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Okay, this is how to stop war.  The right-wingers care violently about the fetus, though not at all about the infant (a.k.a. the post-born).  (Which is evidenced by their frenzied hatred of abortion and simultaneous virulence against sex education and birth control, much less any government support for housing, health care, or even education of the child.)  Well then, they should care even more violently about the not yet fertilized.  All those fighting men, and women too, who get killed in war will never be able to create any children – all those potential fetuses pre-aborted!  Surely this must be stopped! 

At the very least, anyone who goes into battle should have all their gametes removed for storage.  But then who would bear all the pre-snowflake embryos?

But protecting the children of the fighters doesn't make war acceptable.  What about all the civilians who are killed?  They have gametes, too!  What about them, eh?  Think of the children!  I mean the pre-fertilized, not the post-born, of course. 

Okay, maybe this is more snark than inspiration, but ...  Man, I want to live in a sane world.

Date: 2015-12-02 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] nocturnal-salad.livejournal.com
Hi, I'm rayian510.

Reading your ideas on politics is a bit like reading my own ideas, same ones but much better articulated.

Some your expressions are exactly same as mine.

Jaded and frustrated though part of us is, I hope you don't give up on your creativity in keeping hope.

(I find that keeping hope requires 'creativity'. I have to spend most of my creativity in staying sane which is why I think I stopped drawing. )

To manage my mental health, I'm exercising my ability to retreat into a value-neutral viewpoint, to see things as they are instead of holding onto how things should be 24/7.

Date: 2015-12-04 12:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sfwriter.livejournal.com
Hey, I'm so happy to hear from you here! Also happy, in a way, that we think so much alike about these things. Not so happy that we have to think of them at all.

I know what you mean about how much "creativity" is exhausted by the simple effort of living under oppression. Sounds like you have quite a bit to deal with, from what you were saying about the university, etc. It certainly does wear you down.

During the Bush administration I was almost paralyzed for quite a few years - not only could I not write, I could barely think coherently, and my health went to pieces. I've recovered somewhat in the last eight years, but god knows what will happen if another Republican takes over next year. (The Democrats are bad enough.) I just can't live in an atmosphere of irrational hate and violence and the betrayal of the very concept of civilization. There's plenty of that still happening in this country, of course, and it's being goaded on by all kinds of irresponsible media and idiots in Congress, but at least it's not being created directly by the President and his cronies. Actually, Obama has improved quite a bit in the last year or so (mostly).

Of course, if another Republican takes over next year - Trump or any of the others, they're all about the same, just different flavours of fascism - it won't just be me, the whole world will suffer. Not that that's any comfort. Still, I do have hope that won't happen.

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