It was May 4, 1970, that then President Richard Nixon sent troops into Cambodia to stop Viet Cong from using the Eastern part of that country for a trail to go from the North to the South. Student where outraged. There were Demonstrations at Kent State in Ohio. The Governor called out the National Guard to deal with the protests. The guards opened fire and four students where shot dead. -Steve Otto
Saturday, May 01, 2021
By Steve Otto
Today members of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) had a barbeque and get together to honor the First of May, International Workers Day (for more information on May 1 and its significance, see The Brief Origins of May Day—From IWW), here in Wichita Kansas.
The event was held at
Here are some photos:
By Steve Otto
Not long ago on
Facebook, I had the usual Capitalism vs. Socialism debate and there was the
usual argument by right-wingers that poor people here are much better off than
poor people in other countries,
So for my fist
article, I am reposting this story on the strike we had at the The Stokely-Van
This is part of the series "Journals of a
lumpen-proletariat." The idea is to relate real working class
experiences for the benefit of leftists who are studying the theories, but may
not be familiar with the actual people these theories were intended to improve
the lives of. Most of my 20s I spent as a member of the lumpen-proletariat
class. I worked full or part-time jobs that paid only minimum wage. I tried to
sell drugs to help stretch my money and to get drugs cheap or free. One year I
landed a job working at the Stokely-Van Camp’s pork and bean factory in
I also joined the Teamsters Union while I was at the plant
and it gave me an opportunity to experience actual class struggle through union
activities. By December of 1979, the
“No one wants to go on strike before Christmas,” a tall elderly man said at a union meeting I attended. “The company knows we can’t afford to go on strike before then and they use it as leverage to keep us from pushing our demands on them.”
There was real anger among the union members of the plant. The local newspaper, the Lawrence Journal World said the strike was divisive to the town. At one point a woman in the union complained that company official’s referred to us as monkeys. For people as myself it was a real eye opener to see these corporate rulers exposed as the creeps they are.
One thing that is probably not the usual for such a strike was the Marxist workers in the factory who came there because Lawrence is college town and the new communist movement was moving into the University of Kansas, as it did universities across the country. The Progressive Labor Party and the Revolutionary Communist Party occasionally made their appearance at KU. Also the Socialist Workers Party showed up a few times a month. There were local groups that dealt with a lot of foreign policy issues such as the North American Club, which I belong to. It was an umbrella group for Latin American issues. Many of those in the group were pro-Castro. There were also the Friends of the Iranian People, of which I was also a member. The last group was aligned with the Iranian Student Association, which was made up mostly of Maoist Iranians.
Most of these groups took part in the various university activities related to the Stokely Strike. Movies were shown and panel discussions were held. Some people involved in the strike attended these activities and one was a labor organizer called Sam.
Sam was involved with the new communist groups and
activities. He was a tall blond man who wore a red earring. I heard him arguing
against the draft and US actions against the
“I don’t have anything against the
The strike was a good opportunity for the both of us to get
involved in class struggle right here in the
As we talked, we both realized we were getting a unique experience that some Marxists never get. And later I would realize I might never get such a chance again.
Some of the tactics being used my certain union members and leaders involved vandalism. A thin red haired girl name Betty said she needed the money too bad and crossed the picket line. Her and some other scabs were parking their cars at a cab company and using cabs to get to work. Some union people found out and slashed their tires at the cab parking lot. Betty went as far as walking down railroad tracks, though a wooded area, to go to the plant in the back way so no one would see here. It didn’t help. When she returned to her car, her tires were slashed.
This one foreman was an old nasty redneck who tried to run the picketers over when he crossed in to work each day. He drove a big red pickup truck. It was brand new. One night some union people put grease and oil all over the inside of his pickup cab, making it impossible for him to drive to work the next morning. I thought that was funny at the time, especially since he was such a right-wing ass hole—Hell!—I still think it was funny. There were some people who didn’t approve of such tactics. Both Sam and I had no problem with them.
“Should we really use tactics like that?” asked a 20 something union man.
“If someone broke in and raped you mom, would you fight them?” he asked. “We are fighting to save our jobs. It is the same things.”
As the strike ground on, the union decided to spread the strike to two other plants. The plan would really hit the company in their bankrolls. Sam invited me to go with him to another plant in another state to help spreading the strike. Since I was taking a class at KU at the time I couldn’t go.
