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I am competitive but I am not as alienated as I seem. As of recently, I have outed myself to the extent of being a Socialist, a Progressive, at times a Liberal and yet I admit to having some unshakeable Progressive Conservative values. I am not basing my culture off of nothing. If you need to know where a lot of my values stemmed from as an anti-fascist… Well, here you go! 😀  Click here for a wiki link

Not included in the theory… Non-voting culture … I think we should celebrate those who sit out from Democracy as peacekeepers. They let the idealists and the contentious battle it out & only vote when absolutely morally necessary. I think this is admirable to encourage peace, order and good governance. 

Well, I hope that clears up my thinking!

Announcement: I am so happy we have 30 regular readers averaging. I write for my own Democratic Socialist paper route in a way. 🙂 Thank you, guys.

Planning to write more of:

  • My Democratic experiment on Animal Crossing and what I based it on. Also, what was the purpose?
  • Corporate Communism (the consolidation of Business interests and political interests) and what Al Gore’s Book The Future can tell us about fighting it.

Why I became a Socialist through Business classes?

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I wish to stumble into my beliefs of Liberal Socialism was a phase. That way it could be just a mindset I could quit. I could leave it and the planet would be fine, median incomes wouldn’t be down and the neighboring Head of State wouldn’t be a dictator. Could you imagine such a world? 😀 “That is the most Utopic thinking you will get from me today.” :/ 

This may be surprising to people. I actually don’t think Business & Finance people are the fascist capitalists’ people think. You have a hard time learning about an unsustainable investment, financial, and environmental economy. Then pretending everything is alright with some Grant Cardone style motivational Capitalism. Not a hater, I bought a book of his. I just love using him in my jokes because the guy is so damn cheesy. “I vote my business.” Grant Cardone. Got to love self-help idiots. When we want answers? They give us silly.

The problem is I don’t want to throw out the system of Capitalism. Not at all. I want to throw out the uncompromising stupidity related to the political and philosophical ideologies related to capitalism. That is what is ruining the execution of the system in the proper manner. We have character problems and problems in how we view the environment. We don’t have a Private Property problem. We don’t need to screw up agriculture. We need to fix it. Listen I wouldn’t let a Communist screw up my access to food & water. I won’t let an oil-loving Capitalist do it either!

Anyways I am not a Capitalist. I am a Liberal Socialist. I don’t have time for grandiose Business bull****. As for strong centralized authoritarian governments like in Communism? I don’t think so Kingston Ontario! I don’t want to go through this rampant disease (Coronavirus) again because some idiot doesn’t know to use Bats in their stupid traditional medicine market. Or something environmentally stupid along those lines! Again I don’t care if you are a Capitalist or a Communist. Neglecting our environment is insane! Mixing the Social Concerns of Socialism with the innovative Capitalist values of Liberalism makes sense. It is a compromise that works.

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3 pillars of asking your family to be more Progressive.

Ashton Deroy writes: It is okay to have a traditional family. Or even a Conservative family. I will never try to make that argument. I grew up with a father whose parenting style I’d describe as Libertarian and a mother’s parenting style that was a mix of traditional liberal and discipline for applying focus in learning the language.

Just like parents set the culture for you when you are younger. You have to sustain or provide a new culture for them as they get older. One of the things I am passionate about is my values for Socialism and equal society. The value associated with that just seems a more appropriate strategy for survival and maintaining a community-style culture. There is also a load of included Sustainability values which are a bonus in an era where we really want to care about this type of thing.

Pillar 1 – You have to come out. 

I don’t even necessarily mean come out of the closet but yes that helps to. You have to also say where your values are and be true to yourself. One of the things I had to draw a line in the sand with regards to other relatives related to me was respect for how my sister was dressing. I have Socialist feminist values in regard to dignity and standards for which you treat others. I had felt that wasn’t being respected or acknowledged.( My sister’s self esteem seemed obliterated. Not fun to see. She should speak of her feelings if she finds the urge. Or be private if she chooses.) I have an opinion as a “Progressive”.

Pillar 2 – Compromise and collaborate. 

I have a fairly flexible tolerance for humor. However, I will state when something passes the offensive or cringe place with me. I am autistic and I will admit it can contribute to being a bit over sensitive. However, my Dad and I can agree sometimes that we find Bob’s Burgers more watchable than Family Guy.

Pillar 3 – Set boundaries. 

Materialistic & possessive values really get on my nerves!

Yet for some reason, I had the patience to get a Business Diploma at Loyalist College. A school where everyone but I skipped the Sustainability &  Social Responsibility class.

After school though I say my highly progressive values from High School just cracked through a foggy glass. The Liberal Capitalist ideology associated with me thinking Donald Trump was cool, was being replaced by the ideological Social Democrat values that were truer to myself. If someone hits me with difficult materialistic value messages in Facebook messenger my brain goes into defensive mode, It says”we’ve been in that mindset and we hated it!”.

I have no issue with grind or sustainable upward economic mobility. Never think that about me. I do have a problem with the unadvanced ideals of the hacking beyond needing to work through Capitalism, socialism, or marriage. Working builds character & advances the community as a whole. It should only be avoided if absolutely necessary.

