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Luminous Animal

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Member since: Thu Jul 24, 2003, 01:06 PM
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I hope to be constantly evolving through listening and discussion.

I do read through a person's post and click on their link to read through the entire article before making a comment. Sometimes, I'll do further research beyond the article if the topic grabs my attention before making a comment.

I know I have many set core moral beliefs that I developed at a young age (someone one supposed that, as a child, I was akin to Huey Freeman from the Boondocks when I was a child. And that person was pretty much right). But, at age 57, there is not one argument that would sway me to the right… especially the U.S. right but I am open to being swayed more to the left.

Bowling for Columbine did change my view on guns. (And the ensuing discussion on Moore's old BB). Much was made that the movie was an anti-gun screed. It wasn't. It was a 'screed' against U.S. violent culture.

Currently, my 25 year old daughter and I are arguing about the use of the terms 'bitch' and 'bitches' which is bandied about amongst her friends in a lighthearted way. I am not ready to give up my old school feminist stand because, without a doubt, Hillary Clinton is going to be called a bitch all over the internet. And even though I am not a Hillary supporter, I will fight against that misogynist attack.

But then again, when I am on my death bed at age 103, I may flip everyone off and say, "Good-bye, bitches."
Posted by Luminous Animal | Sat May 30, 2015, 08:51 PM (0 replies)
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