There's a bar in Edinburgh called CC Bloom's. CC Bloom is the name of the character that Bette Midler played in Beaches. That is the gayest thing I have ever heard in my entire life. That place should just be called Fuck-Me-In-The-Ass Bar and Grill.
It was not our right to have become the world's bully and start this war in the first place.
We are a nation divided which is obvious. The problem is, the division is keeping this monarchy in place.
I am not gonna die because I failed as someone else. I am gonna succeed as myself. And I'm gonna stay here and rock the mike until the next Korean-American, fag hag, shit starter, girl comic, trash talker comes up and takes my place!
When we never see who we are, never hear what we think about things, what we are doing as a group or what we are doing individually, then it is as if we are never there in the first place. Silence = Nonexistence.
Just as we pull up to this place..I notice two very large American flags.. It's as if there was a need to emphasize the Americanness of this place. We are American says the first flag. No we really are! Says the second. It struck me as enormously sad, somehow awkward and tragic.
I am not so much angry as trying to find my own voice in the world, to find enough courage to speak up in the first place, then to go forth and use it, which both are monumental tasks and require more confidence than you'd think.