In My Opinion, It's Mike Huckabee That Needs To Be Isolated
Republican presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee has refused to retract a ridiculous harmful and telling statement he made during his unsuccessful Senate run in 1992 calling for the public to "isolate the carriers of the plague" when talking about AIDS patients as quoted from an Associated Press survey. If you ask me, Mike Huckabee needs to be "isolated" - Don't Get Me Started!
Although he says that he probably wouldn't make the same statement today with what we know about HIV and never meant that people with AIDS should be "locked up" (enter image of Bette Davis as "Julie" in the movie Jezebel on the "death cart" with "Pres" Henry Fonda being shipped off to Lazarette Island with the rest of the Fever victims to die in exile) he fails to realize that even in 1992 his statement is without merit and promotes both ignorance and indeed isolation. Excuse me Mr. Huckabee but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded in 1985 that AIDS was not transmitted by casual contact so almost ten years later, shouldn't you have known this and promoted education consistent with these findings? Or was Huckabee trying to get votes (unsuccessfully) by instead of communicating the truth making a conscious choice to help stoke the fires of fear and hate hoping the Christian right would pull his lever instead of touching AIDS patients? Could it be that this former Baptist minister is just doing what he knows, spreading fear and hate instead of acceptance and understanding? You know, like I don't know, saying we're all going to hell if we don't take Jesus into our heart and out to dinner with us?
Although he's leading in some polls someone has it out for Huckabee so I doubt he'll last anyway. Frankly, I for one am all ready sick of the political campaigning going on and the more crap that the press bring forward about the supposed choices of candidates the more disgusted I get. Do you think that people are really going to see Obama and not just to see Oprah? I would say, go to one of those rallies and if the audience is filled with forty-something white women who scream at the fact that Oprah loves "Spanks" underwear (don't ask how I know) then I'm telling you right now they don't even know how to pronounce Obama's first name and are just hoping for a new car from Queen Oprah! (Starting as an actress, moving into a powerful position and then granting wishes...hmm, sound like anyone else we know, say Evita Peron?)
The scandal before this latest AIDS one for Huckabee was about his role while he was Governor of Arkansas in helping parole a convicted rapist who later went on to rape and kill another woman. Though he claims he didn't endorse it (though he did write a letter supporting the guy be released and in my book that's as involved as you can get, especially when you're the governor) it would seem that the press is spinning this guy's tales like a top to do him in. And I say the sooner the better!
I'm more concerned about the fact that the guy stands by his remarks that homosexuality is "an aberrant, unnatural and sinful lifestyle." Really sir? I dare you to even try to peddle that to me who has been in a monogamous relationship for over nineteen years with the same man when most of your counterparts are divorcing at a rate faster than the rising deficit from a war we shouldn't be fighting, screwing children or looking for sex with other men in public restrooms because they are less afraid of God condemning them than they're afraid of you and your kind "outing" them or condemning them. Fear, it's all about fear. Your brood of bullies is all about making people afraid of the "enemy." And the "enemy" is anyone other than an image created by the likes of you held up as the standard as what "normal" people should be, if you will. How "difference" is seen as threatening I'll never know. Last time I heard Mr. Ex-Baptist Minister Fuckabee, Jesus was supposed to love everyone or am I wrong? I dare say if Jesus heard what you're putting out in his name that the What Would Jesus Do bracelet on your wrist would burst into flames like the burning Bush (yes, George W. implied not so subtly there).
Look, I don't hate the guy but I'm so tired of people hating me without even knowing me that sometimes I just lose it. Hate me because I cut you off in traffic, hate me because I'm smarter than you or hate me because I'm beautiful. But don't hate me because I'm in love with another man, in love with the fact that life is full of do's instead of don'ts or that I don't have Jesus in my Outlook contacts. I'm not asking you to be gay and I don't need your acceptance but I do need you to understand that when it comes to creating laws that will directly keep me out, pushed aside or second class I'm going to fight back. The last time I looked we were still allowed to do all of those things in this country. And just because it's "one nation under God", who said it was your God or the way you've decided to spin God's directions? Last time I looked there was more than one way to make a chocolate chip cookie and if you only use the recipe on the side of the box you may never figure out how to make those cookies even better.
People like Huckabee will always pander to the likes of himself in the hope of getting votes. His "cause" it getting into office. The only problem is that the "effect" of someone like him being elected is frightening due to the power he would hold. I remember when I came out to my parents, I said, "Look I will never do anything to intentionally embarrass you or make you uncomfortable but I'm gay, it's part of me it's who I am and I love you too much not to tell you." Telling my family and friends I was gay didn't isolate me it made me feel even more included and loved. So when it comes to isolating threats to humanity, I think Mike Huckabee needs to be "isolated" - Don't Get Me Started!
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