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ISIS, UK Govt dealing with extremism.

Posted in England, Government/government bodies., Misanthropy, People, Politics, rights, Unpopular Opinions. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 25, 2014 by MISANTHROPIST

Now I don’t usually get into politics, wars, religion and things like that unless I’m outwardly chucking salt but this time it is different, this is important. I posted this up on Facebook and there was little to no attention paid to it which is sad because it means my peers aren’t educated enough to understand the far-reaching implications of this issue, and if they are unable or more so unwilling to understand and engage these issues we’re already fucked. Mine is a generation of apathy for which we may all pay the price one day in the future.

Recently my Government proposed laws to bar people who fought for the Islamic State from returning to Britain. Many people are outraged and I understand that sentiment, a lot of us are angry and even I myself was swept into this line of thought. It does seem like a good idea when in fact it is far from it. People, including myself, have reacted emotionally and not rationally to this issue. When I actually stand back and realize what a terrible idea this is I cannot help but wonder if this is an attempt by the current government to gain the popular vote for the upcoming elections or just a misguided attempt to deal with a problem that by all accounts has grown out of control.

So where to begin? Let’s start simple shall we?
By not allowing these people to return home because we assume they are terrorists we are casting aside due process and the right to be innocent until proven guilty. If we allow this to happen we are directly contributing to the erosion of our civil liberties/rights. I know many would argue that terrorists don’t have civil/human rights but there’s the rule of all or none. If we forfeit the rights of others then we are in effect forfeiting our own. It’s all well and good when it is a suspected terrorist or someone who is suspected to have engaged in war crimes but what happens when it is one of our own? When the individual is in fact innocent or there a case of mistaken identity? By that time it will not matter because we’ve discarded the processes put in place to protect us, by then we’re already screwed. And that aside, governments have never abused their power before right?

These people are citizens of the United Kingdom, in being citizens they are subject to the laws of our nation. We cannot just ignore or export the problem, they were born and raised in the UK and it is our responsibility to deal with them appropriately. Also a lot of people here maintain an attitude towards those living in ISIS held territory that pertains to ‘They aren’t us, fuck them, let them fend for themselves.’ If you open your eyes, aside from skin colour and religion they are you. Those people are human beings and we have a responsibility to them, nobody deserves to have to put up with this sort of shit. Many people maintain the simplistic view that our money should not be spent feeding, housing and clothing these individuals in one of many wonderful prison facilities across the land but if that is the case then what do they propose we do allow them to run around in their sandbox to rape and murder at will? I’d much rather they be locked away where they can be of no further to anyone.

A lot of people also argue against attempts at radicalization/rehabilitation, many of them not realizing that a lot of the individuals who travelled overseas originally did so to fight against an opressive regime. Others did leave with the intention of fighting for ISIS but when they got there it wasn’t what the believed it would be, such is the folly of idealists. Many have tried to return home, few people actually have the stomach for war let alone outright genocide of a people. That isn’t to say we should feel sorry for them or they should not be punished, they deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of our laws. Again, we should deal with our problem. When you do not allow these individuals to return home they becomes stateless and in making them stateless we create much more than an individual who make a huge fucking mistake, we create a desperate situation that can only lead to more violence. We create an enemy of the state with no other option but to fight against us.

Even without considering those points allowing them to return home and monitoring their activities would provide valuable intelligence in our fight against ISIS. Another main point of this post is that there are many more intelligent ways of dealing with our current situation. Barring them from reentering the United Kingdom is the absolute wrong answer. If this isn’t a misguided attempt at dealing with our problem and rather an attempt to gain the popular vote then our leadership is even more incompetent than I ever imagined, dangerously so. The fact that many of my contemporaries don’t understand or are indifferent to my points about civil liberties is saddening. It basically means we’re already waiting to get fucked. I can understand people being angry and reacting emotionally to what is a barbaric and desperate situation but what I cannot understand nor forgive is the indifference, that is worse than the stupidity. That indifference has allowed some of the greatest evils in history.

