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Pixie Poodle introducing myself - all pretend of course

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  1. Pixie Poodle
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    Hello,
    I know we need to introduce ourselves, but I am grateful we can keep our particulars private. * I accept all responsibility for wrong use of present, past, and future tense.
    Imagine I'm a time traveler and arrived in the United States in 1981. I had tried the 40's and 60's previously but decided, for different reasons that it was too dangerous to hang around for very long. Remember, I said imagine. If I said it was true then everybody would want to lock me away.
    So here I was wandering around watching and learning, thinking this could be a time to settle down and do long term research. It was a shock. A few more immersive days proved this could not be done. The prevailing atmosphere was just uncomfortable. In general people pretended what was wrong was right. It wasn't really hidden or below the surface. It was just out there as normal.
    I could act, talk, and dress appearing to belong in most places or at least not look as if I didn't belong. That wasn't good enough. The fault was my own expectations. I thought the 80s were better than this.
    Being black, born out of country, or a woman, or gay (that one word was sufficient to cover the gamut), or visibly poor could still get you abused or killed if you happen to stray into certain territories.
    You argue that was always true? Okay you're right. The difference is that the percentage of places or land masses where this was true was still too damn large in the 1980s and that's just the USA. Long term residency (months and months) would be unmanageable unless you were conspicuously a white straight male. There is nothing wrong with that. It was just too limiting in the long run and it really does take a lot of effort even if you are a straight white male.
    I'm only talking about the United States of America. I've never been good at languages. Here at least I can travel for hundreds if not thousands of miles and fit right in while only being able to speak English. Just try that in Europe. I don't recommend it, at least not if your goal is to do quiet research in as many places as possible. Full disclosure; I can only fluently understand English as well. My spouse might argue the 'understand' part. My spouse is not with me as I do this. I am heading back when this is over. We don't have problems; for the time being, we just happen to have different jobs at different locations.
    Back to imagining being a time traveler. I'm in the early 2000s. It's glorious. Things are not perfect. The world is a mess, as usual, but in the United States of America being black, born out of country, or a woman, or LBGTQ (gay as one word is now insufficient), or visibly poor is less likely to get you abused or killed unless you happen to stray into now even smaller particular areas; but still always true. There is not a green book big enough to cover all of reality on this planet, but Hey! lets stick with what we've got. Life is not bad then even if it is not as great as the history books say it was.
    Okay, I hate to do it but one more jump takes us to your (and my) present day: July 2019. My god! I definitely don't recommend anybody do that. The United States of America is a Reality Show, and not the good kind where there is a car behind curtain number 3.
    All that tolerance and good will and progress you thought was real, back in the early 2000s, has been revealed to be tattered gauze. The hate, prejudice and discrimination you thought was gone or at least truly dying off has been proven to have only been hiding. It was way closer to the surface than most people thought. Now it has come out of the shadows and proclaimed true intentions knowing that any criticism is ineffectual when every day evidence proves the shameless cannot be shamed.
    I am having a hard time convincing myself that the 'good' thing is that they've exposed themselves so it is plain for all to see who they are. Not all of them have spoken up of course, but enough now so the rest of us have no excuse for pretending again that they really went away. For god's sake don't forget that when they run hide again in less than a year and a half. Don't breathe too easy just because I said what is going to happen. Don't forget; this is pretending and I don't want to be put away. And oh yeah, it is still going to be an uphill battle.
    So, this is the time I have decided to settle down in and do long term research. I am grateful to have found places (forums) to drop in on and even be allowed to comment in. In this time period that is a privilege. In the future that will not be possible; forums yes, privacy rights not so much. Nobody could accuse me of revealing the future by saying that.
    Anyway, nothing I learn here will be of benefit to you people. You people refers to all of you who will only live a linear life. Records from a few years ago till a few years from now are going to get muddled. That is the problem when things become more digital and less hard copy. We will learn better, I assure you of that. In the meantime so of us had to come back so we could fill in the blanks.
    If I were to say that two generations from now the premature feelings of the early 2000s about hate, prejudice and discrimination being gone at least this time will be closer to true, and truly dying off. Again no one would accuse me of revealing the future. They might say I was hopeful. Can you imagine filling out a form where is no place for sex or gender? That is what I would call hopeful.
    On the other hand if I were to say that just a little later than that, off world aliens will undeniably be proven to be real, that would be another matter. Even so they won't be landing soon, just talking to us. It will be a game changer. The world finally starts to unite and advance beyond the hate, prejudice and discrimination seen for thousands of years. Mostly a good thing even if it does shift the focus to little green men. They're gray actually. So I heard.
    Glad I'm allowed to be here.
    Pixie
     
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    I am feeding dogs for a loved one for an extended time at their house while the're away. There is a really neat perfume business nearby that I help at a little bit. It is really neat because their scents are named things like: Baby Unicorn Birthday Party and Girl Genius - Pirate Queen (Off Duty).
    ANY RATE, someone ! Not me ! dropped and broke a bottle of a customer's order on the cement 2 feet from me. For more than a day I am certain the headache that made me utterly useless was caused by that. Happy to be practically normal again. Pixie Poodle
     
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    I've been here not quite 3 months now.
    Where has this forum been all my life? This, more than any other single thing in my entire existence (even if I was born yesterday) has forced me to think before speaking. I have to work really hard at that. I also work very hard at being positive and supportive here. Most of the time that is so darn easy.
    You think you see things differently than anybody else. Sometimes that is still true and am compelled to write or respond to posts. Often, why offer my 2 cents when it is the same as what has already been said? The trueness of that makes me quiet and I am grateful. Many times I know I can't relate so I shut-up and listen.
    Sometimes I think I see things differently than most people, yet come here and find insightful thoughts and like minds. That likeness as often as not hasn't relied on the age of the mind.
    The least uplifting experiences here so far have been reading older posts that have no ending; no solution; no answer even if it was a wrong answer only discovered in hindsight. The lesson learned has not been reported here for all to see. You can't help but feel for those dangling souls no longer seen here.
    Those far outnumber the selfish seekers that occasionally show up.

    I hope not to be one of those dropouts, but take solace in the fact that I have no significant crisis that needs to be solved. My person issues are not ambiguous and the answers aren't really open to multiple options unless I want to change my character. So, ... I am here to learn and sometimes maybe offer some decent advice; at least so goes my hope.
    Can you imagine pulling up a chair and standing on it (or you could sit) in the areas just before the checkout line of a large grocery store and shouting, "Anybody here feel awkward about who they should have sex with!" OR "I'm looking for a male who was born with female genitals and has difficulty fitting in at work!" (or life)
    Many different people go to grocery stores. If you did this day after day wouldn't you be able to find someone you can relate to, talk to, and maybe learn from?
    Or you could find this forum.
    YAY!
     
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    A big warm welcome!
    Love always,
    MD♥
     

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