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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Monday, September 19, 2005

The Trouble With Tribbles

I am a Star Trek freak. Not of the original series. The Trouble With Tribbles is probably the only episode I would ever care to watch more than once. That's because tribbles are so darned cute and cuddly.

The Star Trek movies are OK. But the cool stuff came with the Star Trek spinoffs. They explored things like racial harmony, war, the right, or lack thereof, of more powerful cultures to interfere with less powerful cultures. They explored looksism, gender, and sexuality issues. Basically, Star Trek is all about being brothers and sisters under the skin.

The trouble with tribbles is that they multiply exponentially. Kind of like homophobes and the religious right. Homophobes and the religious right, unlike tribbles, are not cute and cuddly. They often try to masquerade as such. We have a humongous nondenominational, fundamentalist Christian church here in the east county of San Diego. It's called (surprise) Son Rise. It has thousands of members. One of our local newscasters is an associate pastor at the church.

I learned yesterday, much to my barely disguised horror, that a number of my employees and co-workers belong to Son Rise. Any more questions about why I choose to not come out at work?

So here I sit, living my life, only to discover once again that I am surrounded by the enemy. Years ago, when I became active in the San Diego lesbian community, I had a dream. I dreamed that all of the lesbians were being dragged out of their homes and shot or hung in their yards. I probably dreamed that after being pelted with raw eggs by a gang of high school boys while taking a breather outside of a women's dance. That was the end of my young dyke innocence. Tribbles will only smother you to death and it's quite accidental because of their insane proclivity to multiply. Homophobes and the religious right are not innocent. They just want to string me up.

But like tribbles, they appear sweet and innocent. They will probably sing me a nice hymn while they string me up.

Don't kid yourself. Tribbles are everywhere.

Kinja, the weblog guide


Blogger Seabiscuit said...

Hi Nurse,

I once believed or hoped that there were "places" I could relocate to and leave the religious right type of mentality behind. But, I have come to realize that hatred is everywhere. Ignorance is everywhere. You may see small minds more often in certain places, but they exist everywhere.

4:12 AM PDT  
Blogger Seabiscuit said...

I didn't have time to leave this one comment. You'll either think I'm crazy or you'll like it- maybe both. ;)

"We are family
(Sing it to me...)
I got all my sisters with me, wow..., wow..., yeah
We are family, yeah yeah yeah yeah-ie yeah
Get up everybody and sing"

I can sing and dance for ya too.

7:46 AM PDT  
Blogger Ting said...

Awesome blog, Nursepam! You are an excellent writer. Hugs, Ting

8:26 AM PDT  

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