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I am still in Thailand and will save my thoughts on this place till after I leave. My though for today though was all about names, and meanings of words in this world. I find it ironic how meanings of things are so twisted, when bad means good, and conservative means not caring about lots of issues that affect everyone. I am not going to make this a political post just thought I would post some thoughts on things. Really to start it all I have thoughts on names.
I mean really the most ironic and backwards example I have is names. Think about it have you ever meet a stripper named in such a way that it identifies exactly what she is? Usually people who work the streets or strip are named in such a way to bring innocence. As a matter of fact maybe even innocence would be a great name. Think about it, most are named something like: Bambie, Barbie, Faith, Candy, Mercedes, Porche, Angel, Diamond and the list goes on and on. I even found that Mary is a popular name, I mean think about it Mary? Mary was Jesus mother and the name is used fairly often. I of course could be wrong on this a stereotyping which would make me an evil transsexual, but stick with me. I guess my point is that if you are going to pick a name you have to be careful. You want something that invokes what you want from life. Also how you would want others to think of yourself. To be honest I didn’t do this when choosing a name. I just really kind of stuck with one I wanted and yet I hope it fits me. Also I choose my name because it seemed more rare to me which I felt would give people more a chance to know me. I didn’t want a bunch of stereotypes around my name. Personally that to me would be the safest grounds to be on. Choosing something that neither states oh that’s a stripper name but rare. Still I wonder how did our society end up so backwards. I mean who started this idea of things meaning the opposite? I even looked up Candy and the meaning; honest derived from Candice. Have you ever meet an honest person named Candy? (sorry again if I am picking on you)
I guess all this thought brings me to the conservative party. I am not going to spread my political views because trust me I am way on the fence. To me they are both evil and neither party is right on so many things. In this day and age they only seem to care about corporations and nothing more in my mind. They have both so lost focus with the real world it’s not even funny. I personally think every politician should live on an average american wage for at least a year before holding any position in any office. It’s just that the name conservative really bothers me and here is why. I grew up in Montana, so I had a very conservative upbringing. My parents didn’t and probably still don’t believe in global warming. Now remember this is ultra conservative, they believe in the good old ways. I think Montana has a lot in common with the deep south. This last year they wanted to ban all gays from Montana. Think about it, it’s not gays that have gays, yet they wanted to round them up and remove them. This is ultra conservative, as a matter of fact they don’t believe that any GLBT should have any rights because after all they are sinners. I know there are some conservatives that have opened up on the issue but that is not a traditional view. Now you have to think with just those two issues how is that conservative? I know there are two views on what it means to be conservative, one of which is to preserve the way things always were. The other meaning which I always thought of was the right to preserve everything. Let me explain, if you are conservative about the world you would want to preserve it, meaning leave it as you found it. I find it ironic that it means the opposite even with human rights. The bill of rights states very simply: ”no state shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” So why do we back pedal these issues so much? If we conserve what always was then everyone should have equal right… I know your saying wait that’s not conservative. Really think about the meaning and the reason we came to America in the first place. We came here for freedom of religion and freedom from oppression and yet we oppress our own. We see this as okay because we think of others that are different as less than but is that right? Is it our right to hand that judgment to others because they seem different? I know it seems we have come a long ways on these issues but lately it seems we are going backwards when it comes to issues with transsexuals. One male to female transsexual was killed recently because they were forced to use a mens rest room as is the law now in that state. There is another law on the table in Texas that is trying to eliminate the rights of transsexuals to marry.
Are we living in a world that is going backwards as well on the rights of so many? I know it’s somewhat uncomfortable for those to see someone starting a transition. Think about it this way even a butterfly goes through a very ugly stage. Give a transsexual some time and you won’t even recognize them. Those of us that are actually transitioning (transsexual) are asking for rights to protect us from harm and to live a somewhat normal life. I personally feel that everyone should have the equal rights and be able to marry. After all its an equal right and think of this if your loved one was on a death bead you would want the right to visit them as well. Yet so many GLBQA people are not even allowed to visit their dying loves. I personally feel that is really the saddest part of this whole issue. So in closing I wish that we could all conserve equal rights as what was passed in the Bill of Rights on 1868. Its time for all to have equal rights. What are we so scared of?
My final thought:
conserve natural resources
conserve fair wages
conserve the quality of life for everyone and life will be better for all.
I thought I would record a short video for everyone before my trip. See you when I get back.