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When I first started with tumblr about two years ago I considered myself to be liberal, I felt I was progressive, I felt that I agreed with the views of the left completely. As time has passed and I’ve seen examples of people on the far left I’ve moved more centered. In many ways I have learned that neither side is completely right and attempting to identify yourself as one side of the other is going to fail. People who champion rationality and open expression will still shut you down the moment they disagree with you. It is a real shame that someone who I spoke with on this site on several occasions decided suddenly that I am a misogynistic scum because I have a differing opinion on a particular topic.
In some ways this is a realization I came to a while ago. When I looked at some of the more liberal pages people were championing I’d read the posts and simply could not believe some of the things I was reading, yet if I ever attempt to speak up, even to simply ask a question, I am automatically wrong with the fact that I am a white male. It bothers me that I don’t feel there is a particular ideals group I can identify myself with, it feels lonely having a world view that you don’t feel many others would fully share but perhaps I never should have attempted to force myself to it in the first place. So for anyone who wants to talk badly about me simply because I happen to be born male, happen to be white, happen to have a job that allows me to pay my bills and live in a good neighborhood without even giving me a chance to explain or articulate my point of view, fuck you. I don’t need approval for my views, I’m a fucking Atheist, I do my own thing.