Shun Hateful Ideas

 

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Some might say “the struggle is LONG” but to me it’s continuous. Some people can’t celebrate life without dragging someone else down to puff themselves up.  The idea that someone or a group of people have no right to live un-tormented by the harmful actions and ideas of another group has PASSED . http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/29/harvey-milk-stamp-anti-gay-group_n_5412295.html

We can clearly see the harm and describe the tactics haters use, but it makes us uncomfortable sometimes to speak out against supposed “good people” who are coming from an ideological perspective that promotes of a false sense of superiority over other human beings. Any “religious” group that seeks to shun the LGBT community, people with darker skin than pallid, and insists that their “way of life” is threatened somehow by people who seek to simply live life free of harm from their neighbors is a group based on HATEful ideas, and promotes hateful activities.

It would amuse me if it didn’t directly affect the quality and health of our culture as Americans. Our human body of thought is always populated with a few cancerous ideas. Let’s shine our lights of progress and positivity into the dark corners where this cancer seems to thrive? Wikipedia has a great definition of this nonsense, including specific religious groups that practice “Shunning” as a means of social control:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunning

 

Any group that can’t appreciate the value of Harvey Milk as an American Icon of Human Rights is a “hate group” or “church full of idiots” or perhaps “a group of lost souls” themselves. Bless their hearts, they know not what they actually DO to people who don’t deserve their oppressive bullying. DSC07854

I prefer to celebrate Harvey Milk as the sort of courageous American who inspired us to think of the opportunity and safety of ALL people who live in our communities. It’s about RESPECT for diversity.

I’ve started a “Church” of sorts for all of the Misfit Tools and Toys and Furniture in our American culture? Let’s laugh and focus on inspiration and improvisation? It’s called the “Church Of Comedy Kids”! Won’t you join my C.O.C.K. Army? I want YOU…to “JOIN” or “Like” or “Follow” along if you want to…It’s not a draft, and we’re not recruiting…we just ARE who we ARE…aren’t we? Let’s get outta this mess we’re in…Us “Misfits” tend to need inspiration when times are tough. DSC07617

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Eccentric Circles

 

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I was born into rather eccentric circles. Both of my parents were considered odd or eccentric at various points in their lifetimes. I accept and celebrate the idea that I may be perceived as eccentric when compared to a larger circle of normalized humans.

Ideas and words evolve in meaning or significance throughout history. Wikipedia describes the origins of the word “eccentric” thusly:

Etymology

From Medieval Latin eccentricus, derived from Greek ekkentros, “out of the center”, from ek-, ex– “out of” + kentron, “center”. Eccentric first appeared in English essays as a neologism in 1551 as an astronomical term meaning “a circle in which the earth, sun, etc. deviates from its center.” Five years later, in 1556, an adjective form of the word was used. 129 years later, in 1685, the definition evolved from the literal to the figurative, and eccentric is noted to have begun being used to describe unconventional or odd behavior. A noun form of the word – a person who possesses and exhibits these unconventional or odd qualities/behaviors – appeared by 1832.

Gay milkstool with a mission

 

I have been so blessed to have been surrounded by some of the most wonderful eccentric thinkers…most of them have been far from wealthy in the monetary sense. After all, riches can be interpreted or measured in a variety of ways, as can eccentricity per our friends the Wikipedians:

 


Look up eccentric oreccentricity in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Eccentricity or eccentric may refer to:

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I guess I choose to embrace the idea that eccentricity appears to focus on generating movement and directing energy that is out of the ordinary. For example, not everyone can spend hours working on a metaphorical Art Project that is essentially a running dick joke…

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Creativity itself is by Nature “Eccentric”.

