About the author

Matt is the author, co-author, secondary-author, ghost-author, and non-author of articles, speeches, book chapters, and even entire books! Next will be the bestseller "Losing My Religions." Currently, he is President of One Step for Animals; previously, he was shitcanned from more nonprofits than there is room to list here. Before Matt’s unfortunate encounter with activism, he was an aerospace engineer who wanted to work for NASA to impress Carl Sagan. His hobbies include photography, almost dying, and {REDACTED} He lives in Tucson with Anne and no dogs, no cats, and no African tortoises (although he cares for all of these).

Monday, November 30, 2020

Well-Wishes for (nearly) All

I recently saw a bumper sticker advocating a certain candidate. The tagline was: "Make Liberals Cry Again."

To me, this seems very telling - the argument for your candidate is to cause tens of millions of people to suffer.  

I don't want anyone* to suffer. I want everyone to have a secure income and not have to worry about healthcare. I want everyone to feel safe in public and to be able to marry whoever they want. I want everyone and their kids to have access to quality education that gives them access to many opportunities in life.

I find those policies more compelling than hating about half the country.

*OK, I can think of a few exceptions.

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