CH218: Europe (Lisboa, Madrid and Barcelona), Prelude
This entry is more of a celebration that with the recent win of Conchita Wurst in the Eurovision, the age of tolerance, respect, diversity and equality can be ushered in. Although I never really follow Eurovision, some of the people I met during last month's trip made mention of Conchita and related her performance to someone who was already doing something more pop and cheesy in Tel-Aviv. I forgot who it was though :).
So, I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I did. It's been playing almost 40 times as I try to earworm it out of my head. It's so much nicer than my earworm over the weekend - Sexercize.
I think that with a large acceptance of Conchita Wurst in Europe, people in the US and Asia and other parts of the world, see that there is an existence of these kinds of people who love who they are and what they do. And in that acknowledgement, I hope people learn to accept and respect rather than ridicule and joke.
It's just sad that in one Conchita's speeches, she mentioned that tolerance and respect is what she will fight for, but it's not something she feels she'll live to see happen.