On a plane, somewhere between Santiago and Dallas, while enjoying food , drink, and Green Day on my iPod, I read in one of the five magazines that I regularly peruse, an article that said that business leaders who support Romney are not coming out in his support. They think he will be good for the economy; but they do not like his, and the Republican’s, social policies. Who but mittconception and his tribe believe that pregnancy, even by rape, is God’s will?
The article that I read noted that business leaders recognize that their employees and customers include straights, gays, twisteds, and others. They cannot and mostly do not want to offend them by openly supporting social bigots.
I have just been in intense mining meetings in Santiago. Our team and the teams we met with included obvious, if not out, straights, gays, twisteds, and others. We deliberated, fought, and advanced on the basis of fact and intellect. Orientation was not an issue.
As we walked to a fancy place to eat, the beautiful lady mining engineer said to me: “I am so glad my boyfriend has moved to my city. It is so nice to come home to a clean apartment, a good meal, cats that are well-fed, and a man.”
“What else does he do?” I asked.
“Play golf,” was her answer. “And he is good at it.”
My point is that Mitt and his tribe are lost and well behind the mining industry in cognizance of social reality.
So too are the liberals. When I checked my email in the airport lounge, there was one from a lady proposing an article on the disparity of women’s versus men’s incomes. I rejected this proposal. I have been with women of intellect, power, and high income all week. The mining industry needs them and is advancing because of them. It is all about brains & ability, not about orientation or God’s will.
Thus, reluctantly I must vote against Mitt, his mittconceptions, and all Republicans. I too, like those business leaders who dare not profess their love, believe he may be better for the economy. But I cannot, as a mining person involved deep in work with all types of people, subscribe to their ugly social attitudes. I must, in clear conscience, reject their anti-scientific and anti-human attitude. Leave them to their church and prejudice. Let us advance mining on the basis of fact, science, technology, and engineering. And let us involve men, women, and all variations thereof.