Hello dear reader(s)!
‘Tis I, Josh. I am here, not finished with my book, but deciding to be here because I am hoping an old friend who I lost contact with, but who used to read this will get in touch with me by emailing me at MyFridayBlog@gmail.com. Y’all can email too, don’t bother me. No threats, please.
You see, in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica bullshit, I deleted my Facebook. Call me crazy, but I don’t want Steve Bannon using information about what I put on my profile helping to fuel Nazis. Anyway, this was shortly after I changed my phone number, and apparently, one of my friends also changed their number, and it’s like… Oops.
This isn’t just an attempt to locate my friend, however. I wouldn’t do that to y’all. So, instead, for your entertainment, enjoyment, and enlightenment, I will babble on this page about random stuff.
I’m about to move. My fiance and I are going to our new home and I am so excited! I set out in a couple of days. It’s been crazy busy around here, which is why even my anonymous blog has suffered. The stress and preparations for a long-distance move with a full household isn’t nearly as easy as a move with just me. That said, I couldn’t be happier to be going where I am going.
I will not wear Nike!!!!! Not because of Kaepernick, (I fully support his right to speak his mind, and the Dallas police officer who “mistakenly” murdered a black man just trying to live in his OWN APARTMENT should probably convince some that police in my country are fucking insane toward black people and other minorities), but because I can not and will not pay that much money for apparel. I’m not racist, I’m poor.
Trump is a douche. Nothing new. But I kinda like the fact that his tariffs are making neoconservatives and neoliberals sweat. Global trade has not brought better human rights or democracy to places like Saudi Arabia or China, but hey, keep up with that bullshit line, multinational corporations. It has only produced a race to the bottom as far as labor and environmental standards are concerned. Even though these tariffs are way too little, too late, I just like that CEO’s are stressing that it eventually COULD possibly, impact their precious stock. I just wish he wasn’t such a racist dickhead, distorting real-world socio-economic issues into arguments and superiority.
I’m especially amused or disgusted, or a weird combination of the two, when it comes to those Trump supporters and other right-wing nationalists who are freaking out about immigration. To argue that the innocent people from nations your military or economic imperialism has destroyed, should not be trying to leave in search of a better life, is just asinine. This is the bed made by colonialism, warfare, and imperialism, and now they’re all crying about having to lie in it.
It is similar with terrorism. I hate terrorists. I hate terrorism. I hope to never become the victim of terrorists. Are they evil? Sure. Anyone who would bomb a school bus full of 52 school children on a field trip are absolutely evil. Oh wait, that’s our terrorists? Well, um… collateral damage? That is not to justify terrorism on either side, mind you, but to remind people, that terrorists sometimes use the cover of the American flag. For you Trumpsters, I will put it in a way that you can understand. There are fucked up people on both sides.
I gotta roll, I got shit to do on my car today, so I can make the journey.
One last thought before I go,
I recently read through some comments on my post about the contradiction in terms for those who call themselves Christian Witches. Some were nice, some disagreed, and, (as expected), some showed a lack of basic reading comprehension skills.
So in case there is any confusion, I am not Christian. I am a pagan. I do not appreciate Christians claiming to be that which their own book tells them to persecute. Do not attempt to convert me, you will fail. I have no interest in belonging to a group that covers for child rapists, and protests funerals.
Have a good day, all.