Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing…
…Well…Maybe not “never”….
There is an adage that goes something like, “Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time, and annoys the pig.” For many years, I lived by this adage. Whenever someone disagreed with me, rather than investing the efforts in trying to convince them otherwise, I simply played the adage over in my mind as I smiled a bit too smugly.
Of course, there is an exception to every rule.
I’m thinking now is the time for that exception….
Many men don’t know what women are marching for around the globe. I heard it today: A bunch of white men, sitting around with expressions of foolishness and utter confusion behind their eyes were making attempts at being the bigger, wiser male, as they each tried to defend their united stance that the women marching “don’t know why they are marching.”
That’s totally wrong.
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- We march for the same reasons our ancestors marched.
- We march for change.
- We march to display our committed solidarity.
- We march, because we will not allow a roll-back of rights.
- We march as flagrant supporters of humanistic principles.
- We march, because compelled by indecent threats at the helm of supposed leadership, we must march.
Projections of Ignorance & Confusion
The gaggle of confused men, claiming their viewpoints about the intentions of women, are only spewing their own uneducated projections. The real truth is, they are spewing their own projections of ignorance. They are revealing that they don’t know why we march.
And that’s pathetic.
We must open the dialog and attempt to make pigs sing, even at the risk of annoying the pigs. We must do all we can to educate the men who don’t know why we march. We must do all we can, to support the rights of others, even when they are too fearful to be heard.
I encourage all humanist supporters to own your voice and speak to anyone who will listen. And if you find that squealing is often the result of your words, that’s okay too. Keep trying to teach singing lessons, because your voice is the strongest tool of all.