i hate rick perry

It should be noted that I’ve upvoted every single person who’s disagreed with me here, as far as I know. That said. In 7th grade, I took an SAT test without preparing for it at all, it was spur-of-the-moment, I knew about it about an hour ahead of time and didn’t do any research or anything. I scored higher on it than the average person using it to apply for college in my area. An IQ test has shown me to be in the 99.9th percentile for IQ. This is the highest result the test I was given reaches; anything further and they’d consider it to be within the margin of error for that test. My mother’s boyfriend of 8 years is an aerospace engineer who graduated Virginia Tech. At the age of 15, I understand physics better than him, and I owe very little of it to him, as he would rarely give me a decent explanation of anything, just tell me that my ideas were wrong and become aggravated with me for not quite understanding thermodynamics. He’s not particularly successful as an engineer, but I’ve met lots of other engineers who aren’t as good as me at physics, so I’m guessing that’s not just a result of him being bad at it. I’m also pretty good at engineering. I don’t have a degree, and other than physics I don’t have a better understanding of any aspect of engineering than any actual engineer, but I have lots of ingenuity for inventing new things. For example, I independently invented regenerative brakes before finding out what they were, and I was only seven or eight years old when I started inventing wireless electricity solutions (my first idea being to use a powerful infrared laser to transmit energy; admittedly not the best plan). I have independently thought of basically every branch of philosophy I’ve come across. Every question of existentialism which I’ve seen discussed in SMBC or xkcd or Reddit or anywhere else, the thoughts haven’t been new to me. Philosophy has pretty much gotten trivial for me; I’ve considered taking a philosophy course just to see how easy it is. Psychology, I actually understand better than people with degrees. Unlike engineering, there’s no aspect of psychology which I don’t have a very good understanding of. I can debunk many of even Sigmund Freud’s theories. I’m a good enough writer that I’m writing a book and so far everybody who’s read any of it has said it was really good and plausible to expect to have published. And that’s not just, like, me and family members, that counts strangers on the Internet. I’ve heard zero negative appraisal of it so far; people have critiqued it, but not insulted it. I don’t know if that will suffice as evidence that I’m intelligent. I’m done with it, though, because I’d rather defend my maturity, since it’s what you’ve spent the most time attacking. The following are some examples of my morals and ethical code. I believe firmly that everybody deserves a future. If we were to capture Hitler at the end of WWII, I would be against executing him. In fact, if we had any way of rehabilitating him and knowing that he wasn’t just faking it, I’d even support the concept of letting him go free. This is essentially because I think that whoever you are in the present is a separate entity from who you were in the past and who you are in the future, and while your present self should take responsibility for your past self’s actions, it shouldn’t be punished for them simply for the sake of punishment, especially if the present self regrets the actions of the past self and feels genuine guilt about them. I don’t believe in judgement of people based on their personal choices as long as those personal choices aren’t harming others. I don’t have any issue with any type of sexuality whatsoever (short of physically acting out necrophilia, pedophilia, or other acts which have a harmful affect on others - but I don’t care what a person’s fantasies consist of, as long as they recognize the difference between reality and fiction and can separate them). I don’t have any issue with anybody over what type of music they listen to, or clothes they wear, etc. I know that’s not really an impressive moral, but it’s unfortunately rare; a great many people, especially those my age, are judgmental about these things. I love everyone, even people I hate. I wish my worst enemies good fortune and happiness. Rick Perry is a vile, piece of shit human being, deserving of zero respect, but I wish for him to change for the better and live the best life possible. I wish this for everyone. I’m pretty much a pacifist. I’ve taken a broken nose without fighting back or seeking retribution, because the guy stopped punching after that. The only time I’ll fight back is if 1) the person attacking me shows no signs of stopping and 2) if I don’t attack, I’ll come out worse than the other person will if I do. In other words, if fighting someone is going to end up being more harmful to them than just letting them go will be to me, I don’t fight back. I’ve therefore never had a reason to fight back against anyone in anything serious, because my ability to take pain has so far made it so that I’m never in a situation where I’ll be worse off after a fight. If I’m not going to get any hospitalizing injuries, I really don’t care. The only exception is if someone is going after my life. Even then, I’ll do the minimum amount of harm to them that I possibly can in protecting myself. If someone points a gun at me and I can get out of it without harming them, I’d prefer to do that over killing them. I consider myself a feminist. I don’t believe in enforced or uniform gender roles; they may happen naturally, but they should never be coerced into happening unnaturally. As in, the societal pressure for gender roles should really go, even if it’ll turn out that the majority of relationships continue operating the same way of their own accord. I treat women with the same outlook I treat men, and never participate in the old Reddit “women are crazy” circlejerk, because there are multiple women out there and each have different personalities just like there are multiple men out there and each with different personalities. I don’t think you do much of anything except scare off the awesome women out there by going on and on about the ones who aren’t awesome. That doesn’t mean I look for places to victimize women, I just don’t believe it’s fair to make generalizations such as the one about women acting like everything’s OK when it’s really not (and that’s a particularly harsh example, because all humans do that). I’m kind of tired of citing these examples and I’m guessing you’re getting tired of reading them, if you’ve even made it this far. In closing, the people who know me in real life all respect me, as do a great many people in the Reddit brony community, where I spend most of my time and where I’m pretty known for being helpful around the community. A lot of people in my segment of the community are depressed or going through hard times, and I spend a lot of time giving advice and support to people there. Yesterday someone quoted a case of me doing this in a post asking everyone what their favorite motivational/inspirational quote was, and that comment was second to the top, so I guess other people agreed (though, granted, it was a pretty low-traffic post, only about a dozen competing comments). And, uh, I’m a pretty good moderator. All that, and I think your behavior in this thread was totally assholish. So what do you think, now that you at least slightly know me?

