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The Ebola Virus

Posted in Death, Medical, Misanthropy, News, People, The Media, Travel, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 22, 2014 by MISANTHROPIST

Before we get into this post it is important that you understand what the Ebola virus disease is. It’s pretty damn scary I’ll give you that but not quite as scary as the media would have you believe. EVD is a serious illness that requires a serious response from healthcare providers, most of them poorly equipped and trained to deal with it. Nobody expected the outbreak to spread this far but with the advent of air travel disease pandemics are a stark reality that we should, by now, be prepared for. The Ebola Virus Disease, or EVD for short, is a disease that affects primates caused by the Ebola filovirus. Symptoms start between two to twenty-one days after contracting the virus, with a fever, sore throat, muscle pain, and headaches. Typically, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash follow, along with decreased function of the liver and kidneys. Around this time, affected people may begin to bleed both within the body and externally.

That said the hollywood bleeding from all orifices image you have in your head right now is a pretty rare occurrence, I read somewhere that it happens in very few cases. Bleeding does happen but it is rarely the horror movie-esque vision we’ve all come to associate with contracting EVD. The main thing that scares people is the lethality of this virus which is up to 70%. Usually this would be a blessing in disguise in that the virus would not spread very far but in the modern world the long onset of symptoms actually works in the virus favour. Think about it, how far could you travel by air within 20 days? An outbreak in Africa could reach Europe in that time and begin a brand new outbreak half way across the globe. Luckily the person isn’t very infectious before the onset of symptoms. If it was infectious before symptoms presented then the lethality of EVD would be unprecedented.

It is actually highly unlikely that a widespread outbreak would occur in Europe or the USA because of advanced medical infrastructure, sadly Africa will not fare as well. Another thing that is unfortunate is that due to the nature of the disease healthcare providers are the ones at the highest risk of contracting EVD, as we’ve seen recently in Europe and Africa it is usually the Doctors and Nurses who suffer at the hands of EVD when carrying out vital work to stabilize their patients.  One thing that really gets me is that the worlds response to Ebola has been piss poor. Nobody gave a damn when this began and now it’s on our doorstep, only now are we working toward a vaccine and/or cure for it. I’m guessing it was assumed it would burn out much like previous outbreaks. Well it didn’t and here we are, it angers me slightly that nobody is concerned until it is on their doorstep. Such is humanity.

I can’t believe how twisted some people’s perceptions have become, whether it’s from sensationalist headlines of blatant prejudice. The media’s understanding of EVD seems to be largely hollywood and if the media are being so blatantly idiotic I probably shouldn’t expect individuals to be much better, especially the uneducated ones. Most people are unaware that you’re more likely to die of aids than Ebola. I’ve heard all sorts of shit, mostly racist shit from idiots talking as if Africans are to blame for a virus that has been around for a long time, accusing Africans of bestiality and saying the Ebola serves them right. I can hardly believe my ears at times. I’ve even heard people talking of glassing Africa in general. Then again the stupidity isn’t exclusive of white people. Many uneducated Africans don’t even believe Ebola exists because they can’t see it, yet they believe in god. Double standards much? People in the in Europe and the US don’t have the excuse of lacking education though.

Many people fail to understand the reasons behind the latest Ebola outbreak, even the ones who aren’t stupid are plain ignorant of the situation in West Africa. Make no mistake, it is an absolute clusterfuck. I’ll try to explain it the best I can. The economic situation in many parts of Africa is pretty dire, so much so that many people cannot afford farmed meat. A traditional market exists for bushmeat which has boomed in the wake to economic downturn, after all, people need to eat and nobody expects them to starve. Traditionally the people who collect bushmeat are highly knowledgable of the animals they are collecting, they would spot a diseased animal and avoid it. With the boom in the bushmeat industry greedy or just plain desperate individuals have entered the industry who lack the specialist knowledge of the veterans and from that you get people picking up diseased meat.

