my little slot in the universe: a counterweight

Sometimes, when I’m shouting at the top of my voice something like “How much do you fucking hate Hillary!!!!” with many exclamation points instead of question marks ending the sentence, someone will gently ask me if the kind of liberal infighting I like to engage in is really useful.

Gentle reader, since I have subjected you to seemingly endless negativity recently, I thought I would quickly address this question.

While I don’t exactly think “infighting” is necessary, I do think that what got Democrats to the place they are right now (a mauve, taupe,”meh” place filled with bleh people owned by corporations) was unearned support by lefties. I really think it’s crucial that  – especially right now when the stakes are so high – those of us to the left of Democrats are not quiet.

Most of the time I think of myself as a counterweight, and you won’t be so annoyed at my relentless negativity if you think of me in that role.

I don’t want to close my eyes to the annoyances perpetrated by well-meaning Democratish people, usually men, usually white. It is my hope that by being honest about the radical places where my heart lives I will gently slide everyone over to the left a little.

Sure, most people will be put off by my honest belief that more abortions would make the world a better place* but that “radical” position means that a regular belief in the right to any abortions at all seems rather tame.

*Of course, I believe first that all women should have access to contraceptives so that abortions would not be necessary. But so many children are born to so many women who are not prepared to take care of them, emotionally and/or financially, and overpopulation is one of the biggest problems facing us right now. Thus yes, I am sadly in favor of more abortions, while admitting that it’s pathetic that this is what we’ve come to.

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