June 23rd, 2018

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US - Human Rights

America officially withdrew from the UN Human Rights Committee.  So no, the despots in charge don't care about that and don't want to be pestered about violations.

You don't have rights.  You have wishes.  If they were rights, people wouldn't violate them or would be promptly punished for doing so.  You have only the "rights" you can defend with force.  For most people, that isn't much.  And when this kind of bullshit flows from the top, that is a recipe for absolute disaster, because it destroys the social fabric.
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Poem: "What Keeps Us Happy"

This poem came out of the December 5, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] peoriapeoriawhereart, [personal profile] readera, [personal profile] mama_kestrel, [personal profile] daisiesrockalot, [personal profile] wyld_dandelyon, [personal profile] mdlbear, and Anonymous. It also fills the "Relative Values: Families" square in my 12-3-17 card for the [community profile] genprompt_bingo fest. This poem was sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth[personal profile] technoshaman, and others.  It belongs to the Iron Horses thread of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some sensitive issues. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. Kenzie is still recovering from his injuries, and overdoes it a bit. There is some pushing of physical limits, a family gathering, food theft, minor medical details involving a popped stitch, wearing out early, and other challenges. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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Poem: "A Boat to Go Chasing the Whales"

This poem is spillover from the May 15, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by prompts from [personal profile] mama_kestrel, [personal profile] sporky_rat, my_partner_doug, and Anonymous. It also fills the "injury" square in my 5-1-18 card for the Pro Wrestling Bingo fest. This poem  has been sponsored by a pool with [personal profile] ng_moonmoth[personal profile] technoshaman, and others.   It belongs to the Aquariana and Dr. Infanta threads of the Polychrome Heroics series.

Warning: This poem contains some intense topics. Highlight to read the warnings, some of which are spoilers. There are rambunctious supervillains, a moderate injury that heals fast, messy medical details, Steel having somewhat-muffled flashbacks, oblique reference to his past tragedies, and other challenges. But mostly it's just a fun romp on the waves. If these are touchy topics for you, please consider your tastes and headspace before reading onward.

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