So, "cause for hope." What is it you're hoping for, and why?
An excellent question. Um, that everyone would be fully free, self-expressed, self-knowing, able to embrace all their kooky desires with humor, restraint and class, but free of irrational guilt, shame, and fear of oppression, that we would all treat each other well and enjoy the world of the senses, the body, and each other as a holy gift, and that politicized confederations of fetishes like "straight" and "gay", or for that matter "masculine" and "feminine", would become an obscure historical research topic for grad students -- not by virtue of us all having become identical, but rather by virtue of us all discovering we are radically different each from the next? Something like that?
In the near term, I'd like the Pittsburg Slim video to end with the kissing girls cutting the skype connection and Slim looking ambivalently pleased yet also suddenly worried.
Urs, I should listen to the music with the lyrics, but it seems more in the category of the Blur tune -- or maybe even a lament?