In most cases it isn’t a problem if it is prepared properly but with something like EVD if you cut yourself while preparing the meat you contract Ebola. Back to the economic situation, Africa is ill-prepared to deal with something like Ebola. They lack equipment and training which leads to healthcare providers becoming infected. Healthcare workers dying means less people to treat the disease. It is unfortunate but the situation in Africa is becoming unmanageable if it isn’t already out of control. What doesn’t help, again, is the lack of education and suspicious nature of the locals. Surely you’ve heard of the people who broke into the Ebola clinics and stole soiled bedding while releasing patients into a ghetto who will inevitably infect others in such cramped conditions. The whole situation is a clusterfuck and if we had gotten on top of it when it began we wouldn’t have three thousand plus dead on our hands.

I could hardly believe what I was seeing when a Fox News anchor was the voice of reason regarding the Ebola outbreak. That was something I thought I’d never see in my life time. Pigs can fly. I read somewhere that this Ebola outbreak started in 2013, so why does it take till 2014 and thousands of deaths to do something about it. That piss poor response coupled with people’s prejudices really annoys me. I’ve never been so ashamed of the people I live around. Is that person really promoting a genocidal ideology to stop the spread of Ebola? Their grandparents thought against fascism and this sort of shit and there they are condoning it. Ebola doesn’t discriminate, people do that. Shit like this feeds my misanthropy, there’s a part of me that believes the world would be a better place if they contracted Ebola but as I mentioned before Ebola won’t go out of its way to kill idiots.

I can only hope that we learn from this outbreak, lest it happen again with something far more contagious and lethal. This post probably came out nothing like I wanted it to be due to my becoming pissed off half way through writing it. I’ve wanted to write this for a while but couldn’t find a way to word it or set out the post.
-Misanthropist.

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The place that I live in.

Posted in England with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2014 by MISANTHROPIST

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Hard to believe considering my proximity to London. You’d think that there would be more to do here but there isn’t really unless you have money and even then for anything decent you’d have to travel outside the immediate area either into or further away from London. Personally I hate clubs and movie theaters. I don’t feel like hanging around on the streets drinking and smoking. Been there, done that and got the t-shirt. I could go outside and walk or something, the weather is actually good today. It has been shitty for what feels like months, even on a day like this what would I even do outside. Come to think of it the last generation of men around here must have been bored as hell. I remember all the old boys I used to drink with, it seemed all they did was work, go home, eat dinner and go down to the pub. I feel kinda lucky to have the internet now, as much as I complain about it.

I mean if I did just give up and decide to go drinking there isn’t even a decent pub or bar around here. We’ve got the cocaine rodeo just a short walk away, The Pit where all of the scum of the earth go to drink. Basically every pub around here is dodgy. If it wasn’t bad enough that there’s shit all to do here there’s the people. The wannabe thugs, drug dealers, dumb ass kids, transients and people begging for money ‘insert sob story here’ who just go spend it on beer. It’s like London took all of its worst residents and dumped them in one place. I’m sure there are decent people here but I’ve never seen them. To make this place even worse everything is just a little less expensive than central London. We’re paying high rates for the shit hole we live in. Another thing, around here, where would I even meet people, where would I find anyone worth meeting?

As soon as my situation allows it I’d like to relocate. First out of here and then maybe out of England. Sure I have no money at the moment but I also have no ties, I can go anywhere or do anything I please as long as I have the money to fund it. I’ve thought about traveling around Europe a bit and going back to the USA at some point, this time I’d go down south. I definitely want to see the Aurora Borealis. A friend of mine relocated to Germany and says he loves it there, more opportunities and a better life in general. Even though this place is my home and sometimes I’m amused by things that happen and people here I still hate this place it’s just a boring, dead, shit hole. It could always be worse I’m sure but I do think London and it’s suburbs are a miserable place to live.
-Misanthropist

E-cigarettes. Cigarettes, Nicotine… what’s the difference?

Posted in Government/government bodies., Legal, Medical, Smoking, Technology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2014 by MISANTHROPIST

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Recently I’ve thought a bit about quitting, the financial benefits would be good and the health benefits even better. Somebody once said to me, on gambling, quit while you’re ahead. Maybe that would be wisest. My thoughts about quitting were all well and good until one day my friend, who is soon to be a father, came over and started puffing on an E-cigarette, first time I actually tried one. Not bad to be honest. I began to consider using them as an aid to quitting. Thinking hey, I’m still getting the nicotine while avoiding more harmful chemicals that are in cigarettes.  As my consideration became more and more serious I decided to do what most people with half a brain would do, research. I’d looked up similar products when they first became available.

