The Political Machine
I haven’t posted much in the way of blogs in recent months, and I need to change that. However, a video I saw today caught my eye.
Last year, I posted a blog about National Coming Out Day. This year, that day came and went during the Tokyo Game Show, so it wasn’t on my radar exactly. Instead of posting more thoughts about it this year, I decided instead to post this video. I am not a political individual. I have never carried a picket sign, and I vote privately without making much of a fuss. I have strong beliefs but as a rule I keep them close to my chest and I am not vocal about a great many things, nor do I expect I would change any minds if I vocalized them. I say this because this video is related to Proposition 8, a referendum that, if the majority of the public votes “yes” on, will amend the California state constitution to prohibit gay marriage.
As a gay man I have deep feelings on this issue, and I don’t think I need to detail why that is. But in case you don’t know why I would care, perhaps the following video will help explain it. If you want more information on the circumstances of this video, please see the camera operator’s thoughts here. She decided to start filming a group of Prop 8 supporters as they picketed in Oakland, CA, These are the hateful results.
**Edit: The embed doesn’t work from Vimeo for some reason, so I apologize for lack of embedded video. But by all means, click to the page above. It’s shocking.**
If you live in California, please vote no on Prop 8. Please.