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The reasons for my perpetual dissatisfaction/displeasure.

Posted in America, England, General, Misanthropy, People, Relationships, Unemployment, Unpopular Opinions., Useless information., women, Work with tags , , , , , , , on February 3, 2014 by MISANTHROPIST

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The last year has been the unhappiest of my life, no single person or event has the honor of being the soul reason. That would be a rather simplistic view of things and rarely is life that simple. My unhappiness is multifaceted. Sometimes in life it seems you’re just unlucky, other times you’d like to ask life if it could at least take you to dinner before trying to fuck you. I don’t believe in bad luck, what I do believe is I can count on people at one point or another to screw up. Everybody makes mistakes, yes but the mistakes in my opinion are as bad as the results they produce and also that everyone pays for their mistakes. Maybe I’m paying for all mine. Karmic re-balance perhaps. What does it matter anymore. I’m not sure if I’m doing this for whoever will read it or because I can’t sleep or somehow I think it’ll make me feel better. Here they are, the reasons I’m unhappy via my shit life so far.

#1.) This one is obvious.
What was a great relationship with a girl I truly loved, more than anything I have ever loved, went to shit. At one point she was my fiancée and for a long time she was my best friend. Someone I trusted and cared about deeply through good and bad. Someone I thought I’d spend my life with. Maybe I was naive but this has been my attempt at unconditional love. The ending of this saga has left me pretty wrecked but I said to myself this would happen. For once can I just not be right? I’d like that.

#2.) I had a great job lined up, emphasis on had.
A few years back I had an awesome job lined up, killed the interview and got the job but was waiting on the go ahead for funding from the government. In the end it fell through. It’s a damn shame because I would have loved that job, it was interesting and you learned more on the job. It was a healthcare related job. It was so long ago that it doesn’t matter anymore but damn I would have loved that job.

#3.)I built a life in America at the cost of the one I had in England.
I’ve been home a while now but honestly things have never been the same, life moves on without you when you’re gone and before you know it your friend is going to be a father, people are working or generally just moving on with their lives. I have nothing, which kinda sucks. I barely have friends anymore. No money, damn I still don’t even own a cellphone.

#4.)Friendship isn’t what I thought it was.
Maybe it’s been redefined or maybe my definition was skewed in the first place but apparently friendship doesn’t count for shit anymore. I had close friends but not anymore and to be honest I don’t know if I have the energy to go through it all again. That also goes for relationships.

#5.)I live in a boring shit hole.
What is there to do here besides drink? Seriously they wonder why everyone’s smoking weed and getting drunk. There are literally no opportunities here, it’s a dead-end. Anything mildly entertaining requires money and people around here don’t a lot of it. I just can’t really relate to anyone I live with.

#6.) I worked a job I hated to make ends meet.
If you can avoid this do it. I worked the worst job ever in order to get money together to get back to the woman I love, it was a mistake and partially one I let myself be pressured into by financial needs and other factors. It’s really hard to say no to someone you love. If I could go back I’d have said no and found a better job. It was one of the worst experiences of my life.

#7.) The bullshit.
People I’ve known for years still trying to bullshit me, I really don’t have the patience for it anymore and these people know I’ll catch them out and yet they still lie. It’s silly because they know I’ll catch them out and I always do. If I don’t figure it out in the first minute, I’ll find out from someone else because people just love to talk. Seriously it’s like they can’t help themselves, everybody’s got an opinion and if you can find a way to make the conversation about them you’ll find out what you want to know rather quickly. You get to a point where you question if people are capable of honesty and then you begin to think aren’t we too old for this bullshit?

#8.)I feel I can’t trust anyone I know enough to talk to them about what’s going on in my head.
Maybe that’s why I blog. Trusting someone is stretch for me right now especially with recent events considered, if the person you really thought you knew and trusted fucked you over when you didn’t trust anyone else like that in the first place, where do you even begin to trust someone again.