I have a big issue with a common example of an interpersonal moral/economic debate which is marrying for wealth debates. Hypothetical conversations on the pursuit of marriage as a means for achieving wealth. (I hate these conversations They are way too regressive.) I don’t encourage “Cinderella syndrome”. 2 reasons for that. I believe in equal collaborative marriages & I believe in long term dating.  (Sometimes it is okay if you don’t contribute to the wedding industry as a generation.)

My answer to the Argument:

I morally oppose the execution of marriage for the sole purpose of upward Economic mobility.  It conflicts with personal psychological values around intimacy. As well as contributes to poor cohabitation strategies. Ultimately it seems like people in these marriages for wealth arrangements have separate understandings of the marriage than their partner. It just seems wrong and unhealthy in so many ways to be greedy in pursuit of love.

With my message to friends and family.

If Materialistic conversations come up. Or valuing one’s self-based on material possessions. e.g. Owning a house, owning a car & buying a brand named fashion. I keep saying I am utilitarian I just want to manage resources for the common good. Honestly, that has been my self reason to say stuff like “stop smoking!” &  Learn College level math and Business functions. Unfortunately, if someone is too materialistic or too much of an economic Capitalist. We will likely culturally clash.

Conclusion.

If you read this. Or If you are a Millenial. Then you are likely a weird classical Libertarian or a Socialist to have any kind of interest in my page. Or you are a frequent reader, stoner or weirded out relative. I don’t care… Send me a message. Be civil please but send a message. I know some of our readers will always be closet progressives or Socialists/Social Reformists. Just know I hold you all in equal regard & value to the community. Our ideas of equality are a bit ridiculed but I have faith in a more progressive and advanced society.

 

 

Why I love my Mormon family culture?

Ashton Deroy writes: New York Times posted an article by Kimball Allen titled my Mormon family loved until I came out. I figured that not to detract from his story that I would tell my story as well. Also, to help me come to terms with some mutual prejudices I have faced with more Conservative communities as a devoted Religious Socialist. The truth is I would say I am related to two types of families. One that is very Libertarian on my father’s side & another that is much more Conservative on my mother’s side.

However, believe it or not, I have a relationship to Mormon faith that predates my new harmonies in the family life. We did participate in church activities and meet members of the Mormon community when we were younger. So in my writing as a Socialist, I want to honor a group of people I did grow to know & respect when I was younger. I love my Mormon family culture because I do believe it captures good ideas for the community, they share many of my beliefs for Justice and they value organizing time for discipline in education.

I feel very happy that my mother feels welcomed by this community and that they continue to show interest in me & my brother’s lives as adults. This is truly a privilege and I will reflect upon it as such. Again I do carry some prejudices to Conservative culture however I want to write this with pride in sharing my background with my readers.

People, who inspire me to grow old?

People who inspire me to grow old

Ashton Deroy writes: Let us face it, many people among my income class do not desire to grow old. The tedious life of living poor in a country that increasingly includes the wealthy in the overdeveloped economy while leaving us behind. It is very tempting to quit this life. I am a Socialist who panics about the Social & Environmental decay of society. The future seems bleak & people seem like they have stopped paying attention to what Society needs.

The last time I was ready to call it quits on my life was 4 years ago at 22 years old. I turned off my brain & started doing crazy things. Like taking an ill-advised bus trip to North Bay from North York. Where the bus took me near a forest fire.

I got sick from smoke inhalation. This had me down for a week at a stranger’s house where I went to get high. This was the craziest place my declining mental health ever took me! Fast forward 2 years later.

I am in a relationship, near fixing my life & moving to a safer address as of March. What I discovered is? When you are looking to live a longer life there is something essential you need to do. Ask yourself “Who inspires you to grow old?”

Tommy Douglas

Tommy Douglas cartoon

Tommy Douglas was the father of Canadian Socialism. He was anti-war, pro-health care for all & he did economic reforms that saved a collapsing economy. Near 80 years old Tommy Douglas was struck by a bus. However, he recovered by his 80th birthday. He is a true symbol of Canadian kindness, resiliency & intelligence.

Grandma Pat

Grandma Pat

Not the biggest fan of her current Conservative stances. However in 2011 Grandma Pat & I both voted for Canada’s Socialist Party the NDP Party. Like it or not? Grandma Pat was a big part of the reason I became a Canadian Socialist first before I ever voted Liberal. For that, I am glad I had her guidance.  Being a Socialist means you have principles of community, compassion & Sustainability. Being a Liberal tends to mean you stand on a meaningless Progressive mishmash of ideas. She is a testament to the fighting spirit of Rural Canadians  & she is a part of a generation that raised Rock & Roll, hippies. Like my Dad and my Uncle Rick.

Kaylib

Kaylib Drury

Kaylib is my significant other & my best friend. Truth be told I could see growing old in a dignified way with a partner like Kaylib. Around him, I behave rationally & really think things through. I would say that some of my best writing has happened because Kaylib got me to think more deeply about what I was going to say. The other part about Kaylib that inspires me to grow old? I really want to see the successful person he becomes. He is so intelligent & he understood Statistics in my Loyalist College diploma program when a lot of my classmates in 2019 did not!

This blog was written in 2020. A year that would begin a downward decline of public mental health. Statistically, Mental Health issues related to suicide are at an all-time high within Ontario. The CAMH wait for services is way too long. Yet mental healthcare remains primarily Privatized.