It seems silly to even start off calling this a “defense,” because we can always resort to the very idealistic notion of “everyone should have the freedom to love who you choose.” Of course in a vacuum this argument makes perfect sense and I support it whole-heartedly, but nothing ever exists in a vacuum that neatly, and is it not the point of cultivating consciousness to try to understand that? 1,110 more words
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I tend to live with people who think you can’t say whatever you want, particularly on the Internet. I tend to think of older family members as somewhat apathetic towards the ideals I describe, and the values that I would happily grow stubborn for, let alone the reasons for me being a stubborn bastard about it. 532 more words
Once in a while I come across an article that, in my not-so-humble opinion, is so outstanding, I want to share it with anyone who will listen. 7,560 more words