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Me – the small print

17 Feb

 

I wrote this two years 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

 

 
13 Comments

Posted by on February 17, 2020 in politics, Still Life

 

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13 responses to “Me – the small print

  1. Ana J. Hannah

    February 17, 2020 at 3:45 pm

    All the more reasons to like you. ❤️

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  2. annamieuk

    February 18, 2020 at 2:45 am

    I’m not going anywhere either. I love reading all your blogs. As a fellow Brit, I absolutely agree with you re the guns comments. Keep doing what you do. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

     
  3. thereluctantpoet

    February 18, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    Bravo!! Awesome post!!

    Liked by 1 person

     
  4. thereluctantpoet

    February 19, 2020 at 1:37 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 1 person

     
  5. redklwr2006 Kym

    February 19, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    I am in for the long haul. I have enjoyed your words for a while now and that is not about to change any time soon

    Liked by 1 person

     
  6. The Mush from the Hill

    February 21, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Say it like you see it… you have my vote. Love your work by the way.

    Liked by 1 person

     

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