What with the Maya Forstater case recently, what a better time to explain what “protected belief” means and what it does not mean.
Layman wise it’s means you can believe whatever you want. Also layman wise, it also means you CANNOT harass, discriminate and be violent towards others.
So you can believe there is a man who lives in the moon.
You can have a religious belief.
You can believe that Unicorns truly do exist.
You can “believe” that white people are better than POC.
You can believe that the earth is flat.
You can believe that wearing a mask is restricting your speech.
This is all protected.
What is not protected, is harassing, demeaning, degrading and being violent towards other people who don’t believe in what you believe in. Just like others can’t do that towards you and what you believe in.
It’s been interesting to see TERFs and Gender Criticals bragging how MF “won”. All she won was the opportunity to appeal at the employment tribunal. Which she would probably still lose anyway, it’ll be interesting to see if she goes for it. She also “won” the confirmation that what she thinks IS a belief. I really wish the main stream media, would be a bit smarter than this. But then again, we are talking about main stream media.
I’m getting to this point where I feel like I am saying to GROWN ADULTS…This is just common sense, right?…A lot…
I don’t consider myself a highly intelligent person. I have do consider myself to be reasonably sane and thoughtful though.
However, I am constantly stumped by others, especially on social media. As an example, take that Rowling “letter” that…well honestly…I don’t know the point of it. However, I find it ridiculous! It’s not a letter calling for violence on the internet to stop against everyone, it’s all for ONE person. Yet, myself and my friends, both male and females, daily receive threats. Where’s our letter? By the way, by the same people who say you shouldn’t do it towards, Rowling, but you know…Perfectly fine for everyone else. This is literally happening daily to us.
Then there was my post from yesterday/earlier today…I decided to create this picture.
I am also starting to find that both Trump supporters and the Rowling cult, use the exact same arguments for their own cause. Yet, they apparently don’t like each other. They all blame other people for taking away things, that are not even being taken away. I literally had a “conversation” today, where the ‘women’ was saying that British women and Afghan/Pakistan women have the SAME reproductive burdens. Who else would use that “argument”. Oh black people in America are treated the same as white people, there are no privilege’s.
Their arguments being that, two completely cultures, suffer the same things…No, we don’t. As an example, a lot of Western women CHOOSE not to have children, where as Afghanistan and Pakistan women, don’t GET that choice. How someone would think we all have the same kind of “burdens” When we so CLEARLY do not.
And NOW apparently Trump cares about Covid19, because, even though I don’t believe it. Just before the election he get’s it? Common sense would dictate that the YEARS of lying from Trump and the GOP. I don’t blame people for nothing believing that he never had it. I don’t believe he had it.
As the year goes on, I swear something happened last year, that made something or “someone” go…Let’s see how crap and crazy we can make the human race. What frustrates me is that if people actually STOP and thought about what they were saying/writing, for more than a second. They’d be able to see it!
Clearly, there are more personal things in the day to day life, but they are the big topics of the “day”.
I don’t know how many readers of my Blog are aware of this. I don’t get that excited at the New Year, New Year. I know it’s a New Year in terms of a new calendar year. Too me though, I feel like a “new year” really begins on our birthday.
I had the weirdest experience on the bus today going to work and I think it has a lot to do with this belief of mine. I am learning to drive at the moment, so for the time being I am still travelling by bus and may continue to do after. I don’t mind the bus really, especially when the weather is nice. That’s for another day though.
As I coming to work I was listening to Thirty Second to Mars “This is War”. Now I don’t know if you know this reader, I have a video clip for every single song on my iPod, that is not the original video clip. So there I am on the bus, thinking of the video clip I had thought to this song. When it gets to certain lyrics of the song:
I do believe in the light, raise your hands up to the sky
The fight is done, the war is won, lift your hands towards the sun
Towards the sun, (it’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
It’s the moment to live and the moment to die, the moment to fight)
Towards the sun,
Towards the sun, (it’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
It’s the moment to live and the moment to die, the moment to fight)
The war is won (to fight, to fight, to fight, to fight)
I nearly start blubbering like a baby on the bus, luckily I had to get off just as it was starting.
