mojave_wolf's Journal

My pack and I live way out in the desert, surrounded by Joshua Trees, creosote bushes, sage, cacti, and all sorts of wildlife. Mostly left-leaning environmentalist who loathes mainstream democrats, most sjws and most of the political activists on livejournal. If you like either mainstream democrats or typical online sjw activism we probably won't get along.

Actually, if there's one thing the 2016 election cycle has proven it is that "liberals" and most Democrats are every bit as pathetic and delusional as they routinely (and mostly accurately) accuse Republicans of being. If you support the establishment of either party, I can safely say either you are very ignorant or a complete moron. Unless you wish the entire world to die for all time, in which case, your support of current status quo leadership is right on track and you can congratulate yourself on helping corporate greed and shortsighted stupidity destroy every living thing on the planet.

Speaking of popular delusions, no, cops are not gunning down unarmed blacks willy nilly in the street. Not your fault for believing this, it's the fault of media reporting designed to keep people at each other's throats and outraged about the wrong problems while igonoring the real ones. Blacks make up a quarter of the people shot by cops each year (and most of those shootings are of armed people, and most are justified, which isn't to say some aren't and that there isn't a huge problem w/an overly militarized police force, both in recruiting and training), which is substantially more than their percentage of the population but substantially less than the percentage of their encounters w/police or involvement in violent crime. Poor people are most likely to get screwed in all of this, and black people are disproportionately poor, but police are actually less likely to do something awful to you if you're black, on a percentage encounter. And most cops are actually decent people, and most arrests/traffic stops are not any more problematic than they need to be. Again, there are problems, (frequently, truly horrific make you want to scream or cry problems) but they are not what people think they are.

I don't get angry at anyone misinformed about the stats in the preceeding paragraph, because not their (your?) fault. The media does a great job of misdirecting people. On the other hand, there are things I do get angry about.

Example: If you think the world will do just dandy with twice as many humans in it at present, you're either willfully delusional or a complete idiot. We have too many people NOW, and that should be glaringly obvious. If you think all discussions of population control have a racial basis, you are DEFINITELY a willfully delusional moron who is more concerned with waving the appropriate identity politics flag than whether every single species on this planet dies. If this offends you I don't care.

Likewise, if you're a lefty who thinks Christian fundies are the worst of the worst but Muslim fundies have a wonderfully tolerant society that we all need to learn from, you have a serious deficit in critical thinking skills, or are some sort of committed identity politics dipshit. Whichever, you're an idiot.

If you think you're doing a great service to the world by harassing someone unto the ends of the earth because they phrased a sentence in a way that someone somewhere could possibly find a particular interpretation of offensive, I don't want to know you.

If you don't like anything I'm saying here and wish to shun me because of it, more power to you. Please do. It will be difficult for me to survive being shunned by people I don't want to know or associate with, but ... somehow, I will survive.

To be clear: I'm very much on the left, and very much despise most leftists on livejournal. They make me despair for the future of humanity and more worrisome, for the future of the rest of the world, which looks really dicey.

This does not mean I will like you if you are conservative. I know and like quite a few conservatives in real life, just like I know and like a lot of lefties in real life. But most online conservatives are at least equally delusional and/or wrongheaded and/or mean-spirtedly tribalistic in at least equally awful ways as what I've just described, if not moreso. So I probably won't like you either, there are just fewer of you on livejournal so I'm not wasting energy detailing why I don't like you.

If you are one the of the people I've described above, please change, for the sake of all life on this planet.

OTOH, if you too are a lefty environmentalist who views climate change as the greatest threat facing the world today but would otherwise view fighting the pro-corporate screw the working class surveillance state as a prime challenge, appreciates the magic and beauty of everyday life, and loathes pro-oligarchy dems and pro-status quo sjws and despises the existence of the always-looking-for-new-semantic-outrages brigade, and loves Les Miserables, Neuromancer and Altered Carbon, or poets like Byron and Plath, or the nature writings of Abbey or Muir, or TV shows like The Wire, Breaking Bad, Twin Peaks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Caprica, the first two seasons of Battlestar Galactic, Game of Thrones, Arrow, Black Sails or Mr Robot, we'll probably get along.