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Prop 8 was over turned, people were overjoyed, Gaga made new music, somewhere in there the words “democracy is restored” are thrown around in celebration.
Except, “democracy” is how Prop 8 went into effect in the first place. Democracy is supposed to give a voice to informed people; it’s supposed to allow everyone the chance to make an educated choice. Except in the American dialogue about democracy, “informed” and “educated” are always missing. If Stalin and Mao ran socialism as an ideal into the ground, Americans will be the ones to run democracy into the ground. Suffer no illusions, this is a plutocracy operating under the guise of democracy with thanks to Sarah Palin’s fans. The ones being manipulated are the ones who think they make any difference. It’d be funny if it weren’t so tragic.
Isn’t it funny that the main argument against same sex marriage is based on religion and yet the same people would argue against a mosque on Ground Zero “to keep religion out of it”? It’s called hypocrisy. I usually get embarrassed when I realize I’ve been hypocritical about something, but OH, that’s because I have a conscience and a brain to put two and two together. I’m sorry, is this The Tudors? We get to manipulate religion to serve varying agendas? Sorry, you’re not even sexy enough to do that.
New Yorker reviewed a new book on “Charlie Chan” this week. The review brings up an interesting point. At the height of Charlie Chan’s stardom, the US government banned immigration from Asia (of Asians only obviously, if you were Jewish taking refuge in Shanghai during WWII, it was ok to come to the US afterwards for more refuge). Why?
The obvious answer would be to look at the nature of this “interest” in Chan. The interest and the ban both reflect xenophobia at its shiniest!
But, it’s interesting, because if this Koreatown show gets picked up. Wouldn’t we be having a similar moment, what with this interest in ASIANS OMG and simultaneously this zealous anti-immigrant sentiment? zOmg…
What does it all mean…