I think it had to do, before I left for work this morning. I had had being having a conversation where I admitted that no matter what my ex-friends says about me, no matter what people who have a problem with and wont talk to me. No matter what they say, no matter how long they stay friends with each other for. I genuinely believe I AM, and will always, be the better friend.
I am not miserable when my friends are happy, I am miserable when they are, it disturbs me to know “friends” are only when happy when I’m miserable. If I hear something about someone I don’t think rings true, I will ASK that person. I don’t gossip behind their backs and tag them in passive aggressive memes with no actual “burn”, because the gossip isn’t true, and I don’t just ignore them. I don’t just gossip and NEVER ask the actual person they’re talking about. We are not in High School anymore. I will ask.
There is no fight, there is no War, because I am better. I am the better person and I BELIEVE that now.
That’s the difference…I actually do BELIEVE that I am the better person.
What Is Your Favorite Beverage? (for those who really dislike “favorite” questions, hey, time to time, one just pops in and will not be denied).
I go through phases where I’ll like and be almost obsessed with drinking just the one type of beverage. At the moment it’s Lemon, Lime and Bitters. I think it’s because it’s definitely (too me) a fun Spring type drink.
What Is Your Interpretation of ‘The Golden Rule”? Are there ramifications to breaking it?
I believe that the “Golden Rule” means ultimately what you think of “how you treat others” is. Do you believe in Karma, do you believe to treats others how you’d want to be treated, or does it not matter to you? I recently wrote a blog post about Karma and how you shouldn’t expect Karma to go the way you want.
Sunrise person or sunset person?
I am both…Although I have only seen the sunrise, maybe once or twice in my whole life. It’s funny because since I’ve had my anxiety attack I hate seeing the sun gone down now. I feel better when the sun is up.
Do people in modern society anthropomorphize animals too much?
I think we do, but I also think that it can’t be helped. Some of the videos on YouTube, they seem SO like us. I think it’s what gets animals into trouble as well though. Naive ones amongst us forget that they are animals. Even the pet dog and cat, they are still animals. With a whole bunch of different instincts and feelings.
What Were You Grateful For During the Past Week?
I’m grateful for all the sane people in my life,lol
If I could give you a gift. It would be to give you a strong belief in yourself. Too believe that you are a good person. A gift that I would give you is that you deserve to have the best things happen to you in life ❤ I give you gift of belief in yourself ❤
As I’ve mentioned before I have been breaking these questions up into 25 questions, I hope that you have been enjoying them! The last questions were a lot about driving and I don’t, so I hope that they weren’t too boring.
Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? It has been years since I had my portrait taken by a photographer, I think I may have even have been in high school, which was now over 10 years ago…Oh, that is terrifying.
Do you think musicals are cheesy? Musicals are my favourite! Apart from Fantasies like LotR, musicals are my favourite types of movie. When I get a rare and rarer night to myself I love to get some “good” food and drink and I will put one of the musicals on.
Is Christmas stressful? For me it’s stressful in terms of finding people decent presents. However, I have come up with a “system” of sorts that starts in June. I start putting money away in June and then start getting little presents around September. I choose September because that’s the last major birthday for me. Christmas isn’t usually stressful for me, because I enjoy it. This years Christmas will be sad for me though because I wont be spending it with my family, I’ll be spending it with my partners family. Who live a really long way away, so I wont be able to spend anytime with them. It’ll only be the second time in my life that I’ve spent a Christmas away from my family.
Ever eat a Pierogi? TOO THE GOOGLE! So…No,lol
Favorite type of fruit pie? It’s got to be a Apple Pie…Especially on a cold winter with a whole lot of custard.
Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be either a Ballerina or a Fairy Queen…I am not even kidding, I had the whole “how to become a Fairy Queen” gig all worked out. Sometimes I also wanted to be a hairdresser, but that was more to do with others people wanting me too, because my hair was just so long.
