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making the discourse of the day about me 

I'm having trouble ignoring the lockheed discourse (idk if it's only on twitter or if it's at all worth hearing about anywhere) because I still haven't 100% forgiven myself for working at a defense contractor for a single year nearly a decade ago. idk if that means I should be paying more attention to it, or trying harder not to

making the discourse of the day about me 

I wish there were a word or hashtag I could block on birdsite. but then idk if that's callous. I genuinely don't know how bad I should be continuing to feel about my mistake, and I think that's why I can't get myself to look away

re: making the discourse of the day about me 

@else I have also worked for the military-industrial complex. I did what I had to do in order to get to where I ended up, but yeah, it eats at me a bit too

I g'd the f o when The Administration changed in early 2017, but I was privileged to be able to do that, and lucky to land a much better job relatively quickly.

alternate-universe me is still there, telling myself that radios aren't weapons in order to make it through another day

re: making the discourse of the day about me 

@rey @else

My Dad built weapons for a few years back in the '80s. He literally wouldn't have survived without the Big Corporation medical benefits, yay USA.

When the employer that built gunsights dumped him in '89, we had a pretty rough year, but he got a job in the medical field with the skills he had learned there (which was, honestly, the right time for it). Over the past 30 years, he's been responsible for quite possibly more than a hundred million people keeping or regaining their eyesight.

That, by the way, as good as tells you my identity, but I'm figuring most people won't do the research. Anyway, if the karmic scale needs balancing, I think he's succeeded.

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