13 December 2008

What If, you walk in our shoes?

WHAT IF? One day, you woke up to a world where everything has turned, 360 degrees. In a world where straight people are the minority, and gay sexuality is the norm. A world where straight people would have to keep their relationship in secrecy. Where gay people would look at straight people with disgust and anger. A world where straight people would have to sacrifice their own rights, because gay people tell so....

How would you feel if your freedom would depend on what other people would say, and vote. (Proposition 8) Each individual has civil rights, but not with Prop 8. Proposition 8 is not about preserving the traditions of marriage, but it is all about discrimination, bigotry.

If you voted yes for Prop8, you actually complied with stripping off equality and rights amongst gay people. Can your conscience take it? Invading somebody's rights and choice to live his own.

What if we gay people were to strip off the rights among straight people. How would that make you feel? You wont have the right to marry your loved one. What if, we gay people, would be the one telling you with what are the "limitations" of your rights are. What if we gay people would "dictate" whether where you can go, what you can do, what you can say, what rights can you practice. How would you "straight" people feel?

I already accept the fact that homosexuality will never have equity in this world. But i am still hoping. The fact here is, who are you people to tell us that we can not have a relationship among our same-sex? We are all God's children. We are born with our OWN minds, hearts, souls, body. And i HOPE that we can practice and actually put justice to this.

No one should restrict US of our OWN rights. No one. Your mom, your dad, your brother, your neighbor, your office mate, whoever. Only you can decide, and practice your own rights. I know that same-sex relationship is still not accepted whole-heartedly.

Would you really take away the right to love from a person? Can your conscience take it?

Would you rather have your son, daughter, brother, sister, bestfriend, cousin, nephew, niece, mom, dad, grow up alone only because you still believe that it is a sin. And because you are afraid of what others might think?

Would you rather see your loved one go on with his/her life alone. No one to accompany him/her when they age and grow old and weak? Would you take away that sweet life? Can you take it?

Are you that selfish? Would you want your loved one's never to experience waking up with someone beside him/her? Never to have that chance of spending his/her birthday with that special someone? Or even that normal day to day life. Never to share that intimacy that is burning inside towards your loved one?

Would you just rather have that person look at a lovely couple passing by him/her, while he/she is alone, all by him/herself. Wishing that someday he/she will have that same picture in her life. Living a normal life. Would you rather have to spend his/her life alone, at home. Doing nothing but watch television, cook to himself, eat dinner alone, wait until he feels sleepy, go to bed alone, waking up alone, going to work, and having to do the same things over and over again, all by himself? No one to share stories of what happened in his/her day at work, school, or whatever.

To those who voted YES to Proposition 8, especially to that person who cam up with that bullshit. You just don't know how SELFISH you are.

Easy for you "straight people" to say. Because you haven't, and will never experience this. You wont have to go through with what we go through each and everyday of our lives. We have to work TWICE, THRICE as hard just to EARN that RESPECT and RIGHT that we should have.

Why don't you walk a mile in our shoes, and then after maybe you can speak.

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