Keith Olbermann – Special Comment
November 11, 2008
“Some parameters, as preface. This isn’t about yelling, and this isn’t about politics, and this isn’t really just about Prop-8. And I don’t have a personal investment in this: I’m not gay…..
“And yet to me this vote is horrible. Horrible. Because this isn’t about yelling, and this isn’t about politics. This is about the human heart, and if that sounds corny, so be it.
[…..] Paraphrasing – and if you voted for this or support someone who did…..
“What is this, to you? Nobody is asking you to embrace their expression of love. But don’t you, as human beings, have to embrace… that love? The world is barren enough.”
“You are asked now, by your country, and perhaps by your creator, to stand on one side or another. You are asked now to stand, not on a question of politics, not on a question of religion, not on a question of gay or straight. You are asked now to stand, on a question of love. All you need do is stand, and let the tiny ember of love meet its own fate.
“This is the second time in ten days I find myself concluding by turning to, of all things, the closing plea for mercy by Clarence Darrow in a murder trial.
‘I was reading last night of the aspiration of the old Persian poet, Omar-Khayyam, ‘he told the judge. It appealed to me as the highest that I can vision. I wish it was in my heart, and I wish it was in the hearts of all: So I be written in the Book of Love; I do not care about that Book above. Erase my name, or write it as you will, So I be written in the Book of Love.'”
And they’re playing our song…..
I Wonder, Wonder Who?….Who? Who Wrote the Book of Love?
There’s a video and full transcript at link:
I see this video has been removed. But you can believe me it was very “loving” where an elderly woman was attacked by this “loving” crowd.
Love Is All You Need
Posted: 11.12.08 Video added: 11.12.08 8:43 pm