About Me I just realized, going through my blog page, I never did an “About Me" section. I’ll keep this as short as possible.
I’m Lexi. I’m a 22 year old female from San Jose, California. We’re close to San Francisco, about 20-30 minutes out on a good day.
I’m bisexual. It’s actually not all that surprising to me to find so many bisexual, gay, lesbian or other sexuality people blogging in the conservative and republican tags here on tumblr- Sexuality and political ideology have nothing to do with each other. I’ve never heard anyone say, “I want to be a Democrat, so I’m gay!" or “I’m straight because I’m a Republican." One may influence the other, but neither caused the other.
As for religion, I’m not really sure what I am. I’ve read the Bible, I’m reading the Torah and the Qu’aran. (They’re very difficult to get through.) I pray to the God of Abraham, but I’m also a Pastafarian Minister. Sortof. I believe in a higher power, but the concept is highly abstract and very complicated. All religion is, in a way. I believe in religion as a set of morals, and religious texts as a set of stories that are meant to make you think. Religion is, to me, something deeply personal and it’s different for each person- Everyone has a different relationship with their religion and their god or gods. Just remember that religion is like having a penis. It’s okay to have one, and it’s okay to be proud of it, but don’t whip it out in public, throw it on a sign and shove it in people’s faces, and don’t force it down people’s throats.
I was raised by two fervent democrats- One, a Woodstock hippie and the other an Australian immigrant with little tolerance for stupidity. We lived in Milpitas until I was 10, and then moved to the island of St. Thomas, near Puerto Rico and Cuba in the Caribbean. My life wasn’t all sunshine and daisies, but it was pretty good. I was rather liberal myself, right up until I moved back into the mainland US when I was 16. Moving back was a wake-up call; I realized very quickly how impossible, improbable, or just plain stupid a lot of the (admittedly few) political things my very liberal friends were wrapped up in. I started researching, forming my own opinions on things, and then voicing them- It never clicked that I leaned more conservatively until I started talking with my Uncle (a staunch conservative and one of three in my 70+ member family) Either way, the places I’ve lived and the people I’ve grown up with have given me a very good view and understanding of both the democratic and republican parties, ideologies and core values. I picked the Republican party because it lined up with most (but not all) of my core values and opinions. I still take the time to research and form my own opinions on issues; I will actively try to never let my opinions be formed by propaganda and rhetoric. I’m not going to list my opinions here, I’ve got a blog post for that.
Thanks for reading, and much love, -Lexi