Well, that's not exactly what I've said. You've combined several post into one interpretation, but that's fine, we all do that from time to time. I do drive an SUV.
Now see, I don't know what you mean because what I thought MDC was about something completely different. I thought it was about being an individual, tolerance, about acceptance, about freedom to make choices that maybe ARE against the grain. A place of support, where differences are celebrated and even if we don't make the same choices on every issue, we can both still respect that we are the stewards of our children's lives and maybe, just maybe we're making the choices we feel are best. I thought it was a place that you didn't have to sign in at the door and conform to a set of rules. That you were leaving the criticism of the mainstreaming world behind and entering a domain where you could be you.
You don't know how I chose to give to the world at large, you don't know whether or not I go every day and sit and hold crack addicted babies, volunteer at a homeless shelter, work as a GAL for women and children, you just know that I chose to shop at Walmart and that I must not be as politically and socially astute as you.
But that's ok, I don't think you're bad either.
I make no assumptions about anyone's activities outside of MDC. I am only debating the topic at hand, not whether or not you volunteer at shelters, etc. Glad to hear it if in fact you do.
I have explained why I boycott Walmart etc. as it fits in with my beliefs and frame of reference. It never occurred to me that you or anyone else *wouldn't* participate in volunteering or other efforts to better your community. That's not the topic here.