I am a liberal. I am also a fiscal conservative. I am an internationalist patriot. That is, I fit in no obvious boxes. One thing I do know is my life made me who I am and one of the earliest events in my life I experienced was being raped when I was in kindergarden. Yes, it was full penetration rape and the rapists was the husband of my teacher who was the mayor of the town and who was a professor working with my father at that time. I was found in a slip hiding in the bushes (it was late March) with blood on my slip and I was crying.