a new victory for minorities in Hawaii and for the nation

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To start, let me just announce that only four persons are currently blocked. They are blocked because of their prior reaction to me and will remain blocked for the foreseeable future. Everyone else is allowed to comment, but based on the tenor of any objections, that could change at any time. Be aware!!!

This very nice looking young man has made history in Hawaii. He won by 63 percent of the vote, a position on the State Legislature. But the important part, and reason that it is such exceptionally good news is who he ran against and defended. His opponent was a “Proud Boy”. The Proud Boys, as we know, are a subgroup of the fairly recently brought to the foreground White Nationalist movement who spout racist and homophobic rhetoric in their efforts to do what I am not sure.

The Proud Boys are part of the group that Biden is trying to suggest, or seems to be, that I should not consider the enemy. However, as they currently behave, that is not likely to be an easy task. I am a human being and when I know a group would destroy me, or at least my rights as an American citizen if they can, I have a very very hard time not seeing them as the enemy. Unfortunately, the administration in
Washington has given their tacit approval to such groups for the last 4 years which is why I celebrate the blue wave that has gotten Biden the majority of the vote even in some previously red states. But Biden certainly has his work cut out for him to bring this country back from the edge of the abyss.

The fact of the matter is that who someone sleeps with or the color of their skin should have nothing to do with whether they are qualified to do a job. However, in a society where LGBTQ persons and brown people are often extended only second class citizenship, still, in 2020, any victory by someone that qualifies is going to attract my attention and admiration, especially if it comes with such a clear alternative as this victory came.

Many seem to think that their religious and social prejudices should be the law of the law, and yet, in a secular society neither should have ascendances. If America is indeed the home of the free and the land of the brave and we all are “created equal” then that applies to everybody not just white heterosexuals.

If we can all learn to mind our own business, things would get immeasurably better. I have never in my life suggested that a woman should be required to have an abortion after so many children. I say that despite the fact that I think anybody who has more than two children is contributing to the already overwhelmingly large population of our congested planet. At least not seriously or in the way of expecting it to be the law of the land. I believe in Religious freedom meaning that everybody has the right to believe and practice their faith in their personal lives. That includes people who believe abortion is an answer to their personal situation…I think even Biden, as a Catholic, would agree it is not his place or his Churches’ place to force their values on the whole nation.

The only I object to is when they try, as the conservative Christians often do, to impose their version of religious belief on the rest of the nation. And above all that, when it interferes with human rights for LGBTQ or darker-hued persons, I call foul and always will.

So, I celebrate the election of this beautiful brown-skinned Gay young man to a position on the State Legislature of Hawaii and consider it a sign that there is still hope of saving our great country from the abyss of racism and bigotry.


4 thoughts on “a new victory for minorities in Hawaii and for the nation”

  1. Where have I been? This is the first I am hearing about this story. As you can tell…..I do live in my own little world..HA!

    You made an Error up in Paragraph 3. It’s not Biden who is suggesting people should not fear the little boys….it was Trump.

    As you know…I don’t care for Trump or Biden…..but I did vote for what I think is the lesser evil…..Biden.
    But I could have been selfish and just let things be since Trump actually gave my household a BIG BIGLY HUGELY Tax cut and we didn’t even need one. My sons accountant called months ago and informed them of the new Tax information and we all just couldn’t stop laughing before we felt a bit sad for the working folks who actually believe he looks out for them. We laughed because it was just INSANE that people who need no tax cut….GOT A TAX CUT. But believe me….that BIGLY HUGELY tax cut we didn’t even want will just be given to charity.

    Cheers to Hawaii….my fellow Indigenous Brothers and Sisters 😉

    1. Actually, that is not a mistake in paragraph 3 although it might seem misleading if it is read a different way than I meant. Biden has suggested that all Americans need to come together and not consider each other enemies. The problem is that many of the trump supporters hate minorities and would do anything they could to deny us (and I include myself as a gay man as part of the minority) our civil rights and equality before the law.

      In other words, Biden is suggesting being more “forgiving” than I am able or willing to be for the folks in the extreme right like the Proud Boys who are a threat to many of us. Sorry if my word choice confused you.

      Now, I can’t remember who I voted for in the primary. I know I voted for Bernie in 2016. I am not sure who all was available at that time. I supported Elizabeth Warren and/or Bernie Sanders, although I leaned this time toward Elizabeth Warren. If Elizabeth and Bernie were eliminated before the primary, I probably voted for Biden because I didn’t like a couple of the others, and thought Biden had a better chance of winning. I voted for Hillary in the general election in 2016 for the same reason. I would NEVER have voted for trump…ever.

      Now, I didn’t really get a tax cut as such, or not anything like I was “promised”. But I did get the 1200 stimulus, which I used to invest in alternative fuel industries….the entire thing was sent as a check to my business management with the stipulation to put the money in ART Investments which is all about innovative technology using alternative fuel sources. I figured that was a good way to use trump approved money to fight the trump agenda, which i have always seen as destructive to the environment as well as to the more needy people whose health care he is endangering.

      1. Ok…..I get it now. Yes…being forgiving and understanding can be difficult for many people. I understand where you stand. LOVE the way you invested your stimulus.

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