Stokely had been relying on union busting layers to try and break the union. When we spread the strike they flipped out. Sam told me their representatives were clearly pissed. They finally made an offer for a very tiny raise and they moved the negotiation date. The raise was a tiny fraction of what we asked for.
I had learned a lot from the experience. As the strike drug on, I went to a dog food company and told the guy I needed the money and would quit at the other place if he would hire me at his plant. I was wearing down and living on the strike benefits of $40 a week. It was getting hard for me to get by all this time.
“I can’t do that,” the balding old bastard told me. “If you’re lying then I would be helping another company to break a strike and I can’t have that. What if we had a strike here? We all have to work together to prevent strikes.”
So there it was. The guy had taught me that businesses know how to stick together and crush working people, while we had a hard time convincing some workers that sticking together was the only way to defend our rights as workers.
Right before the end of the strike I got a call from someone at Stokely’s asking me to come back to work. I told them I would not go back until the strike was over. They were polite, but when the strike ended, they didn’t hire me back.
I had a friend named Boz who worked with me at Stokely. I had known him before the strike. He lived as a lumpen-proletariat, just as I had been. He was biker and a vet and was a fanatic about bicker wear and customs as some bikers are. He was short and dressed kind of plain and was proud of his long-black scraggly hair.
Boz was on the grave yard shift cleaning tanks. He liked working on the grave yard shift so he could sit in bars all night and go to work about the time the bars began to close. He had it timed just right.
No one ever complained about his drinking until after the strike. He had been a solid union member and spent time on the picket line. So they fired him for drinking right after he went back to work.
Sam also got fired after another employee started a fight with him.
Another union member I knew was Barb, a young woman about my age who had long dark hair. She was the one who got me on at Stokely’s. We dated briefly but stayed friends. One day Boz and I were at her home visiting. Another friend of hers, a young man, came over and he said;
“I heard that Stokely has been firing all the people who were hard core supporters of the union.”
“You’re in a room full of them,” Boz said.
Today the plant is closed down. I moved to
Some time ago I published this article: Journals of a lumpen-Proletariat—Homelessness here on this site.
Being a Marxist-Leninist of any kind, here in the US, is not an easy task for a high profile political activist
.....Such as Angela Davis
By Steven Otto
Just recently I had a run in with some so called "friends" on my Facebook page that reminded me how much opposition goes along with the
"What makes you think I'm "buying into" pro-capitalist pundits? I'm a critical theorist with a great respect for Marx's works, and I abhor authoritarianism in any shape. Even if what you believe was true, Mao oversaw political attacks on his opposition, imprisoning and murdering them. He was a mass murderer. I'm going to believe those who survived his dictatorship, not those who seem to welcome it. I'm also going to believe survivors of Castro's regime, so many of whom are not pro-Batista. And survivors of Lenin's and Stalin's regimes. Dictatorships aren't to be celebrated.
They may have liked the theory, but they never lived by it. They fomented anger, ordered mass executions, committed ethnic cleansing and genocide, and they deserve no more love than Hitler, Mussolini, and Franco. Theory is hardly ever reality."
I had another gentleman who insisted, as did she, that both Mao and Staling were mass murderers. This is not uncommon. I get that from the right-wingers all the time, who like to rattle off the summation that Mao was intentionally more murderous than Hitler or Stalin. That off course, has been a common pronouncement by revisionist historians of the
In addition to all the accusations of human rights abuses in
Both Republicans and Democrats refuse to normalize relations with
I do try to hold discussions and debate with any of my so called friends who make an honest attempt to discuss my positions on Maoism or Chinese history. But when a friend tells me that they respect the Cuban gusanos (worms is what they are called by the Cuban who have stayed behind) who have left Cuba to try and help overthrow that system, and when that person equates, not just Stalin and Mao, but VI Lenin and other leftist leaders with Hitler, Mussolini and Francisco Franco of Spain, then there is no common ground left and I unfriended that person.
At times it is really difficult to be a Marxist, because the history of
That said, it is difficult to be any kind of Marxist-Leninist in the
The amazing thing about Angela Davis is that she is a Marxist-Leninist and her picture and quote is on the school wall. To become a famous civil rights leader as a Marxist-Leninist is no easy feat. There was a lot of prejudice against her. She had been fired from her job at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) over her political views:
At one point the government tried to include her in a murder case.