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Rick Perry.

Your ignorance infuriates me.

Why shouldn’t a gay man/woman have the right to die for their country?

You forget that Christians aren’t the only ones who attend your schools these days, and by parading Christmas in their faces when they are trying to learn, you can just as easily insult them or make them feel uncomfortable as it probably would you if they tried to celebrate their beliefs in school. Removing Christmas from schools isn’t such a bad thing in my opinion, since as soon as you walk out of the door it’s everywhere anyway. 

Before you try to run a country, learn to accept the people in it, or you will get no where.

Also, if anyone can find me any of these schools that have banned the celebration of Christmas, I would love to see them. Because this is the first I’ve heard of it. As far as I’m aware, kids are allowed to celebrate Christmas, and pray in school. They just aren’t forced too. Why would you change that? Forcing beliefs on kids is disgusting. 

Rick Perry is disgusting.

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this bitch. yeah, a bitch.
I can’t believe I have to rep the same state he’s “governing.”

IHATEHIM 

Something very personal... I wrote this email to my parents.

Note: I have never before asked for their support. They just sort of said “ok you’re gay that’s fine” and sort of swept it under the rug. Only once did I ask my mom to come with me to the Gay Parade in DC to support me and meet my friends and see how important the community is to me. She said “No… I’m sorry I just can’t” which hurt like a stab in the heart. 

This is an email I sent them after I watched this video:

Dearest Mom and Dad:

When you vote in the next elections, please don’t vote for Rick Perry. I am sure you have heard the awful things he has said about the gay community and about being a christian. But one thing you need to realize is, I AM GAY, and he is threatening my rights. I don’t have the same rights as a straight person does. It is people like Rick Perry that are waging war upon my rights as a human being and an american citizen. It is the Catholic Church that I grew up in that is fighting against me. You may not understand this, but it is very hard when the laws of the country tell you that you are less than others, that you don’t deserve the same rights as heterosexual people. The Catholic Church and politicians like Rick Perry threaten my very rights, and I have fought and become a stronger person. Maybe you never knew that I was suffering through this, that it breaks my heart that I don’t have the same rights, maybe you never knew because I never told both of you that I struggle against the church. The Catholic Church teaches us to love, and that God IS Love. I know what Love is, it is total acceptance, it is treating others equally. How can I respect a church that doesn’t follow it’s own beliefs? Just remember, you may think that these problems against the gays aren’t your concern, but they are, they are affecting YOUR DAUGHTER. I need your support. I never asked for it before, no matter how much it hurt me and made me feel helpless against an entire country. As far as support, the only thing I wish is that for you to acknowledge that this problem with the Church and the laws affects YOUR child, so therefore, it is a personal attack on your family. 

I am including a video if you want to watch. You may not be a fan of the gay community, or even with me being gay. But that’s how it is. I know I was born this way, and I have never felt ashamed of it. Love is Love, that is my belief. And EVERYONE is equal and deserves EQUAL rights.  video: Dear Rick Perry Thank you for reading this. I love you both very much. 
Rick, baby, why don't you just get that you won't win the elections?
It’s stupid of you to keep making this campaign:
  • Talking shit about a good president such as obama.
  • Talking shit about good people that are willing to give their life for their country.
So why don’t you shut your stupid filthy piehole and take a fucking sit while Obama keeps doing his thing?