Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I Am A Commie Homo-Loving Son Of A Gun!
Sean Penn won his 2nd Oscar the other night for portraying Harvey Milk . That was great in itself since it saved us from having to listen to Mickey Rourke. However, what Sean Penn said in his acceptance speech was the most honest statement that c an be made to folks who have a problem with gay people. Sean Penn said, "I think it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren's eyes if they continue that way."
Jesus H Christ! Shaming bigots into actually thinking what their grandkids, who won't give a damn about this issue, will think about them? That is brilliance. I have often thought about people in my own family who had problems with blacks and how I wish they'd have been out front in saying "well that just isn't right".
Sean Penn is out front. So are a lot of people. Gay marriage is coming to a state near you. It is inevitable. The young people are 75/25 in favor, the middle aged are 50/50, and the old are 75/25 against. It doesnt take Albert Einstein to do the math on this one. So in the words of Mr. Bob Dylan:
Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.