I am a big, warm, kind but ferocious Bear (not a teddy bear). An equalist. Danish, well spoken, loyal, caring, history buff, spiritual, ACDF, socially anxious, musical, artistic, dog owner, married, and Jewish.
What am I about?
My life is dedicated to Tikkun Olam - Mending The World - if need be one being at a time. I don't have time for stupidity, I have no patience with arrogance, false humility, hypocrisy or intellectual dishonesty. If I think you are either of the above, I will call you on it. I will say that the Emperor is naked, even if the whole world says he is dressed and even if it hurts the Emperor's feelings.
I am very passionate about Human Rights, Children's Rights and Equal Rights, and chances are that if you are not, I am going to be up your rear with a chainsaw.
I believe that G-d, the Creator of all there is, meant us to be His hands, eyes and voice to each other in Life. That is the task we have been charged with, and that is what we are here to do. It doesn't matter to me what path you choose to do this on, as long as that is what you are doing.
In addition to being a Bear, I am also an Ogre - like Shrek - and like all Ogres I am bound to respond forcefully to kicks in the groin, burnings of my house, beating of my kids and friends. I am also VERY grumpy in the morning. I am true to myself, not to you or to social conventions. I have been through and seen so much bull crap and horse manure in my life, that I'll bet my last dime that I recognize both when they come across my path. If you poop on my floor, I will ask you to scoop it up and put it in the trash. If you do, that's the last you will hear about it, if you don't, if you don't, I'll come after to you till you do or one of us die, which ever comes first.
Here are all the blogs that I am allowed to link to on Care2:
To me this is the basics in the US invasion of Iraq - Oh. I am aware that not all on the Right believe this for real - but I suspect quite a lot have wet dreams along these lines. Including George W Bush.
The lies being told US Soldiers (the 'cannon fodder') - are not just things that were said, that turned out not to be true, like the WMDs and Osama bin Laden - but the attitudes being taught, spread and used to 'make it a good things to kill Iraqis'.
Let's get real - what's in it for the regular soldier below General's rank? He/she doesn't get to rape and pillage, because that is against International Laws. The plunder is scarce, because the country he/she is invading didn't have much to begin with, and when he/she gets home, if he/she does get home, he/she will be back in the same rut he/she was in before going 'over there'. And even worse because of PSTD and injuries come by in the War - injuries that will not be treated properly and fully, because the Medic Care for Veteran's has been cut into to pay for the War. So really, why should they go, stay and even bother to come home?
For no reason what so ever - the best way to support the troops is to deprogram them from the horrible lies they were told before going, and let them emmigrate to a neutral country with a social security sytem that actually will allow them full recovery - like Sweden or Norway.
I finally got to see Michael Moore's "Farenheit 911" - yeah, yeah, but Sweden is slow, and I don't go to the Movie Theaters, I always wait for TV to broadcast or for the DVD to hit the counters - and from an artistic point of view I am not impressed. Moore should stay with the short documentary.
But from the point of just another viewer, it pushed all the right buttons, and pulled all the right strings - unfortunately it pushed and pulled a little too much. Oh, I have no trouble buying the basics - The US is in deep shit President-wise and is currently engaged in an unethical, immoral and unjustifiable war in Iraq, nor do I have trouble buying the basic conspiracy-theory - but I don't like propaganda, no matter how true it is. Moore's agenda shine's through as glaring as Bush's lies about the WMDs. As well as the Rule by Fear that the Bush Admin is practicing - but it seems to me that everyone else but the Americans knew this as it went down. This raised a question in me that I have asked and asked and not gotten an answer to - WHY DIDN'T the Democrats and/or Anti-Bush contigent commit an electoral coup in 2004, when they had the chance to get rid of that crazy little boy with his lethal toys? Why on earth divide the votes on four different candidates, when the World and the American People NEEDED that intelligence-deficient Napoleon off his stolen throne??? What happened? Did you really think it was going to correct itself during the term 2004-2008, that somehow you would all wake up from a bad dream and there would be a Democrat President in the White House?
There are times when one's vote is more precious than one's beliefs and even one's life, when you vote against something, not for another thing - and that is when your country needs you to step up and do what it's leadership is not going to do.