DOES NOT EQUAL "any form of civil rights"

I've noticed messages popping up on DU since Obama got re-elected suggesting that there is some kind of Civil Rights connection between LGBT rights and pot. It's like the weeders are trying to high-jack another unrelated issue to push their cause... to create a meme that pushes their cause.

And frankly, by doing so, essentially cheapens and reduces the LGBT Civil Rights issues, The Civil Rights issues of the 60s around race, and the Women's movement to the same level of prohibition of alcohol at best --- and the right to engage in the active sale, trafficking, and consumption of illegal substances.

I saw this play out on some Maher video on the site, but my browser crashed and I lost the link.

That was the last straw!!!!

As a Black man, I have to see this. LGBT rights is equivalent.
I wont go through the details of what qualities we share... I'm sure we all know.

It's these parasitic pro-drug types that, I think, know the difference, but care so much more about wanting to do their stuff anywhere they want, that they are willing to cheapen everything else around them to get it.

I've lost my patience today.

Anyway, that's it.

>> DURec+ it if you're in! OTC = Occupy The Cliff!!!!

DURec+ it if you're in! OTC = Occupy The Cliff!!!!
"Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country!"
--- JFK

Obama had said something like this during his speech, didn't he?
He told us that the work we've done up to the election must continue if we are to move forward.

The "Fiscal Cliff" is our test!
Our challenge!

We have to be occupying right at the front gates of the capital or on the great lawn... but we must be there as big as the Million Man March!

It has to be the case that when the Repugs backed by their Plutocrats and Thugs walk into the Oval Office wanting to cut something we need so that their rich backers don't have to pay their fair share, we have to make it so that Obama does not stand alone, but pulls back the curtain and says: "the people appear to have a different opinion on that".

We have to be there. Our jobs as citizens is to make sure our elected officials do hear our voices... and in his speech, he said that he will listen.

This is our time.
History has given us that chance to learn the hard lesson of not trying... of only waiting... and through it we learned what can be done when we act.

The Fiscal Cliff is not not the practice run... it's not the test.
The Fiscal Cliff is the real 10 alarm fire that we must run in to... we will only know we are ready when we run in.

The proposal: Occupy The Cliff
We get 1,000,000+ people occupying the great lawn right when they are hot in negotiations for as many weeks leading up to the votes. Always building more and more.

History... Divine providence... The great fates... have all thrown down a challenge!

And how do we reply, folks!


Let's do it! OTC = Occupy The Cliff

I've already allocated some resources to get us started. Now what we need is we the people.

Follow on Twitter if your in! https://twitter.com/OccupyTheCliff
Like on Facebook if your in! http://www.facebook.com/OccupyTheCliff

I'm gonna help and advice, too... I'm human.
So please, feel free to email me at > OccupyTheCliff@gmail.com <

DURec+ it if you're in!
Bookmark this and let's get this shindig started!!!
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