Godstud wrote:There are a lot of ways to take over a country, and storming the White House isn't necessarily one of them. Ideological and cultural ways are other avenues for change.
They are, but their tactics aren't. These tactics are used by everyone seeking power.
My stances on most things have not changed. Nice try, anyways. I'm 55 not 25. I just left the echo chamber to get a more balanced perspective.
You are using a tactic that the Left-wing uses. If even a single issue does not mesh with their list ideologies, then that person is considered Right-wing(eg. JK Rowling.). You know, most people are somewhere between the extremes.
I consider Trans women not to be real, biological women. I think we need women to have a fair and level playing field in women's sports, and it's been proven that Transwomen break this. Because I think that way and I think that children should not be given gender altering care/medical procedures, I am called "Right-wing". Never mind that I support most other things that make people Left-Wing. You only need one strike against you, to be considered the enemy.
Godstud, I think the problem is that issues are not really right wing or left wing issues. They are just issues.
Also, who one is affects one's perspectives on life. That is just realism.
I am not a lesbian and have had relatives who are lesbians and one or two of them are extremely aggressive lesbians who see all issues through the reality of being lesbian. I tell them, I do not give a shit about lesbian issues that have nothing to do with sexual orientation issues. Not everything is a one trick pony in life.
I am not interested in watching men on the big screen kiss each other or have sex in a movie theater. I do not find it interesting, a turn on or a turn off. It bores me in general to be truthful. But if you are not up in arms about defending a gay guy's rights to have men having sex with men in some movie or in public discourse you are anti gay.
I am not anti gay. The reality is I am a straight, heterosexual married woman with children and never had a single lesbian relationship simply because licking a woman's vagina does not and never has interested me. Period. It is not some deep philosophical question. It is simple. I am not attracted to other women and never have been. Not even slightly. Accept that shit and move on to other topics.
It pisses me off that all aspects of a person is reduced to if I ever had sex with another woman. It is stupid in the extreme. Life is not that simplistic.
I had a lot of gay men on my case load as a medical case manager. All HIV positive. Some of them told me the risky practices they engaged in. I would tell them the truth. You run around with a high viral load in your bloodstream having anal sex with unknown men in public bathrooms you are going to become a public health hazard and have the public health authorities after you all the time. Promiscuous sex is not safe in this HIV world, STD world or anything else. Having a lot of unprotected sex with men who you have no real relationship with is really horrible behavior.
You need to get therapy. Work on that problem with a psychologist and a psychiatrist if it means spreading HIV to other people you fail to reveal your status to.
It is not about being free to be me. Heterosexual men who run around having unprotected sex with sex workers in some truck stop get the same advice. It is high risk behavior. Along with IV drug use of illicit drugs. It is logical. Avoid risk. Be safe.
Also another thing. No, I am not interested in gay topics. Why? because I am not gay. Now, do I think people being gay and having the right to marry and be in committed relationships and be free to be who they are with a partner who cares for them? Of course. Those are human rights.
People need to distinguish between human rights and being full of self absorbed shitty agendas that only alienate the majority of people trying to deal with issues that affects them in their daily lives.