Monthly Archives: March 2014

Oh, Mr Branson!

I consider myself pretty much an environmentalist.  I recycle as much as possible, I try and buy stuff that is of post-consumer recycled stuff and I support those organizations that try and preserve what’s left of Nature.  However, when I see this shit from filthy rich corporate fat cats like Sir RIchard Branson I can’t help but laugh.  He, along with Tim Cook of Apple, are telling those who deny global warming to piss off in a way.  Well, let’s start with Apple that has it’s shit built over in China that has a sever lack of workers rights at these Apple plants to the point where Chinese Apple workers are committing suicide.  Enough said, Tim Cook, how about you fix the problems over there or else shut the fuck up!  Help humans have a better work environment before you start telling global warming deniers to drop your stock.

Now, Sir Richard Branson, what is this nonsense about global warming when you sure as hell aren’t positing any solutions!  7.1 million metric tons of CO2 are belched out of your fucking airlines and yet you have the audacity to tell global warming deniers to piss off?  Go to Hel you pompous blowhard!  How about taking the initiative instead of being a foul hypocrite!  Hop off that lofty saddle of indignation you have yourself on and come back down to Earth.  You have a boat load of money (or more adequately boat loads of money) to stuff into green projects.  Stop being an asshole and do something already!  Get your airlines greened up and then talk like the elitists you are, you corporate piece of shit!

I get sick and tired of these higher than thou CEOs who preach a good game, but rarely practice what they preach.  We need to start holding these idiots accountable for theirs words in comparison to their actions instead of cheerleading these fat headed freaks of nature who enjoy hearing the sound of their voices.

The Honorless Modern Age

Some will say that I’m wrong and perhaps I am somewhat wrong to state that honor is pretty damn near dead in this society.  Honor can still be found in our military, in our volunteer firefights, EMTs and to a lesser extent in our increasingly fascistic police.  However, in our general, overall society it’s pretty much dead.  When you read reports of people attacking others physically for material want, people opting a techno gadget over a human being, people risking life and limb going into a house for a TV or gaming system, people killing defenseless animals such as dogs and cats for no really good reason you have to come to grips with the reality of the situation: people have no honor anymore.  How can anyone say that we are honorable when people won’t do the right thing, besides calling 911, when a fellow human being is being attacked on the streets?  You can’t and it’s not an isolated incident either.  We’re becoming, due to our rapid advanced of technology, our increasingly dependence on such, expanding social media, we’re becoming an alienated and, for lack of a better word, sucky species.

Women

Perhaps those taking the brunt of our garbage intense society is the real War on Women.  They are placed into a situation that creates in them certain ailments such as anorexia, bulimia and a host of other physical/emotional ailments due to weight.  Back in the elder ages (ancient times) women who were skinny weren’t desirable and for good reason.  It usually meant they were sick and malnourished.  The women with a bit of meat on their bones were the ones who were sought after because it meant a healthy woman.  These women were termed Rubenesque.  These days, Rubenesque women are considered overweight and undesirable and the more bone skinny women are placed on the pedestal of desirability.  And of course, where do these standards come from that women blindly follow despite calling themselves feminists?  Men.  Still, after all of these years trying to liberate themselves from the shackles of men they still slave along to the whims of men. We can’t decide if women look good with meat on their bones or just bones.  Thus, we have driven them practically insane with self revisionism on a  daily basis.  I understand the negative health impact on people in general who are morbidly obese, but when it comes to a woman who ha a few extra pounds we’ll shouldn’t belittle them into oblivion because they aren’t what some individual metrosexual males consider to be ideal.  And that’s the crux of the problem are these effeminate metrosexual who aren’t strong enough to deal with a woman who has a few extra pounds.  That’s to be expected of these simple weaklings.  Hell, if they can’t deal with a real relationship what makes you think they can deal with a real woman?  Enough said.

Senior Citizens, Our Elders

Once upon a time, our elderly folk were revered for their breadth of wisdom.  Today, we tell them to basically shut up and throw them into nursing homes because we simply can’t be bothered to take care of those who took care of us when we were puking, pooping toddlers.  No, we no longer ask them to bestow their years of experiences compounded into wise anecdotes anymore.  We ignore them and claim they are going senile. I ask you, what is the point of longevity when the wisdom that comes along with such long lives is simply written off and ignored?  Good Gods!  What wisdom we could use today with our faltering economy on how self-sustain ourselves and live simply during these perilous economic times!  We must be insane for not asking those who went through the Great Depression on how we can improve our lot in life during these times.  Our society took a nose dive into a festering piss pot when we decided it was a good idea to throw our elders into nursing homes that is rampant with abuse.  We lost our humanity when the wisdom keepers were ignored and treated like a lame horse.  We don’t deserve their wisdom and never will unless we change our ways.

