Filosofa Stomps Her Feet

STAY BACK!!!!  Filosofa is in a horrid mood … approach at risk of life and limb!!!! 

I am in a horrid mood tonight.  I have expressed hatred toward my body, the country in which I live, and a number of politicos here.  Let me share just a few of the red-hot thoughts rambling through my mind tonight as I wish I were anywhere else but here …

Israeli arrogance

My father was a Jew.  My paternal grandparents narrowly escaped Hitler’s reach, and my great aunt Margaret and great uncle Rip (Rinehart) spent more than two years in Hitler’s death camps.  This was the legacy with which I grew up in a few short years after the Holocaust.  That said, I am not a fan of the Israeli land grab nor of Benjamin Netanyahu and his cruel brand of leadership.  After all this time, I am more empathetic to the Palestinians for what has been done to them than to the Israelis.  The Holocaust ended 76 years ago.  The Jews can only expect to play on the sympathies of the world for so long, and today they have become the oppressor, rather than the oppressed.

Yes, both sides share fault, but Israel is greedy and arrogant and … the Palestinians are being/have been driven from their homeland.  Netanyahu deserves a life behind bars while other, less greedy, more functional minds attempt to sort this out.

Male/evangelical arrogance

I am a woman.  As such, there are some things that I consider to be nobody’s business but my own.  One of those things is my body.  If I were pregnant (never mind that, at age 70, it would be something for the record books) and could not afford in one way or another to raise a child, it is MY business, not Ted Cruz’ or Franklin Graham’s or anybody else’s!  If I decide to have an abortion, it is entirely MY business.  Unless, of course, you plan to take my child, raise it as your own, provide for its every need, including a college education?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.  It’s a funny thing that those who call themselves “Pro-life” actually don’t give a royal fig about a child’s life once it is born, once their will is forced upon a woman.  At that point, when asked to contribute to that child’s welfare, the blonde airhead “pro-lifer” backs up a few steps, holding her hands out, saying, “Oh no … no no no … this isn’t my problem!”

Evangelicals and the rest can take their ‘right to life’ platform and stick it where the sun doesn’t shine!  The Supreme Court has agreed to weigh in on the case of a Mississippi law that, going against the ruling of Roe v Wade, seeks to ban most all abortions.  I realize that the people of Mississippi are not highly educated nor sophisticated, but damn them … they are NOT going to dictate to every woman in this nation!  None of the Justices on the Supreme Court have any idea what it is like to be a single working mom, struggling to raise your children with no damn help!  Listen to Elvis’ “In the Ghetto” sometime … think about those lyrics, so very real for so many of us!

Facebook ‘standards’

A few days ago, Facebook ‘chastised’ me for a comment I left on a post about the ignoble former guy.  They removed my comment several hours after I had posted it and after it had received a number of ‘likes’.  Facebook sent me no less than two messages explaining that my comment violated their ‘community standards’ and after a number of people had given a thumbs-up to my comment.  Frankly, I don’t give a royal shit, for I’ve been considering dumping Facebook for some time now.  But, I admit it galls me a bit that I am chastised for something that is far more mellow than other comments that have been allowed.

Then yesterday, I came across the daily Claytoonz cartoon/editorial, and noticed a note at the end of his post that said …

“I am appealing, but this cartoon has already been removed by Facebook and my account has been suspended for 24 hours. I’ll update if there is a change to that.”

This is the ‘toon that got him suspended …

Being a bit of a mischief maker, and not giving a royal fig if Facebook bans me for life, I copied the ‘toon to my own Facebook page to see how long it would take them to either chastise, or worse yet, ban me.  Twelve hours later, the ‘toon is still on my FB page and I’ve not yet received one of their nasty little notes.  Hmmmm … maybe I’ll have to try harder?

Nite nite …

I am going to bed now, hoping to sleep off this horrible mood that has taken over my psyche, that has made me want to yell at everyone, including my own self.  Buenas noches, amigos.

31 thoughts on “Filosofa Stomps Her Feet

  1. I have had a post in the wings for quite some time now regarding the topic of abortion. One of these days, it will see the light of day. And I guarantee it will be a doozie!