There were two issues I was aware of one of those is nicotine overdose, pretty easy to avoid but you really do have to make yourself stop puffing on it as it doesn’t burn down. Avoiding that is common sense, some people lack that but what can you do? The second which was a real issue was cheap products coming from china, low quality heating element could cause a problem if it flaked and entered the lungs. This can be avoided by buying higher end E-cigarettes. As with anything the price paid usually dictates the quality of the product. These were two issues that could pretty easily be avoided but another bothered me slightly, something I’ve been saying for a little while now: The possible ill effects of ‘vaping’ may not materialize for decade or so. With renewed interest I did a second more-thorough round of research.

Firstly a little Google because well even I can be lazy sometimes. I quickly noticed that E-cigarettes aren’t approved by the FDA or any other organization, to be honest it is way too soon for these things to be approved and marked safe for use as an aid to quitting. I kinda expected that with the limited time they’ve been widely available. Second place I looked I wasn’t so lazy, I do love The Lancet. It was very informative as was my third stop CDC. Some new facts came to light about quality of manufacture not being anywhere near consistent and the cartridges containing Formaldehyde and other carcinogens. Strange for me to be concerned about really considering the crap I already put in my body.

I only ever looked at E-cigarettes from my own perspective, as an aid to quitting or at the very least a safer delivery system for a very addictive drug. The CDC had mentioned a number of younger people finding E-cigarettes attractive also a percentage that had never smoked but tried E-cigarettes. There’s now this moral quandary as to whether the whole concept of making a very addictive substance more widely available and appealing to younger people. My real issue with them is the lack of regulation. Apparently the United Kingdom and EU, doing it right for once, are planning on regulating E-cigarettes as they would any medicine. There are fears that this would push prices up and make what could be a safer alternative to smoking, less accessible. It seems that in general everybody is on the fence. Honestly I wish I had the equipment to test a batch of E-liquid.

Nothing is conclusive but from what I’ve seen E-cigarettes appear to be somewhat effective at helping people towards quitting. Then there was that other thing The Lancet mentioned about the tobacco companies having huge stakes in E-Cigarettes. It argues that approving and regulating them could lead to the renormalization of smoking habits which would in effect go against everything the worlds various health services and numerous campaigners have worked for. As I mentioned my main problem is the quality and pharmacology of the liquid. I never much liked the idea of breathing in ‘aerosol and other additives’ that’s a little to vague for me. I like that it says ‘CONTAINS HYDROGEN CYANIDE, BENZINE…’ on my cigarette packet. It isn’t pleasant but it is honest. I value honesty especially if I’m choosing to poison myself with your particular brand.

You can also get a widely variable dosage from each cartridge. Nicotine can be lethal might I remind you, I’m guessing that liquid would be a decent purity if not high purity so an accidental overdose is quite possible as mentioned by both the CDC and Lancet. Suddenly this ‘safer alternative is looking very risky. The CDC takes such wonderful field notes, I read about genotoxins, and animal carcinogens which is always a good time. The article implied that there are ‘therapeutic E-cigarettes’ that are regulated. I’ll have to look into that. There’s also the increased risk of a cardiac event which is usually associated with the usage of nicotine.

It appears to me that if they were regulated or I could purchase quality E-liquid they would be a viable solution to my habit. Due to unknown associated health risks I’d probably only use them for a short amount of time before complete cessation. That seems like the smartest idea other than writing them off as too risky. A man who inhales over 4000 toxic chemicals on a regular basis is suddenly concerned about one or two. Doesn’t make much sense really. I think I’ll have to look into the therapeutic E-cigarettes. If I have to spend a little more for quality I don’t really mind. Either way it’ll be less than I’m currently spending on tobacco. Prices are ridiculous nowadays.

