25 years old, into jokes, laughter and fun. I'm a lover of literature and the arts. I want to be much more active for my political causes, and I came to care2 for inspiration and to meet people who share my ideals.
If you're going to send me a friend invite, please introduce yourself first. Invites with no introduction will be deleted! I'm not a friend "collector", I actually want to get to know people.
All lives are of equal worth, and all people are connected. An Iraqi life isn't worth any less than mine, so why does my government say they're expendable? Why do they care so little about the civilian casulties of the war in Iraq that they refuse to even count the dead? I'm very disturbed by the attitude of western governments toward the arab world generally - they seem to view the whole Middle East as a giant chess board, ripe for play. We need to fight for socially responsible foreign policy and trade. Every life matters.
What Gives Me Hope
People can be kind and loving even when they don't gain from it.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Mayor?? I've got bigger ambitions than that, lol! if I ruled the world I'd wipe out military budgets and the arms trade and reassign the money to things that aren't about death, destruction and profit for the privileged few. No one should ever profit from the misery of a fellow human being.
What/who changed my life and why
the sixth day by primo levi. He survived auschwitz and emerged still believing that the world is beautiful and that rationality can save us all.
"I'd do anything for love except get up early or be a useful member of society" - Oscar Wilde
"Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest." - Emile Zola
"a foetus is not a human being, its a bunch of little congregated cells. You're not a human being... till you're in my phone book" - Bill Hicks
"I fear that the human race may with tall walls wall me,
With strong drugs dope me, with wise lies lure me
On black racks rack me, in blood baths roll me.
Let not the man who is beast or who thinks he is God
come near me" - Louis MacNeice, poet
"Forgive him, for he believes that the customs of his tribe are the laws of nature." - G.B. Shaw
Hi Stella, Sorry I missed your birthday! But this is a belated wish for you. I hope you had a wonderful celebration. My wish for you is this begin the very best year ever for you. Hugs Rhiannon (aka Sandi USA name change due a couple of stalkers months ago and so i was very much out of site for a while)