Haven’t done that in a long time.
I seek to cure what’s deep inside, frightened of this thing that I’ve become
I recently read this blog post by a guy named Jack Donovan. He talks about his experience with a heathen kindred called Wolves of Vinland. I’ve met a few of them via myspace a long while ago but dropped them after realizing their ideology is racist and sexist.
It looks like their ideology hasn’t progressed, and the guy even mentions they don’t like “enforced egalitarianism”. My first thought is “what’s wrong with egalitarianism and how is it enforced?” Weird.
Comments aren’t allowed on his blog post, so I decided to just make my thoughts known here. Feel free to comment below.
Dr. Nerdlove writes great stuff for those who are socially awkward, inept, etc. He writes about not being creepy, treat others as humans instead of objects on pedestals, not being sexist, know how to read body language, how to approach people, etc. Great advice! Here’s his latest about creepers and how some people have the idea that it’s only considered creeping if you’re not attractive.
Of course, as soon as anyone brings up the topic of creepy behavior, there’s the inevitable pushback, because why should men change – or even acknowledge – that they’re acting like creepers? Instead, it quickly becomes a referendum on how unfair it all is. One of the perennial defenses against creepy behavior is the ever classic, “If a hot guy does it, it’s not creepy!” The implication, of course, is that calling someone creepy is a way of punishing “ugly” men for daring to presume that they may stand a chance with someone who’s demonstrably out of their league. Even with the recent Hollaback street harassment video, people were quick to defend creepers by pointing out that their crime was to not be hot enough.
I will be voting for the first time. I’m currently in Boston, MA for the midterm elections and I registered over the summer. The state elections have 5 candidates for governor and 4 ballot questions. Unfortunately the Modern Whig party doesn’t have a candidate in the election, so we’ll have to make due with what we’ve got.
- Martha Coakley
- Charlie Baker
- Evan Falchuk
- Jeff McCormick
- Scott Fuckhead Dickweasal Lively
Evan Falchuk is the candidate from the United Independent Party, and he’s supported by the Modern Whigs of Massachusetts. I agree with his stances mostly; the housing for poor people for one, no tax breaks for corporations for another, also the idea of a progressive tax. He’s against money in politics and super pacs, so that’s a big plus. Here’s his entry in Ballotpedia. I disagree with his stance on GMOs, it is not a scientifically based stance, but an emotional one based on propaganda.
The money out of politics idea is very important. Little can change in our government(federal and local) if we continue to allow the Citizen’s United ruling to continue. A constitutional convention has been proposed, which Falchuk is for, that seeks to eliminate that ruling with an amendment of the US Constitution. This is why I support things like Wolf PAC, and CA and VT have already passed resolutions for the convention. It’d be great if MA could pass it as well. The money is out of hand, the legal bribery is far too much. But I digress.
So this will be the guy I’m choosing as my first vote. You may dislike that I’m not voting for someone from the Democratic or Republican parties, because it’s thought of as a wasted vote. Well, I don’t care. I vote my conscience; I don’t vote for anyone that isn’t worth voting for – regardless if there are no suitable choices. One of the reasons I haven’t voted till now. If he gets 3% of the vote then the United Independent Party will have primaries et al, which is good. We need to stop with the idiotic “two party system”. It’s progress.
- Gas Tax
- Water Bottle Deposit
- Sick Time
Here’s a good overview of each question from the Boston Globe. I’m ok with the gas tax being updated automatically with inflation, I’m ok with other bottles besides pop and beer having a deposit added. I’m also ok with casinos. The sick time one is pretty important, and I wholeheartedly agree with making employees provide sick time to their employees. On my facebook page I had made a list of decrees if I were ever emperor, and sick time was one of them. OF COURSE employees should have sick time, that is simply a no brainer. What, you want someone coming in to work sick(cause they can’t afford to lose the pay) spreading their sickness to others(especially if they handle food or otherwise interact with the public)? Aside from getting others sick, you also prolong the illness, same for injuries, which ends up costing more in the long run. Healthy workers are more productive workers, healthy citizens don’t burden our healthcare system as much. This is completely fucked up that it’s not already a thing. If you own a business and have a bunch of employees, then you had better offer sick time. Just do it, asshole. So, yea I’ll be voting for sick time.
FULLY FUNDED! Woot!
So, I finally decided on which loan to help fund on Kiva.org. This is Beryl who sells jewelry in Kenya. She needs a loan for more stock, and she’s already had a loan before which she paid back in full. I’m very glad I got to help out with this loan, and I look forward to loaning it out again after this one is paid back.
You guys should check out kiva.org and help out with microloans, it’s a really cool program. And you can join teams for funding the loans more efficiently. The team I joined is DFTBA Nerdfighteria. The team is dedicated to decreasing world suck, and I’m happy to be a part of that.
I would I were a careless child,
Still dwelling in my Highland cave,
Or roaming through the dusky wild,
Or bounding o’er the dark blue wave;
The cumbrous pomp of Saxon pride
Accords not with the freeborn soul,
Which loves the mountain’s craggy side,
And seeks the rocks where billows roll.
Fortune! take back these cultured lands,
Take back this name of splendid sound!
I hate the touch of servile hands,
I hate the slaves that cringe around.
Place me among the rocks I love,
Which sound to Ocean’s wildest roar;
I ask but this – again to rove
Through scenes my youth hath known before.
Few are my years, and yet I feel
The world was ne’er designed for me:
Ah! why do dark’ning shades conceal
The hour when man must cease to be?
Once I beheld a splendid dream,
A visionary scene of bliss:
Truth! – wherefore did thy hated beam
Awake me to a world like this?
I loves – but those I love are gone;
Had friends – my early friends are fled:
How cheerless feels the heart alone,
When all its former hopes are dead!
Though gay companions o’er the bowl
Dispel awhile the sense of ill’
Though pleasure stirs the maddening soul,
The heart – the heart – is lonely still.
How dull! to hear the voice of those
Whom rank or chance, whom wealth or power,
Have made, though neither friends nor foes,
Associates of the festive hour.
Give me again a faithful few,
In years and feelings still the same,
And I will fly the midnight crew,
Where boist’rous joy is but a name.
And woman, lovely woman! thou,
My hope, my comforter, my all!
How cold must be my bosom now,
When e’en thy smiles begin to pall!
Without a sigh would I resign
This busy scene of splendid woe,
To make that calm contentment mine,
Which virtue know, or seems to know.
Fain would I fly the haunts of men –
I seek to shun, not hate mankind;
My breast requires the sullen glen,
Whose gloom may suit a darken’d mind.
Oh! that to me the wings were given
Which bear the turtle to her nest!
Then would I cleave the vault of heaven,
To flee away, and be at rest.