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Me – the small print

17 Feb

 

I wrote this a year ago. Since then I have gained new followers, and some may have missed it. I would hate readers to be under any illusions about the man and writer behind Romantic Dominant

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.

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© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Art by Fabian Perez

 

 
8 Comments

Posted by on February 17, 2019 in Still Life

 

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8 responses to “Me – the small print

  1. Mark Tulin

    February 18, 2019 at 2:12 am

    Actually, nothing in your post upset me. Much peace.

    Liked by 2 people

     
  2. patti o'malley (@OzoneparkPatti)

    February 18, 2019 at 3:47 am

    You needn’t explain yourself Hun

    Liked by 1 person

     
  3. thereluctantpoet

    February 19, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Thank you, My Friend for sharing! I actually enjoyed it immensely and loved that there are others that believe as I do!!! Loved your instructions for those who are offended. Sounds like you might enjoy a saying I love – “Not everybody likes you, but not everybody matters!” LOL! I just wish they would enforce the other half of the First Amendment – Freedom from religion! Bravo!!!!

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  4. thereluctantpoet

    February 19, 2019 at 2:51 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come and Learn about the man behind the words!!!

    Liked by 1 person

     

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