Fuck you, politicians
Orlando is on you. I'm really emotional, so bear with me on this list. I'm angry. I'm heartbroken. I'm horrified. I'm sick to death of these conversations. 🌈❤💛💚💙💜
- •I'll start with this blog post even though I don't agree with everything he says.However, I cannot agree more about "Thoughts and Prayers". Fuck your damn thoughts & prayers. http://whatever.scalzi.com/2016/06/12/thoughts-and-prayers/ HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE BEFORE SOMETHING IS DONE BESIDES THINKING AND FUCKING PRAYING?
- •In the first 2 months of 2016, 44 anti-transgender bills filed in 16 States44!! Of those, nearly 66% are so called "bathroom bills". Read the full report here: http://www.hrc.org/resources/unprecedented-onslaught-of-state-legislation-targeting-transgender-american
- •44 anti-transgender bills and either bills that LOOSEN access to guns or none at all.Let that sink in for a minute. 44 laws to address something that doesn't even fucking exist! There are NO cases of transgendered people sexually assaulting others in the public bathrooms. EVER. They are actually far more likely to BE attacked...
- •In the first 5 months of 2016, there have been a total of 10 known transgender people murdered.The violence just keeps getting worse. The vast majority were African American. Next to nothing has been done about these hate crimes.
- •Across the globe, 1000s have died.Because of who they are, LGBTQ. https://76crimes.com/100s-die-in-homophobic-anti-gay-attacks-statistics-updates/
- •Congress has failed to pass any sort of gun legislation even though the vast majority of Americans support things like background checks and waiting periods.The latest was after San Bernardino. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/12/03/senate-democrats-to-force-gun-control-votes-in-the-wake-of-the-san-bernardino-shooting/.
- •Everyone is in a rush to make the Orlando shooting about radical Islam, but they are missing the point.Whether or not the shooter was radicalized or not, this was a hate crime against the LGBTQ community. Too many "news" sources are subtly or even blatantly ignoring that fact. The truth is that if he wanted to harm the most people for ISIS, he could have gone to any nightclub in Orlando. Hell, he could have gone to fucking Disney World! But no, he specifically choose Pulse, a known LGBTQ nightclub.
- •When the media covers nothing but one loud mouthed bigot who constantly encourages violence, it sends a message that violence IS the answer.Add to that the fact that this man is running for the highest office in the land and no one should be surprised when violence occurs. http://mashable.com/2016/03/12/trump-rally-incite-violence/#gXRm.lRALiq4
- •And it's not just about him. It's about those following him.They like him because he "says what he thinks". Sure, we all want someone who is honest. BUT THIS MAN IS A RACIST, MISOGYNISTIC ASSHOLE. By touting him & his "honesty", you aren't celebrating "honesty", you are supporting his hateful views. You are telling the world that he's right in what he is saying and that makes you part of the problem.
- •I know people who insist they are voting for TrumpYou know why? All because of the gay marriage ruling last year, making marriage equality the law of the land.
- •Tell me again that this horrific tragedy is all about ISIS.Because it's not.
- •Get rid of our do nothing Congress.34 Senators & all 435 House seats are up for grabs in the 2016 election. Let's make them count and get people in that will fucking do something. Enough is enough.
- •Do not allow this man to be elected.Look at the damage he's already caused.