April’s pool was about how much discrimination is out there in regards to trans individuals, specifically directly felt. It was disheartening that when I released the poll 3-4 different trans-specific examples of discrimination and hatred had occurred. On the plus, Angie Zapata’s killer got sentence with a hate crime sentence. The results were that 70% of people had experienced direct or indirect discrimination (26 respondents). It’s rather disheartening that this still goes on. This week I introduced K to All in the Family and the vitriol of Archie Bunker (interestingly enough Carol O’Connor was extremely liberal compared to the Meathead). I noticed that the show could have easily been done during the Bush Jr. era with the same effect (but only if you could find someone of O’Connor’s caliber) only changing some of the targets of the hatred of Archie. I find it disappointing that society is still so nasty to others. If we could only do what Buddha puts forth (cause no suffering and help to end it) and what Jesus teaches (love thy brother as you would love yourself — Matt 19:17-19). Perhaps if we could take a cue from our four-legged furrkids, who seem to have endless love for us without question, then I’d never have to ask those questions.
So, given light to Bobcat’s situation and general thought of furrkids, I put forth as to what is your favourite kind of furrkid that you have or would like to have. Me, personally, if we had a house we’d have cats, dogs and a variety of other animals.