I get really bent out of shape when people talk about their support of prop 8. I try to be a tolerant person and I believe everyone is entitled to their own opinion, be it one that coincides with mine or not, but presenting facts that you deem truthful and right isn’t okay. Just as you will try to distort my facts, I will try and distort yours. In both cases, facts are only right depending on your perspective.
And maybe it’s because I’ve drowned myself in too many philosophy books lately and I’ve become a firm believer in skepticism and the idea that almost nothing is real except your own existence and how you yourself feel, but you can’t prove an idea, a proposition or otherwise, as correct and supreme with facts you claim are “real.” Because in addition to me feeling like I want to prove them wrong, I will most likely beg the question, “What is real?” And if you tell me that real is something that’s been proven, I will tell you then that a chair is not real, that a can of Diet Coke is not real, that the keyboard you’re using to type those facts aren’t real. Why? Because they haven’t been proven. Sure, they’ve been used, they’ve been watched, they’ve been perceived. But the only way to prove something is to see it beyond your own physical and metal being, out of body if you will, and as of this point, we haven’t found a way to do that. And up until we do, nothing is real. Just perceived. And if the chair you’re sitting in isn’t real and your computer isn’t real, who are you to declare that facts are?