#9.)I’m starting to feel like I was stupid and screwed my life up.
Probably shouldn’t have skipped college for love. That and shouldn’t have isolated myself in happiness and let everything else slip. I fucked up right there. Now I’m just kinda fucked.

#10.)A case of Anhedonia
Literally I’m finding no pleasure in anything at this moment, no comfort in anything. Now that I think about it this isn’t a new feeling. Any pleasure I do find is usually fleeting and in the long run does nothing for me.

#11.)A loss of structure.
Being unemployed my life has little structure. I’m usually bored, I hate boredom more than anything in the world. This whole loss of structure in my life has contributed to my unhappiness. It’s also probably why I’m posting on this blog at 3am.

#12.)Nothing interests me.
Nothing is an exaggeration, I have interests like my guitar etc. I rarely find anything that is interesting or challenging or even remotely fun. Everything sucks. I’d love to get a job that interests me but I’m beginning to think having an enjoyable job isn’t possible.

#13.)I find a lot of people boring.
They’re either lying to me or boring me with the latest crap on television or other small talk, all of it meaningless. I’d love to actually have an intelligent conversation with someone or just talk about something of depth. I don’t get that kind of mental stimulation from a person often but it is enjoyable when it does happen. Maybe I need to just meet more people.

#14.)The women in my life
I find certain women like me and they’re always some sort of crazy. Sometimes it’s good crazy but most of the time this isn’t the case. It would be nice to actually have some female company but if it’s gonna come with ten tonnes of baggage then no thanks. I have enough emotional baggage to fill an international terminal right now. I don’t mind helping people with their problems but at this point I’ve got my own shit to deal with. I’m not even sure why I’m likeable to some women but apparently I am. Learning this was strange for me but a boost nonetheless. I’ve distanced myself from every woman who cared about me, looking back this was probably a dick move on my part.

#15.)My life got flipped, turned upside down…
I literally have no idea what I’m going to do with my life now, I had a plan. Annnd it’s gone! I don’t know how I’m going to earn money, what I’m going to do or where I’m going to go. It’s an eerie kind of freedom. I was quite happy with the idea of having children and settling down with the person I loved but yeah I don’t think they will happen anymore. No job, no money, no girlfriend, no cellphone, no friends and now I’ve got to clean up this mess. I understand the phrase ‘a life falling apart’ now.

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I could go on all night but I have to sleep at some point. These are the reasons for why I am unhappy and while I’ll continue to be unhappy until something changes. Unfortunately I can’t change what’s already happened. The things I’ve lost meant everything. That and everything else contributes to my overall misery. Isn’t life just grand?

No, it isn’t.
-Misanthropist.

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Fallout 4

Posted in America, cool stuff, Gaming with tags , , , , , , on November 23, 2013 by MISANTHROPIST

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Now this is a game I’m genuinely excited for. There’s been a lot of speculation with the tweets from three dog’s voice actor which seem to confirm that fallout 4 is underway. Then there’s the survivor 2299 website which is fake and had/still has a lot of people fooled. All of it is hyping people up for the release of this game. Even if the second one was just a clever way of screwing with people. Either way I look forward to this game. I wondered if anyone else here was eagerly awaiting news. Let’s hope it doesn’t go Van Buren on us. I thought I’d also like to add that three dog annoys the living shit out of me.

Misanthropist.

The ghost is haunted by its own shadow.

Posted in America, England, General, Misanthropy, Useless information. with tags , , , , on August 18, 2013 by MISANTHROPIST

That is such a beautiful sentence. It isn’t often that I find beauty in the world. It is also a very apt sentence. I think it accurately sums up the past year of my life. A ghost haunted by my own shadow. A lot has changed in the last year. Things have just started turning around for me but even now there are so many goals I have yet to achieve. I can’t waste any longer on the past. Let things that don’t matter truly slide. Put the past behind me and get my ass into gear. Despite the stress I guess I’m in a better position than I’ve ever been before. Although when I think about it, it doesn’t seem like I’ve come very far and it has been hell getting here. A little progress is better than none. I have a long way to go.

