A brief rant on pressing back on inadequate policy

Hi. This is your friendly neighborhood leftist. Contrary to popular opinion, most of us will compromise. Many of us are pragmatic. You tell us we don’t know how policy is made or are too rigid, are idealistic. That last one is quite funny. …

This is Not An Accident

What do you suppose is at play consciously and unconsciously that would cause someone to “accidentally” kill a young black man, accidentally use their gun instead of taser? What was their body and brain telling them? …

I think maybe one of the primary ways in which I determine the value of someone's ideas, thoughts, beliefs, and so on is their level of curiosity.

It isn't about agreement - though I value and practice bridge creation. I can have a fairly different set of ideological positions, or…

Thanks for coming to my Friday Rant.

Many liberals and some progressives seem to believe that other progressives and leftists "don't understand how government / policy works"

And in some cases this is correct. And in the case of desperate people, especially so. Why would they be bothered with the…

Can we stop referencing the "framers/founders" as if they are eternal gods to be worshipped? (US centric post)

Like...

Ok cool. They made some advancements in political technology.

But I find it wears to constantly hear about what the "founders" would think or want. Slavery alone is a monstrosity. And…

‘’Size of protest — it’s like deciding, well, I’m going to decide policy based upon a focus group,’’ Mr. Bush said.

This may be one of the most infuriating things Bush (Dubya) ever said, and that guy said a lot of stupid shit.

When I was still fairly fresh-faced and…

It is my thought that change starts with each of us as individuals and works outward. I want to see change on a big scale, globally. …

Thorns and Beliefs

I would like to share a limiting belief of mine. Hopefully the act of doing so will help lessen it's grip on me.

It is a tick in my flesh, itching my senses, but not on the surface. Only recently did I become fully aware of it. I don't think…

-Principles of the Dead-

You want to know what's wrong with us kids today?

Well you are asking the wrong question.

What's wrong with you today?

I went to sleep with you the moral arbiter and I woke up with the building burning.

I went to sleep bundled up by the lie of your love and woke up with the truth of your death.

The fire won't touch us. The fire won't touch us. And that's okay. Okay?

Mother, what is that smell?
Oh baby it's just some deadwood, we're cold.

Father, are we in hell?
Oh darlin' we just need room to breathe.

Should I stop the cradle burning?
It's too late for that, she says.

Just look ahead, she says.

The fire won't touch us. The fire won't touch us.
And that's okay, okay..

Says her corpse, okay, okay.

-Rebecca M. Forté

Ancient Betrayal

I've got something to talk about, but I am just a little afraid. An itch where I cannot reach is bothering me. When I try to gently rub it, it leaves me unsatisfied and a little bitter. It dispels the worst for a minute or two, then flares brighter, hotter.

I can feel it spreading, and I can feel it sinking in. It is a hundred cuts in my gut. It's a sacrifice I am supposed to make, though I can't clearly see who benefits. Does anyone benefit from pointless martyrdom?

You see, it is such a tiny thing. Don't want to complain because it's a tiny thing; not fit for words, not gonna explain.

Somebody must benefit, or why would I creep? Or is it the confusion of the ancient betrayal forged on new contracts?

— Rebecca M. Forté

Rebecca Rowan Forté

Intellectual hummingbird tornado, anarchistic, obsessed with black holes, politics, all -ologies, myth, and a jack of all adjectives.

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