People are stupid, our government more so and I have very little faith in my generation. Either way this is our problem and it’s about time we dealt with it, intelligently and precisely.
-Misanthropist.

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Religious debates

Posted in Idiotic groups/people, Misanthropy, People, The Internet., Uncategorized, Unpopular Opinions. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 29, 2013 by MISANTHROPIST

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People always say that one should never discuss religion or politics with others for fear of causing some form of shit or malice between the two parties involved. I think this is a pile of crap, I used to be the kind of person that enjoy religious debate but that was back in a time where one could have a civilized debate on this subject without calling a theist an idiot for believing in god or an atheist a fag loving satanist who is going to hell.

I had many good debates with theists and atheists alike, to be honest I’ve never been struck on the idea of an omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent being. But that’s just like my opinion man. Some people like this idea, whole-heartedly believe it and find it comforting and I respect that. Despite not believing in god I can’t jump on the atheist band wagon and attempt to shit all over every theist I ever meet.

It doesn’t matter whether you’re wrong or right, by engaging in this behavior you have proven only one thing beyond reasonable doubt. You have proved you are a very weak-minded and willed individual. I and every other reasonable person looks upon you with scorn, if there is a god above and I’m wrong I bet even he looks upon you with a degree of scorn, his hand cupping his furrowed brow thinking to himself ‘where did I go wrong with this one?’

These kind of atheists are sad, little people. Don’t get me wrong there are sad people on both sides of the debate but for all their claims of being intelligent and reasonable individuals they can still partake in this kind of hypocrisy, the very intolerance they denounce. The thing that kills me, like splits my sides is that no matter how hard you all curse, bitch and moan you’ll never know the answer till its too late and either way it won’t matter by then. What’s the point of debating it?

I wouldn’t waste my time on this rock because, though you call it a debate it is more of a pissing contest nowadays. I would go as far as to say that those people that call themselves atheists and engage in these kinds of debates are an embarrassment and the reason why I will never call myself an atheist. Yes it is a perfect term to describe my godlessness but the negativity and idiots associated with it prevent me from ever wanting to be a part of the mainstream’s idea of atheism.

If anyone requires an example or field-specimen of this sub-species of atheist you could head on over to r/atheism over at Reddit and get a good idea of what I’m talking about.
These kind of atheists, their theist counterparts and general stupidity (not being able to partake in a debate without attacking ones opponent) is why I don’t involve myself in any kind of religious debate.

So if we could get an answer from someone who isn’t a complete retard?

That’d be nice,
Misanthropist.

Sunday 2: Ranted (R)

Posted in America, England, Foods, General, How to lose friends and offend people, Idiotic groups/people, London 2012, Love, Men, Misanthropy, Music, People, Technology, The Internet., TV, Uncategorized, Unpopular Opinions., Useless information. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST

 

It’s Sunday again and in a few hours, while half of Britain is violently masturbating to Songs of praise I will be fucking bored out of my mind as on any normal Sunday. The fact that Sunday is shit coupled with my fucking oven dying on me and having no money means that this Sunday will be especially shit, a Sunday of Sundays if you will. If my friend is busy with his girlfriend and my significant other is busy I am what is known as fucked.

I’m reviewing for you and myself what I can do tomorrow. The weather is shit which has never stopped me before but my friends are also shit which has stopped me many-a-time, so going out is a no. I have no money so anything involving money including eating a nice meal or getting drunk off my ass is out of the question. I began considering kicking children but alas there are none around and I’m told that it’s cruel and the screams are not of enjoyment but pain. The TV is a pile of wank as always. Why do you even have to pay to view it. It isn’t like there’s ever anything on unless you’re fond of jersey shore or shitty soaps that are, for some reason, a national favorite.

There’s fuck all to do except grill chicken, at least there’s the internet with all of it’s idiots, pornography and cat videos. What a good time that’ll be. I can watch porn while laughing at cats, give me a bottle of cider, some cheap cigarettes and fake designer clothes and I’ll just join the unwashed masses who have no idea what voting is let alone how to vote. The furthest ahead they can plan is to try to tell me they need a pound to see their daughter in hospital.