When I examine the myriad of problems in my life there are two that really bother me, the first is none of your damn business but thanks for the concern. What I will say is the situation is improving slowly but surely.  The second one is an issue for me. I remember a time when I was extremely perceptive and I’d say more intelligent that I am right now. I guess it’s like any muscle, if you don’t use it you lose it. I think I can improve it. A simple meeting showed me I still have the gift. I think I’m just going to have to focus more and use it more often. It isn’t serious but it bothers me that I’m not as sharp as I used to be. Maybe if I were I’d be somewhere right now. That’s my own fault really.

I think during that time I always observed any group of people as an outsider because I felt like an outsider, I think that helped me a lot at the time. Then during my journey to America it was the first time I’ve ever felt that happy and contented. I think it was also the first time I felt genuinely accepted. That time was a growing period for me. I’d reached a happy medium where I wanted to socialize but didn’t give a fuck either way. It was nice. Why am I just not interested in meeting new people where I live? I don’t think everyone who lives here is an idiot but there’s a massive majority. When trouble started for me I think I lost that medium. I haven’t really regained it since.

I just can’t find anyone I want to know. Then again work has provided me with a steady stream of new people, most of them are cool people who I’m happy to work beside. I even have my own newbie. I’m fair I saved his ass a few times today because mistakes can cause you to lose your job there. People did the same for me when I started so I guess I’m paying that forward. I’m not one for karma or any of that what comes around goes around stuff, even if it does sometimes seem to be true. Work is abysmal sometimes but it does have a few very slight perks which I take advantage of. It’s nice to be in a position where your job doesn’t really matter to you.

If they fired me tomorrow I’d just thank them for freeing me. I’d miss the money and I’d miss some of the people but other than that I can take or leave it. That’s a bold statement for someone who took so long to find a job. My attitude sucks I am aware of that much but they don’t play by the rules so why should I. At the end of the day I’m doing a job for them, it is getting done on time and correctly. I’m not at fault. The cycle is broken now I can find another job. I don’t care what people say about very few jobs being out there. Once your foot is in the door you’re in the game. It just takes a lot of luck/work and sometimes a little deception to get there. The worst part is none of that should be necessary but welcome the world we live in…

I lost a good friend just over a year ago and the worst part is when someone refuses to communicate with you and yet stays on the fringe of your life. I can’t pretend he isn’t there, I almost never see him but when I do he acts like I’d resort to hitting him or physically attacking him. Then again he is paranoid. I think by now he knows I wouldn’t. He was like a little brother to me. It sucks sometimes but I’m over it, I have other friends. Maybe I haven’t known them as much but despite their faults and mine they’re still around.  If you read back you’ll probably see that it was just one blow after another.

The break up I went through was hard, what’s strange is we’re back together now. It’s a good thing because you don’t meet someone you’re that well matched with very often. She’s been in my life for a long time. I’m no longer afraid of losing her because I already did and she came back. I hate to sound like an ass but I think I knew she would. Another thing, it isn’t familiarity that makes me happy to have her back. I just love her. She hurt me, she got me pretty good actually and she’s living with that now. I don’t try to make her suffer but I do wish she’d been on the other end. Maybe then she’d completely understand. Despite all that happened between us I love her. Even if she didn’t come back I think a part of me always would. To love a person when you hate most of them is a big leap. At least for me.

I think maybe I’m going to need to adapt to all these changes in my life and make more changes. I feel like this is the first step up the ladder. I wouldn’t say I’m worried about the future but I have a lot of thinking and planning to do. Finally on this blog, I think this blog must evolve to, it too must adapt. I don’t know what shape or form this blog will take but when I get some time I want to work on this place and get some decent material posted because lately I haven’t had it in me. I’m either preoccupied or sleeping. I hate having less time to myself. I’ve been messing with the idea of self employment in the future. We’ll see how it goes.