"On August 7th, 1970, seventeen year old Jonathan Jackson kidnapped Superior Court Judge Harold Haley from the
At one point she was on the FBI's 10 most wanted list as a dangerous criminal. All of this over the fact that she had become a member of the Communist Party USA. That party used to be the pro-Soviet party—a party which many of us on the left, considered to be revisionist. But I don't think that matters today. She had to go against the same prejudices that any Marxist ends up going through, just by being here in the
An example of the kinds of smears she was subjected to include these comments recorded by Wikipedia:
So, as with myself, she had to defend a position of support for a country, along with other countries, that even
Some of her past positions have been condemned by the established politicians, yet there are supporters for what she believes in today. For example:
At the same time as all this was going on,
Growing up, Angela attended black-only schools. She and her family were forced to ride in the back of buses, and were only able to enter the back door of different establishments in the community. This made her angry early on. Angela entered high school just as the civil rights movement was beginning. She left
During her junior year,
An Outspoken Activist
During college, Angela became interested in the Black Panther Party. She learned that this party had been formed in order to protect the African American community from experiencing brutality from the police. Angela was very interested in this movement and wanted to participate. Her work with the Black Panther party brought her further discrimination from males involved in the movement. They considered the work Angela was doing to be 'men's work'.
She was vary smart. However, she was forced to confront both racism and prejudice of her communist beliefs. Being a communist in the
"Hollywood Ten, in U.S. history, 10 motion-picture producers, directors, and screenwriters who appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in October 1947, refused to answer questions regarding their possible affiliations, and, after spending time in prison for contempt of Congress, were mostly blacklisted by the Hollywood studios. The 10 were Alvah Bessie, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Edward Dmytryk, Ring Lardner, Jr., John Howard Lawson, Albert Maltz, Samuel Ornitz, Adrian Scott, and Dalton Trumbo."
So I'm not surprised to see a lot of prejudice beliefs against those of us who have chosen any type of Marxist-Leninism. At times those governments were not always fair or democratic. But they have been an alternative to the horrible governments of the
As I have told people here in the
So I will continue on and try and produce an important blog that brings people real and believable news of the world around us. I get nearly 800 to 1000 hits a month on that blog. I'd say we are doing something right.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Democratic Socialists Of America (DSA) will have a May Day celebration this
Saturday, at 4pm at the At
The Brief Origins of May Day (From IWW)
Sunday, April 25, 2021
By Steve Otto
Today on TV I heard some announcer bring up the fact that President Joe Biden has passed his first 100 days in office. His approval rating is 52 percent. The annou8ne said that one reason he doesn’t have more support is that the country is more polarized and most Republicans the Biden. That isn’t all that surprising. But for many of us on the left, we didn’t expect much from ol’ Sleepy Joe. Speaking of sleepy Joe, I called him that on a Facebook comment and some woman called me on it. She accused me of using Trump type insults. I explained that the comment was mostly meant for irony rather than an insult. Still the name seems kind of funny today, because Biden is anything other than “sleepy.”
Biden ran as a centrist in the election against Trump. So I
didn’t expect much from him. But there have been a few good surprises. He
announced that he will pull all the troops out of
Another surprise was when Biden called the Genocide against
Armenians, conducted by the Turkish government during World War I, Genocide.
Past US presidents wouldn’t do that because they just love having
On the issue of climate change, Biden has set out some goals. That is a big change from Donald Trump who didn’t believe in climate change. So there is a noticeable change already. How ever we now have to wait and see if Biden can reach any of his new goals. We have the next four years to find out.
Of course there are the usual disappointments. Biden still supports Juan Guaidó rather than Maduro. So much of our imperialist foreign policy remains. But as I said, I didn’t expect much from the centrist Biden. He is a centrist and most centrist sit on their buts and do nothing. So if he does anything at all, it is a refreshing change.
By Steve Otto
"I believe the Republicans have never thought that democracy was anything but a tribal myth."
But for what ever reason,
I have to wonder how
“scared’ a motorist could really be here in this town. Here in
, almost every
conservative person carries a gun. Most protesters know this. In fact motorists
have not been too “scared” to try and run protesters over. More likely the motorists
where conservatives who just don’t like it when people protest against police
violence. And they also don’t like the Black Lives Matter organization, which
took part in these protests. Kansas
According to The Wichita Eagle:
" During the trials, prosecutor Maria
Schrock described the women as angry and aggressive when they interacted with
lawful drivers on
The women will appeal their convictions.
