I’ve been thinking quite a bit about Harvey Milk, and what he said.
“The only thing they have to look forward to is hope. And you have to give them hope.”
I’ve been thinking about it, because some in San Diego’s LGBT community plan to turn their backs on Carl DeMaio’s contingent in Saturday’s Pride parade. I think this is misguided.
We choose what we want to cultivate. Look forward, chin up, smile; say, “yes,” and say, “love.” You will cultivate hope and good things and progress.
Turn your back, cast your eyes away, and shake your head. You will cultivate nothing.