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As to be hated needs but to be seen;
Yet seen too oft, familiar with her face,
We first endure, then pity, then embrace.”
The "victory" is a stolen illusion delivered by tyrants in black robes.
We've been here before; the "victory" of abortion. How is that working out for you?
You can legalize perversion but you can't make it not be perversion.
Another factor is the decentralized nature of the LGBT community itself. The only thing that unites gay people is our common experience of oppression. The amazing diversity of the LGBT community is its greatest strength, and that has been effectively harnessed in the ME campaign. This was not an issue that the marquee community groups like HRC embraced at first, no matter how much they'd like to spin it now. It came about because individual gay and lesbian couples sought justice for themselves and told their stories. They made it personal, and understandable.
Oh, and the Internet and social networking had just a *bit* to do with it, too. An often overlooked factor.
Why can't that work for say income inequality? We are your family and we can't live on this shit wage. We are your family and we are insulted that Walmart, McDonald's and other employers tell us to go on the government dole to make up for what they refuse to pay us. We are your family don't we deserve to be able to eat, pay the rent, the utilities etc and still save just a little after a long work day?
Will it work idk but worth as much as a try as anything else.
And that's why we've been allowed to have it.
Racial justice or equality for women have a heavy price tag attached, and rightfully so.
These issues will be fought not just by the christianist wing of the GOP but the financial elites too.
These victories will not come so easily,