Dear non-aro people, especially non-aro people who don’t actually know aromanticism is a thing,
I know you don’t mean me any harm. I know you are not purposefully being arophobic.
Unfortunately, that still is not intimacy. The described feeling is limerence - common for the way how many of us experience being in love. It is craving and hoping for the mutual intimacy, even if this means creating an illusion of its actual presence.
National Standard Spring/Summer 2001
This is a FANTASTIC list, and extremely well-sourced. Here are the 10 pro-NSA arguments which get demolished:
- NSA surveillance is legal.
- If I’ve done nothing wrong, I have nothing to hide. So why should I care about any of this?
- But the media says the NSA only collects my “phone metadata,” so I’m safe.
- Aren’t there are already checks and balances in our system to protect us against NSA overreach?
- But I trust Obama (Bush, the next president) on this.
- But don’t private companies like Facebook already have access to and share a lot of my personal data? So what’s wrong with the government having it, too?
- All this surveillance is distasteful and maybe even illegal, but isn’t it necessary to keep us safe? Isn’t it for our own good? Haven’t times changed and shouldn’t we acknowledge that?
- Terrorists are everywhere and dangerous.
- We’ve stayed safe. Doesn’t that just prove all the government efforts have worked?
- But doesn’t protecting America come first — before anything?