posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 02:34 PM
For the most part I have been keeping out of debate’s about the American election, but the other day I thought occurred to me while reading through
these thread; people are so intolerant when it comes to their leaders. Now to be clear right from the start, I don’t think this is just Americans,
in the UK I think we are guilty of the same intolerance but since Americans have just gone to the poles you are probably in the best frame of mind to
answer me this
Why does it matter if a presidential candidate is a Young Black, Lesbian, Muslim with a Transgender wife?
I mean surly it should be policies that matter and not the individuals sexual preference, religion or race. Many will of course deny that this is a
issue but deep down inside we all know no matter how good of a politician somebody is, they are only as good as they fit into our social norms. Most
would probably feel safest with an old white guy married with 3 kids who goes to church every day rather than say a Muslim leader.
To me it just seem so absurd in our concepts of 21st century diversity and progressiveness that we seem to through all that out the window when it
comes to voting for our leaders. So I propose the question:
Why would it matter if your president was MUSLIM?
Why would it matter if SHE was GAY?
What would it matter if HE was really a SHE?
Why would it matter if HE (or is that a she) was Hispanic?
edit on 7-11-2012 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)