Monday, November 3, 2014

My Goodness – Russia is Certainly Bringing Up the Rear

In an announcement last week that may open opportunities for other gays and lesbians, and at the least make corporate CEO jobs seem a little less unattainable, Tim Cook of Apple told the world he is gay.

Many people praised Cook, but it seems that Russia didn't learn anything from Cook's essay in Bloomburg Businessweek.

A memorial to Steve Jobs in St. Petersburg, Russia, that looked like a large iPhone, was removed because it apparently "violates Russia’s law against gay propaganda.”

As hierarchies fall, no matter who is on top and who is on the bottom, change comes from people who understand that hierarchies are the same, no matter what the criteria used to set them up. Then, on the other hand, there are people who can't cross the line to see that gender, age, race, size, sexual orientation are criteria whose hierarchies have the same characteristics.

Russia, you are clearly not seeing the connection. One day your citizens will look back and wonder how you could have been so naive.