British director Mike Leigh brings the “Peterloo Massacre” to Venice Film Festival, saying the killing of protesters in 1819 England relates to today’s ‘perversion of democracy’. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A funny thing happened after my conversation with Sam Harris on the topic of President Trump. An avalanche of anti-Trumpers descended on my Twitter account and insisted I become their moral leader – sort of like their Pope. I have not accepted the job, but I can see the need.
Let me give you some context.
Sam Harris’ view on President Trump is that our new leader is a lying, unscrupulous, unethical con man. My view on President Trump is that he’s a skilled persuader who has offered to use his talents on behalf of the country. I have been silent on the ethics and morality questions because I trust people to make those decisions on their own. Personally, I would lie to a terrorist to save your child’s life. Some people would consider that immoral because lying is bad. I say every situation is unique, and we all have to make our own moral/ethical decisions as we go.
To me, that all seemed clear enough. I completely understand Sam’s criticisms of President Trump’s use of hyperbole and his casual relationship with the facts on the stuff that generally doesn’t matter. (As I like to say, President Trump is consistently “directionally accurate” even when he is playing loose with the facts. Persuasion looks exactly like that.
Anyway, my critics – who are also President Trump’s critics it seems – called out to me on Twitter to clarify the ethical and moral dimensions of this presidency. I didn’t think my opinion on that topic was useful because no one gets their ethical guidance from cartoonists. I figured people could work out the morality questions on their own. But I was wrong. The anti-Trumpers need a Pope. And apparently they want it to be me. I didn’t see this coming.
I will consider the job over the weekend and let them know my decision. If you see white smoke coming from the man-cave in my garage, it means I have accepted the position.
You might enjoy reading my book because I’m sort of like a Pope to my critics. But without the cool hat. (Not saying I won’t get one.)
I’m also on…
Twitter (includes Periscope): @scottadamssays
YouTube: At this link.
Facebook Official Page: fb.me/ScottAdamsOfficial
I am a single twentysomething living and working in New York City; I like yoga, running, hanging out with friends, pursuing hobbies and binge-watching television shows on Netflix. My current lifestyle sounds like that of countless other single twentysomethings living in New York City — yet there is one thing random people seem to want to change, and they seem to ask me about it on a consistent basis. It feels like I get asked about this one aspect of my life more than any other, but maybe that’s because I’m just so tired of talking about it.
My relationship status. Specifically, when I’m going to have kids.
It would really be nice to still get questions about things besides children, family and marriage. When I say “twentysomething” and “career” in the same sentence, people often interpret that as “single” and “forever alone.”
Most of my friends, both male and female, have been asked, at some point or other during their 20s, when (not if — when) they will be getting married, having kids, settling down — and it’s awkward. It’s really awkward.
It’s also really rude.
Because the people who ask this question are not just asking me when I’m planning on having kids. They’re asking about my socioeconomic status, my love life, my job status and whether I’m responsible enough to take care of another human being — all at the same time. It may not seem like that from the outside looking in, but when trying to explain it to someone (because, yes, for whatever reason a simple one-word response will not suffice and you have to defend the fact that you don’t want kids at that moment with a long, drawn-out reply), you have to explain why you don’t want kids by elaborating on your current lifestyle.
When you reach a certain age and you are childless, people are going to assume there is something wrong with you. They aren’t going to consider that maybe you want to be single, hanging out with friends and having a good time. They don’t want to hear about how terrible dating is, how hard it is to look for a stable apartment, to advance in your career. They aren’t going to think about you pursuing your hobbies and interests and learning new languages. They are going to think about family, and they are going to wonder why you don’t have one. That’s been my experience, at least.
Having kids is a huge responsibility, and one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. It means giving up my current, relatively carefree lifestyle for something new and unknown. It means trusting someone not only with my well-being but also with the life of a child we will bring into the world. It means years of dedication, understanding and love. My body would change drastically during those nine months of pregnancy, and it’s scary.