I don’t know if anyone here is aware but Andy Fox has decided to discontinue Misanthropy Today. Probably something to do with him getting on and having children, a job and a life to worry about among other things. His posts over on MT inspired me to start this place. There are clear differences between us if you haven’t noticed. I will say I’m kinda sad to see it go. There was nothing like checking that place every now and then to see if anything was posted. If anyone does go out by California do me a favor and annoy the fuck out of grandpa Foxy for me and maybe he’ll post again… I’ll give you free T-shirts…

A final thing just came to mind. I remember when I used to make jokes about how there was only 3 of you, at one point that was probably true but my readership has definitely grown and in the last year a few of you have even made contact with me. I didn’t expect that. Then again I didn’t expect anyone to find this place interesting. Expect the unexpected and all that noise. Thanks for reading, there will be more to read soon. I promise you that much. I can’t believe I’m still awake after having worked a long shift and 2hrs of sleep. It is nothing short of a miracle I am awake right now.

Misanthropist

The Treyvon Martin Case

Posted in America, Death, England, Legal, Misanthropy, News, People, Social Media, The Internet., The Media, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2013 by MISANTHROPIST

You know something? I really didn’t want to write about this. I didn’t even really follow it but of late the case has been unavoidable even for someone who doesn’t watch the news. By now I’ve heard so many conflicting news stories and accounts its quite hard to make any sense of it at all. I wonder if the case notes are available so I can get some established facts. I have a rough idea but that’s hazy at best. It’s sad that it’s so hard to get reliable information because getting the big scoop was made a competition by greedy bastards in the media. It’s no longer about the facts, it’s about breaking the story before anyone else and reporting things that barely stand as facts. As you can tell I lost faith in the media a long time ago.

This whole case is messed up, I think that even if Treyvon attack Zimmerman his reaction was extreme and beyond the realm of reasonable force. Even if Treyvon was in the wrong in whatever he did, shooting him dead was unwarranted. Nothing in terms of innocence or guilt can be established by any evidence I’ve seen. One thing I will say is that Martin’s race should have nothing to do with this trial unless Zimmerman was heard hurling racial slurs at him before shooting him dead. I mean I’ve seen a lot of people looking at this in terms of a white on black crime when Zimmerman is Hispanic and doesn’t even pass for white.

Some people like to say that they don’t see color but that is crap. Everyone see’s color it’s a visible difference and it isn’t just skin deep, bone structure and facial structure is also visibly different between races, everybody notices that. People laugh and joke to each-other about certain stereotypes every single day, all over the world and in the next breath they’ll try to tell you they don’t see color. The differences are there. Don’t pretend they aren’t. What we should be doing is viewing each-other as human beings. Sure you’re Black, White, Asian, Indian or whatever but you’re a human being. We have differences but we’re all of the same species. We could do to remember that.

The thing that is really annoying the fuck out of me right now is that despite the fact that Zimmerman is Hispanic people view this as a white on black crime because they want to. Certain people seem to want this event to be linked to race. Anyone trying to pull the race card on this one is an idiot. The other thing that annoys me is that you people care so much about this ‘race related crime’ but black guys are dying on the street every day in black on black crime and nobody seems to give a fuck. Does it get National attention? or International attention for that matter? No. People only care because they believe race has something to do with this.

Screw the poor dude whose mother had to work fifty plus hours a week to keep him fed, who suffered because his teachers didn’t give a damn, whose poor education and prospects made it hard to get a job, the man who turned to crime to eat and who was killed on the street over a stupid amount of money or drugs. Or maybe the guy who was robbed at gunpoint for his chains, who decided he wasn’t going to get taken by some punks and was shot dead. No, nobody gives a fuck about those guy. The best part is this doesn’t have to be a black guy I’m talking about, you can apply this concept to any race. People make me sick.

