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You say you want a revolution...

we all want to change the world...

G. Wilson
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change
the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
--Margaret Meade

I'm an older-teenage girl, aka youshotmedown in the midst of approaching adulthood in
somewhat-rural America. I've grown up in the Bible Belt, the product of
a Rhodesian methodist missionary mother and an Irish-American
father who played no role in my upbringing. Mostly educated through the
politics of my grandfathers (one serving in the RAF during WWII and one
in the US Marine Corps during Korean War) and grandmothers (one as a
missionary during the apartheid of Southern Africa and one as a nurse
during WWII), I have been exposed to both extremes of the political
spectrum. My ideology is closest to that of Capital Democratism, the
combination of my beliefs that rank me as a "Social Liberal" and 
an "Economic Conservative". As far as politics go, my biggest interests
are in the affairs of Northern Ireland, particularly that of the Sinn
Féin, as well as the politics of Southern Africa, partially due to my
maternal family. I am very anti Robert Mugabe, anti Castro (but
strongly commend him for being strong in lieu of one of the world's
most powerful governments), and semi-anti Bush. A
firm believer in the separation of church and state and morals playing
as minor a role as possible in the affairs of the state (if that is
possible), one might be amazed that I enjoy living in this area as much
as I do. Enough about me though, this is all about the world...
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