Discord all the way
Hi mate - sorry for the delay. No, I haven't got a new psych - this lady is a GP but she's very nice. She said if I need to talk to her just to call the clinic and get them to tell her and she'll give me a call back. It's good to have a bit of support and she's been very understanding. I do have a new therapist I'll be seeing in a week or so though. That should be good too.
No worries man, I figured you just hadn't seen it. I'm happy and excited for you! Having a good support system is important and can do wonders for our mental health. Just knowing you have someone you can rely on and who knows what they're doing can ease the mind.Hi mate - sorry for the delay. No, I haven't got a new psych - this lady is a GP but she's very nice. She said if I need to talk to her just to call the clinic and get them to tell her and she'll give me a call back. It's good to have a bit of support and she's been very understanding. I do have a new therapist I'll be seeing in a week or so though. That should be good too.
Also I just don't think England specifically (I mean England not the UK,) has a lot of good lore/history and a lot of the stuff that gets connected to English identity now is gross and I don't identify with. I link this blog too much and they're talking about the US but it's relatable here too if you change certain details and replace America with UK:is second album of 2005, Wind In The Wires, which was inspired by Patrick's Cornish and Irish roots, was released on the same label and likewise met with critical acclaim. The single Tristan, based on the Cornish legend, Tristram of Lyonesse, received significant attention from critics and remains a fan favourite.
The Red Tribe is most classically typified by conservative political beliefs, strong evangelical religious beliefs, creationism, opposing gay marriage, owning guns, eating steak, drinking Coca-Cola, driving SUVs, watching lots of TV, enjoying American football, getting conspicuously upset about terrorists and commies, marrying early, divorcing early, shouting “USA IS NUMBER ONE!!!”, and listening to country music.
The Blue Tribe is most classically typified by liberal political beliefs, vague agnosticism, supporting gay rights, thinking guns are barbaric, eating arugula, drinking fancy bottled water, driving Priuses, reading lots of books, being highly educated, mocking American football, feeling vaguely like they should like soccer but never really being able to get into it, getting conspicuously upset about sexists and bigots, marrying later, constantly pointing out how much more civilized European countries are than America, and listening to “everything except country”.
(There is a partly-formed attempt to spin off a Grey Tribe typified by libertarian political beliefs, Dawkins-style atheism, vague annoyance that the question of gay rights even comes up, eating paleo, drinking Soylent, calling in rides on Uber, reading lots of blogs, calling American football “sportsball”, getting conspicuously upset about the War on Drugs and the NSA, and listening to filk – but for our current purposes this is a distraction and they can safely be considered part of the Blue Tribe most of the time)
England has some decent music/bands, other cool stuff is either applicable to UK as a whole (certain genetic pioneering stuff like children with three parents,) stuff that doesn't apply to England but applies to other areas of the UK, or just bad stuff. Terfs are probably usually English, even when they move to Edinburgh occasionally (randomly.)My hunch – both the Red Tribe and the Blue Tribe, for whatever reason, identify “America” with the Red Tribe. Ask people for typically “American” things, and you end up with a very Red list of characteristics – guns, religion, barbecues, American football, NASCAR, cowboys, SUVs, unrestrained capitalism.
That means the Red Tribe feels intensely patriotic about “their” country, and the Blue Tribe feels like they’re living in fortified enclaves deep in hostile territory.