Saturday, November 16, 2019

Buttigieg in Iowa Lead on Internationals Day of ToleranceIow

Today is the International Day of Tolerance formed by UNESCO on this day in 1995
With too many nations armed to the teeth with nukes, a clear blueprint for humanity to survive
Intolerance of opposing views brings hate and demonization
Brings into question justification for the inhabitants of such a nation
On the domestic front intolerance brings complete disgust
Cannot believe opposing views and certainly the motives you cannot trust
There was a time not too long ago that in a closet one’s sexuality had to reside
Exposed then, social condemnation and banned to an unemployment ride
Too many had to live two lives, one for the 9 to 5 and public world
The other the privacy in the home where one true feelings could be unfurled
A stigma sadly made much worse
By the outbreak of the HIV deadly curse
Only slowly the public came to realize and accept
Intimate unprotected sexual contact needed to infect
While in the Islamic radical world it is death to gays
Deep seated and unforgiving intolerance to display
That’s why it may be refreshing that an openly gay Pete Buttigieg is in the Iowa Blue primary lead
Voters are looking not to his sexuality but rather weighing his policies and deeds
This poet will not attack the man only the policies that prosperity and security will stifle and chill
Plans for responsibility, less government, lower taxes, and secure borders are plates we need to fill
Tolerance from both sides is a needed breath of fresh air
Listen to the ideas and debate how they compare
Whether the proponent is gay or straight
We need objective rationality to rule our fate
© November 16, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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