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Mini-rant, and sniplet about Olivia [Dec. 29th, 2005|02:03 am]
I largely identify as "liberal", and having said that, I'm dismayed with the constant "left" or "right"-wing labeling. Such labeling, I'm thinking, just further serves to polarize everyone.

For example, on Amazon, i'm looking at reviews for a book about the American education system being dumbed down (more and more standardized tests and year-long preparation for those tests, leaving little room for real teaching of subjects plus skills and valuing real achievement, for example)... and one person said it was a "right-wing" look at education.

Given the subject matter mentioned above, I'm not sure if it really is a "right-wing" view. I agree with the book's sentiment. However, I don't think that most people are 100% "liberal" or "conservative", and wish that people wouldn't be so afraid to embrace something outside the "one-size-fits-all" box that usually constitutes either the liberal/Democratic or conservative/Republican groups.

I think all of these related labels should be abolished. But maybe it's just me.

In the past week or two, Olivia has begun taking some unassisted steps. She turned 10 months just over a week ago. She's my little monkey. :)

[User Picture]From: xochitl
2005-12-29 08:30 am (UTC)
Yup, what you said is the main problem with this country. People see politics as all "black vs. white" or "us vs. them". Unfortunately there are shades of gray and more than one side to be taken. :P
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[User Picture]From: aerialmelodies
2005-12-29 08:59 am (UTC)
But god forbid you don't believe in Jesus or carry 50 firearms on you at all times while driving drunk or saving every last tree!

I'm still fascinated by the "You aren't Libertarian" if you don't drive drunk, without a seatbelt, and own 39052860926 guns. Oh noez - my definition of personal safety isn't like yours! Boohoo :P
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2005-12-29 08:44 pm (UTC)
u r funni. i liek cheez. :O
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[User Picture]From: nebulosity
2005-12-29 09:01 am (UTC)
Where's the pictures??!? :O

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[User Picture]From: rushifaa
2005-12-29 12:43 pm (UTC)
The way our education system works is so silly :| What are you planning to do for Oli-baby's education? Public, private, home school?
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2005-12-29 08:49 pm (UTC)
It is silly. Somewhere about roughly 5 years ago, I dropped out of HS. Made two attempts to return. Once was about a semester after I dropped out, after I moved to Arizona (briefly) and enrolled at a charter school. That didn't last more than a few days after the first day, as due to circumstances I left the state.

Then when I got back to Florida, I tried to go back to my old HS. See, in the first place, they didn't even try convincing me to stay. They were just like "see ya". When I tried going back, my old assistant principal just said,, although in other words, "Fuck you just get a GED". :(

In an ideal world, my boyfriend would love to be a stay-at-home dad and homeschool Olivia. He's VERY smart, and a much better teacher than me. But, I doubt i'll get a job that pays enough to raise a family on, before Olivia (just taking her into account at least) turns 5. :(
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