I am at work, about to tackle a Matterhorn of proofreading and other publication-related nonsense, after having been to the dentist (verdict: not a cracked filling, but a broken tooth, so I will need to get that repaired ASAP. Waiting on estimate from insurance company to find out how much they will cover of the now-definitely-required crown. California trip postponed indefinitely. Also? My gums are still in shit shape, though slightly less so.)
So, yes, I don’t really have time to put together coherent thoughts, but it suffices to say that I am disappointed in North American society at large. That’s a pretty big rage-on. And no, I don’t have any solutions.
Yes, people have free speech and a right to basically be idiots, but the lack of respect (self- and for others) that this indicates is absolutely fucking appalling. I have a long rant boiling up inside me, but I’m going to wait until my rage is tempered, if such a thing is possible.
Choosing looks (and dude isn’t a looker, if you ask me, and can’t even sing the simplest melodies without being attuned to hell) over kindness, respect, intelligence, philogynism. gay-friendliness, and, y’know, PERSONAL SAFETY is beyond disgusting. I hate that there are people like this.