This man was obviously lying to me so I said if that was my daughter was hospitalized I wouldn’t be stopping to beg for change. I’d be hauling ass down to the hospital. By the way I’m not that much of a dick, I know he was lying because this is a regular thing. I straight away tell him to fuck off when he asks me for money nowadays.

I guess the point of this post is that tomorrow is going to be one hell of a shitty day. I’m writing this to reveal to you a microcosm of my shitty existence right now. If it wasn’t for the lucky lady who  puts up with my shit I’d have gone crazy a long time ago. I’d like to have kids but I’m really not ready yet but when I am and they arrive I’m keeping them far away from this shit-hole. I’ll tell them stories about it before bed and they’ll wake me up with nightmares about Burberry-clad chavs chugging liter after liter of cider and trying to ‘borrow’ a cigarette from you.

When the time comes and I have enough money I think I’m going to do something special every Sunday. Later in life I think I will take Sundays to do something special with my children. Their mother is going to make them go to church till they’re 18 as a sort of tradition until they’re old enough to make their own decision. Which is when I will turn them to the dark side. Nobody should have to wake up that early on a Sunday, not even god if he’s there listening. I might take them for ice-cream or all of us for a meal. We also agreed that our children will attend no church activities without their mother because I’m uncomfortable with the prospect of my children being molested. Misanthropy= distrust+News reports=No fucking way.

Since we’re on this subject, family life is different in America. At least in the middle class. I love how family will go out for meals. The American family is still pretty strong compared to here. I enjoy the closeness for the most part. It awesome that these people can and want to spend time together. It’s nice. I have no contact with most of my immediate family and all my extended family. I wouldn’t change that though. Coming from a lower class background I am instantly better off in America. The money goes further and family don’t need to live by the paycheck. It’s nice to be able to want something and have the change in your pocket to go get it.

If I don’t change it Sunday will forever be a shitty day in my mind, as soon as I have the power I will change that. It looks like my Sunday will be full of guitar. At least it’s productive. That and the company of the lucky woman who gets to hear my bitch about my day should get me by. This has been a weird rant and thanks for sticking with me through laughing, cringing or being outright offended. All this bullshit and I can’t even have a damn cigarette.
Misanthropist.

No gods, No Masters.

Posted in animals, Death, Misanthropy, People, Technology, The Internet. with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST
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I haven’t really posted much lately, I’ve neglected this blog a bit. To be honest I’ve been putting plans into place to improve my own life and I just haven’t had the time or motivation to post. Then I came upon a little gem on Facebook. Somebody I know from the god old days of the internet was talking about how the media and his black friends had caused him to think little of using the N word. Some of the guys didn’t care and others were offended. The ones who got offended were debated by others who claimed that black people weren’t the only slaves and that slavery continues to this day under in various different forms. A little off topic but this got me thinking about humanity and our future as well as our past. We’re making slow leaps forward and it seems that in the distant future we’ll be traveling through space, exploring distant planets and making contact with other species. It really got my mind running.

Throughout our history as a species we’ve achieved much, in reality we’ve learned very little from our experiences. One thing we’re extremely proficient at is killing and destruction. The most beneficial advances we’ve made have come out of death and destruction. We’ve been killing since before we walked upright. We’ve always killed and been able to justify it to ourselves in one way or another, on both micro and macro scales. In fact destruction is ingrained into our psyche it is intrinsic one could even argue that killing and destroying is a large part of what it means to be a human being. We may not mean to do these things but we need to in order to survive. We put our survival before all else as would any other animal anywhere on the planet. As a species the only thing we’re really proficient at is killing and we’ve put our skills to good use across the ages in order to dominate the planet.

