This is my first post that doesn’t directly deal with my vegan lifestyle. Today I want to talk you all about “effective change”. There have been so many things happening in the world and in our own country that deal with the major political, legal, and societal changes that we are facing. As always there are people who are for and against these changes. Here is where my blog becomes controversial. There are a few people and issues we are having in the US that need EFFECTIVE CHANGE for anything to happen.
KIM DAVIS. If you live in America and do not know this woman find CNN right now. Davis is a woman who worked for the county clerk’s office in Kentucky. She refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Is she homophobic? I don’t care. It’s actually irrelevant to the point I am trying to make. Whatever reason she has for not wanting same-sex couples within her state to have marriage licenses is beyond the point. Is she promoting EFFECTIVE CHANGE? When she refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples can they get licenses anywhere else in the state? I don’t think Davis even meant to promote effective change. She may be the catalyst for an even bigger movement. We have seen the time and time again. More notably, the strength of the Civil Rights Movement with Rosa Parks refusing to sit on the back of the bus. Is there more to come from Davis and her followers?
THE ELECTION. I wish I was paying more attention to the things being said, but I have caught on to some of it. Most of the things I have heard are blatant racism, sexism, and national origin discrimination. But big shock it’s America. Many Americans have some comment to make about illegal immigration: where these people are coming from, what they are doing, and how much money it is costing them. We all know which country is being discriminated against . We all know that this country is a smaller segment of an overarching term for an ethinc group. And most importantly we know as a country that we shoud not generalize, but we do it anyway. Do the candidates running think that trash-talking a seemingly vunerable group of people will cause them to leave. This isn’t junior high where you can bully the girl you don’t like into leaving the lunch table. Bullying does not work and we have seen this time and time again in our country. There is only so long you can bully someone before they retaliate. By the way America, all of the countries in North and South America had a summit not too long ago to discuss the western hemisphere. Which two countries do you think were not invited? Personally, I would zip those lips.
What do Kim Davis and the upcoming election have to do with veganism? I’m not quite sure. But change is among us. I hope that when it comes it serves a purpose whether you are pro same-sex marriage, anti same-sex marriage, republican, democrat, black, white, or indigenous. It’s not enough for us to fight for change. Change can come in the form of a law that can and may never be implemented. We need to fight for change that doesn’t just say change but means change.