Fish Wrench Asteroid
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Apr 17, 2015 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on I Sat In on My Son’s Sex-Ed Class, and I Was Shocked by What I Heard.
@16. Please stop. You're harming everybody. Just go to the mirror, look into it, and try saying out loud, 'There is such a thing as reality, and I can understand a little of it.'

Our cultures ridiculous majority concept of sexuality are a mayfly that I accidentally ate this afternoon on the way back from the grocery store compared every swarm of mayflies ever.

When you are immersed in an ideology, it's difficult to imagine that rationality and compassion could overcome the motivation to prove the 'other' wrong. We don't have to be apposing armies. You're assumptions about people on the left, stop any positive social gain acquired through rational inquiry and compassion. It's not ideology. We're not going to plant a flag in anyone's castle. Facts are for everyone. And they don't change based on who wields them to get their way.

Let's just give kids the tools to prevent STD's and unwanted pregnancies.If those tools are the truth, that's fucking fantastic, it means that people aren't as stupid as we've been led to believe. You don't have to lie to people to make them do the right thing. Who thought it could be so?

Pretending that finding and telling the truth is an ideology is a shallow, stupid, and sadly tolerated in media , lie. There is such a thing as fact. Peer-review has kind of put man on the moon and cured thousands of diseases with that. If you want to pretend that fact has an honored and equal nemesis in so-recent-it's-funny Christian-associated sexual-morality, you should go look in the mirror for a bit.
Aug 23, 2014 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on Enough with the Dystopias, Already.
Read Existence by David Brin. It's exactly about this subject. It might start out kind of feeling distopian, but it's the opposite. It's ambitious and earnest and intelligent, which will cue in most people a reflexive urge to trash it.

Also Our Better Angels by Steven Pinker makes a strong case that we're not as bad as we think we are. And that we're not currently as bad as we were.

What I'm personally tired of is cynicism in fiction. (And internet comments) The world is as those who wield power make it. People that wield power don't have to be monsters.
Aug 8, 2014 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on I, Anonymous.
Oh, and @24, Yes. Thank you. You rock.

A society that doesn't respect cooks doesn't deserve to eat.
Aug 8, 2014 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on I, Anonymous.
Yes, let's all shame working Americans. If you're not a hedge-fund manager, you are a loser, and should be ashamed of yourself.

1. Don't make fun of people for things that are outside of their control.

2. Be forgiving of others' occasional pettiness. Every single one of us has been a jerk (Some of us in this very thread) The guy making fun of you was probably insecure, and a little drunk and took the short road to increasing his status among his friends by mocking you.
Jul 20, 2014 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on Savage Love.
My boyfriend, drunkenly, ashamedly, admitted being jealous of my cats.

So I started petting him like I do my cats. I didn't tell him that's what I was doing, I just slowly integrated more casual affectionate physical contact into my interactions with him.

Being a closeted awkward kid, I didn't get a lot of human physical contact growing up, so I became far more comfortable being affectionate toward animals. His jealousy helped me become more comfortable communicating my affection toward him.

I don't think he's jealous of my cats anymore, but I'm still pretty sure he doesn't know he's dating a robot.
Jul 19, 2014 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on The Friday Morning News.
@8 @10 In the article, a person broke up with their loving partner of three years, having discussed marriage and children in a two minute phone call...

That doesn't give anyone pause? Is going crazy over your heart ripped out so casually, male privilege? After making promises about the future, and gaining someone's trust, you owe them nothing? It's a privilege for them to try to change someone's mind?

But a man broke up with me once after we'd planned to move to another city together. There is just as much entitlement, privilege, and removal of agency in claiming the right to break all your promises, take back all your commitments, and then claim the right to never hear that person again, casually, and over the phone.
May 14, 2014 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on Cat Saves Little Boy From Dog Attack.
Check how kitty aims at the highest point of gravity then rolls when she makes contact to maximize transfer of her kinetic energy to the dog. Kitty didn't attack with her claws or bite. Her goal wasn't to harm the dog. She didn't hiss or posture or puff up. Kitty did the the most expedient and effective thing kitty could possibly do to separate the dog from her friend at the risk of her own life. Kitty isn't just a hero, she's a physics supercomputer.
May 11, 2014 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on Saturday Comic.
This is how the majority of people feel about depression. That is how they look. That is how they sound.
May 1, 2014 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on An Anti-Capitalist March Is on the Move from Seattle Central Community College to... ?.
Superheroes are anarchists.

They operate above the law. They act in the name of ideals before law. Often times their physical power is so much greater than that wielded by the state, they are ungovernable. We worship them because their judgement and morality render governance over them unnecessary.

Corporations are anarchist. They follow the rule of law only when breaking the law is more costly than following it. Their political and financial power renders them ungovernable. They have that power because profit is a corporations top and only goal which has led them inexorably to dismantling the rule of law where it impedes their pursuit of profit.

Everybody here is on the same team.
May 1, 2014 Fish Wrench Asteroid commented on Why Labor Supports This Seattle Minimum Wage Compromise.
I worry that rents and groceries will follow the exact same chart. The professional owners of things in this city can just raise how much they charge for necessities based on the percentage of the wages they get from the workers. If I make 1600 a month now, and pay half that in rent, what's to stop my landlord from raising my rent the so he still takes home %50?