Picture it . . . My Facebook Wall: August 14, 2017

So, I’ve been aware of Charlottesville. Holding my peace on it because I feel far too much to be calm or coherent. Well, ragingly coherent, yes — even out of my mind with rage and pain, I can win arguments against most people HANDILY, which is not me saying I’m super-smart, but that SO MANY people are super irrational, disorganized, and prone to logical fallacies that are extremely easy to dismantle even with OTHER, subtler logical fallacies, let alone actual reason and logic — but not . . . at my best and most cool-headed. But then, this morning, I started thinking: If ever there was something to lead with my heart on, at least in measured doses, then it’s this. Where would I place my heart on the line, if not here? Could it be any more personal for me than this? Well, it could, but I really don’t want it to be, hence me weighing in, now. There’s evil and fuckery afoot, my friends. And we should not stand for it or with it. We should not be idle and wishy-washy while it flourishes under our noses. We should fight it with WHATEVER our strengths are, be they logic, il-logic, emotion, rage, fire, water, or fucking Mass Effect biotics. This is the time and the battle to throw ourselves into. To hold nothing back that doesn’t infringe on the safety and rights of others. Our task is not to become like the monsters we must fight, but warriors. Sentinels. Guardians. Paladins. To stand for what’s right while also ending wrongs and not starting new ones. It’s not always easy to know what’s right or good or fair. Or even what’s least harmful. But we sadly live in times, once again, where this is not the case. There are motherfucking NAZIS running around and causing mayhem. Killing and injuring innocent people who are trying to stand peacefully for what’s right and good and fair. Conversely, there are NOT-Nazis. These are two opposing groups/viewpoints — diametrically so. But NOT BOTH are equal and valid. You either hate most of the rest of your country and planet to the point of doing actual VIOLENCE on them at any opportunity . . . or you don’t. It’s literally that simple. If you’re finding the choice difficult . . . I don’t know what to tell you, except to maybe unfriend me, because we might not actually be friends. And maybe never were.

. . . just a beetle with opinions and an internet connection. You’ve been warned.

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