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Duncan Grant

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Yeah - and theirs is a different country, a different culture.

Iím really trying to overcome that giant sucking noise in the modern United States. Mainly faith-based, many points of light, we love everyone (unless we donít) white heteronormative supremacy. The same noise that says, my belief system has more legitimacy than your facts.

Public displays of Christian piety. It's a performance.

None of this has anything to do with Christís ministry. Itís just a passive aggressive flex by people with a resentment toward modernity and secular authority. Who needs it?

Who needs these public displays of piety? It's rude.

Hegemony, conformity, power - I hate being in what should be secular space only to negotiate someoneís religious performance. Itís creepy and so very passive aggressive.

Take your well rehearsed incantations to whatever space they truly belong and leave the rest of us in peace.

She supports and defends your right to practice your faith.

She doesnít want you to practice your faith in her bedroom, her doctorís office, her marriage, her workplace, etc.

Youíre welcome.

...if your religion is about controlling others for their own good.

I donít need anyoneís religion. Especially those who think itís their right to make me adhere to their selective definition of morality. Fuck those people.

How can systems best protect themselves from sociopaths?

Food for thought regarding sociopaths: Iím wondering if ďdefensiveĒ guidelines for personal relationships are transferable to a systems analogy. Once sociopaths gain any kind of real power, they generate their own weather. Itís all predictable but controlling it? Repairing the damage? God, thatís tough work.

31 people in masks, riot gear pulled over in U-Haul near Coeur d'Alene Pride...

31 people in masks, riot gear pulled over in U-Haul near Coeur d'Alene Pride in the Park; arrested for conspiracy to riot

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - A U-Haul van filled with men in white masks and similar attire was detained by police on Garden Ave. off of Northwest Blvd., just a block away from the 6th annual Pride in the Park event.

Couer d'Alene police confirmed at a press briefing that 31 individuals were within the U-Haul, coming from numerous states including Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Illinois, South Dakota, Virginia, Utah, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, and Wyoming.

Those in the van were equipped with with shields and riot gear, and at least one had smoke grenades.

In the briefing, police say they received several tips from the community over the course of the week of potential threats, necessitating the heavy police presence from several agencies in the downtown Coeur d'Alene area. A phone call was received around 1:30 Saturday afternoon from a concerned citizen who claimed they saw around 20 people wearing masks jump into the back of a U-Haul, looking like 'a little army.'


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