A Reminder….

This evening, the President of the United States said, via his press secretary, “The President is the father of two daughters. And like any American, he believes that domestic violence is contemptible and unacceptable in a civilized society. Hitting a woman is not something a real man does, and that’s true whether or not an act of violence happens in the public eye, or, far too often, behind closed doors. Stopping domestic violence is something that’s bigger than football –- and all of us have a responsibility to put a stop to it.”

Simply as a reminder:

==> People who love you don’t hit you. It is as simple as that. By definition, if they hit you, they don’t love you.  Violence does not equal love.

Expanding on that theme:

1) Hitting a person in a wheelchair is not something a real man does.

2) Hitting another man, if you’re in a gay couple, is not something a real man does

3) Hitting a senior citizen is not something a real man does

4) Hitting a child is not something a real man does

5) Shooting an unarmed person is not something a real man does

6) Bombing an unarmed person with a drone is not something a real man does

7) Bombing an unarmed person with mortar fire or a missile is not something a real man does

8) Raping a woman is not something a real man does

9) Drugging a person so you can rape them is not something a real man does

10) Molesting a child is not something a real man does

11) Terrorizing a person or population is not something a real man does

12) Killing, harassing, or kidnapping of journalists is not something a real man does

13) Stealing or posting nude pictures of a woman is not something a real man does

14) Starving children you helped to create is not something a real man does

15) Hurting an animal  is not something a real man does

 

And, from Woody Guthrie: “Some men will rob you with a six-gun and some with a fountain pen”

So…

1) Ripping off people is not something a real man does

2) Conning people is not something a real man does

3) Burdening and then blaming is not something a real man does

4) Making far more money than you need while the people who made you rich starve is not something a real man does

5) Avoiding responsibility for your fellow humans, especially if you made their lives worse, is not something a real man does

 

Real men have standards that they hold themselves to.  Most of the time, real men don’t need to prove they are real men.

Peace,

 

John

 

 

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