Start A Petition

Alan Montgomery

"Human Rights Issues From Around The World"

Mesa, AZ, USA
male, age 35
Speaks: English and a little Spanish
Joined Jul 9, 2013

Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Jul 9, 2013 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Amnesty International, Earth Day, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity,, Mother Jones, NAACP, Oxfam
Hometown Mesa, AZ 
Birthday Dec 02, 1983  
Languages English and a little Spanish  
About Me I am easygoing, tolerant, and open minded. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and have been called by my critics on a number of occasions a bleeding heart, and I am proud of that title. I tell them I rather be a bleeding heart, then a hardhearted cynic. My personality type is INFP I am generally friendly but can be quite passionate and sometimes a bit overzealous in defending my most basic and important beliefs. I am open to listening and considering other people's opinions but opinions that seem hardhearted or especially ignorant I will not generally hesitate to tell my opinion in a frank and straightforward way. Offline I am very much an introvert but online I am more outgoing. Just another example of my INFP personality I guess.
  Introduce yourself to Alan
Pets 1 Dog  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions atheist  
Eating Habits trying to keep it somewhat healthy!  
Wild Fact About Me I am a bit of a radical and a rebel, not afraid to find my own path to travel in life. I have never been one to be afraid to challenge conventional thinking, opinions, and biases. I'm not afraid to stand alone in defense of what I see as right.
My Philosophy I am very progressive/liberal; on left fiscally and a civil libertarian socially. I am radical in some of my views but I am a pragmatist. I am quite socialist in my economic views however am not a big government type of progressive. Ideally I prefer more direct citizen collective action rather than things being heavily centralized in the government. I support stronger gun controls but am a strong opponent of government overreach into people's personal lives, the less the government involved in people's personal lives the better. Big brother is not our friend but an enemy to our life and liberty. Being a progressive I believe the government can be used for good being a civil libertarian I also believe the government can be used for great evil. The key is to have an educated voter base and an enlightened and compassionate group of leaders. Right now we have the worst of both worlds a largely uneducated on the issues voter base and a largely unenlightened and uncompassionate group of leaders. I voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012 and though I have been disappointed in a number of ways, I still think he is the best hope the left has got currently with Hilary Clinton being the best hope in 2016. FYI I voted for Hilary Clinton in the 2008 Primary.

Human rights has become my new found passion in life and I have decided to devote my life to it. The situation in Syria has a special place in my heart. I believe human rights belong to every human; man, woman, or child, rich or poor, no matter the race, ethnicity, national origin, background, sexual orientation, religion or lack of one, even to those on the lowest rungs of society such as terrorist and criminals. When we as humanity begin to make exceptions to who is deserving to be treated humanely and who is not, bad things happen. I realize we do not live in a perfect world and in such cases as self defense of life or war taking of life of armed combatants is sometimes necessary though I still see it as an evil, only a necessary one in order that others may live. I wish someday for an end to all wars but as long as we have tyrants in the world who kill and hurt innocents war will always be with us. I see the fact here we are in the 21st century and still hurting and killing each other as a very strong rebuke of humanity. I see this as being reversible if we are willing to do what it takes to make a collective effort to stand up for the human rights of all people.
What Gives Me Hope Seeing the humanity expressed between people. The younger generation's compassion and concern for their peers and fellow humanity. The older generations leaving behind long ago prejudices, fears, and hate.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Speak out against cruelty and ignorance. Encourage people to be the change they want to see in the world. Encourage the citizens of the nation and world to love one another rather than hate. Speak for all people in the world the right to human freedom, human rights, and human dignity.
What/who changed my life and why My friend Bobby, because he encouraged me to get involved in fighting for human rights. Which helped me find direction in what I wanted to do in life. Which is to make my life's work, fighting for human rights.
What Bugs Me vengeance, unmercifulness, unforgiveness, Human Apathy, selfishness, arrogance, cynicism, fascist, tyrants, dictators, Islamophobia, antisemitism, sexism, racism, homophobia, crimes against humanity, Human Rights Violations, cruelty  
Passions Human rights for all humans, writing, reading, other cultures, my friends, music, making a difference, learning, family, broadening my horizons, books  
Inspirations people who love their fellow humanity, people who forgive and are merciful, people helping others, people who are true to themselves, People who risk their lives for truth, People who stand up for others, people who overcome adversity  
What Scares Me human apathy, humanity hardening their hearts, humanity destroying itself, Possibility of a Nuclear War, genocide, Tea Party, gun nuts, vigilantism, increasingly violent society and culture, man's inhumanity to man, Losing the ones I love, Violent people  
Role Models Aung San Suu Kyi, Robert Kennedy, John Locke, Susan B. Anthony, Princess Diana, Angelina Jolie, Bono, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Paine, Benazir Bhutto, Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela, Fred Rogers, Jimmy Carter, Helen Keller, Stephen Hawking, Malala Yousafzai  
Quotation "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi
Interests online activism, talking to friends, spending time with family, cooking, outdoors, music, movies, internet, history, entertainment, computers, Art/Design, reading  
Books Almost anything worth reading  
Music Yusuf Islam, John Denver, Josh Groban, Susan Boyle, Cher, Celtic Woman, Reba Mcentire, Judy Collins, The Temptations, Green Day, Queen, Simon and Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Johnny Cash, Andy Williams, James Taylor, Peter Paul and Mary, John Lennon  
Movies Europa Europa, Erin Brockovich, Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), Kinsey, My Cousin Vinny, Man of La Mancha, Pay It Forward, Good Will Hunting, Gran Torino, To Kill a Mockingbird, Alexander, Braveheart, Saving Private Ryan, E.T., Schindler's List  
TV Shows Local and National News, PBS, The Big Bang Theory, Saturday Night Live, Psych, Two and a Half Men, The Office, Criminal Minds, The X Factor, The Voice, American Idol  
Favorite Foods chocolate, pasta, pizza, hamburgers and french fries, Mexican and Italian, chicken, steak, fruit, veggies, seafood, salad  
Favorite Places Southeastern Arizona, Northern Arizona, Arizona, desert Southwest, nature, mountains, home, forests, Country atmosphere  
Can't Live Without my fellow humanity, freedom, learning, beauty, music, sunshine, nature, food, air, water, friends and family, hope, love  
  Introduce yourself to Alan
My Thank You Notes
Friends of Alan

Miranda L.

Judith A.

David K.

View all: 3 friends
My Video    
Loading video...
My Butterfly Rewards

Most recent activity (up to 500 gifts shown)

    I’ve earned Butterfly Credits
    Comment Board
    No comments yet. Add one!
    no testimonials yet
    Profile theme: "Animals: MtnLion"   |    as your profile theme
    Flag as Inappropriate

    New to Care2? Start Here.