Today is my 33rd birthday, and birthdays always seem to be good times for reflection on where I am and how I got there.
Though I feel there ARE substantial cultural pressures that are unfair to women, I believe that a lack of empathy is the root cause misogyny.
As an artist and self-proclaimed peaceful freedom fighter, I cling to my first amendment rights. This is not because I believe the right to free speech is powerful enough to protect me. It is because my belief that this right SHOULD be powerful enough.
How long will we allow our country to be seen as warmongers, war profiteers, and murderers? There’s no end in sight from this point of view… unless we pull off the blindfolds of the mainstream media.
Am I a nutjob? A whacko? Am I one of those people that you roll your eyes at to your friends after I walk away? My ideas may be different than most people’s, but are they really that crazy?
If you talk to anyone under the age of 50, they will likely tell you that voting doesn’t matter, or that their vote doesn’t (or wouldn’t) count for anything. Some of them think that the polls are rigged. Others think the ballots are just flat-out ignored.
I have a really hard time finding pieces of my everyday life that are not complete bullshit.
I can’t stand people who use Nazi Germany and Hitler to draw comparisons with something they disagree with. However, the time has come to put things into perspective.
Until somewhat recently, I hadn’t been watching much TV or at least not their commercials. But there are a few somewhat frightening trends going on that worry me. If you really pay attention, it might concern you too.