Flash Fiction #117

long-road

PHOTO PROMPT © Peter Abbey

IT’S A LONG ROAD THAT HAS NO TURNING

Women were not allowed to be doctors….because we’ve never allowed women to be doctors.

Negroes were not allowed to sit at the front of the bus….because we’ve never allowed blacks to do so.

Women were not considered ‘people’ and allowed to vote….because we’ve never allowed them to.

Women were not permitted to be priests and preachers….because they were never permitted.

We won’t authorize same-sex marriage….because it’s never been authorized.

Even if we’re forced to, we won’t allow them to call it marriage because we never have before.

It could be called circular logic, if there were any logic to it.

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11 thoughts on “Flash Fiction #117

  1. Dale says:

    Sad facts indeed….

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  2. shimoniac says:

    I think someone woke up on the grumpy side of the bed.

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  3. Jim Wheeler says:

    There’s a lot of inertia to any culture. Change is scary and ripe soil for demagogues. The prime example is just south of you this year. Keep on stirring the pot, Archon. Maybe something good will float up, who knows? 🙂

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    • Archon's Den says:

      Too often, what floats up, is at the top of a sewage pond….Speaking of Donald Trump – I have at least one more swing at him, but because of scheduling, the post won’t go up until after he’s been defeated. 😯

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