Ya know, I've begun to see all too many diaries like this one here at Daily Kos since the reelection of President Obama.
And I get it.
I really do.
Some white folks are having a serious sadz.
But understand me.
I am a gay black man.
Many of the people that Mitt Romney attempted to appeal to don't simply want people like me to live.
They want to do serious harm to people like me, with everything from voter suppression to seperating and isolating me from both of my communities.
So...no, I don't feel sorry for them.
I have no choice but to understand them.
I have to understand them because they would do me harm, if given the chance.
They don't think that I am as deserving of living The American Dream (whatever that is)...at least not as deserving as they are by virtue of their whiteness and straightness and Christian-ness.
I can live and let live but they (and they know who they are) need to leave me and mine alone.
That's all I ask.
If they can do that, they have nothing to fear from me.
(Well, they have nothing to fear from me in any event, but if they fear their own guilt, then I refuse to be responsible for that or any other feeling that they have).