We try to sell ourselves as some kind of higher being when in fact we’re worse than animals. What kind of cruel god would unleash such hell on the universe? We crawled out from under a rock, discovered the use of fire and then invented the wheel after that we set about killing anything and everything, for food, out of hatred and even for sport. Think of everything we’ve done without justifying it to yourself then tell me there’s a god. If there is he’s one sick puppy. I quite like Agent Smith’s quote from the matrix and his comparison of humanity to a virus, a cancer. He isn’t exactly far off. We’ve killed of entire species, if you think about it we are the single most destructive force on the planet. Our very existence entails destruction as a means of survival. Destruction of the environment, other species and even ourselves. We’ve never quite moved away from this and I doubt we ever will.

We seem to justify our actions by saying we are superior to other species and dehumanizing members of our own species over tiny differences like the amount of melanin in our skin or whatever fictional deity we choose to believe in. For such highly evolved and intelligent animals we’re sheep, choosing to slaughter because we have been tricked and guided by a few intelligent individuals into believing that their will is gods. It sickens me to be honest. I’m hoping that in the future we die with this planet, for the sake of the universe and whatever sentient life resides beyond our solar system. If we don’t run into something more deadly and intelligent than ourselves we will spread across the universe replicating and destroying until there is nothing left, the probably turn on ourselves. You’ve seen Independence Day? Where one of them says that these aliens move from planet to planet wiping out the indigenous populations, stripping the planet of its resources then moving on to the next one. Somewhere in the future to another species, on another planet, we’re going to be those aliens.

There’s ample evidence of this kind of behavior in our history, indigenous holocaust, slavery, taking advantage of less worldly cultures. You only have to read history books to see that. As we set off into the unknown who knows what horrors could await us or await the first species we come into contact with and all alien species after them. Holocaust, slavery, indiscriminate murder, plundering and rape of lands and civilizations. If we can do this to our own then we can do it to anyone. Human greed will prevail in the future, we have very fickle consciences. We can dehumanize a human so why not something that isn’t even close. It could be more intelligent, peaceful and beneficial but to us it will always be less than human.

Even if it isn’t all out war we’d take advantage of them through trade as we did with other indigenous cultures and if we can take our own species as slaves and dominate animals on earth what stops us from doing the same as we move across the galaxy. Our future is set in our history, history is set to repeat itself proving that for all of our effort and experience we’ve learned nothing. The best the universe can hope for is our complete destruction or like any virus we will move from planet to planet stripping it of its resources, multiplying and destroying anything that lies in our wake. People often argue that we know better and that is exactly my point. We do know better than that but will it stop us, I think not. I could go into more detail here but I don’t think I need too. We all know what happened to Africans when we arrived, killed and enslaved. We’ve seen what happened to the Native Americans, a husk of their former glory because of European greed and Manifest destiny. Another example would be what the Spanish did to the South American cultures. Regarding our contact with alien worlds a few of you are probably thinking about the procedures we have in place to stop this kind of thing happening. Where this may be effective for micro contact of a few individuals it will not be as effective on a macro scale when we have millions of humans in space. We simply cannot rely on ourselves not to do such things. If we need technology we will wheel and deal in order to get it and later destroy those who trusted us with it because that’s the way we think and the kind of species we are.

Our superiority complex and our belief in manifest destiny are dangerous things. Especially when translated and carried through time and space to a distant world. It will either lead to total domination of everything within our ever-expanding vicinity or our total destruction. Our drive to dominate will be the death of our species or a horror story on some far off alien world. You can almost imagine an alien civilization looking to the skies preparing for the incoming horror they’ve been told about. A species so destructive and so predatory that it will not stop until it is either severely weakened or completely destroyed. Once we’ve finished petty squabbles between ourselves and stripped our planet of everything useful we’ll look into space for new and exciting opportunities. The other thing that makes me think that it is inevitable is that our star will not last forever. It will burn out destroying our world and the planets around it. We have a few billion years before this happens. If we can achieve so much in such a short time, the blink of an eye in the universe, then we can certainly develop the technology to travel forward into the unknown and do it all again.

Misanthropist.