Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sorry to bug you

Last night, Jeremy and I went to see Fagbug, a documentary by Erin Davies, whose Volkswagen Beetle was vandalized with anti-gay slurs because it had a pride sticker on the back. Instead of removing the graffiti, Erin decided to drive her bug across the country to raise awareness about hate crimes.

As much as it was inspiring to see people's positive reactions and encouragement during Erin's trip, it was disheartening to see other people's negative responses to her project. Even her long time girlfriend broke up with her while she was on the road. And it makes me sad to think that in America, a country built on the belief that "all men are created equal" and entitled to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," there is still narrow-mindedness, prejudice and injustice.

People have so many similarities, yet they insist on fighting over their differences instead of just living and letting live. It's so mindboggling and nonsensical that it makes my head hurt. That has always been the thing about people that I find hardest to comes to terms with - humanity is capable of so much good, but at the same time, so much evil.

I like to think that the good will eventually win out. Also, the alternative is too depressing.

Lyric of the moment: "Ask a scientist, it's quantum physics, we are all in this together. And on the subway we feel like strangers, but we're all in this together..."

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