Pride 2017: We Are Family


If you live in San Francisco, June 24 is Pride Day.

I will be out all weekend loving life and taking pictures.

I dedicate this video to the men and women of the American Civil
Rights Movements
.

We are all religions, races and nationalities. We are gay, straight and transgender.

We will never return to our closets.

We are everywhere and we will never give up.

I chose “We are Family” by Sister Sledge because it’s a happy and
hopeful song.

I first made this video for Pride Month 2016.

We are always stronger together!

Now get up everybody and sing!

 

If I turned around every time somebody called me a faggot, I’d be walking backward – and I don’t want to walk backward.”
– Harvey Milk

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“It’s not about Republicans and Democrats. They’re coming after America.”

There is no Left or Right when it comes to protecting our freedoms.

“It’s not about Republicans and Democrats. They’re coming after America.” ~ James Comey, about Russia.

The Way

One way to do it, he says, is to douse yourself in
alcohol and set your bed on fire.

In the hole men chew their veins out; now that’s
ambition!

These are lectures on Blood and the Way.

With God’s love we are never abandoned.

He is the way and a way out

–unlock–pull trigger–

“I’m a hustler, he says, I never go back to
the same trick twice for a cigarette!”

As a finale we laugh ourselves to death.

Rob Goldstein (c) 2014-2017 All Rights Reserved

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Pepe does not like you!…LOL

Today, my partner and I had the kind of discussion my ancestors
must have had before their decision to emigrate to the United
States.

How much time do we have?

What country will have us?

How do we seek asylum?

Maybe the U.S. will return to normal between now and January 20, 2017.

But this is not normal.

A normal American President does not choose an avowed racist and anti-Semite to serve as his Chief Strategist.

The New York Times November 16, 2016 Steve ‘Turn On the Hate’ Bannon, in the White House

To scroll through Breitbart headlines is to come upon a parallel universe where black people do nothing but commit crimes, immigrants rape native-born daughters, and feminists want to castrate all men. Here’s a sample:

Hoist It High and Proud: The Confederate Flag Proclaims a Glorious Heritage (This headline ran two weeks after a white supremacist massacred nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C.)

Screenshot of a Brietbart News articfle about the confederate flag called hoist it high and proud
The Nazi flag is outlawed in Germany because it flew over the torture and murder of six million innocent German citizens.

Normal American media does not perfume the ugly racist lies spread by the Trump campaign as folk culture.

The Washington Post, November 16, 2016 America’s working class has its own culture. And they will fight to keep it.

The populism of Middle America stems from the view that the traditional world of the petty bourgeoisie is under threat from the “politics of the civilized minority.” It is a culture — a way of living that is being defended. But in the face of external threats, folk cultures can succumb to the temptation to tribalism and a politics of envy and resentment. The racist rhetoric in certain sectors of the electorate is the manifestation of the instinct to protect folk identity.

Screenshot of a frog holding a gun in front of a Confederate Flag with message that read Pepe Doesn't Like You
This artifact of Working Class Volk Culture arrived from the petty bourgeoisie in my Twitter feed last week.

Maybe I’m simple but a racist is a racist and when I’m under attack,
I don’t have to understand him.

In fact, I expect the law to protect me from his racist temptation to tribalism and his politics of envy and resentment.

A normal American president does not send out surrogates to warn us to be careful of what we say.

Be very careful of criticizing the incoming president: Kellyanne Conway issues warning to Democrat Harry Reid as she drops hint of legal action against Trump critics

But, Harry Reid is doing the job the people chose him to do.

Harry Reid speaks for the majority who voted to elect Hillary Clinton.

“The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America. White nationalists, Vladimir Putin and ISIS are celebrating Donald Trump’s victory, while innocent, law-abiding Americans are wracked with fear – especially African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Muslim Americans, LGBT Americans and Asian Americans. Watching white nationalists celebrate while innocent Americans cry tears of fear does not feel like America.

I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics. Harry Reid, The UK Daily Mail

I just looked up to see my partner frantically tearing through his papers.

When I asked him what he was doing he said, ‘Looking for my passport.’

Public domain photo of a man who wears a Swastika in front of a Confederate Flag
White Working Class Folk Culture on display in 21st Century America – Found on the Internet Archives, source unknown

RG 2016

 

 

 

 

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