Before anyone says anything about it, avocados and avocadoes are both accepted plural forms, according to Merriam-Webster.
I invite you to click the Twitter link below and read the entire thread. It's not really about avocados. Remember: Retweets do not equal agreement. I RT'd it to make it easier to find for the purposes of this blog entry.
I have adored and admired Amanda Palmer since a friend turned me on to her in 2009. I'd heard Dresden Dolls cuts a few times on college radio, but their material didn't really grab me at the time. Amanda was one of the first accounts I Followed when I finally jumped on the Twitter bandwagon in 2013.
So despite her long thread that starts with avocados and concludes with her determination to help Biden/Harris get elected, by any means at her disposal while she remains in Aotearoa/New Zealand as a long-term guest, I am not canceling Amanda. I am not unFollowing her.
I agree with Amanda that quibbles over individual issues should not be inflated into irreconcilable differences. The avocado discussion is not really such a small thing, but we could point out the destructive side-effects of the production of nearly everything we eat. I still eat avocados. I still occasionally eat quinoa. I remain married to a woman who eats meat, fer chrissakes.
I agree that the Left should unite. But I absolutely do not agree that we should unite behind a center-right party and its presidential tandem.
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