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It’s 4:20 Somewhere…

DSCN3154Howdy Citizen of the Universe! Thanks for stopping by for this message from a watchdog. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our leaders (family – elected officials – teachers) tell us what to think more often than HOW to think. Thinking for yourself may involve snooping into the inner workings of the matter. DSCN3079

Let’s think BIGGER than our personal beliefs or experience, or lack thereof…what goes around, comes around again…all in good time…

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Our “Founding Fathers” grew hemp…and so does our collective family today…if they are allowed to.

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Perspectives differ, and it can be hard to fight for what seems reasonable.

 

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We don’t have to fight as much as we have to accept that change happens ALL THE TIME…incrementally.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The time is NOW, and always has been…even if you haven’t been listening…DSCN3097

Prohibition prevents innovation and criminalizes profitable notions.

Hemp is such a useful cash crop.

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Some people want to benefit from Cannabis as a more “natural” medicine than highly processed pharmaceuticals.

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It is logical for people to prefer time-honored traditional medicine as a resource for health and well-being when it effectively treats a patient with fewer side effects…isn’t it? DSCN3133 Many cultures in our human family embrace traditional medicine and prefer it over pre-made pills.

 

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Some want to manufacture the beneficial fibers, oils and seeds for things like nutritious protein, sustainable plastics, fabrics, and high-quality cosmetics.

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Life is about the choices we make and the options available to us. I can respect the use of plants that are solar-powered versus petroleum-based solutions…Can YOU? 😉

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Communication doesn’t HAVE to breakdown…just listen to the other person?

IMG_1244Gosh I love my mother…Katherine Hipbones is her name. She is so “Artsy and Craftsy”! lol With nearly 100 years of fashions draped over her spare form, she can help people see how to pair textures, colors, accessories…Bleh…she can be such a DIVA sometimes? But she really does not intend harm…she can be ignorant of what it might be like to be a simple Milkstool, because her IDEA of my true path were a bit more…mmmmmm….”fashionable” than I cared to pursue? Just a different esthetic…a different time, a different fashion, mind you? We all have this choice to make as furniture? Don’t we? I think so.

Even though my mother is my strongest supporter, she can be a little ridiculous in her views…Hey?! She is 4X my HEIGHT and has her own viewpoints due to how and when she was made. Sometimes people only see her ideas as old-fashioned…but really, she has seen FASHIONS come and go…standing strong and appreciating the best qualities of any “FASHION” is what true style or art is about. Isn’t it? Enduring quality…at least that is the rap my MOM sings.

IMG_1320Mom decided on her path long ago, and has used her opportunity to serve humans as a useful “clothes horse” without apology? She IS a clothing and accessory FANATIC, hence her maker fashioned her of quality goods to support quality human goods? She is passionate about accessories and clothing…but don’t mistake her passion for quality with a slavish devotion to fashions…she would much rather support secondhand or remade quality garments than schlocky mass-produced “fashion”. She is a bit dogmatic about it due to her situation in the home of dog lovers who enjoy the pageantry of dog shows…and with the personal recognition that she is herself a strong and enduring piece of work…

IMG_1300 She really only WANTS my happiness, even though it can be hard for her to HEAR what might really make me happy?

It is often hard for the old furniture to blend and be flexible when it is time to change the interiors of human homes. Humans are so “fight or flighty” that furniture could end up in a jumble ANYWHERE with any other human’s furniture…at any time. Sad realization for some furniture, I know….disorienting to say the LEAST…whew.

Some might say that as furniture, we are subject to the whims of humans?…but if you as furniture are like my MOM…she has seen fashions come and go…she has stood strong in her values through it all, hasn’t she? It is ALL in how you dress the argument, if there is to be one?

IMG_1234 Mom is such a classic supporter of humans whether or not she likes the “fashion” of the times…she has true STYLE and will be there for me until the fire or termites or unruly large dogs take her OUT of the house where we live together… Do NOT mistake my mother as “OLD” and therefore misunderstand her strength, endurance and stamina…if you do, you are so stupid I could prod you with my handle in udder frustration…Do NOT get me started…

Lovingly devoted Mother!

Harvey