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Updates From the Village in My Mind

The death penalty must be abolished. It is barbaric. It is not a deterrent. It is, instead, based solely on a misguided thirst for vengeance.

Also, here’s a photo of a duck I saw while hiking in Oregon.

#AbolishDeathPenalty

by Shāymus MacĀmus

Today I saw a an article on the BBC News website captioned: “ Bruce Willis admits 'error of judgement' over face mask”.

The point is, Bruce, that your failure to wear a mask is not an “error in judgment.” It’s a moral defect in your character. It’s a deliberate choice to effectively say “Fk everyone. And Fk science.”

Also here’s a photo of a cute bird. I took it while hiking in Oregon.

by Shāymus MacĀmus

I saw this deer family while hiking in Oregon.

Also.... IMPEACH t___p!!!

by Shāymus MacĀmus

I saw this deer family while hiking in Oregon.

Also.... IMPEACH t___p!!!

by Shāymus MacĀmus

It’s thee day’s after the coup attempt. But still no impeachment. Quit dancing around and do it, Democrats. Impeach this horror of a human. Do it already. Tables reversed, the republicans would have done so. Do it!

by Shāymus MacĀmus

I was planning to start dream journaling in 2021–but so far have not done so.
Is there a point to it?
Not sure. Pondering. I guess I’ll sleep on it. : )

by Shāymus MacĀmus

One of the saddest things for me about the t_ _ p presidency is that it has shown, without question, that ½ of the U.S. voting population is evil. The republicans have shown, over and over, that they support t _ _ p and his ideas. They have enabled him. Even now, after today’s coup attempt, the condemnations are too little, too late.

What a world.

#FUCKtrump

by Shāymus MacĀmus

The sky near my home—as the wildfires were just getting started in Oregon

The view out my front window, during the 2020 Oregon wildfires

The woods in and around Bonnie Lure State Park, a couple months after the 2020 wildfires

The woods in and around Bonnie Lure State Park, a couple months after the 2020 wildfires

The woods in and around Bonnie Lure State Park, a couple months after the 2020 wildfires

The woods in and around Bonnie Lure State Park, a couple months after the 2020 wildfires

The woods in and around Bonnie Lure State Park, a couple months after the 2020 wildfires

I decided to include the above photos (which I took during and after the 2020 Oregon wildfires) in this post, because I see some parallels between the wildfires and the need for the Democrats to burn away its polite adherence to norms. Screw it, let’s get things done.

Without question, the Republican Party is evil. But they have proven themselves to be the more effective political party. They have proven this by fully supporting the philosophy of The Ends Justify the Means.

My hope is that the elected Democrats wake up and jump in the mud too. Why? Because the most important Democratic goals — such as universal health care, living wages, reparations, reversing global warming, police accountability, ending systemic racism, and so on — are all good, not evil. So let’s get them done by playing by the Republican rules—that is, by wallowing in nasty political strategies too. Sadly, it’s come to this.

by Shāymus MacĀmus

This photo, as my first post of 2021, is for any time travelers who may want to hang out in 2020.

This photo, as my first post of 2021, is for any time travelers who may want to hang out in 2020.

by Shāymus MacĀmus

Saw this cute duck today, while on a walk.

by Shāymus MacĀmus

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