“If your parents subjected you to physical violence, if, like most parents, they subjected you to emotional coercion, manipulation and blackmail when you were a child, to that extent they committed evil. I must add, and as I have already indicated, that I emphatically do not mean that you must accuse your parent(s) in person. There are many situations in which such confrontations are entirely futile and pointless; often, confrontations of that kind serve only to make a bad situation still worse. But at a minimum, in the sanctity of your own mind and soul, you must have the courage to make the accusation when it is true.” A long and brilliant post.
Among all the posts I read around the Remembrance Day, this one was absolutely the best.
“Show me an American who developed a greater respect for his country as a result of its coercive measures that prevent him from burning a flag. You can’t force people to feel the same way you do, and making them put on a show while hiding their true feelings serves no purpose except to help you live in a fantasy world, at the expense of others’ autonomy.”
A journalist from Kentucky explains why Senator McConnell needs to go and I agree with her.
“Does Quebec have short-man syndrome?” It’s an interesting post, although I have no idea why it singles out men. Everybody in Quebec is shorter and skinnier, irrespective of gender. With my 5’6”, I always felt like a giraffe, towering over everybody on Montreal buses.
Anti-choicers murder a woman. This is how “pro-life” these vile freakazoids are. Tell me once again how I’m too cruel when these anti-choice freaks come by my blog. They promote murder of women, and I get criticized for telling them they are vicious animals.
There is a lot of stupid dating advice out there but this article is too stupid for words. For those who don;t want to waste their time on it, I can summarize: “Ladies, sit there like stupid idiots and expect to be courted, pursued, begged, etc. God forbid you show any initiative in a relationship because then you will not be ladies any longer.” Barf.
An interesting prognosis for China: “The next five years will evidence tight central political control, high levels of repression, increasing military threats to China’s neighbors, and slowing economic growth. The consequence may be coup d’etat or revolution come 2017.”
An amazing post on the value of being a loner: “So before you decide to enter a career as a good “corporate man” you have to ask yourself the question NOT if your mind can handle it. But is it worth the price you have to pay knowing your brain will never fully develop and reach it’s intellectual and philosophical peak. Because I don’t know about you, but life is too short to have boring thoughts or be that person who thinks “boycotting oil on that ONE day” is somehow deep economic or political thinking.”
And the title of the post of the week goes to: “I adore writing! I want to marry writing, have wild sex with it, make it have my babies, wrap myself in that zone only writing can offer for hours and hours. It’s a chronic disease, that writing desire.”