The other day one one of the many e-mail lists I’m on, someone accused the group of not being open-minded. As you can imagine, this is a pretty damned open-minded group. Here was my response.
Open minded means whatever someone tells you they’re into, you tell
them it’s marvelous. It means being supportive and encouraging to
people, even if you disagree with them and think they’re vile horrible
monsters. In fact it may even mean changing your opinion of them
instantly, and even possibly indicating you’re interested in what they
are, even if you might have previously believed, erroneously, that it
was sick and wrong. It means standing up for and advocating acceptance
of f’tards. After all, how can you love your enemy if they won’t lie
down? I’m fairly certain open minded is not the same as “Zen Mind” –
but then, someone could probably convince me otherwise if I were truly
open-minded about it. In fact, now that I think about it, perhaps
open-minded equates to brainless. Or at least mindless, egoless, and
even possibly selfless, heartless, toothless, backless, hairless,
spineless, crotchless, dickless, speechless, thoughtless, spiritless,
sexless, bloodless, colorless, stainless.