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Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Obama Betrayal: What Is To Be Done?

It should be clear everyone that team Obama made the calculation early on that they would not spend any political capital whatsoever by keeping even one of their campaign promises to the gay community. Yesterday's announcement by the President granting the gay community a few crumbs was pure damage control after the "incest" DOJ brief, nothing more. Of course, some of the usual gay Democratic Party whores like Solmonese were there to help provide cover to Obama, but we can see through that. So what is to be done?

First, we need to finally wean ourselves from the Democratic Party teat. It's been dry or poisonous for far too long. Our dependence on the Democrats has sucked the life out of what should have been our politically independent civil rights movement. Instead we can support third political parties and candidates who provide firm timetables and commitments.

Second, it's past time to organize our movement along the lines of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s, so brilliantly and forcefully led by Dr. King. We need serious political themed marches and non-violent civil disobedience, not pride marches and dance parties.

The gay community appears to be finally waking up from decades of Democratic Party induced slumber. Whether or not we are able to mobilize into an effective movement for social change remains to be seen.


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