Friday, April 23, 2021
By Steve Otto
Yesterday was Earth Day. I usually post something on this day. I often attend event put on for this day. But, probably because of the pandemic, I was not aware of any events. Of course, there may have been some events I didn’t know about. It really doesn’t matter, I just can’t seem to find much to celebrate on Earth Day. Some people are very conscious about the environment. But more people just don’t seem to care.
One example is paper bags. The plastic bags at the grocery store never really break down. They are filling up our trash places and will not really ever break down. I often do my shopping at Target or Dillons. In both stores I can use, and I do use paper bags. Usually I am the only shopper who does. At Target, I often have to ask for paper bags, as they are not always out in the open where I can get to them. Of all the times I shopped at Target (and that has been a lot) I have only seen one other person use a paper bag, a nine year old girl. And the girl’s mom used plastic. I guess the store is set up as if everyone uses plastic bags. They are small and don’t hold near as much stuff as the paper bags. So, it takes a whole lot of plastic bags to carry all the groceries. And a person almost has to consciously ask for paper. I can remember when it was a choice—paper or plastic? But now they just assume we want plastic. That is because plastic is way cheaper. But somewhere in the ocean there is a nearly 100 mile stretch of plastic, that is mostly powder and it will never break down. Today I read this from the Center for Biological Diversity:
It's time to get at the root of this ocean crisis. The Center (for Biological Diversity) has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to begin regulating plastics as a pollutant and is working to stop plastic pollution at the source, before it ever has a chance to reach the ocean.
The problem is growing into a crisis. The fossil fuel industry plans to increase plastic production by 40 percent over the next decade. These oil giants are rapidly building petrochemical plants across the United States to turn fracked gas into plastic. This means more toxic air pollution and plastic in our oceans.
They are just NOW taking action?! This is something that should have been addressed years, even decades ago. And what do I see every time I shop? Those white plastic bags. They are cheap. But they are helping destroy our oceans. And from what I can tell—NO ONE CARES!
That is just one of many environmental problems. For years I have complained about the constant expansion consisting of building new homes, which takes up natural lands as well as farmland. I have written about the need for a “no-growth” economy that I posted years ago. When I talk to people around the Wichita area, concerning a no growth economy, they look at me like I’m speaking a foreign language. Constantly using growth to boost for a healthy economy means constantly using up more resources at a faster rate each time there is growth. That means we need more land, more fuels, more food, everything people need to survive gets used up. And many of our resources, such as gasoline, are non replaceable.
And that leads to population growth. Again, this is a touchy subject. Many people think it is their moral obligation (often due to religious beliefs) to have LOTS of children. If a couple has more than two children, they are adding to over population. But many people see it as their right/ and, or moral obligation to reproduce.
Plastics, growth economy and over population all works against the environment. Much of what needs to be done should have been started by now. It is like global warming. It is already started and simply doing nothing will add to a problem that has already happened. It will take a lot to reverse global warming, but we haven’t really started on it yet. That is the way it is with most of these problems. There has been talk for a few years now of banning plastic bags—which is a no brainer. Of course, we need to stop the production of plastic trash. But it has not happened yet.
So, on this Earth Day I simply don’t think most people take it seriously. For many people it is no more than a joke. Unfortunately, I’m not laughing.
Maybe next year will be different. But this year I see little to nothing to celebrate.
Monday, April 19, 2021
By Steve Otto
A few dozen people met at
yesterday for a vigil to honor
those who have died from police killings. The crowd was mostly young people
under 50, yet there were a few older folks, such as myself,
there. Riverside Park
The weather was fine, with plenty of sun shine, although, just a little chilly. The event was mostly conducted by Aisha Duggins and Haley Simon. The only TV station I saw there was KAKE TV. Some of the information I used for this story come from KAKE TV.
One of the two MCs read a list of names of people who have died at the hands of police.
They include George Floyd, the subject of a court case against Police Officer Derek Chauvin, some of the more recent victims such as Daunte Wright. The Chauvin—Floyd court case begins wrapping up today.
“I just really wanted to show that I care about the lives that are being destroyed in front of us,” Haley Simon told a KAKE TV reporter.
