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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:00 AM

I think I learned a lot from this week's fiasco.

Never judge, just be supportive.

Never allow anyone to express bigotry or hatred to yourself or anyone else.

Don't be afraid to be candid about your experiences, the majority of people will understand and be supportive.

Stand up for yourself and everyone else with MI. Educate others.

Don't be afraid.

Activism/advocacy is important.

Be a force for positive change.


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Reply I think I learned a lot from this week's fiasco. (Original post)
Denninmi Dec 2012 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #1
Denninmi Dec 2012 #3
intaglio Dec 2012 #2
HereSince1628 Dec 2012 #4

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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:06 AM

1. My dear Denninmi!

You've got it!

Now, to implement it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:48 AM

3. I'm working on that, both internally and externally.

One of my biggest psychological issues continues to be fear of authority, confrontation, and power. I actually lasted longer in the slugfest over the NRA proposal to create an enemies list than I thought I would. But ultimately I cut and ran. And that has been my MO and a problem for me in real life and cyberspace, because I allow myself to be taken advantage of or abused.

So I'm working on that, trying to grow up and act like a grown man finally at 47.

Also, I don't enjoy being cast as some kind of degenerate, freak, or monster by the ignorant or malicious. I want to follow Tobin's example of being a positive role model and force for positive change.

Could do a hell of a lot worse in this world than emulating Tobin. I know I kinda probably make them blush, but Tobin and HS1628 are my Heroes.

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Response to Denninmi (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 02:48 AM

2. Agreed! It is part of being truly liberal

... but remember we all fail sometimes

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