The US used to be one of the more forward-thinking countries in the world. We led the way in all manner of advancements. People looked to us as the cutting edge of what the future should be.
Somewhere, we lost our way.
Somewhere, we forgot what we stood for.
Today, nine men and women will determine the next course of history for our nation.
There has been a movement on Facebook to change profile pictures over to the following image.
As an interesting side effect to this movement, I've found it to be difficult to tell which of my friends is which in my newsfeed. I've had to stop and look at names.
Suddenly, I'm paying closer attention and not just knowing something based on how someone looks.
Because everyone looks the same.
How's that for a statement on society?
So, feel free to download the image and use it pretty much at every turn. Paint the internet red with equality. And pray to whatever god you hold to that these nine men and women do what's right and let marriage be about love between two humans and nothing more or less than that.
First they came for the communists,Just because you're not part of a group doesn't mean it's not your duty as a human being to stand up for them and stand with them.
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a communist.
Then they came for the socialists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak out because I wasn't a Catholic.
Then they came for me,
and there was no one left to speak for me.
((Cross-posted from my main blog at markahix.com))