Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt
cpratt

The usual annoyances

1. "I'm moving to Canada." Oh, for fuck's sake already. Stop being a whiny bitch. We all lose out in the current political climate, but could you at least get some perspective on the situation? No, I can't really marry Dan, but on the other hand, we have a wonderful life together with societal approval [at least locally], great friends, awesome jobs, all that good stuff. And yeah, the war in Iraq is pointless, the deficit's a disaster, universal health care is nowhere in sight, etc. - but how is giving up and fleeing to Canada supposed to help anything? Besides, who wants to let in an immigrant whose sole raison d'être for leaving is "I don't like it here?"

2. Hitler/1932/Weimar Republic/Kristallnacht/etc. The Republicans winning the election isn't the same as, oh, murdering six million Jews and starting a world war that killed tens of millions of people. Again: COME ON. Yes, your state amended the constitution to prevent you from marrying your partner; hell, maybe they prevented you from EVER enjoying any rights opposite sex couples have. But how is this JUST THE SAME as being sent off to a concentration camp? JUST THE SAME as being dispossessed of your property? I don't think so. Again: could we please put things in perspective? Yeah, it sucks and is grossly unfair - but it doesn't really even change the status quo much.
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  • It's July 2013.

    Remember when I wrote a lot on LiveJournal? Yeah, me neither.

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    I'm not surprised by Jobs' death, and of course my inner cynic wants to blame homeopathy or whatever the hell it was he was into; an anecdote that…

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