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Thread #80459 Message #1467145
Posted By: GUEST,saulgoldie
21-Apr-05 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: Lessons Learned from Mom
Subject: RE: BS: Lessons Learned from Mom
"If you don't finish all your food, a kid will die in Africa." Or was it China?
"Be fair and honest in your dealings with people."
"All human beings deserve human treatment and dignity, all genders, races, religions, and ethnic backgrounds. And even the ones what shit on you."
Mom, I am proud to say, was one of the first people to sit down in a cafeteria protest with blacks. Late 40s or early 50s it was. And she was one of the first heteros that I know who was "out" in front of the fight for human treatment of homosexuals.
She also taught me that a lie, no mater how sanctimonious the speaker may present themselves to be, is still a lie, and the sooner the Republicans stop telling them, the sooner we can have a *civil* dialogue.
And she taught me that young men should learn household tasks so that they can keep their own houses, or *share* in the housekeeping if they end up with a partner.