Love is not consolation. It is light. ~ Nietzsche

Love is not consolation. It is light.

Way back in the day, some fore-fathers sat around in a non-air-conditioned room feeling the cloying oppressive rule of another country lording over them. They felt so strong about it they put together a declaration to separate its citizens from government suppression. Do you know the document? It goes something like this: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” So what? Well “liberty” is freedom from arbitrary government control and interference, “pursuit of happiness” pretty much grants you the right to be happy without government control and interference. Why? Because it’s time to evolve, that’s why.

We all need to evolve at times, whether it’s by learning a new way of viewing the world, defining our relationship within the world or by accepting the inevitable things we may not like and living with them peacefully. Of late there has been a great deal of talk about gay marriage in the news, and being a thinker and a watcher I’ve noticed, unlike past trials and events, there has been almost no discussion about whether homosexuality is deserving of the public’s moral condemnation. With that rhetoric and moral discomfort gone, I can’t help but think the children of homosexual parents will finally have their voices heard. Is this good or bad? Depends on what “side of the fence” you stand on. But personally, (and this is, of course, just my thoughts) I think for the sake of these voiceless children, it just may be the right thing to do and the right time to do it.

Take from? Mark Twain wrote much more eloquent than I ever could when he penned, “Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.” I Stand4Love because it’s the right thing to do and the right time to do it. The government has no compelling interest in denying its citizens their right to pursue happiness by marrying the person of their choice. But, well, that’s just my take on it.

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5 thoughts on “Love is not consolation. It is light. ~ Nietzsche

  1. True. First, the government’s non-interference.. and later on, the society’s acceptance and ensuring that there is no physical or emotional abuse.. but there is a long way to go

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