When we graduated from junior high, we were asked to select a song for our send off. The vote was “We are the Champions” Queen. It was rejected. Because of AIDS and gay and so on. It was left at that. No song replaced it. It just was what it was. At the “picnic” or whatever, this great kid came in with a boombox and blasted the song! Everyone cheered and clapped. He got thrown out. The thing I remember most about that moment is, nobody really knew he was. He was one of those kids the “popular” kids look down on. But, in that moment, he was a hero. And til this day, I remember him. More
I just had a reoccurring dream that I wasn't ready to wake up from till I came to the proper conclusion. More
+4Insinuating that their personal beliefs provide supporting evidence for outrageous opinions regarding real world situations sure comes easy to affection-deprived people who have no other outlet for their existential guilt and feelings of inadequacy.
+27Given the choice between freedom and happiness, the great majority will choose happiness, amirite?
+3Cultural appropriation or cultural adoption? Could the true purpose of making "cultural appropriation" taboo be to keep minority cultures from gaining influence within the dominant culture? More
-3I suspect that the real reason the condemned is offered at last meal is not a consolation to the accused, but to ease the conscience of the executioner as he commits the same sin of which the condemned was convicted. More
+8To everyone: if you fit into a similar category of someone who did something bad, YOU DO NOT NEED to be defensive. If there is a movement that is working on stopping the behaviour of certain people who harm others, and you happen to be of the same religion, gender, ethnicity, age, income or whatever of the "bad people", unless you are doing the "bad stuff", IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU. So, please, do not join the people who are twisting reality to make it seem like you're a target. More
Which would you rather have: A landlord that is always late, usually never shows up, or flaky, but when he does show up, anything you need fixing or doing is done perfectly all the time and he's always pleasant to be around! Whether it's an object, a person, or a pet that needs fixing. OR: A landlord that usually shows up, but always leaves everything half-done so you have to call him more than once or worse than before? That usually berates you or antagonises because it's always "inconvenient" and you dared to ask him a favour. More