The naked human form is often beautiful and often unappealing at the same time. Spend a few evenings practicing your life drawing skills at the MAM and you'll quickly come to the same realization. Ultimately who cares what somebody looks like. If you can't see beyond exterior forms you need more than a bike ride.
People cannot be forced to change or grow. Buddhists know that. Compassion dictate their actions to allow others to come to their own conclusions in their own time and at their own pace. Whether it be war or law or a well meaning deed that cannot be refused, forcible actions are an affront and speak to an unexamined inner fear that demands one of these forms of violence as a supposed solution.
No doubt this issue will keep circulating in the staid minds of both sides for a good time yet. People get so attached to their conceptual realities that they can't see beyond their nose. Tiresome.
It's very unfortunate that these people submitted false personal injury claims when there are people out there who have truly been wronged.
Good job guys, you've done a lot to get young people interested in politics. We know this scares Republicans, so don't listen to any of these silly catcalls.
Liberals never tell the truth about what they are really doing. Move on Forward Montana is really selling Marxist / Progressivism. ALEX SAKARIASSEN is a full blown Progressive. Anti-Coal global warming believer. He has the group think down pat. At least he is a good sportsman.
Both sides are wrong about the same thing: it's not "outsiders" that are providing opposition to their cause. Missoula isn't entirely composed of Nita Maddux's social circle, nor John McFarland's -- and to play the "we're the true locals" card is unproductive all around.
However, it sounds like Maddux went around planning this in a thoughtful way, so in the end I'm more sympathetic to her. There are certainly public events in Missoula that I would not care to attend, and that even go against my values. I give them a wide berth, and suggest that those opposed to the bike ride do the same. And while I'm not opposed to the bike ride in theory, in practice I will be elsewhere - very elsewhere.
I know this is a radical thought . . . but Monday, August 18, will descend upon us.
To all of you in opposition to this event, I say retreat to your house, pull the blinds, clutch your bible to your chest and pray that Jesus never again lets you be naked under your clothes....
Nudity is a big deal if you make it a big deal. Children teach us that every day as they learn to be ashamed.
Numerous graphic death threats'??! Over a BIKE RIDE??? If it 'Opens the door to sex crimes'- what is THAT saying about YOUR NEIGHBOURS?? The loud, noisy and belligerent minority on this issue ought to be ashamed of itself. (And clearly is, given their opposition- notice how self loathing so often manifests as just plain loathing?). I was BORN AND RAISED in Missoula MT.
I'll be there. Selling TegaDerm at a steep mark up.
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