Another thing, why can’t we just use our fists for a fair fight? Or non lethal personal defense weapons?
Why do we resort to guns to solve conflicts? I’m not saying guns are bad here. I enjoy shooting myself and there are situations where you are given no other choice but to resort to lethal force but an unarmed youth attacking you doesn’t warrant that kind of response. Sure whack him with a personal defense weapon but shooting?
The age of fighting fair is long gone it seems. Personally, in exceptionally rare circumstances I will fight someone in defense but even I can’t be sure if the guy I’m about to hit has a knife, any altercation is risky so in my opinion it is best to end it as quickly as possible. Guns on the street are a rarity here as you know but we have a huge knife problem in London.

This case should prompt us to ask real questions about our society and people’s perceptions of race, race related crimes and people’s assumptions. This is a big problem across the board. I find it funny how a case like this brings out the worst in all of us. We can’t come together and make a logical decision about this case from the facts. Everybody can’t help but read into it. I’ve seen white people and black people doing it. It’s sad and it’s why race is still a psychological division. Racial separation exists and will continue to exist in one form or another for a long time, maybe even forever. We as sentient beings have some very fucked up perceptions of each-other, as cliché as this sounds we all bleed red.

Back to the case it seems like Zimmerman is an overzealous asshole, the parts I’ve read about Treyvon telling Zimmerman ‘you’re going to die tonight’ is just Zimmerman’s word. I see he was knocked around pretty bad but I’m sure if Zimmerman had enough time to grab his gun from the holster he most likely could have pointed it at Treyvon. I don’t see Martin going for the gun if it is pointed directly at him. He’s a kid not a navy seal. I don’t really know what to believe but I’m convinced this could have been solved without Martin being killed. If Zimmerman hadn’t followed Martin in the first place this incident could have been avoided in its entirety. Even if Martin was guilty of whatever, he didn’t directly hurt Zimmerman or destroy his property so Zimmerman should let the police do their damn job.

I’m not convinced Treyvon was a saint. No kid is. The more I read it seems like Zimmerman is a wannabe cop. Constantly calling the police and reporting suspicious events, sounds like he was pissed off with crime in his neighborhood and unsuccessfully attempted to take the law into his own hands which resulted in an unlawful killing of a man, innocent or not. I believe Zimmerman should be charged with second degree murder at least since there are so few solid facts. Even if this was in self-defense it was still an unlawful and totally avoidable killing. That is my opinion.

Oh and have you heard everyone suddenly has a law degree?
This case is messed up enough but people’s reactions to it have been completely deplorable people both black and white should be ashamed that they even attempted to pull race into this. I don’t mean all of you but you know the ones, the loud mouthed idiot on Facebook claiming that Zimmerman got away with it because he was white or Zimmerman was right to shoot Treyvon because he was an intimidating black youth in a hood. Isn’t it funny how you’re not only racially stereotyped by so many people, then just to make it even more ridiculous you are automatically a thug because you wear a hood.

We have this problem in England too, for example I can’t go into a mall wearing a hood. There are actually laws against wearing hoods in public areas because people are afraid. That seems to be a main theme too, fear. People are not only afraid of other races but also items of clothing now too! I can’t help but look at this issue as a whole and see how stupid it is, don’t misunderstand that as me saying the whole issue of racism is not a serious thing but what I am saying is that if we didn’t make it such an issue. All of us, then race wouldn’t matter beyond being a physical difference. It would not cause these social issues that we’re seeing now.

I see now more than ever just how pathetic we can be, there’s so much wrong here. This case, people in general. I can’t even be asked to talk about it anymore. It’s just sad. The worst in humanity has come out over the course of this case. Zimmerman killed a man and justice may have failed but this doesn’t warrant people’s extreme reactions. This is sad event the entirety of it from the murder to the trial’s outcome, right through to the extreme reactions and hypocrisy. Like I said before nobody ever got up in arms over the black guy that was shot last night for his chains or because he wore the wrong colors because you all expect that stuff to happen, in fact it seems almost normal. All of you are so desensitized to daily crime and violence that it only matters when people think race was involved. In the words of a friend ‘ why can’t people just leave each-other the fuck alone?’

