September 30th, 2017

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Immortal punk rocker god

Last night I had an interesting dream. It took place in an alternate universe where back in the late 70's the world was taken over by a super villain. The man looked like Alice Cooper, but with a snow-white mohawk and dressed like a punk. He was super-strong, invulnerable, had the power of a god (creation as well as destruction), immortal, and had control of the weather. Basically an evil Superman, he killed a lot of people in his rise to power, but he was a benevolent ruler once he took over. Same-sex marriage was legal worldwide, so were polyamorous marriages, and anyone who was violently homophobic, transphobic, or Nazi was either put in prison or killed. Lesser bigots were re-educated. Nobody starved, nobody was homeless. There were no more billionaires, trillionaires, or millionaires.

In the dream, I mostly watched a few of his less graphic exploits from his rise to power, including him creating a storm and lightning striking a tower just before he used his power to make it come tumbling down.

I have to say, I don't approve of the murders and destruction in his initial rise to power, but I for one would welcome being ruled by a benevolent, immortal, punk-rocker god and his communist, pro-human rights, pro-LGBT reign over the world. He gives us all what we need to survive without having to stress out over it, and all he demands is our love and worship. Seems a fair trade.

This was cross-posted from https://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1359363.html
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Hermione not amused

Oh the problems of being a leftist

It’s really annoying that I know people who are compassionate, liberal, who try to do good things, people who have been poor, that I’ve heard argue homeless people shouldn’t be helped because they know a homeless person who refused a job offer or refused shelter. I’ve tried explaining that in our shitty capitalist society begging for spare change usually pays better than most legitimate jobs, and that some people have been homeless so long that they don’t know anything else and psychologically can’t accept shelter because it’s too different from what they know. That as horrible as it is to be homeless, it’s easier for some people to keep being homeless than it is to accept the risk and uncertainty of shelter. And that even if these things weren’t true, a few bad eggs would not mean you shouldn’t help people if you can.

So far, not a lot of luck.

Sometimes it sucks being Far Left. I disagree with the Right, I disagree with the Centrists, and often I even disagree with the people who aren’t far enough Left. And sometimes with people who are TOO far Left. It’s aggravating.

I’ve tried coming to terms with the fact that I’m going to disagree with everyone on something important, but knowing that fact doesn’t make it any easier.

This was cross-posted from https://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1359745.html
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