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.
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I think I was 10 when I saw a copy of the UDHR for the first time. What I remember about that first encounter was the sense of self-evidence it carried for me already at 10 years of age. Parts of my family was Jewish, and I was raised on the stories of how my Grandfather fled to Sweden from Denmark during the WWII. The other half of the family spent their 'free time creating mischief' to subject the Germans to, as members of the Resistance.
The right to hold and express one's opinion without fear of repercussions was taken for granted in my home - so was choosing your religion. I have marched against Pinochet and Franco - marching for Nelson Mandela against apartheid was something natural.
So, if I have always found it natural to stand up for other people's Human Rights, why are there still people out there who don't agree with the UDHR? People from civilized and democratic countries who really think that not all people are created equal with equal inviolate rights?
What makes those people tick? How do they live with themselves? Why do they promote torture and degrading treatment of people solely on account of these people being in the wrong place at the wrong time?