    I generally only use FB to skim over posts by others … and click on an emoji now and again. I RARELY post anything. Of course part of that may be because there’s really not much existing stuff in my life to share. 🤪

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    • I look forward to reading it when it finds its way to the surface! It is one of those arguments that I simply don’t understand, for nobody is trying to force anybody to have an abortion. If you don’t want one, fine, don’t have one, but who gave evangelicals the right to tell the rest of us what we can do with our own bodies??? Grrrrrrrrrrr.

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  2. Jill, one of the challenges that we lose sight of is what do you do when your friend and ally does something that is harmful to others? Do you blindly defend them, even though you know harm is being done? Even if they have some merit for considering the action, how do you feel when innocent people are being harmed? I am not saying who is right or who is wrong, but something is amiss with this Israeli/ Palestine relationship and will continue to be such, unless a reasonable solution is developed and executed. Otherwise, this problem will continue. Keith

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    • You’re right, and that is where our own character faces the test. I have long felt that our support for Israel wore blinders, placed 100% of the blame where only 50% was appropriate. Empathy for Israel in the years after the Holocaust was understandable, but how long can they ride that train? Today, when I think of Israel, I think of ‘crimes against humanity’. But to the point, you’re right … a reasonable solution that will be fair to both sides is the only hope to end the hostilities, and I don’t see that coming any time soon.

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      • Jill, one of the truism about Israel is they are in such a precarious position, they often punish the heck out of those who besiege them. It is a deterrent. Yet, sometimes the retaliation is too much.

        To me, the answer has always been a two-state solution, but that does not get the serious review it needs. Otherwise, these troubles will always persist. Keith

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        • Ultimately, I see no other way than a two-state solution, but that in itself would lead to war, methinks. It seems that neither side is interested in compromise. Stay tuned this afternoon, for Roger has done a very thoughtful guest post for me on this topic.

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  3. Couldn’t agree more – with everything you said.
    I had FB and I went off fb only weeks after I joined. I already – at the very, very first beginnings – realised that I didn’t need that…. so you’re welcome to leave too! One less thing to get angry about. 🙂
    I had an English friend who used to say: I’m not getting angry – I’m getting even…. That was never my own ‘parole’ but I always think of her when I read your posts – I think you should adopt her way of acting! 😉

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    • Thanks, Kiki!!! I don’t feel quite so alone now! I think perhaps you’re right … instead of getting angry, I should get even … but it’s hard to do when the people I need to get even with are rich politicians shielded from us everyday people. Sigh.

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  4. When stomping your feet, make sure there are some heads under them, starting with Netanyahoo’s. (Purposely spelled wrong!) I won’t mind if you happen to stomp on Trump-cultist Republican heads while you are at it. Throw in some evangelical anti-abortionist heads for some variety too. But don’t expect to come out with any brain wine, none of them have brains to start with.

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  5. I was wondering about this post.

    I found it in my RSS reader this morning. But when I tried to visit the page, it said that the page did not exist.
    I’m glad to see that it has sprung back into existence.

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    • I posted it at 3:00 a.m., woke at 7:00 a.m. and thought perhaps it was a bit over the top, so I took it down. Later, I cleaned it up a bit, then put it back up! Sorry for the confusion!

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  6. Thank you for sharing!!.. you have posted one of a few reasons why I am not into religion and Facebook ( and a few other social media)…. “I was going to post something on Facebook until I asked myself why.” (David E. Love)…. 🙂

    Until we meet again..
    May your troubles be less
    Your blessings be more
    And nothing but happiness
    Come through your door
    (Irish Saying)

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    • Excellent points, my friend. I began using Facebook back around 2008 when I retired as a way of keeping up with work friends and family, but today it has become something else altogether.
      “And nothing but happiness come through your door” … I like that! Thanks, Dutch!


  7. That’s righteous anger mixed with a smidge of mischief. If FB was that concerned it should be taking down about 50% of its posts and replies.
    Rock on Jill.
    I gotcha back!
    Hey guys, see what happens when snowflakes blizzard? ❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄❄✊✊

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