ever look back at something that you posted (say, last night) and read it in the light of day and think, my god that is the biggest hunk of flame bait i’ve ever seen? me, implying that liberal is openminded and good while rightwingers are arrogant and bad? ever want to say, look, what i really meant was …
no, i meant what i said. ever since a little while back when my very first comment troll called me a ‘liberal’ as if that were synonymous with evil, deviant, criminal, … ok, here’s an example: after he lambasted me for my liberalism and was summarily spanked by me with the revelation he was surfing form work, he stated “now. since i’m at work, i need to get back to doing so since break time is over. need to generate some tax revenue so california can get you your child support and dependent family check this month.” [link]
and all i could do was be wildly giddy-happy that i wasn’t anything like him.
and the fact he called me a liberal, as in, his opposite, is probably what made me embrace that label, even though i’d rather not be labelled.
back in the dawning of the age of aquarius, what i knew of the hippie movement, i identified with strongly even though i was what, like 7 at the time? and now here i am, a latter-day peacenik flower-child lookin’ for a love-in kinda gal. i try to be practical about it, peace isn’t always the answer, but that doesn’t stop me from thinking about it wishfully.