Post 5.1 - Equality

I am posting this on Thursday afternoon to make room for other tasks on Friday, and because I read another annoying article that got me all fired up. Enjoy, and see you Monday with the first Food post.

  • Socrates (469 BC-399 BC) has been called the Father of Modern Thought. He was the teacher of Plato, who was in turn teacher to Aristotle, and is considered by some to be one of the greatest and most important philosophers of all time.
  • Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) created masterpieces such as Mona Lisa and The Last Supper, along with researching and exploring anatomy, flight, and various types of machines.
  • George Washington Carver (c. 1860-1943) invented peanut butter, instant coffee, and a formula for dry coffee, among other things.
  • Sophnisba Breckenridge (1866-1948) was an early 20th Century activist, attacking issues like Women's Suffrage, African-American civil rights, labor rights, and immigration.
  • Alan Turing (1912-1954) invented the algorithm that allowed for and led to the development of the modern computer.
  • Giorgio Armani (b. 1934) perfected the 1980s power suit, and his name is synonymous with fashion and style for men.
  • Tom Jennings (b. 1955) invented FidoNet, which allowed for sites, well, like this one.

What do all of these people have in common? They're all LGBTQ.

So if you're anti-LGBTQ, homophobic, or against same-sex marriage and equality, I assert that you no longer have the right or privilege to benefit from the work that LGBTQ have done across history, especially in the modern world. I therefore suggest the following:

  1. Stop going to museums. Chances are, the artwork you're enjoying was created by a LGBTQ person. There is a long list of music, books, and other artistic works that you'll have to go without, but I'll leave it to you to go to the library and look that up.
  2. If you're a woman or minority, stop voting. LGBTQ activists have always stood with you, and if you can't stand with them, you don't deserve the spoils.
  3. No more peanut butter sandwiches, peanut butter cookies, or even spooning it out of the jar. Throw out what you have and you can't have anymore.
  4. No more coffee in the morning. Or at lunch. Or after dinner. Find another way to wake up.
  5. Strip. I'll wait. Now throw out all of your clothing and start designing your own. You can make it yourself, too. Send me pictures of what you come up with. I need a laugh.
  6. Finally, delete your Facebook account, your e-mail accounts, and cancel your internet access. Power down your computer and then pack it all up. Return the computer to the store if you can, or donate it to a non-bigoted charity. If you need help finding one, let me know. The computer you're using right now, along with many of the sites you enjoy, has been worked on by countless LGBTQ people.
Religion, fear, and ignorance has caused enormous pain and suffering to LGBTQ people, so if you're anti-LGBTQ, you really need to suffer the consequences for your inability to treat people fairly. Who are these people? Your brothers, your sisters, your sons, your daughters, your butcher, your baker, your cabinetmaker - LGBTQ are everywhere.

Here are just a few from the Apple Corporation. That means you should turn in your iPods, iPads, iPhones, and any other Apple products.

And here are some folks from Google. Guess that means you can't use GTalk on your phone.

Oh and here's Pixar, lest we forget. Yeah - no more Finding Nemo, Toy Story (or the sequels), Monsters, Inc., WALL-E, or Cars. Maybe you can make up your own stories and do shadow puppets on the wall. Kids like those.

I hope you watched these videos and really listened to their voices. They are people. We're all people.

I had an entirely different post drafted for today, and I'll use it later, but the things I read today were just infuriating. I am sick of the hypocrisy of people who oppose same-sex marriage but support someone like Donald Trump or Newt Gingrich for president. I am tired of the hypocrisy of people who deny people equality based on who they love, yet support and defend the santorum spewing from the mouths of people like Rick Santorum. I am outraged that LGBTQ people can't freely adopt everywhere in this country, when the heterosexual parents who had the kids in the first place left these kids homeless and parent-less. And I am so over people who don't understand the separation of church and state, and that civil marriage and religious marriage are not the same thing.

I hope you are not one of these people and you'll continue to be reading on Monday. And be dressed.

Have a question or a suggestion for a future topic? E-mail me at (if you didn't have to give back your computer, that is).


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