Posted April 9th, 2011 @ 02:28pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Though this message is for the gay/lesbian folks out there, the core message applies to everyone:
I will admit I've not cared for the "special treatment" gays, lesbians, African Americans, etc. seem to want to get while declaring that they want "no special treatment." We have an NAACP, but an NAAWP would cause a shitstorm of epic proportions. It sucks that "CP" feel that they need an "NAA."
That said, I'm the least minority group there is (well, I am a Mac user, but equating computing platforms with being gay is as stupid as it sounds - or more so), so I can't know what these groups are going through. A big part of my "I don't want to hear about it" campaign is because I don't care… and by that I mean I don't care if someone's Asian or Lesbian or Jewish or whatever. It's inconsequential. They're just people.
I'm far from being the most enlightened person in the world, but also I doubt that I'm a big part of the problem.
Here's to hoping mankind in general becomes a more accepting . I doubt that Gays, Lesbians, different races and religions, etc. would need parades or groups or whatnot if everyone simply treated them as equals in the human race.
So if you watch the video, and it doesn't apply to you, consider that you might have had a hand in making someone the video does apply to need this type of video to help them get through life.
I hope not to have misspoken or been unclear. Executive summary: nobody really wants to feel "different" in this way, and if you're not "different" then don't make others feel that way.