Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How will we overcome this?

It’s hard to imagine anything more grotesque than the spectacle of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC singing “We Will Marry Free” to the tune of “We Shall Overcome” outside the Supreme Court yesterday, while the Injustices debated the fate of state bans on gay marriage inside. Meanwhile, in Baltimore (40 miles away), thousands of troops amassed to prevent people from protesting another vicious police murder of a black man who is alleged only to have looked a police officer in the eye before running away. The appropriation of black struggle by gay powerbrokers as a cute accessory to assimilationist violence is old news, but “We will marry free-ee-ee-ee-ee” still left me speechless. “We will marry free TODAY,” the Gay Men’s Chorus sang triumphantly while waving the corporate logo of gay imperialism (yes, the HRC flag) in classic blue-and-yellow, red-and-white—and, now, rainbow background with white equal sign (perhaps the most symbolic one yet). How will we overcome this?

3 comments:

kayti said...

Really a white equal sign on a rainbow flag. They are so creative. I wonder why they didn't just add a plus sign too.

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Maybe just combine the too with a big juicy minus sign...

Love--
mattilda

Richard Nelson said...

I am ashamed of these folks. UGH. How to separate myself from them in all possible ways is still my goal. So much gloating around Hartford for this Marriage crap. The Pride Rally here finally got back to its revolutionary roots and then on the same day the ruling. Well those fools were allowed in and took over the place. Hundreds of white middle class folks who do not give a fuck about anything other than their selfish right to marry. Oh dear where do I fit, I ask once again at 67?