Kale is bullshit. I don’t care if it’s a super food or if it’s going to save my life. Every time it’s even on a plate I eat from, I’m sick for at least 36 hours. Raw or cooked, dressed or plain. Get it the hell away from anything I’m eating.
I couldn’t possibly care less about Star Wars (or Star Trek for that matter). I’m glad others take joy in it. I’m sure I take joy in things other people could live without. As long as you don’t judge me for my lack of interest, I don’t begrudge you your happiness. Don’t make it seem like I’m less than human (or less than intelligent) if it’s just not my thing. You do you, boo. I’m happy you like it. I don’t. Are we good? How we feel about Star Wars is not the determining factor in whether or not we can have a conversation.
No one should play Christmas music before December 10th. After that, go crazy. I’ve turned some on in my apartment in the last few days. It’s cool. Just not in every store, every minute, as soon as November 20th hits. We should also be a little more selective about which “recording artists” are allowed to tamper with the classics.
The voting aspect of Democracy is mob rule. Not the open debate of ideas and everyone getting a voice, that’s good. But the voting, wherein a person or idea can “win” without even getting 50% of the votes, is mob rule. It leaves a shit ton of people unhappy, especially in a two-party system. Limiting our thoughts to the binary is inherently divisive. I can’t decide if Democracy is the best form of government these days. Before you make a sound of disgust at me, please know that I’m not offering an alternative, nor am I making a statement in stone that will never changes. Democracy seems pretty broken right now though.
And while you’re disgusted with what I’m saying, let me also say: I’m NOT excited by what happened in the Alabama vote. What the FUCK is wrong with the huge number of people who voted for Moore? Yes, thank you to those who didn’t, but more importantly, SHAME on those who did. The margin numbers terrified me. Accusations aside (I’ll upset you later with that), Moore spewed hatred and idiocy. And yet nearly half the voters in Alabama went for him. I don’t even want to talk about the race and gender binary – mainly because I’ve already pointed out that binaries are divisive rather than inclusive. Taking the accusations INTO consideration, how can THAT many people ignore multiple accounts against the guy? We are a deeply divided nation. How can we ever accomplish anything if the numbers balance on a razor’s edge?
And now, I’m going to get in a lot of trouble… perhaps only because I’m trying desperately to understand why so many people did vote for Moore. Accusation is the word I chose to use here. Accusations have been the be all and end all the last few months. Please hear me: I stand with victims. I believe victims. In an effort to understand why people who do not believe them think that way, the one thing I can come up with on my own is that one of our national tenets is trial by jury, innocent until proven guilty etc. That answer, which is not what I truly believe, leads me to ask, “Should people be losing their careers on the words of others?” It’s a horrible thought, but I think it’s what deniers might think. Granted, I haven’t asked them.
Okay, this went from light to heavy real quick. I’ll end with a light unpopular opinion to bring everyone’s heart rate down…
If the internet went away, we’d all be fine. In fact, we all might be better people. We had information before the internet. We kept it in libraries, or if your mom was as awesome as mine, she got you an Encyclopedia Britannica for your living room. (I don’t WANT the internet to change, but I’m saying it’s not the end of the world if it does. I’m more worried about taxes and healthcare.)