The thing is he’s right, if people left each-other the fuck alone nobody would be dead right now. People disgust me sometimes. Level with me here: Another Human Being Was Killed That Day. Why should it matter what color he was. He has a family, friends and he has left people behind. Try to remember that.

People are still disgustingly idiotic and hypocritical. That’s news to nobody.
Misanthropist.

Iced coffee.

Posted in America, England, Foods, General with tags , , , , , , , on June 21, 2013 by MISANTHROPIST

I never tried iced coffee until I first traveled to the USA. Once I hit Chicago there was Starbucks, Dunkin Doughnuts and many other places to try coffee from. Being a coffee lover I jumped at the chance to try everything available. This with all the new foods I tried led to me gaining about sixty pounds plus. I did enjoy a lot of Starbucks stuff probably because it’s better than what we get here in the UK but I also recognize that there were better places than Starbucks and Dunkin’ an example is Gloria Jean’s, among others.

I got home to London and I was hit with the problem of unemployment, which sucked and meant I could barely afford to live let alone by coffee from any place other than my local supermarket. That summer was particularly hot and I’d been craving iced coffee as well as Wendy’s, White Castle and every other fast food in the Midwest. I remedied my problem by making it myself, bear in mind I had no blender or anything. After testing a few different types of coffee I found Nescafe’ Gold Blend to be the best all round flavor for making iced coffee.

I make it in various ways, putting the ice in a bag and smashing it with a masonry hammer then making the coffee was the first. Sometimes I’d just make the coffee and leave it in the freezer for a few hours or make the coffee with a little water and cold shaken up milk which made it taste like Monster Hammer. For the best result I usually smash the ice, mix the soluble coffee with sugar and a tiny bit of boiling water, stir with a spoon then add the ice to cool it, shake the milk for froth and add the cold milk to the mix with a bit more ice. That’s a damn good home-made coffee.

All I’ve gotta do now is find those beans infused with Jack Daniels again.
Misanthropist.

On the Connecticut school shooting.

Posted in America, Death, Government/government bodies., Idiotic groups/people, Legal, Misanthropy, People, The Internet., The Media, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 16, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST

On the day of the shooting I was having a pretty normal day until I looked at my Facebook Feed.  A friend I’d met while out drinking in America posted about how he was deeply saddened by a school shooting. I ask a few other people I know from America and I start to get reports that there was a shooting in Connecticut but no real details. I guess everyone was still reeling from what had happened, so I got on the internet and began to search it up. I expected maybe a high-school, technical college or university but not an Elementary School. It’d quickly turn into a dark day for myself and the rest of the world.

It turns out that this one mentally ill guy had decided to take his own mother out and killed a whole bunch of teachers and kids along with her. I find myself asking, how the fuck could you do something like that? I myself hate a lot about people and the world but I could never bring myself to hate children in 99% of cases so it bewilders me how you can be mean to a child let alone shooting one. I just don’t get it. I hear about shootings all the time but it rarely affects me in the way this has. I’m generally angry now, could mental health professionals have helped this guy? Did his mother’s pride or fear stop her from having him evaluated. Generally these behaviors don’t just manifest, there are warning signs. So many questions and so few answers. All I can really say is that this never should have happened. Anywhere. Ever.

I do not personally think that the right to own a weapon or defend yourself should be effected drastically by this tragedy. I think it is time for tighter controls on whom is allowed to own a gun, like a psych evaluation before someone is licensed and over stops and measured to ensure that possessing a gun is made harder to achieve. I know that these people would get a gun somewhere else but I think we should make it harder for those nut-jobs to get a gun legitimately so that no guilt can be place on the government or gun-shops for these tragedies when they do occur. If someone decides to get a gun illegally the fault doesn’t only fall on the murderer but the individual who sold him the weapon as well. I realize that making my views on gun control known at this point in time but I do feel that this tragedy should be something we can at least learn from, even if the lesson is a terrible one and the price so high.