Do you believe in ghosts? I think that they are out there, I haven’t had any personal experience. There’s a few people I know though that both believe and don’t believe that they’ve had encounters.
Ever had a deja-vu feeling? I get it quiet a lot actually, but I just tell myself most of the time that I am being silly.
Take a vitamin daily? I don’t, but I probably should and I have been thinking about it a lot lately. Mostly trying to figure out what I might need to start taking.
Wear slippers? I wear them quiet a lot actually, my feet get really cold, they can even get really cold during Summer. I am always being told that I have really bad circulation in my feet all the time. I am aware of this. Most of the time if I’m not wearing slippers, I will be wearing socks at least.
Wear a bath robe?
I do, I already have two. One is at my house and the other is at my partners house and I am already thinking of getting one that is Harley Quinn related.
What do you wear to bed?
It depends who I’m with, what time of year and if there are other people in the house. If it’s just my partner and myself I usually wear one of his t-shirts and not much else, except in Winter where I’ll pants and socks. If other people are in the house, I’ll be fully clothes or wear a long night-gown.
I think from memory, that my first concert was a 5ive concert and we didn’t have the greatest of seats, but even so, the atmosphere was awesome!
Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart?
It would have to be between Target and K-Mart, we don’t have Walmart in Australia. They might somewhere like Sydney, but I don’t think so. K-Mart has such a great variety and it usually is very cost effective. Target has more expensive things but they clothing is supposedly of more quality. Generally I’ll go to K-Mart, but for good quality work clothing I’ll go to Target.
Nike or Adidas?
I don’t mind really, I haven’t bought either for a really long time.
Cheetos or Fritos?
I have never actually had Fritos before, so I’d have to go with Cheetos.
Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
Peanuts, mainly the honey roasted peanuts…So good.
Ever heard of the group Tres Bien?
I thought it was just a French saying >.<
Ever take dance lessons?
Yes, half of my life was going to dance lessons. I miss it a lot, I only really quit because the competition to get main parts started to turn nasty.
Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Well, whatever makes him happy really.
Can you curl your tongue?
I can roll my tongue in half, but I can’t make any special “rose” petal shapes or anything like that.
Ever won a spelling bee?
As far as I am aware we don’t even have spelling bees here.
Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
Of course. It’s very rare though, but I definitely do. It usually also involves animals getting rescued, or something like that.
Own any record albums?
I’ve never really had any, but I’m looking into getting one, just cause I think it’d be cool to have one.
75. Own a record player? I have never owned one myself, but I can remember having one when I was little. I think that my Dad may still actually still have it.
To break the article down, Brunhilde Pomsel was the former secretary of Joseph Goebbles, Reich Minister of Propaganda. In the article Brunhilde expresses how she had no regrets about her secretarial role, she was, in fact flatter.
(This is why you should all read the article)
The next part explained from Brunhilde herself (105 years old by the way). That it was part of the Propaganda’s “charm”…
“I know no one ever believes us nowadays – everyone thinks we knew everything. We knew nothing, it was all kept well secret.”
“Those people nowadays who say they would have stood up against the Nazis – I believe they are sincere in meaning that, but believe me, most of them wouldn’t have,” Pomsel said.
“The whole country was as if under a kind of a spell. I could open myself up to the accusations that I wasn’t interested in politics but the truth is, the idealism of youth might easily have led to you having your neck broken.”
I have to say…I believe her. I think about the media today, the people who are in control today and those people who are willingly to just believe anything a particular candidate says…Without saying anything. I read through the comments of a woman who railed racist abuse at an Spanish family. If you read the headline, you’d think this woman was randomly insane…HOWEVER (and I do not condone racism in any form.) She was yelling at this family because they had left their dog in the car on a 90+ degree day.
Ignoring what this woman said, which she apologised later for, and why she got upset. Throughout all the comments there were different news articles “proving” what the commenter or poster believed to be correct. How can you believe what really happened, when there are SO many different article saying different things? Fact vs Opinion – Lolsys Library
Does this article strike a chord with you? Can you think of any situation where this may be true these days?