Sunday, January 3, 2010

Ignorance is Bliss

Hate Crimes

Okay folks, Jess here and today's topic is Hate crimes.

Hate crimes a vicious act of violence caused by the discrimination of ones sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background. Hate crimes is an atrocious act that shows the worse in humanity such as the Roman presecution of the catholics, the Ottoman genocide of Armenians, and the Nazi "final solution" for the Jews, and more recently, the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and genocide in Rwanda. Hate crimes have shaped and sometimes defined world history. The circle of hate is perpetual and neither side gains anything from it. Hate crimes are caused by Ignorance, A misunderstanding and misconception of another. But what can be done to reduce hate crimes? Unfortunately I don't have the answer but hopefully some day My generation and I will in order to put an end to this circle of hate.

Don't Ask Don't Tell

Hey It's jess and today's topic is about Gays in the Military

Many great men have died for this country to shape it into what it is today, However a great discrimination resides and in fact is encouraged within today's military. The Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy is the most blatant showing of prejudice practice enforced by those who find it hard to tolerate people different from them. The fact that the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy is treated with such high standard, a Rule if you will; Says alot about how homophobic people are today. I ask you blogger what kind of hindrance could it pose on someone for having a different sexual orientation? The same kind of attitude is shown towards Atheist within the military, A famous quote that precedes within the Military is "There are no atheists in foxholes". Tolerance is a big issue in today's society but hopefully one day we can look past the differences and see the heroes that defended this great country.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Today's Topic: Gay Marriage

Alrighty folks!
Jessie here and as you can see, today's topic is Gay Marriage!
Now some people do not like to discuss this topic to avoid conflicts, but I feel the need to openly state my opinions about it. Same-Sex Marriage has been a political issue for (in my opinion) extremely long time. Senates in the U.S. are currently still voting and have finally considered to give this topic a thought or at least pretend to care about the subject. So far, there are sixth States in the U.S. that have legalized Same-Sex Marriage. Same-Sex Marriage is legal in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Sadly, gay marriage in New York has been denied. I personally was hoping that gay marriage would be legalized in NY.

Recently, in my Participation in Government class, we have briefly discussed this topic. Sadly, some were not mature enough to discuss this topic throughly which was quite dissapointing in the way they handled the subject. Some people believe that gay marriage should not be legalized because of their religion and beliefs. I believe that everyone should be able to get married to whomever they choose. Gay people should have the same rights in their love life as straight people. Homophobia is partly to blame here as many deem it acceptable to bash, criticizes, and verbally assault the gay community.

We have made advances in technologies rivaling that of science fiction however it seems our moral growth is severely lacking. Whether or not one agrees with homosexuality we should embrace and allow personal freedom, giving everyone the same chance as the next. I do not wish to have my children grow up in a world where they fear ridicule and isolation due to a personal matter that should not be the concern of others. I hope one day to find that we have learned to accept the lifestyles of others and go about living our lives not as categories or groups but as Human Beings.