Come to think of it, why would I want to get pregnant when I will be shamed for gaining weight because I’m, y’know, growing a child inside of me? Why would I want to explain postpartum depression to people who have no idea it even exists? Why would I rush to have a child, knowing that the only major country that offers no paid leave for new mothers is of course the one I currently live in, the United States? Why would I want to get pregnant, when there’s also a very real possibility that I might be shamed when I return to work because I will then be a mother with a kid? That is, if I can even get a job and return to work after birthing a child.
There are so many unrealistic expectations when it comes to being pregnant and having children and having the perfect baby products that it’s overwhelming.
I don’t want someone to rush how I live my life. My life is just that: mine. The men and women around you who are single? It’s their choice whether they want to hit the bars and have fun or try to settle down by finding the right person. If they want you to know about their love life (or lack thereof), they will tell you. They will tell you because they trust you and value your opinion.
If they don’t? Then, quite frankly, it’s none of your business.
Women should not be defined by their marital status and whether or not they have children. Women are told they should feel empowered and follow their dreams — but then they face insidious judgments when they don’t have kids on someone else’s schedule. Successful women who are single and happily living their lives are, for some reason, regularly forced to explain their lifestyle choice of not having children to other people.
When am I going to have kids? I don’t know.
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Chris Brown’s baby mama drama continues to pile up as Royalty’s (his daughter) grand mother takes to social media to list what Chris Brown’s child support payments would be used for. When Chris catches wind of this he shuts everything down once and for all!
After announcing plans to put a woman on the $ 10 bill by 2020, the Treasury Department added that it will be launching a huge social media campaign to solicit the public for suggestions on which woman to choose, with the only restriction being that she must be dead. What do you think?
With Passover and Easter coming up, young adults’ thoughts turn to going home. For many, it also turns their stomach as they fear the questions well-meaning relatives will ask. They fall into four categories: housing, careers, relationships, and having children.
On the one hand, it seems that there’s nothing to talk about if you avoid the major basic decisions of life. On the other hand, there are many ways to connect over common interests — have you had any good hikes recently? Read any good books? Seen any good shows?
1. When are you moving out of your parents home? Are you still living in that awful apartment?
Implied in these questions is you’re doing something temporary or wrong. Some people love living at home. Others are making wise financial decisions to save money for a start-up or to pay off debt. And others are in transition and will move when they can. Young adults don’t need you to pressure them.
2. When are you going to get a real job? When are you going to make real money?
Again, you have no idea what motivates people to choose certain jobs or where they’re heading in their careers. Some of the most meaningful and best jobs don’t pay well, especially at the entry-level. Sometimes internships are required to open doors – even though they don’t pay. Sometimes low-paying jobs are the most valuable to society. Where would we be without teachers, social workers, and government employees? Besides, all knowledge is useful. One can learn a lot from any job. Don’t blame the young adult for the way society values people’s labor power.
3. Are you seeing anyone? Do you plan to marry?
While you as a relative may be truly interested, the young person may feel that the question is intrusive. The whole timetable has shifted, and lifestyle options have increased. These young people are working out their own expectations, even if they’re not meeting yours.
4. Have you tried… changing your hairstyle, losing weight, joining a fitness club?
Do we need to explain this one? Asking someone to change themselves implies that they are not adequate the way they are.
5. When are you going to have kids? Do you realize your biological clock is ticking? Are you planning to freeze your eggs or sperm? Have you thought about becoming a single parent?
Reproduction is a private matter. Stay away — you will be informed as needed.
Although you may be genuinely caring, your questions may be perceived as criticisms.
If you are a recipient of these questions, try to shift the conversation to something you do want to talk about. Or you can deflect the conversation by asking about their lives — for example, asking about what the dating scene was like in their day. You can say, “Thanks for asking, but nothing’s new. I am sure the grapevine will get to you if there’s any big happenings.” Humor is always a great relief. And if all else fails, suggest you watch the ball game together.
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