Hello everyone. I hope you had a good holiday season and find yourself in a new year of prospect.
I’m not sure why I’m writing this, but I feel like I have to, at least for myself, as pretty much all my writing is these days. Let’s title it “The Duties of the ‘Open-Minded’ to those who are ‘not’ “.
I would like to consider myself an open-minded person, as I try to be, and I am probably as liberal, socially at least, as it can get. So long as you harm no one, do as you wish, that’s my opinion. I don’t believe in government regulations of people’s personal lives. Additionally, I’m transgender and probably an alcoholic. Just so you get the picture of who’s writing.
My life has distanced me from my parents, especially my father, quite a bit. He’s a good man, and I feel like a pile of shit sometimes as how I disappointed him, but I “couldn’t help myself”. And I always viewed things as a “struggle” between narrow-minded, “God-fearing” Conservatives seeking a theocracy to impose their trash on others, and those of reasonable minds trying to make things better. - Today, at least right now, I have a different picture in my mind. I’m crying. I’m half-drunk. And I feel like I’m the fascist.
Some Conservatives, I now know, do not seek “theocracy”. They simply seek a life of peace and love and feel threatened by things they don’t understand. It’s a fight for survival for them, not an aggressive war. Initially maybe, or perceived as such by people like me, but as the walls crumble there is no superior spirit, only a spirit that once had a dream, destroyed by the world around. And I helped destroy someone else’s dream.
Whatever this new year brings, I will bury my ax forever and never lift a word again against another human being. And if I disagree, I will try to be humble in doing so. - No, I do not want to hurt, I want to heal. And I know how needy I am, I need to extend my hand to others as well, no matter who or what they are, and no matter what they believe or think about anything.
I want to make this a new year for myself, and everyone I come in contact with.
Shit. Thanks for listening.