Both of these stories have something very fundamental in common – they both stem from negative human reactions.
We have a deep want and need to be negative. “People who smile all the time are annoying.” I’ve heard that more times than I can count.
Don’t get me wrong, I am a perfect example of negativity most of the time. I will not be a hypocrite and tell you that me “trying” to be positive makes me any better than anyone else. Nope, most of the time I’m as cynical and useless as the rest of the human population.
Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs. The creed I live my life by is “Do what you feel is right, but do not tell me how I should feel.” You want to have an abortion? You want to marry someone of the same gender or of another race? You do or do not want your children to read a book? You think your religion is the absolute answer to it all?
Fine. Take those beliefs and live by them. But the moment you look at me and tell me that I can’t act or express myself in a way that isn’t detrimental to anyone else living or dead – you have crossed the line. And you know what that line is? It’s the ass hole line.
This is very simple. If you vote against gay marriage. If you tell parents that their children can’t read a certain book because YOU think they shouldn’t. If you impress your beliefs onto someone else just because you can – You are an ass hole. If you want political correctness, practice it on your own time. As for me, I will stand by my belief that you breed hate and spread negativity because you are either too dumb to care or too much of a pretentious prick to think other people can think for themselves.
If you don’t like it, don’t do it – otherwise, get off my fuckin’ back about it. 61% of voters in North Carolina made it clear that not liking gay people is enough reason to push their beliefs onto everyone who resides in the entire state.
That is absolutely insane, plain and simple.