Later on in disbelief I watch Obama’s speech about it and I think I share in the disbelief of the American people on this sad occasion.They were just kids… I really can’t believe someone would actually do this. I’ve heard a lot of words in the wake of this disaster, words of anger, words of despair and words of sorrow and of condolence but of all of them this one makes the most sense to me. This is in response to the question ‘Why did this happen?’ Something we’ve all been wondering.

“It’s because of the way the media reports it, Freeman says. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single *victim* of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he’ll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody. CNN’s article says that if the body count “holds up”, this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer’s face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer’s identity? None that I’ve seen yet. Because they don’t sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you’ve just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next. You can help by forgetting you ever read this man’s name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news.”

This might not cover the reasons for the shootings but whoever this is has a point about how this should be dealt with in terms of reporting it to the public, maybe names shouldn’t be released until after the investigation. The way the Media deals with these situations is just plain wrong, they just want money. I understand that news is a business but its strange to see how their unethical practices don’t just affect celebrities but also victims of terrible shootings. Young victims nonetheless. They sell their stories as informative but really it’s more like gossip for profit, they talk about what is on everyone’s minds, they deliver semi accurate answers to the big questions in society. Then again, why am I surprised? The media have been sickening me since before I can remember.

Later on I was surfing the Internets, as you do, and I came upon a thread that informs me the Westboro Baptist Church is planning to picket the Connecticut victim’s funerals. That instantly pissed me off, how can anyone do this? I know the Westboro Baptists were a bunch of assholes but I didn’t think they’d touch this with a ten foot pole. I learned a lot about them, apparently the higher levels in the church are lawyers and they pay for their little ‘protests’ when people react and punch them in the face, which we’re in no doubt that they deserve, they file suits and sue this funds their outings. People wanted to beat them, shoot them, have the police remove them among many other colorful things involving ‘crucifying the bastards.’  I cannot blame these people for their anger, it is justified. Ignoring them would only work half of the time but whatever you do they’ll get attention because of……….The Media, you guessed it!

I began to wonder if a local emergency law could be passed banning protests. Even better if Obama could give a speech at the funeral service, I’m sure you aren’t able to protest within the vicinity of the President or Secret Service. Either way something has to be done. Then we had people defending the right to free speech under the first amendment, not because they supported the church but because they were afraid of their right to free speech would be taken away. I had someone arguing that if WBC were escorted out of the vicinity of the media and the grieving families then what would stop this happening to anyone else. I fail to see how a one time event would impact your civil liberties you concerned ass. In case you forgot a lot of people, kids and adults died and are being laid to rest, I think you can make a little concession for a few damn hours to let these people have closure and peace. It doesn’t take a psychologist to tell you that WBC members protesting at their funerals will have a general negative impacts.

When does Free Speech become a Hate speech?
It doesn’t take a genius to see that the Westboro Baptist Church is a hate group and should be treated as such. They target anyone to get publicity. I’d go as far as to call them opportunist vermin. How can we possibly protect such profanity and bullshit under free speech. It shouldn’t happen but I’m bracing myself for the possibility it will. I hope not, for the parents, for the children, for the relatives and for everyone. They’re not the smartest at WBC but they should be smarter than to fuck with grieving men and woman who have just lost children. I don’t condone violence against these fucking idiots but what they get is what they deserve.  They’re disgusting and its an outrage that they should be able to protest a funeral at all.

On a positive note Anonymous have posted details of the WBC online, so they’ll be getting a call from anonymous at some point soon. I do not condone illegal activities but I cannot help but empathize with their cause.

My misanthropy has hit a high listening to people dither around when there is a clear answer to what must be done here, the solutions and safeguards are available but nobody is implementing. Suddenly we are worried about the rights of a hate group over the rights of the grieving families dealing with the aftermath of a massacre. It’s really disgusting to me. Other than that it is just sad, a terrible thing that never should have happened. One thing that did shine through was the actions of that teacher who hid her class and sacrificed herself in order to save the children. It convinces me that despite the nut-jobs, assholes and detritus there are some good people in the world. I honestly wish I had never read that first Facebook post of the day.

