Sunday, January 15, 2006

Brokeback Mountain and the new world awareness

Brokeback Mountain. The film making waves. I cried watching it and it is really a touching story.

I am not a movie freak, in fact, my indifferent to films and screen issues goes a long way back to going up in a poor home where at a time we didn’t have a TV, and as such, I learnt to live with my world and never go to friends or neighbours to watch the box. But on Saturday January 14, Marc suggested we go to the picture house. That was a welcome suggestion.

As we watched Brokeback mountain, I sensed how much the movie is not just an entertainment but an awareness to human on how much they have destroyed innocent lives with though phobic manners. The film shows how much natural love can exist between two people regardless of their gender. But the society plays a huge role in letting people express their love. This they achieve by not understanding what people are naturally. Reading from one of the good books, the bible, Paul wrote in Romans 9 verse 20: “Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why has thou made me thus?

But society seem to have done just that. W seem to have question God (or whatever we believe created us), why did you make some gays? That is cruel. People are not gay because they studied the subject as a doctor does; they are not gay because they moved with gays; people are gay because that is exactly what they are naturally.

Thank you Ang Lee for Brokeback Mountain. I am positive it is doing a new job of changing perspectives among humans and such set us on a new path of tolerance and acceptance. And talking of acceptance, I do not mean to say that anyone is begging to be accepted, but that those who don’t accept, will learn to accept.

To finish with, no one is straight, you are either heterosexual or homosexual or even MULTIsexual for the African polygamist culture. Heheheeeee. Well, there we go, I can see a new hope on the horizon. I can sense the freedom coming to those who wouldn’t accept that it exist and they are the ones that I have more pity for. But I am running short of that pity, and soon, there will be heartbreaks for such ones. Surprising enough, I have so many of them.

God help us all

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