Because together we will stand

by davebarclay1954

Music today is from the late great Bob Hite and Canned Heat, copyright is owned by Liberty/UA and whoever the parent company is now, Canned Heat and the video is shared courtesy of YouTube so apologies if it doesn’t play where you are. Please enjoy as you read todays ramblings from a mind troubled by the hatred in the world today.

I have often said that alone we are a voice crying in the wilderness, together when we all clamour for the same thing we can become a force to be reckoned with. Because of the recent outpouring against the decision of Brunei to make it lawful to stone people to death (women and gay men) I feel that we can change the thinking of Brunei and make them think again about destroying people’s basic human rights.

There was no mention of stoning men who commit adultery, only women, but last time I checked it takes two to tango. Also the decision to stone gays (I take it lesbians are also included in this?) goes against every principle I hold dear. We are the products of our world and, straight or LGBTQIA, have the same basic human rights to live without persecution.

Because of the decision of Brunei to introduce barbaric practices, such as stoning people to death, the world is in uproar. Brunei will ignore this at their peril or risk bankruptcy when their hotels are standing empty and they can find no one to talk to on the world stage (apart from the tRumpster) who firmly believes that women and gays should not be entertained for anything other than ridicule or sex (preferably both).

On a less topical note, I have made a lot of my mum from time to time on here and I am deeply grateful at those who have taken the time to respond to my posts. I know not everyone had as good a relationship with their mom as I did, so I would like to say a huge thank you to those of you who have shared your failed relationships with your mother, I am sorry that you never knew a mother’s love the way I did. I can only re-iterate what I said to a friend, if you need to talk reach out to me, if I can help you in any way then I will. I will not judge and if anyone wants to get in touch by email then that is fine too. If you need my email address it is shown on my home page of this blog.

If you can’t find it then reach out and I will give it to you again. I hope to see other voices raised with mine in support of women and LGBTQIA individuals who often feel alone but they aren’t when they have friends such as me and others in the LGBTQIA family. We stand together against hatred whether it is aimed at us, blacks, browns and yellows. Under our skin we are all the same – human beings.