Searching the realms of video entertainment last night I stumbled upon an intriguing series called Last Tango in Halifax on BBC. It has a wonderful storyline of long lost love found again in the midst of dysfunctional family relationships. However, before the first season concluded the writer’s decided to sell the political correctness.
The sweet, adventurous female lead did not jump and cheer when her forty-something daughter revealed she was a lesbian. Grandma didn’t like it any more than she did the male creep her daughter married. Well, she had to be shamed for her opinion. Suddenly the man who longed for her for sixty years passion cooled. Oh, the audacity not to agree…the shame for possession of a different point of view. That grandma also happened to be a conservative was merely a coincidence.
What is it about the LGABCDEF community that they cannot tolerate peaceful coexistence? Why must they be celebrated for being people of a single opinion? Why must they hard sell their existence? Not being a member of the community, I cannot provide an answer. However, as a person who has treated hurting people of very opinion, lifestyle, race, and creed without regard to sameness or difference, I have seen this pressing need to push opinion beyond recognition and into tyranny in but one other instance…the insecure.
Those that harbor deep-seated questions about themselves at the soul level are the most militant when meeting disagreement or dissenting opinion. And yes, that includes some of those with whom I share a common faith. Little wonder that we see this militant, insecure, hatred from those who live on the applause and praise of others.
The series lost a viewer to their political and social agenda. I don’t suppose the writers and producers give the slightest damn what I think. However, I have a feeling that’s because we haven’t met. Were we to meet in person and share our views about writing, I’m sure I would meet their disapproval and be subject to continued attempts to shame me into surrender to their views. All they got was someone willing to change the channel.