Royce Shook

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Thought you might find this interesting. Thanks to Judy for sharing.

I used to think I was just a regular person, but I was born white, which now, whether I like it or not, makes me a racist. 

I am a fiscal and moral conservative, which by today's standards, makes me a fascist.

I am heterosexual, which now makes me a homophobe.

I am union, which makes me a traitor to the country while still a friend of the working class and an enemy of big business.

I was baptized a Christian but became an atheist, which now labels me as an infidel for all religions.

I am retired, which makes me useless.

I think and I reason, therefore, I doubt much that the mainstream media tells me, which makes me a reactionary.

I am proud of my heritage, which makes me a xenophobe.

I value my safety and that of my family and I appreciate the police and the legal system, which makes me a right-wing extremist.

I believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual's merits, which today makes me an anti-socialist.

I (and most of the folks I know), acquired a fair education with some (not huge) student loan debt and after a lifetime of hard work I have little or no debt, which makes me some kind of an odd underachiever.

I believe in the defence and protection of my country and I honour those who served in the Armed Forces, which now makes me a right wing-militant.

Please help me come to terms with the new me... because I'm just not sure who the hell I am anymore!

Funny ... it’s all just taken place over the last 7 or 8 years; prior to which I had no confusion or delusions about myself.

As if all this nonsense wasn’t enough to deal with ... Now I’m not even sure which toilet to go into!


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At least you know what you are in terms of societal domains. You are no one. You fit nowhere. You are ******. We need to transform the You into We. Hard to see, but we need to stop name-calling, link hands, and believe in each other. We are all we have. We are rich in diversity. We have stories to tell. We must move forward together or we will fall.

Ken Boddie

2 years ago #1

Choosing the right toilet is easy, Royce. Being of Scots origins, I always look for the sign saying ‘laddies’ .... all too often mis-spelt.

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