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On racism, elitism, classism, sizeism, or any otherism that comes to mind:

What it comes down to is the fact that there are too fucking many thin-skinned whiny bitches in the world who think they deserve to be treated like they are unique and special snowflakes, and there are too fucking many crass and tactless asshats out there who treat people like shit out of ignorance, stupidity, or just plain assholery.

The trick is realizing that every single stupid motherfucker on this planet or orbiting around it fits both categories, and the sooner everybody learns to get the fuck along without letting their causes or their privileges or their twisted panties get in the way, the better off we'll all be.

In short: Everybody sucks. Equally.

loree: (forced perspective)
Call me isolationist if you like, but for reasons related to my mental health, I am deliberately avoiding media coverage and discussion of Gulf War 2: Electric Boogaloo and its associated baggage. I learned my lesson after 9/11 -- I can't cope with the constant bombardment and still be expected to be functional.

In the meantime, here's what I don't need:

1) I don't need to see any more looped night-vision images of buildings exploding.

2) I don't need to see corpses on the evening news, or keep tally of body counts.

3) I don't need to hear who's more wrong. Everybody sucks in this scenario, thanks.

4) I don't need any more convincing, even (and perhaps especially) from those with whom I happen to agree.

5) I definitely don't need to read any more vitriol-soaked invective or propaganda disguised as political discourse.

I'm an educated, well-read, generally liberal adult who was raised to question authority. I pay my taxes, and I vote in every election and primary in which I'm able. I'm neither complacent nor an extremist. But I am a pragmatist, and right or wrong, all the would've/could've/should'ves in the world won't undo the past. We're in it now, and we're assured that we won't be getting out of it any time soon.

For the moment, I have more important things to do, like protecting my civil liberties, and doing my job (which, for those of you playing along at home, is supporting the emergency services which save lives of people in this country).

This is not an invitation to discussion. This is not an attempt to convince you or anyone else to stop doing what you feel is right to bring this situation to whatever conclusion you feel is appropriate. This is my way of explaining why I seem to be ignoring some of you. Yes, I am, and no, it's not particularly personal.
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Enough of these pissing contests. When I rule the universe, all political leaders will be required to have their genitalia publicly measured as part of the swearing-in process.

And afternoon naptime will be mandatory.
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To Whom It May Concern:

Over the last few days, I've been lamenting the fact that I don't really feel I have a safe place to express my feelings. I've been censoring myself, afraid of the hurt feelings or arguments which might develop if I say what's on my mind. That, in short, is bullshit. I'm not going to do it anymore.

Here's the deal: This is my journal. These are my thoughts. I may say things you don't want to hear. My statements may be uncomfortable for you to read. They may be angsty, aggressive, or downright inflammatory. I may write about you, or about people you know. What I say may make you angry. Chances are, I may never apologize.

From this point onward, it's safe to assume that my superego has been locked in the basement. If you choose not to read, I understand. For the rest of you, the short bus is leaving the station. Keep your seatbelts fastened, and your heads and arms inside the vehicle at all times. This is bat country.



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