Got my topic to write about today….again.
I have started to realize that the only emotion that gives me the urge to write is anger. The sense of fear, humiliation, embarrassment has, over the years, have given way to fear.
I sincerely hope, other gays across this planet would stop feeling sorry for themselves and get off their bubble butts and do something.
It surprises me, that after all that is going around all over the world, from teen suicides, to “Kill The Gays” bill in Uganda, and ofcourse all the other sporadic anti-gay propaganda and homophobic attacks, majority of gays still have this firm belief that through patience, persistence, talks, and demonstrations, one day, they will change the hearts of the straights.
It has never happened in the world history..ever. It will not happen now.
The sooner we wake up to this fact, the better it would be for the LGBT community.
The innate nature of humans is to accept things either understanding or through fear. Whether its a child or an adult, the decision to do or not do something is ruled by either understanding the damage it might cause or just out of fear. Tell a kid not to do something…if he doesn’t understand the consequences, parents/adults imbibe fear in them.
“ If you don’t eat your veggis, you will go blind.” And the kid quietly clears his plate. Not because he understands the necessity of vegetables, but out of fear. But thats ok.
I remember, I used to be told that if I take anything without asking, my arm will fall off. I was petrified, so never took even a penny without asking. When I grew up, that atrocious consequence of stealing was replaced by absolute fear of being beaten to death by my Dad if ever caught in such an act. But that fear achieved the desired result.
Thats exactly what we have to do. The fear of severe consequence needs to be inculcated inside the homophobes, that would make them think not twice but 500 times before attacking a gay man or woman.
The fear, that we have now, about coming out, about people knowing about us, the repercussions… that should change places. The homophobes should realize that they cannot get away with harassment, bullying, physical attacks on LGBT people. We can fight back too.
If we don’t act, we would be reading eternal sob stories about gay bashing for another light