There were plenty of candles handed out to make sure
everyone in attendance had one. While this event was the only one in the
So the Sunday Evening event was part of a nation wide effort by people, black, white and other colors, who are sick and tired of police shooting and killing unarmed people.
 As the weather clears up and the Covid virus scare wanes, I plan to make a lot more of these events. More of them are sure to be held has the factors mention before subside. As a political activist and writer, it is my duty to get out and report on what is happening in this area, as well as taking part in these political events.
 This case will go to the jury within days. If Chauvin is exonerated of allcharges, we can expect major protests, rioting and just plain outrage over such a miscarriage of justice. While the evidence of unnecessary brutality is overwhelming, a lot of adults are afraid to charge police with any wrong doing. There are a lot of white people, especially old white people, who seem to believe the police can never do any wrong. Proof of this fear is present in recent Grand Jury cases where juries have exonerated cops who are obviously guilty of murder, such as Eric Garner's case.
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Facebook sets up a new censorship board—so that corporate America can continue to run our lives and keep us in line
By Steve Otto
I'm watching TV and suddenly a news story comes on about the new "oversight board" board that Facebook has just put together. What it really is: a censorship board to decide what content it's users and followers can follow. Here is what their board does according to CNBC:
"The oversight board will govern appeals from Facebook and Instagram users and questions from Facebook itself, although it admitted it will have to pick and choose which content moderation cases to take due to the sheer volume of them.
The board will receive cases through a content management system that is linked to Facebook’s own platforms. They will then discuss the case as a group before issuing a final decision on whether the content should be allowed to stay up or not."
One thing they always bring up, and they did while talking
to a conservative unhappy with Facebook censorship, is that Facebook is a
private company. And that is a magic word, here in
An example of their corporate dominance are my two blogs. One is for Democratic Socialist and the other a Marxist blog. Both are prohibited from posting any links to any articles. The reason is that they violate community standards. And what does that mean? They won't say. I have asked them and they won't respond to me. I've complained about this and they won't discuss it with me. There is no place to dispute their decisions. They are in fact, "GOD of the internet."
Facebook is one of the greatest dictatorships to develop
since Nazi Germany. Anyone who thinks this is going to remain a free forum of
ideas is fooling themselves.
Take for example, January 6 of this year. Many liberals, especially Democrats are unhappy that conservative groups were able to use Facebook to organize against the capital, based on the lie that President Donald Trump actually did not lose the election. For example Democrats made the following accusations about Facebook according to CNBC:
"House Democrats are demanding answers from Facebook on how it targeted ads for gun accessories next to misinformation about the election and news about the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
These Democrats are all hypocrites. Not long ago they all rallied
in support of people doing similar things to the government of
Facebook has some actual "human rights activists" on their censorship board:
"The members are a globally diverse group with lawyers, journalists, human rights advocates and other academics. Between them, they are said to have expertise in areas such as digital rights, religious freedom, conflicts between rights, content moderation, internet censorship and civil rights."
Any real human rights activist would never serve on such a board. The same goes for journalists. It is a board to curb people's rights. What kind of activist or journalist would really do that? The answer is "phony ones."
Facebook, the main media monopoly, will now control
Friday, April 02, 2021
The debate over choosing how we treat our own bodies continues with "People Are Going ‘California Sober"
By Steve Otto
Once again I am writing about those who reject the one size fits all approach of the 12 step programs and other outfits that simply refuse to recognize the short comings of some programs for those who want to stop drinking.One major problem I have with the 12 step programs is that we are not supposed to use "any mind altering drugs." To do that would be to temp the patient with what they call "triggers," that is, various things that tempt a person back into alcohol. Below is an article that discusses what people are calling " “California Sober,” that is people who are giving up booze, but not all drugs. The patients are supposed to stay away from everything that might get them high, including marijuana and psychedelics, such as magic mushrooms. To use these may give a person the call back to using alcohol. That may be the case with some people. But for those of us who are rejecting that rigid doctrine, we want to decide for ourselves what other drugs/chemicals we want to use in place of alcohol. And yes, some of us want to use other drugs/ herbs rather than the heavily destructive alcohol.
