Sarah Ibarruri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Journal Click to send private message to this author Click to view this author's profile Click to add this author to your buddy list Click to add this author to your Ignore list Sun Jul-17-11 11:46 AM
Response to Reply #118
140. I found your explanation of how you changed him, wonderful
I find the right wing view of life to be illegitimate, authoritarian, and punitive. I was raised as a Catholic and (notwithstanding the priest scandals), we were taught that:
1) Your actions, not just your faith, are important;
2) Compassion and empathy were vital to be a true believer; and,
3) The most helpless amongst us should be among the first to be cared for.
I am not a religious person, but that, and my European-Cuban background caused me to put the needy way above the mega-rich.
I have a certain disdain for religions and beliefs that claim that the helpless and needy should pull themselves up by their bootstraps, are lazy, and brought that situation on themselves. I think it's unconscionable.
Also, when I explain these things to him about the need to put the helpless above the mega-rich in making world decisions, he comes out with illogical and incredibly stupid arguments, as if some Republican organization had programmed him for stupid answers and all he has to do is push a button and out come some Rushisms, Bushisms or Palisms.
I actually told him once that his I.Q. must be very low if he talks as if he were an idiot.
Aside from this situation, he's very good to me, he's cute, generous, kind, loves my family, is interesting, loves to travel, lots of things.
I haven't given him an ultimatum, but the ultimatum is slowly appearing in the sky saying he needs to change or he will lose me