Virtual Reality Trumps Reality

Video games are quickly becoming the escape hatch from reality.  Adults and kids alike glue themselves to a screen where a virtual world opens up before where you can shoot and kill hundreds of digital people without thinking about it.  And I can’t blame them.  The world is pretty damn boring in comparison to the adrenaline rush you get from playing these games.  I can attest to it as a game player, but these days I have hard time playing anymore due to my love for being outside.  I’d rather soak up some ultraviolet radiation tending to my garden than play a game that doesn’t give me the same sense of purpose.  That is my escape from reality for a few hours.  Unfortunately, too many find the escape in games and they end up lost in it.  And we wonder and gripe about the callous Black Friday morons who trample each other?  By way of video games we have dehumanized each other and that climbing over the mountains of humans before us we can get what we want.  Let it be known, though, I blame the individual adult and parents of these game addicted people and not the games or game developers themselves.

In Conclusion

There are still those who hold the flame of honor high, but they are quickly becoming extinct as our callous nature continues to grow with our being constantly wired to our technology.  We find it hard to detach ourselves from our shiny gadgets and look at the world as it is.  Just one day away from our social media outlets and we feel lost and alone despite our friends and family being a cellphone call away.  Despite the alone feeling, however, we treat each other like aliens from a different planet.  Someone does something nice for another person and it’s either met with a surprised over-reaction or a look of suspicion.  The world isn’t as it used to be, honorable, where kind actions were just everyday things that one appreciated, but wasn’t surprised to experience.  This is how bad this society has become and it’s not getting any better.  Instead, it’s getting worse with each new day.  Maybe, I can be proven wrong when I’m an old fart in a nursing home.

SB1062 aka Right to Deny Service Bill: The Pagan Perspective

Since first hearing about this Bill, I’ve teetering back and forth on whether or not I support such an idea.  On the issue I have two hands on the issue that differ vastly.  On the Left hand I am pro-gay marriage for the reason that I look beyond the whole sexual aspect that many on the Right focus too much on, but rather I see the emotional aspect of why gays should be allowed to marry.  Why should two consenting adults who love each other be denied the right?  However, on the Right hand, I am pro-religious liberties and believe that forcing a business that holds tautly to religious views to serve those they feel are sinful in nature isn’t freedom, but fascism.   Does anyone really like to be forced to do something they are against?  Would a Liberal serve an obvious neo-Nazi that walked into their store?  I highly doubt it and I wouldn’t blame them at all.  So, with that in mind why can’t those on the opposing side of this Bill see the moral dilemma inherent?

While I certainly understand the Left and its abhorrence of this Bill, I think if it were implemented we would have seen something unexpected.  Aside from how capitalism works and that eventually this Bill would collapse on its own weight due to lack of customers going to these Right to Deny businesses I think something else would have occurred.  It would have backlashed on Christians in general entirely.  After having a conversation with a fellow pagan they inquired into whether this Bill would also allow pagan businesses to deny Christian customers.  I felt that was an interesting question to think about.  What if it was implemented?  What if pagans who owned businesses decided to Deny Service to Christians?  Would then the Christians see the problem with the Bill they supported?  With the lack of business from people who feel Right of Denial isn’t what decent businesses coupled with businesses owned by pagans and other religious views denying service to Christians would the Bill collapse faster than expected?  This is what made me end up supporting Bill, not because of any supposed opposition to gay marriage, but to witness the collapse of such a Bill and perhaps teach a lesson that only the Gods can teach through some karmic retribution.  Gays should have seen the opportunity this represented deny service to gays, gay business owners can deny service to Christians after all, this is any business owners right.

From experience, thinking things through gives an entirely different perspective that isn’t being uttered by the Mainstream Media.  If gays and their supporters had done the same they would have seen an invaluable opportunity to encourage gay business owners to take advantage of the Bill and deny service to Christians and apply a lesson that needed to be learned against those they figure are against them.  Basically, use the Bill that was supposed be against gays against the Christians.  I guess you can call that fighting fire with fire.  I certainly don’t believe those that supported this Bill could have seen this angle coming at them due to their pride.  However, maybe other states that are considering this Bill need to heed this post and realize you are calling to play a very game that could backfire on you at a moments notice.  While I support religious liberties for even Christians I also support those who use the Bill to their advantage as well.  Being a so-called fence sitter gives me a nice point of view of the political landscape.

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