As stated by Demi Lovato, in her newly released documentary called “Dancing With The Devil,” :
"I think the term that I best identify with is '
For some of us, there are drugs that are far more safe than the use of alcohol. Few drugs cause the problems of alcohol. I have had liver problems and have been told that alcohol is terrible for my health, especially since I used to have hepatitis C. So there are concoctions I have developed, some are legal, such as kratom and others are not legal. And while Kratom is legal, the moral crusaders (here from the Mayo Clinic) are as adamant against this herb as those who run 12 step programs:
" Kratom: Unsafe and ineffective
Users swear by kratom for mood enhancement and fatigue reduction, but safety issues and questions about its effectiveness abound.
Side effects and safety concerns
Although people who take kratom
believe in its value, researchers who have studied kratom think its side effects
and safety problems more than offset any potential benefits. Poison control
centers in the
It would be very surprising if the Mayo Clinic or any other "official health site" would endorse this product. And I am not surprised at all that health sites try to discourage Kratom's use:
" If you read health news or visit vitamin stores, you may have heard about kratom, a supplement that is sold as an energy booster, mood enhancer, pain reliever and antidote for opioid withdrawal. However, the truth about kratom is more complicated, and the safety problems related to its use are concerning."
We live in a country were those who advise us on health simply can't stand the idea that people can use mind altering chemicals without serious problems. As with the 12 step programs, the goal is sobriety and supporting life-style changes that push people into life long sobriety. The problem is that it is not what everyone else wants. I do occasionally use drugs that are supposed to be terrible and problematic no matter how they are used. My brother and I often discuss the fact that we are both elderly. I'm 66 years old and he is seven years younger than I. We both feel that our lives are our own and the practices we have regarding herbs, legal and non, are our affair and no one else's. If something works for me, it is really no one else's business.
As my younger brother said about using marijuana, "I refuse to cower and grovel over my use of pot, if I'm caught and prosecuted. I am an older man and I deserve some dignity." I totally agree with him.
We should not have to hide like little children because we have decided to use herbs that our government simply doesn't approve of. It is time that older people as myself are given the right to decide how we will live our lives.
Those who feel they are helped by 12 step programs are perfectly free to use those programs. If they work, fine. But don't force the rest of us to use those them if they don't work for us.
Again, according to Lovato's article:
"According to Urban Dictionary, when someone is “California Sober” the only drugs they use are marijuana and sometimes psychedelics. It’s becoming a growing trend for folks who want to drink less but still want to use other substances that may not give them the negative side effects of booze. CBD, medical, and recreational marijuana use is on the rise as more states pass laws that legalize its use. Folks tend to appreciate the benefits without the hangover effects of harder drugs and alcohol.
A semi-sober person from
And of course there are those die hard alcoholic/ drug abolitionists who refuse to recognize a persons right to try partial sobriety:
"This is why people argue that you can’t call yourself sober if you are still drinking and drugging. As an alcoholic who has been in recovery for four years, I would agree. Attaching the word sober to anything other than, well, sober feels false.
Patrick Cronin, addiction specialist with Ark Behavioral Health, says that this lifestyle could be detrimental to Lovato’s and anyone’s sobriety if they are in recovery. Cronin told Distractify that when addicts choose to be California Sober, “they are absolutely risking relapsing on their drug of choice.” I understand this and see the risk, but I don’t completely agree with this statement for every person."
Over all, we need more articles like this one. This is a debate whose time has come and we have needed it for a long time. It is overdue. So let's hope this is not the last article on our right to "choose" partial sobriety or selective sobriety over the rigid 12 step programs ban on ALL versions of drug use. Some of us are using various drugs for self medication. For example, kratom and other herbs can be used to prevent deep physical depression. I'm talking about the kind of depression that is entirely caused by chemicals in the person's body. It is not the kind of depression that can be talked out of. A person can no more be talked out of physical depression than a person with cancer can be "talked out of it." So we may chose to use substances that seem to work and that has value for us in itself. I have tried a lot of the chemicals that are prescribed for depression from psychiatrists and they simply don't work. So let me use something I know will work.
John Otto contributed to this.
By Amber Leventry
Demi Lovato recently discussed her sexuality (she’s “really queer” y’all and so am I so we are pretty much besties now) and plenty of other truths in her newly released documentary called “Dancing With The Devil,” which was released on YouTube on March 23rd. And because she’s amazing and famous, folks are now offering their opinions on what she shared and how she lives her life. Lovato has been open about her addictions, overdoses, and efforts to get and stay sober; she’s been an inspiration to many people. But when she recently described herself as “California Sober,” folks weren’t comfortable with the term or her use of it for her recovery plan.
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