Gay marriage, abortion, war, and the death penalty



This is an ever prevalent area of topics to which I am wholly interested in, yet find difficult to write about, as when it appears in my mental process, I am usually so angry that I cannot type straight.

So, let us clear the air. I will be very clear, like saran wrap.  I will make it simple, like 1-2-3, A-B-C.

If you do not agree with gay marriage, do not marry a gay person.

If you do not feel like abortion is an option for you, do not have one.

If you think that killing is wrong, don’t prove it by going to war, and abolish the death penalty.

But no. This is not what it is about really, is it?

So, let me tell you how to not be a hypocrite.

If you want to uphold the sanctity of marriage, outlaw divorce.

If you want to eliminate abortion, promote sexual education.

If you want to stop mindless killing, stop mindlessly killing–this applies to both war and the death penalty.

But to those of you who are anti gay marriage yet do not give a flip about divorce (as it is afforded to those who have the legal right to marry–aka heterosexuals), you need  to realize heteros are the greatest threat to the sanctity of marriage, as they are the ones who legally have a 50% divorce rate. (http://www.divorcerate.org/)  Don’t be a hypocrite and act like gays are ruining marriage, when its obvious that straight people are unable to handle the responsibility they have been given as a “birth rite”.  Give me a break. I think marriage is absurd, misery2

but by the freedoms invested in me as an American, I believe everyone should have the right to make that mistake.   I am sick of people using the bullshit “sanctity of marriage” as an argument to be bigots, and assholes cloaked in some sanctimonious, holier than thou attitude.   Who do you think you are? Who do you think you are fooling?

It is obvious to anyone with half a brain, that your obsession with other people’s lives belies deep issues in you own. Get over it. Go deal with your own shit.   Leave everyone else alone, until you clean up your own back yard.

Abortion. Yeah. Lets talk about that. To those of you who wish to strip me of my freedom of choice, by passing a law that about something, that AGAIN, is none of your business, YET, ironically, are also, anti-sexual education, a tool that ABSOLUTELY has the potential to reduce the necessity of abortion, I want to say, screw you. You don’t like abortion? Don’t have one. You don’t like the need for abortion? Then start educating these hapless victims of ignorance, or shut the fuck up. If you don’t help people avoid it, because of your prudish, controlling ways, then don’t get upset when the need arises for it.  I am anti abortion. I hate that it exists.  I am pro-life, I love life. But I am Pro-Freedom of Choice.  This is my birth rite as a human, and for those of you who want to outlaw abortion, AND get rid of welfare AND ignore the unlimited possibilities of education, I would say, get your heads out of your asses.

And I will go you one further. If you are indeed, one of those, who has the audacity to say–that every group of cells coagulating in a womb is a life from God, then A. you need to make provisions to tend to that life, if you take away the bearers rights to choose–in for a penny, in for a pound. If you believe that, then take that baby, and its mom, in, care for them, see to their needs, and if you are not willing to do that, then shut the fuck up. And if you think that all babies are gifts from god, and a part of god’s plan, then B. you need to outlaw IVF. If children are signs of god’s way, then so should infertility be seen as god’s way. IVF is a scientific manipulation of god’s plan, as per the abortion argument, so get rid of it, a procedure available exclusively to the wealthy, as poor people have no trouble getting pregnant—(there’s not much else they can afford to do), but still, no exactly, get rid of those options. If poor people getting pregnant should just be accepted, then so should barren rich folks.  This double standard is disgusting.  If you care so much, make a law that before anyone can artificially inseminate, that all the children with out homes, must be housed first. No? Oh, yeah, its easier to legislate the poor, isn’t it? Hypocrites!!!!!!!!!!

Finally. To those who think that war is justified because-“they came over here and blew up the twin towers”, allow me to blow your mind.

Read the news. We have been bombing most of the middle east for years, years and years before 9/11. So, with your own misguided logic, you have excused anyone in the world, for coming here and blowing up shit. Do you really think that 9/11 came out of nowhere?  Then you are an ignorant idiot. Before you get all self-patriotic-righteous, just do some research, you will find that America is the worst at bullying the world.  Now, settle down, I don’t think, nor do I want anyone to die. I don’t think killing for vengeance, or righteousness is right. But don’t be hypocritical about it. We are all human. There has got to be a better way.

And the death penalty…

Its funny, as most of the ideals of society that I personally oppose, seem to find there way, in many people, as a trifecta of traits in one pretty package. The traits though, I find are in themselves, diametrically opposed. Allow me.

People who hate gay marriage do nothing about outlawing divorce, the most obvious answer to solidifying the sanctity of marriage, (I bet people would think a lot longer about jumping in, if they knew they could never get out)

People who think war is justified if we do it, but not if others do. (How does that flow chart look?)

But for sure, people who think abortion is wrong, almost always, without fail, support the death penalty.  Its like, killing a blank slate (tabula rasa) is wrong, but if you have invested 21 years on this planet, maybe because you were born into poverty, you went through the system (that failed), you ended up on the street, maybe using drugs, a forgotten soul that might have been spared, or helped, because this world is not compassionate enough to take care of all of its inhabitants, you, you can be executed.  How, please tell me, does this make sense?

We need to take care of the ones we have, educate those who are here now, stop this cycle of ignorance. Birth control can be mental–education will prevent abortions, tolerance will ensure freedoms, and compassion can break the chain.

Just stop being hypocrites, and the rest will take care of itself.

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About Janis Alanis

Thinker, BS detector, champion of Reason. Unafraid. Ticked off, and riled up. View all posts by Janis Alanis

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