While wasting away at a computer screen in an office no bigger then a closet, my mind began to wander. This is the result.....
I don't think I believe in equality.
Equal rights for lesbians,gays,mexicans,blacks,whites,men,women and so on, inevitably means submission and incorporation, not liberation.
The equal rights agenda is not about respecting difference, but destroying it. How can we have any self-respect if we sacrifice our identity and culture for the sake of parity? It is acceptance.
I do a fair amount of complaining about people segregating themselves. I understand While in the process of building a movement, there is a need to come together, feel togetherness, share a common ground (solidarity). At the same time I feel that Latino fest, queer specific events, and all other similar situations are at sometimes counter productive. Labels and categories can easily become part of oppression. Am I queer enough or Mexican Enough to join these groups? Do I have to attend these events and be active in the lifestyle to claim it? I Just wonder, how important is it to 'feel' like 'others'? Is my feeling deep enough? How deep is deep enough? I see it as creating sameness. Well, not completely, but the tendency does exist.
I guess I'm not really making any sense at all. Maybe I just feel that I don't fit in anywhere? That could possibly be why I am so bitter.
The best I can get from what my brain is trying to ooze out, I guess is that, I love the fact that people want and are different. It is much better than settling for complacency, but keep in mind that not everyone will agree with you and some people could never be the same as you ( and its not there fault ) and that is okay! Chill out.
I used a thesaurus Quite a bit for most of this rambling. I don't apologize for all the spelling and grammar mistakes! haha
there may be a future collection of my thoughts on 'Privilege' later