This has to be said…
Caitlyn Jenner is just another woman in this world. Yes, I fully support Bruce Jenner’s transition from world-class Olympic athlete to super model cover girl named Caitlyn Jenner. However, the question begs to be answered…if we must accept and be happy for the transition part of her life, then why are we allowed to criticize her for her political choices?
The fact of the matter is – Caitlyn Jenner is a Republican woman now, this is the reality we must accept. Double standards are prejudice and are the problem with the modern American Society today. Until we remove double standards and as long as we are allowed to criticize individuals on things like “politics” and “religion” but must remain hands off on topics like “gender” and “sexual orientation” and “race” we will continue to fail in our efforts to become a more tolerant society.
If you truly believe in the concept of tolerance and acceptance, you must believe that tolerance and acceptance both have no quantifiers – NONE.
The screenshot attached to this article is from a posting that appeared on my Facebook timeline. The simple truth of the matter is what some deem as “decisions” are in reality “actualities” of one’s life. What if I told you that I believe there are more than just “boys” and “girls” in this world? What if I told you I believe I live in this grey area? Would you look at my any different? If so, why?
As long as individuals feel it is okay to judge others on any concept whatsoever (other than legal issues), the problem of the greater good will continue to flourish and thrive. Your morals do not matter in my life – that is a fact! As long as simple minded people continue to perpetuate the concept that all individuals of one core of thought are “good” and all individuals of other cores of thought are “bad” – the problem of the greater good will stand strong.
In regard to the criticism that Caitlyn Jenner is receiving for self-identifying as a Conservative Republican, it is a bold face lie to say that Conservatives stand to deny same-sex couples of marriage rights. Anyone who believes the government should regulate who can or cannot marry who is quite literally a Liberal – and the problem with our societal breakdown and a major wedge in the great divide of peace and love in our society. Further, if you believe the government should have any intervention at all into the marriage process, you are contributing to the problem.
Marriage is a concept of love and trust between two people – it is not a governmental identification for individuals to key in their tax burden, that is what a Civil Union is. This is a fact – get over it. The Government of the United States of America is intervening in the affairs of the hearts of its citizenry as long as they continue to meddle in the matter of marriage.
When Patti Davis, daughter of President Ronald Reagan, was asked what her father’s stance on same sex marriage would be, she speculated, “I (also) think because he wanted government out of people’s’ lives, he would not understand the intrusion of government banning such a thing. This is not what he would have thought government should be doing.” I believe she is absolutely correct.
The lesson of today is we must love and accept everyone as they are and the world would be a far better place.
If you do not believe in liberty and justice for ALL (no quantifiers other than legal implications) – you are the problem. Thank you Caitlyn Jenner for illuminating the problem is alive and well on both ends of the spectrum.