Tag Archives: politics

Discussion: Same-sex couples’ rights

I find myself thinking, at beginning this post, that everything has pretty much been said on this topic, so here, briefly, are what I believe are the most important points:

– Love is something the world needs more of, not less. Duh.

– Marriage is no longer a religious institution, and I don’t think many gay couples will want to get married in a church, so get over it. If you wish to have the law ban homosexual marriage on the basis that it’s against your religion, don’t you think we must also forbid atheists from getting married? If a relationship is to create offspring, shall we also ban infertile couples and post-menopausal women from having relationships? If you’re worried about protecting the “sanctity of marriage”, well I’m sorry, but Ms. Britney Spears & Co. fucked that over long ago.

And the biggest, most important, and most obvious point here:

“What does it really matter if two gay people want to get married? How is it hurting you? Really? Grow up.

Badly-quoted quote from the amazing Miss Miriam Margolyes. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is really the heart of the matter… grow up. Realise some people are different to you, and that they don’t want to hurt you or attack your way of life. They just want to be free to love who they love and not be persecuted for it or discriminated against. Be mature, get a life, stop bitching about shit that doesn’t matter. Grow up, live and let live.

Motspur

Discussion: Conservatism

Let us discuss conservatism – people who openly state they are “Conservative” and hold to that political standpoint, no matter what.

Statement from our “Targets” page:

– Being conservative should never be something to be proud of. It should be something to avoid. Conservatism is anti-progress, anti-evolution, anti-intelligence. It is complete BULLSHIT. If everyone in history had been conservative and so unreasonably attached to the past, many great things would never have happened. Very little would ever have changed.

To elaborate; consider if no white man had ever been radical, if every white man had been conservative. No one would have stood up for the rights of the black slaves, and slavery would not have ended. This is a slightly lame example, but do you see what I mean? We need CHANGE. Our values and laws must constantly change to adapt to our changing society & way of life. If nothing CHANGES, we will live in the past. The laws and values of the past are not always valid & useful for the PRESENT. To have CHANGE in our laws and our societies, we must have CHANGE in the minds of its people. We must have radicals, we must have those who are willing to CHALLENGE outdated beliefs & practices.

Ideally, we must have no one who is conservative. Every person should always be striving for ways to change things for the better. Every person should be striving for new ways to do things (science is wonderful), new ways to behave, new ways to THINK, which will further our movement, our evolution, and our technological & spiritual advancements.

When in history has anything monumental in any field been achieved by a conservative-minded person in that field? Radicalism is progress. New ideas are progress. Thinking outside the box is progress. Remember this.

Motspur

P.S:  I leave you with a quote from the great Utah Phillips:

“”Shopped around for a party….   Well, I looked at the Republicans… decided that talking to a conservative is a bit like talking to your refrigerator… you know, the light goes on, the light goes off, but it’s not going to do anything that isn’t built into it.”

So, what do you expect from life?

Would you like some things to change? Would you like to wake some people up? Would you like to know about freedom? Would you like some people to just fucking lighten up?

I’m one of those known as Motspur. What you need to know about me is that I am a number of things. A person. An artist. An animal on this planet, as are we all.

We have the desire & intention to change things. Primarily the way people think. There are many problems in our world, and in our society. The first and foremost place we should be combatting these problems is in minds – our own and each others’ minds. How do we plan to do this? Through changing things that people see everyday. Perhaps in just a little way, perhaps in a big way. Through the following: Surprise. Shock. Anger. Love. Arousal. Laughter!

To that end, this blog will serve to detail the projects we are undertaking as part of our previously expressed intentions, and to provide an easy link to those who wish to assist.

Welcome, everyone. This blog is in process of being set up at the moment, and I hope you will keep an eye on it as it improves… I think there will be some very interesting content to come.  Commenting & discussion is highly encouraged, whether or not you agree with our sentiments.

If you want to know more… see the links at the top of the page. Motspur for more on us. Targets for more on what we stand for. Read the posts below for all the juicy details, discussion of issues, planning of projects. The other pages for inspiration.

I look forward to working with you. Or against you. But always for you.

Motspur