Hi I'm back. I dropped some really personal stuff in this thread and then went away because I'm used to the toxic doubling down of misogynists and white supremacists. I didn't want to deal with it for awhile. I'm grateful for all of you who dove in and tried to debate with Arlia. I'm touched. Thank you so much, I love you all.
How odd that Arlia completely missed the part where I said I was disabled. Just completely ignored it. Should I have made it bold? Maybe enlarged the font? How cute that she thinks I didn't work and just expected I was owed other people's money. Arlia, from the age of 15 to the age of 22 I worked 2-3 jobs and gave about 70% of what I made to my mother to help her pay the bills so we could have a home and food. But after 2 years of testing by physicians and psychiatrists combined with a mountain of paperwork and lengthy history of mental illness to back me up I was finally declared disabled and awarded SSI for my disabilities. But gosh, how dare I pursue that. I should have just kept having mental breakdowns, violent outbursts, and panic attacks while working my -Fatal Hopper- ass to death. Ooh yeah, that American Dream is so good. These bootstraps, they're so real! SO REAL!
I didn't ask for a hand out, sweetheart, I -Fatal Hopper- earned my disability payments. And even if I didn't are you honestly going to take the position that the disabled should just starve and/or freeze to death? What about our troops, Arlia? What about the veterans? At least 70% of veterans are disabled.
To the point where they, like me, can't work and have to, as you so generously put it, demand unearned money from the state. Did you know that disability is a pre-existing condition? They couldn't even get insurance before the Affordable Care Act (which you claim creates poverty. News flash, Arlia, sudden extreme illness creates poverty.) They had to rely on Medicaid or Medicare (which conservatives want to privatize at best and do away with completely at worst.) You claim to honor and respect our veterans but you are literally virtue signaling. You don't really give a -Fatal Hopper- about them, your politics prove that. You want to strip them of their incomes, strip them of their insurance, strip them of their food, and make them homeless. Yes, Arlia, homeless veterans. What about those homeless veterans Arlia? #AllLivesMatter right? In 2015, veterans made up 8.6% of the homeless population. They need affordable housing and housing subsidies but gosh that nanny state! But you know Arlia, I guess they should just have had a better -Fatal Hopper- work ethic, right? If they hadn't made such stupid choices like serving in our military and getting disabled, often on the battlefield, they would have been fine. Nevermind the fact that over 80% of our enlisted soldiers come from lower-income households because joining the military is literally their only option if they want to go to college and get an education and get the -Fatal Hopper- out of their dying jobless towns. (Because they sure as -Fatal Hopper- can't afford college on their own and their family can't help.) Get the -Fatal Hopper- out of here with that concern trolling you insincere sealion.
My mother taught me toxic ideas and perpetuated a sick system? Incorrect. My mother wasn't perfect but she worked so -Fatal Hopper- hard she crippled herself. And yes, my father was a misogynistic, emotionally and physically abusive, alcoholic chain smoker but -Fatal Hopper- you I did have a great man and father figure in my life growing up, my paternal grandfather. He was the one of the greatest -Fatal Hopper- men I have ever known. My grandfather lied about his age to join the Marines, fought in World War II in the Pacific theater, tried to enlist again for Korea. He worked on the rail road, he was in the union, he used to take me to union meetings and put me on his shoulders so I could see and listen. When the KKK tried to rally in my town grampa showed up with his gun in his uniform and stared them down. When things got too hard at home, grampa opened his home to me. He never smoked, rarely drank, and taught me so much.
You think I hate men? I don't. Don't define me. I am married to the greatest man I have ever met, he is wonderful and supportive and, to be quite honest, I do not deserve him. I have amazing male friends who are all fantastic people and I adore them. You don't know me Arlia. And no, I'm not angry at you and I don't hate you. I'm heartbroken for you, you're poisoned and corrupted. You have internalized the misogyny inherent in this -Fatal Hopper- up patriarchy and you have become an enemy to your own sex. You reject both our personhoods in service to the patriarchy and you can submit and oppress yourself all you want but I'm not gonna humor that -Dragon Diamond- on myself or on others. You say white people are under attack but white people have been attacking for like forever, with their foot on the necks of minorities and the underprivileged since, at least, they started colonizing and conquering other people.
But it doesn't matter what I say, it doesn't matter what facts and truths I present you, you are gone. You are going to burrow up your own ass and cry racism and oppression and play like you're the victim. You're going to find your own "truth" from Breitbart, or Infowars, or Drudge Report, or -Fatal Hopper- Alex Jones. And you've ghosted this thread, and perhaps these forums. Even if you come back and read all this you will come to new assumptions about me because you can't face your own -Fatal Hopper- privilege.
But if Republicans succeed in
defunding Planned Parenthood discriminating and litigating against Planned Parenthood for the services they provide more vulnerable women are going to have those babies you think they shouldn't be having, more are going to die in childbirth, people are going to die. And if Republicans succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act millions of Americans, including your beloved veterans, are going to lose their healthcare and many will die. And if the Republicans succeed in dissolving the EPA you will lose the right to clean air and clean water and so many other things you take for granted and people are going to die. Also the extent of permanent, irreversible, environmental damage done by this fascist, bigoted administration will be huge. The number of innocent, unarmed, people murdered by cops, the people charged with protecting them, is going to be massive because they do not have to fear investigation from the justice department now. American children have had, and will continue to have, their parents taken away from them and left to fend for themselves as your boy Trump deports them, some won't survive without support (and so much for your -Fatal Hopper- strong family.) And when benefits and public assistance are gouged, disabled people, like me, are going to die. No vote comes without blood, Obama did some awful -Dragon Diamond- (the drones, grr!) But your boy Trump is on the fast track to racking up the highest American death toll since the civil war. This isn't a lie, which is why you won't believe me, you only believe lies. But you have expressly voted to kill people, for a man who promised to kill people. You might escape, you might survive, but if you're really on the system? Congratulations, you voted to kill yourself.
Anyway, there's a science march and a tax march being planned and I'll link to those ITT soon. There's also some kind of general strike being loosely planned for March 8th but... I have complicated feelings about that one. Thank you again, you're all amazing. I love you too Kizyr.
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RIP Coley...still adore you Kiz.