Misanthropist.

Ho Ho Fuckin’ Ho

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It’s that time of year again, Christmas is fast approaching and someone at payroll thought it’d be an awesome idea to pay everyone on December 21st leaving everyone at the work place with about 3 days to do Christmas shopping. What does this mean for me?
It means that I’m going to be running around like a tit in a trance trying to secure a turkey and the various components of Christmas meal, not to mention the copious amounts of alcohol required to sit through bullshit Christmas TV that hasn’t changed a bit since I was 9 years old. To sum all this up I am not feeling festive at all.

grumpy-cat-christmas-card-memeIt will be a little different this year, one way is that I will be with my family which isn’t as bad as it sounds. The second thing is that we can finally confirm that my sister is not a lesbian as I have long suspected, (Not that I’d have any problem with that, it’s just that the large amount of lesbian jokes I’ve been saving are now useless) she is bringing her boyfriend over for dinner and a few drinks. I am thankful for one thing, Christmas for me doesn’t involve my extended family shitting on my life choices over cheap champagne. I am lucky to not have to deal with my extended family, they either hate us, don’t care or think they’re better than us which is laughable to me.

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One thing that is going to suck is my SO being so far away. That will be the single worst thing about this Christmas, it will suck but I will have to grin and bear it. Back to the craziness, I have to somehow reserve a turkey. Get all the other ingredients and secure the alcoholic beverages all while paying the rent/taxes/bills/everything else because the local authority will give no quarter. They’d rather see us homeless than receive their money a little late. So that effectively cuts my four days into two or maybe even one making everything much harder than it needs to be. As everyone over the age of 18 knows, Christmas doesn’t just happen adults bust their asses to make this one day run smoothly so please if you walk into your parents bedroom and see them snorting Zoloft be understanding and supportive.

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To make everything worse, in the biggest dick move possible, gas companies have upped their prices just before Christmas. To explain this before Americans get confused: When I say gas I refer to the gas that our stoves runs off and not the gas you put in your car. Anyway where I’m from gas is metered, you have a card and you put money on it and insert it into the meter which then allows you to heat your home until it runs out. With gas prices increased the money on your meter doesn’t last as long meaning you’re in the fucking cold if you don’t have money. It’s happened to us many times in the last month. All of this means that everyone is spending more on gas on top of extortionate rent rates and other fees leaving less for Christmas. Fuck British Gas. Seriously. Their actions are criminal.
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It’s December 10th right now and I can’t wait for it to be over. For me, the magic of Christmas in long dead. The most magical it gets for me is that delirium I enter after that 5th drink and a few hours of over eating. The more time I spend in this country the more I hate it. It just feels as if the bank account is being fucked from all angles. By the government, the local government, Gas companies, Electric companies and whoever else can charge for whatever sub-par service they offer. Sure things could be worse but not by much. A lot needs to change in this country and it needs to change soon. I know this man isn’t the root cause but he is a major factor in the clusterfuck this country has become. This is why we can’t have nice things:
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You may be wondering why David Cameron is drawn with an eye patch and bond villain beard holding a knife in a threatening ‘your money or your life’ type gesture. It’s because he is robbing us. I was never a huge fan of Tony Blair or Labour but dare I say it, we would have been better off under Labour. They did a lot wrong but they also did a lot right and they actually gave a fuck about the people who struggle to pay the rent and put food on the table. Nick Clegg has shown himself to be highly ineffective. I can see myself voting Labour in the next election. Hell I can see myself voting for anyone who can get this waste of space out of political office.

Santa is earning his glass of whiskey and bakewell tarts this year and Rudolph and co are going to need a heavy dose of SSRI’s for the PTSD that this year’s Christmas rush is going to produce. It’s a damn good thing we don’t get presents anymore or this whole thing would be even more difficult than it already is.

Peace on earth, Goodwill to all men and all of that idealistic bollocks.
Misanthropist.

P.S. I shit candy canes and festivity right now…