Pseudo dog lover: I love dogs!
Me: Who doesn’t! They are the best thing, right after cats.
Pseudo dog lover: Yeah, I love them so much I bought me a pair. Purebred. Fantastic animals and very smart.
Me: Maybe next time you think of getting a dog, you could adopt one. There are many dogs waiting either for a home or to be put down.
Pseudo dog lover: I know! Poor things! If there was something I could do…. maybe I’ll donate money one of these days.
Me: Yeah, or maybe you could adopt one instead of allowing dogs to be bought and sold like objects. And you know the whole genetic problems that come with purebreds…
Pseudo dog lover: Oh no, but I dont want a stray. Who knows what they went through and all the trouble they will give me. I only like purebreds. Like I said, very smart.
Me: Maybe you shouldn’t discriminate dogs if you like them so much.
Pseudo dog lover: So by that logic, if I prefer to date blond girls, I am discriminating for going after them? Should I go after brunettes JUST because you tell me so?
Me: No, you have the right to choose whoever you see fittest for the whole dating ordeal. But if you tell me you solely chose your friends by, not only their looks, but their genetic background…yeah, I’d think you are fucked up. But hey, you’re the dog lover, right?
Why should kids be taught to hate the police? Because there are 2.3 million people in jail in the US right now and every single one was put there by a fucking cop. Some people talk about good cops and bad cops, but a good cop, a cop doing their job properly, still puts nonviolent drug users in jail for many years, totally ruining their lives as they lose their jobs, houses, cars, romantic partners, access to college, and become substantially less employable upon release. A cop doing their job properly still gives homeless people tickets for vagrancy which they obviously can’t pay and when a warrant is issued as a result an officer doing their job properly arrests those homeless people. An officer doing their job properly peppersprays and arrests environmental protesters so that logging companies can clear-cut old growth forests. An officer doing their job properly is evicting a family from their home as you read this because the parents’ jobs were shipped overseas so that the bosses could make eight figures a year instead of seven. Those people will become homeless, vagrancy tickets will be written, warrants will be issued… And then there’s the “bad ones”.
Sacking Rome: A Magazine for Vandals, issue one
The problem with willingly joining institutions where orders must be followed no questions asked
The only men in uniform I like are firefighters.
The one thousand selfies people I don’t even care about take inside whatever bathroom they happen to be in.