Harvey Milk – The man who fell for us all.
I understand that there has to be a label put on everything. It is the world we live in. Black. White. Indian. Inuit, etc… Oh, and gay. Labels are our life. They really are. Not just within race, color or creed — but how we look to one another’s habits and even distant constellations.
In a perfect world, these insignias mean nothing and would not define us. But we don’t live in that world — a world of acceptance — never have, never will. We live in a world of cultural divide. Divided so subtly — but horribly defined.
We are all so unsubtle in our tact at times, without even knowing. Because that’s our respective culture. No matter how many strive to make all of this a non-issue, it will always linger.
It is the human condition, sadly enough.
The best we can hope for is that our race (human) will keep addressing the issues that — in reality — shouldn’t even need to be addressed.
The best we can do is always put our hopes into people like Harvey Milk.
We here at SOAO hope you are well within your rest. You are America, and your words reverberate to this day. Thank you.
This is honestly one of the greatest speeches I have ever had the privilege to hear. It speaks of true freedom. It speaks of the equality America was supposedly founded on, and should continue to fight for. It gives me chills each time I listen to it.
Also, Karen Clark will honor Harvey Milk at The Whitehouse tomorrow.