Me – The ‘small print’

16 Feb


Some followers on WordPress and Twitter are surprised and disappointed when I express political or general opinions, outside of what they ‘expect’ from me. A number unfollowed me today after my recent tweet mocking the ludicrous idea that more guns make for a safer society.

Rather than you all unfollow me in an untidy fashion as you realise that I am not quite what you expected, I have decided to post this ‘small print’ about me, so all those who wish to take offence at my beliefs can disappear at once. I am certain there is something in here to upset most people but I do feel obliged to come clean about the man behind the writer.

I am white, male, English and middle-aged.
I am a socialist.
I am an atheist.
I am not poor (or particularly rich) by UK standards, and certainly not poor by world standards.
I would rather live in a poor, caring, fair society than a rich, uncaring, unfair one.
I believe all lives, whoever, wherever, are equal.
I believe all human beings have a right to food, water, and shelter
I believe we are all responsible for the safety and well-being of the children of the world.
I abhor discrimination by race, country of origin, sex (in the widest possible sense), age, religion (even though I am an atheist) and I abhor discrimination due to (lack of) wealth or education.
I abhor misogyny and the oppression and abuse of women in all societies
I abhor discrimination against those who face mental or physical challenges, or who are simply not like the ‘norm’.
I believe it is totally unacceptable that 1% of the world’s population own 50% of the world’s wealth, and that the gap between rich and poor globally is widening.
I think capitalism without morality has failed the majority
I hate the cult of money, and also the cult of celebrity.
I despise fervent nationalism or tribalism because it seldom leads to good outcomes. Flags should be reserved for sporting events.

There is probably more, but I am as bored with writing this as you probably are with reading it. Those who have decided to leave have probably left. There is more about me here and here if you can be bothered.

Please exit quietly. Hopefully some will remain.



© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez








Posted by on February 16, 2018 in Still Life


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29 responses to “Me – The ‘small print’

  1. ElisaParadis

    February 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Refreshing… unexpected…. as for those who “left” , they were never here.
    Ignorance is our worst enemy.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Romantic Dominant

      February 16, 2018 at 4:49 pm

      Smiles. Thank you. And yes, it is. Along with a lack of tolerance and compassion.

      Liked by 2 people

      • ElisaParadis

        February 17, 2018 at 10:01 pm

        So very true…..! And so glad and thankful you are around… Thank you

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Nandita

    February 16, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    I remain! 🙂
    I never went away in the first place, to think of it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. House of Heart

    February 16, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    I’m sure they will recognize the facetious nature of your comment in time. You can’t please all the people as you know.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. CuteFaceAI

    February 16, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I’m still here… please continue 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Just_Libby

    February 16, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    I sniggered and snorted at your post…
    You’re definitely someone I’d have a drink and conversation with…

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Seyi sandra

    February 16, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Well, people come, people go. It’s a free world. Write what you must, satisfy your conscience and let’s make this world a better place.
    Remember, tiny drops…
    Awesome article by the way!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dorinda Duclos

    February 17, 2018 at 6:47 am

    I see no reason to leave. 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Strokemetillipurr

    February 17, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Is it possible to adore you all the more?

    Liked by 2 people

  9. riambra

    February 17, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    First, thank you for sharing this little insight into the man behind the words. I found you on a Twitter retweet and have been here ever since. It was obvious to me from the very beginning, that you have a deep care for people as a whole. Your words resonate in my own little corner of the shadows and, having found you, I will continue to follow, waiting for those words. Perhaps this sounds a bit obsessive but it isn’t. I merely appreciate the small bit of life you have returned to me after all I’ve been through.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Romantic Dominant

      February 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm

      I am glad my words touch you. Thank you for reading them. Smiles.


  10. AnnikaKaylynn

    February 17, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Hello, my name’s Annika and I came across you from a retweet and have followed ever since. People come and go but the ones who truly appreciate your writing will stay. No matter what we do in life we can’t please them all and someone will always be offended by what we do, say or write. I loved the entry. Thanks for sharing this part of you.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Romantic Dominant

      February 17, 2018 at 2:46 pm

      Hello Annika. It is a pleasure to have you reading me. Thank you.


  11. Cinn

    February 17, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Feet ( online ) firmly planted 👏🏻✨

    Liked by 1 person


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