You know what I’ve been realising, and it’s awfully sad that I was never much for it before, is that I need to be more vocal about the issues I care about. So, I’ve e-mailed my state representative to vote in favour of the proposed hate crimes legislation (and let’s not discuss why we don’t have any yet) and against a constitutional amendment banning civil unions and non-heterosexual ‘marriages.’

For an idea of what I’m up against, whether on issues or just in the state of Indiana, in general, check out this article from Nuvo (Indy’s alternative newspaper. Many of you will want to bang your heads against the wall.

I think I need to dash off some letters to my US Senators about Darfur. After all, the main message of my genocide book seems to be that the US government won’t give a flying fuck about people dying unless there’s public pressure. If you can think of some other genocides that I’ve missed, let me know.

Oh, and I did start working on the Mexico report, so never fear! I’ll do some more after we go out for root beer tonight!


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