I want to be absolutely clear about who I am. To be neutral in times of unrest is to be complacent, to silently watch. Despite the fact that our definition of self is constantly evolving and changing as our experiences change, there are several truths that I will hold until I am dead and long gone.
I am a Pagan witch. I am a feminist. I believe in science and evidence and knowledge.
I want people to be able live healthy, safe, and productive lives, regardless of their circumstances. I believe that education, REAL FACTUAL EDUCATION is the pathway to a more healthy society.
Fuck the NRA. Fuck the mainstream media spin on facts. Fuck anyone who is not an ally to LGBTQA+ community. Fuck the bigots, the homophobic, the racist. A lot of people. May they face the trauma they inflict upon others ten times over. May they hunger and hurt and suffer.
If you start the suffering, be ready for payback. Reap what you sow.
I don't know if I believe in karma. I don't know if I trust the universe with payback. I prefer to know that it is done and taken care of. Maybe part of me wants to watch people who really deserve to suffer, suffer. Whatever. I'll trust karma when I see results and repercussions.
I am angry and sad and I don't know what to say to people who are hurting in ways that I have not felt pain.
If ever a person who wishes to hurt my communities, my groups, my people comes looking, they can come find me exactly as I am. I am proud of the person I have become and the person I am growing into. I am not interested in instigating violence but I am not willing to be pushed around should someone come to shove me.
If my existence bothers you, then you may choose to not interact with me. This goes for any person, any group, any thing. So many people would do well to learn this and learn it well. And practice it.
I have a lot of thoughts in my head, and none of the thoughts of sympathy or empathy are good enough for those I am sending them to.