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Name: starshine
Gender: Female
Hometown: NC
Home country: US
Current location: couch
Member since: Sat Jan 28, 2017, 07:42 PM
Number of posts: 531

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Please support moderate muslim reformers and ex-muslim apostates: Maajid Nawaz, Sara Haider, Kiran Opal, Kacem El Ghazzali, Ali Rizvi, Rayhana Sultan, Maryam Namazie, Aayan Hirsi Ali, Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Faisal Saeed Al Mutar, Kunwar Khuldune Shahid, Mona Eltahawy, Hamed Abdel-Samad, Lalo Dagach, Ensaf Haidar and work for the release of Raif Badawi from imprisonment and torture in Saudi Arabia

Journal Archives

Autocracy: Rules for Survival by Masha Gessen

This was mentioned on the Maher show last night it is a good read:

“Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. We have lost. We have lost, and this is the last day of my political career, so I will say what must be said. We are standing at the edge of the abyss. Our political system, our society, our country itself are in greater danger than at any time in the last century and a half. The president-elect has made his intentions clear, and it would be immoral to pretend otherwise. We must band together right now to defend the laws, the institutions, and the ideals on which our country is based.”

That, or something like that, is what Hillary Clinton should have said on Wednesday. Instead, she said, resignedly,

We must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead. Our constitutional democracy enshrines the peaceful transfer of power. We don’t just respect that. We cherish it. It also enshrines the rule of law; the principle [that] we are all equal in rights and dignity; freedom of worship and expression. We respect and cherish these values, too, and we must defend them.


great link on sexual assault crimes by the Mormon church

since I was censored earlier for calling baby rapers baby rapers here is a link for survivors of religionist sex abuse http://www.lanternproject.org.uk/library/abuse-and-the-churches/abuse-and-the-mormon-church/does-the-mormon-church-conceal-child-sexual-abuse/

I just found "The Authoritarian Personality" online

here is the link http://www.ajcarchives.org/main.php?GroupingId=6490

This book was written in the 1950's in response to the anti-semitism of the Hitler regime and deals with, among other things, how authoritarians require a minority group to demonize and persecute as part of keeping their mental equilibrium. I thought I would share the link in hope it might shed some light on Trump cheerleaders.

has anyone here ever lived in a van/rv 'on the road'?

I may end up having to do this, or perhaps I should say choosing to do this, very soon. I would love to read or hear about people's experiences if you have a blog or a youtube vlog or something similar where you share your experiences. Do you regret doing this or was it a good decision (if by choice). I am currently living with a personality disordered parent and it is killing my soul. I am in my late forties and want to enjoy what time I have left in life without this toxicity. The house we are in was supposed to be somewhere I could stay after their death as long as I could afford it, however they recently admitted to me that they put in the will that the house is to then be sold and the $ divided between us four siblings, this will enrich my sibs a few thousand dollars each as there is still a mortgage, but will leave me with not enough to buy another place. I am PTSD disabled so it doesn't look like I will ever acrue enough for my own place unless I win the lottery. Now that I have this knowledge I honestly want to leave tomorrow but I have a number of pets and am terrifed what might happen if I break down somewhere with so many animals. Plus I don't want to delude myself about what is essentially homelessness. I looked for a subgroup on this but didn't find one, I hope this is okay to post this here.


where are you. does anyone have any interpretation of these events going on right now? I am surprised there is not much going on in this group.

is anyone dealing with a personality disordered parent?

I live with my mother and she is borderline to narcissist and they have a very hard time dealing with aging. She daily projects onto me her sadness that her children and her family several counties away are not living up to expectations of what her elder life should have been like. It is very challenging for me to keep my joy and positive attitude as I have PTSD and several mental illness dx's. She is probably in better health than me but seems determined to cast herself as almost physically disabled and deprived of any real support emotionally from her children (who are all good people).

I just started a blog about some of my experiences on an entheogenic

Mainly about alternative religion and the true nature of the universe, mixed with current political happenings, this is today https://soulofgodblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/30/on-overwhelm/

another blog of mine, feeling overwhelmed by current events


I just wrote a blog post based on some of my experiences and my fear about what is happening

I was in an altered state and it is completely woo woo. That said, here is my experience.

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