Freedom of Inequality
There are several truths we must all accept, one being that nothing is equal. The occupy protests highlighted one of today’s most heated debates about the growing income gap. Recently, we’ve also heard about race (Trayvon), drugs, and same sex marriage.
Let’s make this clear: if you don’t want to have a gay sex, don’t have gay sex. Skweezy says it best (video attached at bottom). We strive constantly for equality, to give each person the same opportunities at success. And if happiness is analogous to success, then marriage falls well within the confines of success.
The same argument can be made about marijuana. Some call it a gateway drug, but this is a logical fallacy. (Marijuana as a Gateway Drug: The Myth That Will Not Die | Healthland | TIME.com) An increase in ice cream sales has been correlated with an increase in drowning deaths. So ice cream causes drowning? No, it’s just the summer heat. “There is no conclusive evidence that the drug effects of marijuana are causally linked to the subsequent abuse of other illicit drugs.” The real issue behind drug abuse is education.
Driving a car is dangerous, and if you don’t want to take that risk, then don’t drive. Don’t ban us all from driving. I’m disgusted at the fact that such bigotry exists in this country, but does that mean I should ban it? No. I will fight for your freedom to speak your mind, even if I think you are wrong.
That being said, equality is something we can strive for. Sure, we may not reach it, but everybody should have the same opportunities to succeed.
Yes, Skweezy Jibbs is just a character he does. Yes, it’s vulgar. But that doesn’t mean he’s wrong.