"INCONVENIENT TRUTH"

 
Year of 2011...
Brazil

The country was shaked by the announcement:
"Two women will kiss each other passionately
In the soup opera "Amor e Revolucao" ("Love and Revolution")"
Show that all Brazilians can watch in open TV late night

The soup opera is about the political events
From the context of Brazil in the 60's
The military repression
The killings and tortures of innocent people by police
In a time every voice against the government was monitored
Then silenced ...

The characters Marina (Gisele Tigre) and Marcela (Luciana Vendramini)
Are co-workers in a newspaper
Marina is the editor chief
Marcela is an idealistic and courageous lawyer
Both willing to fight against the government barbarisms
By bringing to the public the military attrocities against intelectuals and their followers
Called "subversives"

In the main time Marcela happens to fall in love with Marina
Marina tries to avoid the bond as she feeds a platonic love
For another co-worker ... a married man
Anyway, Marcela is her best friend

At some point of the story of these two characters
An atmosphere of closer emotional and physical attachment between them is created by the author
To bring the love between two women in discussion

The day came when the scene of the kiss between the two actresses was showed openly on TV
The two actresses were willing to be the "pioneers"
To portray the first homosexual kiss on TV
They wanted to break a tabu!

The next day
A legion of enraged people protested against the scene
Many took that context as an ultrageous event that should never happen
But it did!
The scene was very beautifully directed
Nothing was even close to distateful
I mean, to the eyes of the ones against any kind of prejudice
It was not!

As the tittle of the show says ... love and revolution
Love did lead to a revolution
But not as a wanted revolution by some
Just bcz in this case this love is considered
An extreme of an unconventional one
So....
Everything that seems too "radical"
Brings resistance

The ones that protested the most were religious people
They considered the scene a disgrace
An "assault" against the rules and regulations of the moral code
Each and every Brazilian citizen should follow blindly

However
To another part of the population
The author's courage of bringing the scene to open TV
And the actresses to act on it
Were well taken as an advanced step toward
People's freedom of expression of thoughts and feelings
Beyond this stigma the relationship between people of the same sex does have in its roots

For me, personaly, ultrageous is corruption, misery
Violence, social inequality, greed, lack of compassion ...
This world is impregnated by these things
Why they are not considered tabu as well
If they cause so much pain and devastation???
It is very hypocrit from society to condemn "unconventional" relationships
When so many others so serious issues should be addressed as urgent to be banned!

Love is love
Love is reconciliation
Love is freedom
Love is blessing
Love is giving
It should be accepted unconditionally!

What is the matter two people of same sex in love?
Is it a criminal act?
Does it have a destructive nature?
Does it inflict suffering?

What most people does not know is that homosexualism is not a choice
It is innate!
Some will come with this "seed" that can be manifested or not along their lives
Can be suppressed or not
As boys and girls be born
Or black and white skin color comes as a characteristic of an individual
Same way heterosexual or/and homosexual natures emerge as features as well!

Love should be accepted no matter what way it comes "dressed"!
Most people say that love should be a "normal manifestation"
Meaning between men and women
So why it is not taken to the same cathegory:
Social equality
Fair justice
Honesty in Politics
Character of an individual
All individuals in society should not have the right for a decent life?
Justice system should not be against double standards?
Politicians should not fight corruption?
People should not be good in essence?
Why these things do not work well if they should???

Why crucify love between two women or men
If it is not proven to be the cause of famile, deaths, wars, injustice, opression
And all other sorts of despicable acts our society is immersed in
In many cases voluntarily
Some religious people overreact against what is different
But ignore what is unfair and brutal!!
Religions talk about generosity, kindness, unconditional acceptance
But in reality many religious people are the most prejudiced of all!!
Jesus, the son of God lived here between all kids of individuals
He did not love one more than other bcz of their differences
He did accept the differences without seeing them as unforgivable or imoral
His Father created Himself a world of contrasts
A world of diversities
Why so?
What is the lesson behind it???
All of us should think about it before throwing the first stone
Before judging and condemning the "unconventional"

The truth is that
The "differents" are taken as scapegoats to "cover up" the sins of the hypocrits!
THIS is despicable!!!

Love is a manifestation of our inner beauty
Love should take to freedom not prison!  
Love should take to the path of wisdom not ignorance!
People should walk forwards not backwards!!
This should be the normal course of life ....

(Simone)

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