A Scribe For The Ages, Steve Pierce

If you placed a Cubic Zirconia under the discerning eye of a Diamond Cutter and he said, “I’m a little bit leery.“ Would you leverage an expression of heartfelt affection on the jewelry expertise of the aforementioned Diamond Cutter?

If your hemorrhoids were severely inflamed and the Proctologist said, “It’s no big deal.” Would you seek relief from excruciating rectal pain on the medicinal acumen of the aforementioned Proctologist?

If your State Senator was presented with Jim Crow Laws circa 2014 and he offered this pithy insight, “I didn’t see it as discriminatory.” Would you re-elect Steve Pierce?

Here’s Steve Pierce, a State Senator from the so-called great state of Arizona, waxing poetic about his vote in favor of SB 1062: “I was a little bit leery. But then everybody voted for it. And last year, when the legislature passed a similar bill, no one seemed to think it was a big deal. I didn’t see it as discriminatory.”

Maybe if we stopped calling them “leaders.” Maybe if we stopped calling it “higher office.” Maybe if we saw them for what they truly are, “criminals in neckties instead of handcuffs.” Maybe then it wouldn’t be so painful watching them lie, with no fear of consequence or recourse under the law, in split screen on CNN.

It doesn’t matter what happens in Arizona on SB 1062. It’s already happened. The message has been sent to gay kids. Here’s the message: 2nd class is more class than you deserve, fag.

Of course it matters what happens in Arizona on SB 1062. In the same way it mattered what happened in Kansas on HB 2453. But in a larger sense, the bullies had their say.

Here we are, in 2014, having a state sponsored vote endorsing the plausibility of segregation. Or, in the inimitable words of Steve Pierce, “No one seemed to think it was a big deal.”

Words for the ages.

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6 Responses to A Scribe For The Ages, Steve Pierce

  1. Claudia says:

    Pitiful, so called law makers of America. Sad so sad. We are in the 21st century and people are still not getting it. I sometimes think that stupidity and ignorance is an epidemic.

    The other day I went out on a date (because I finally gave in and decided to do on-line dating). And the first thing that came out of my mouth was: “What is your position on same sex marriage?” He was such a bigot. And I was so turned off.

    I asked him if he was a republican and he said, “I’m not going to tell you. But I can say I sure as Hell did not vote for Obama.” What an idiot. I was like, check please.

    The scariest part is that these type of people hold positions of power. I think that Education is key. Not the Education of the big fancy-schmancy Harvard types. But the Education of the human heart & mind.

    • Gregor says:

      My brother is a big fan of online dating. It’s challenging, like anything else. But one of my brother’s most admirable qualities is his willingness to put himself out there.

      A friend of mine, Vinny Vegas, recently sent me a link about “Counter-Intuition.” The premise which underscores the link I’m about it give you is that we make up reasons to match our confidence.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb4TM19DYDY

      There seems to be something about the stupid people among us who come to an idea, be it about God, the inequality of races, the sin of sexuality, and once they’ve allowed the idea to become a belief, they stop thinking, altogether.

      They cloak themselves in authority. They hide behind violence, or the threat of violence. They hide behind degrees from fancy-schmancy colleges. Worst of all, they hide behind God.

      There’s a revolution of thought. It’s happening right here, in a platform which never existed before, where ideas can be offered, counter-offered, debated, re-debated, reduced to silliness and reconsidered.

      Reconsidering an idea, reconsidering a belief is the mindset of a true revolutionary. Or even more daring, a grown-up.

      • Claudia says:

        online dating is no joke.. I don’t have the stomach for it.. I gave up..

        The funny thing about me is that most of the time I’m already anticipating the gorilla in the room. My mom always tells me; “Tu miras micos donde no hay”

        Intuition saves lives… the problem lies when we rely on what we think we know and not what we feel deep inside.
        Thanks for the link.

        • Gregor says:

          Wish I could say it was my link. Vinny Vegas sent me the link, by accident, ironically.

          I’ve watched it more than a few times, trying to absorb the lessons.

          Here are 5 highlights:

          1) We don’t notice things that are unexpected

          2) We don’t see things we don’t put our attention on

          3) Confidence is misplaced

          4) Justifications are used as reasons

          5) We have to learn how to counter intuition in those areas where it’s likely to lead us astray

  2. Andy says:

    ‘with no fear of consequence or recourse under the law’

    Should we have speech codes and the thought police? Isn’t that communism? Free speech means free speech. Thank God for the ACLU as terrible as they are they’ve kept anyone- be it Falwell or the Marxist left from censoring Americans.

    • Gregor says:

      They should say what they want, when they want, however it makes them happy saying what they say.

      Including Ted Nugent, whose been asked to “tone it down.” But I think he should go in the opposite direction. He’s a clown. Instead of a red nose, he wears a cowboy hat. He’s a sad clown.

      I’m not interested in thought police, or speech codes, or censorship. I’m interested in holding accountable the willful liars, criminal bankers and torture fetishists.

      To quote my Dad, “Do the crime. Do the time.”

      Incidentally, lying willfully might be free speech, but it’s not protected behavior, there are consequences. It’s the same thing with being a legislator with no aptitude for seeing the difference between the rule of law and mob rule, there are consequences, namely your penis is revoked.

      One last thing, there’s no such thing as Falwell or the Marxist Left. They’re phantoms. Relics of another time. The boy who cried wolf.

      The real danger is occurring in the moment. Mostly, it has to do with grown-ups turning a blind eye from within a role, like police beating up protestors.

      By the way, I offered a thoughtful link to Claudia. Turn about is only fair. Here’s a link for you, 8Andy. Gun Porn…

      http://goo.gl/ZuAwKI

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