Thursday, February 21, 2013
"World Gone Wrong"
The following is freely admitted to be a RANT! These are my words and opinions and not those of anyone else. They have been written in outrage, and incredulity, and blinding-hot anger. I am completely responsible for this content. The thing is though....every single man and woman in the U.S. needs to understand where this could and most possibly will, happen as a result of this event in Alabama!
Have you seen the latest?? The Alabama's mostly Republican House has shown it's true colors and made it absolutely clear that as far as they are concerned, women have no rights, they have no say, they are unimportant and the only acceptable activity for women is to crank out child after child after child, and --- this is the really important part, even though it is never stated as such --- stay home to care for those children and get the hell out of the work force! After all, if women were not working they wouldn't be taking jobs that belong to men! Women wouldn't be demanding equal pay for equal work because every man knows that women can never be as good at anything as men. Women wouldn't be asking employers to fund pregnancy leave or safe child care. There would be no need for any employer to pay for a woman's healthcare except as a spouse and then only when the male employee is willing to cough up extra money for his wife and children's healthcare. The "religious-based" employers or the legislators could then begin to dictate that their employees must be Republican or must join their church or can only marry "appropriate" individuals.... you know, people just like them! What happened to "separation of Church and State??"
This is a very slippery-slope and could lead to other outrageous activities.....Pretty soon they will be putting up signs like "Jews need not apply" or "Men" "Women" and "Colored" on rest rooms, and the KKK will rise again!!
Am I over-reacting?? Are my comments over the top?? A couple of years ago I would have said of course! But today I find I am living in a world that is changing before my eyes. And changing for the WORSE! I am no longer sure that wisdom will prevail. I am no longer confident that the forces behind this and other incredibly stupid actions will be stopped.
What the State of Alabama has done is to completely ignore the intent and provisions of the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments, the Bill of Rights and have publicly revealed through this action that they despise and fear women. This cannot go on. Really, it can't!
WOMEN: Get off your asses and exercise your rights before they are completely taken away. Make no mistake this is NOT about religion or religious beliefs. This isn't even about abortion or contraception. This is about MONEY, GREED, FEAR, AND MALE DOMINANCE. Women cannot count on our lawmakers to be fair and just and protect our freedoms. And any legislator (man or woman) who supports this incredibly discriminatory and misogynistic legislation deserves to be summarily dismissed from public office for blatant and egregious misconduct!! This is NOT what the United States is about. At least not the United States that I used to live in. This is what happens in a "World Gone Wrong!"
My fellow women, look deeply at this issue and it's UNSPOKEN CONSEQUENCES! We cannot allow this to happen! Although it may not happen overnight, at some point our daughters and granddaughters will have to try to break free and regain the freedoms that this generation is so blithely allowing to disappear. Women, use your own thought process, don't just accept what your husband, father, brother, church, preacher, or congressmen tell you! Their agenda is NOT your agenda! You are allowed to make your own decisions and choices. You are a U.S. Citizen and your opinion is every bit as valuable as anyone else's!
It is up to US, the women, to ensure that our freedoms are not blocked by any congressman, president, lawyer, church, or political organization. Because if we don't do it, you can bet the farm, that no one else will!