Plum and Robot Heart is a collection of musings, soapbox invectives, and general whinging about the state of human existence. Your author is GB, a product designer by day / record-spinning humanist by night. Posts can vary greatly, but the tone is human and inclusive, the politicking decisively left, with strong undertones of anti-racist, anti-capitalist, anti-fascist ideology. If this upsets you, please read through the following steps:

  1. Stop. Take a deep breath and count backward from 10. Breathe.

  2. Get a fresh beverage. The average person doesn’t drink enough water each day.

  3. Go outside for a few minutes. Look at the clouds. What do they look like to you?

  4. Are you still angry? If so, consider why you are feeling the emotions you are right now. Do they define you?

  5. Still angry and you feel entirely justified? Examine which core beliefs or tenets my words have challenged. Take time to educate yourself on the subjects of both my words and the logic of your stance. If your reasoning keeps returning to the same thing or you get frustrated by logic exercises, take some time to read about cognitive dissonance and circular logic.

  6. Done all that and you’re still angry? Have you considered therapy? Worried talking to someone will make you look weak? Therapy is the toughest thing a dude (let’s be honest, the only people left by now are probably guys) can do. I go to therapy and I’ve had brain surgery and hiked Zion’s Narrows from top to bottom. You can do this.

  7. Refuse to seek therapy and you’re still angry? Did you really try all or most of the above and you’re having terrible thoughts about my lil post? Okay, well, I hope you have a better time with the rest of your life and someday find the peace you need.

Unless you’re a bigoted person. In that case, to paraphrase punk legends Dead Kennedys, Nazi Punks (and TERFS) Can Fuck OFF.