From one gamble to another it seems.
-Misanthropist

Classy as F**k

Posted in Misanthropy, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by MISANTHROPIST

It’s funny, you always see the real scumbags at either a Wedding or a Funeral. In this case it was a funeral. Nelson Mandela’s funeral to be exact. Before I begin I actually feel for his wife, she didn’t seem to be feeling the spirit at the celebration of his life and I don’t blame her. That funeral wasn’t about the man himself, for the international community it was about who could be seen there as evidenced by the classy selfies everyone was taking. If I took a selfie at a funeral I’d be removed from premises. Stay classy world leaders, I am actually pretty annoyed by this to say it politely. Since when has it been okay to take selfies at a funeral?

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David ‘1984’ Cameron, Barack Obama and the Dutch PM who I could care less about are actually pretty disgusting. Note Michelle Obama’s face during this picture. I always took her as a miserable person and maybe a little jealous of her husband getting female attention but in this context I thought about it. I’m kinda hoping that the face she was making was one of disapproval toward her husbands idiotic behavior. If this wasn’t bad enough there’s the ‘translator’ for the deaf who was just making it up as he went along. That’s pretty sickening but I know that people aren’t above capitalizing on somebody’s death. The company disappeared shortly after questions were raised about the credibility of the translator.

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Then there’s my favorite person. Bono. He made sure he was seen, next to George W Bush of all people. Loving that contrast, maybe that can be his next album cover. I hate that man with the burning fire of a thousand suns for reasons innumerable. As if all of this wasn’t bad enough Kanye tweeted some mindless crap about him being the Mandela of his generation. What a big-headed ass. If he accomplishes, in his lifetime, half of what Mandela attempted to accomplish then I’ll shut my mouth but we all know that isn’t going to happen. Kanye is right up there with Bono on my list.

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I never though much of Michelle Obama but if I’m correct about what I said earlier then she may be one of the few decent people at this event. She could just be pissed about her husband’s ‘flirting’ but I hope I was right. Then again just because you want to believe the best about people doesn’t make it true. When did this become less about a man and his life’s work and more about exposure? It makes me sick. I’m not surprised by it at all but I do think it’s disrespectful as hell. I mean these are the people we idolize? Are we really making the right choice here? These people run our countries. Are you sure these are the right men and women for the job? And what does this say about us?

This funeral wasn’t about Mandela it was about being seen at Mandela’s funeral. Where’s the decency. If you want exposure Bono give your wealth to the third world you claim to care so much about and how about that second 747 you use just for your equipment? David Cameron has enough exposure for being an impotent and idiotic leader, Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America. I’m sure if he took a crap at a Wendy’s it’d be on the evening news. I remember something similar to this happening with a guy I knew. We were acquaintances, not friends and when he died lots of people attended his funeral. Some he didn’t even like.

I didn’t attend myself because I thought it would be disrespectful to pretend like we were close friends just because he had passed. I instead offered my condolences to his family and I frequently ask his mother how she’s doing. If I have the sense to know that attending the funeral for exposure like that and pretending you were close to a person somehow because they were dead is fucking disrespectful why can’t these people, the most powerful and influential men and women on earth. It’s just a scumbag thing to do. Then again I’m honest and that’s why I’m not in a position of power.

People make me sick.
-Misanthropist.

David ‘1984’ Cameron.

Posted in England, Government/government bodies., Idiotic groups/people, Legal, Misanthropy, News, opression, People, Politics, rights, Social Media, Technology, The Internet., The Media with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2013 by MISANTHROPIST

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Hello again readers, today I’m going to be writing about a special individual. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom: David Cameron. By all accounts a complete wanker. I once saw a wiki-leaks cable where the Central Intelligence Agency said something along the lines of  ‘An ineffective and indecisive leader.’ Good old CIA bang on, as per usual. If the NSA is reading this please pass a message onto the CIA for me? You didn’t have to spend all that money and use all that technology when I could have told you this after the first year of his reign as glorious overlord of the British government. Now usually this posh wanker is politically impotent and I really can’t say he’s done anything for anyone in his time as PM but his latest stunt would make Hitler, Stalin and Mao so proud.

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You may remember my ‘dey turk our porn’ post from a while back, well this is the evolution of the bullshit we thought that we as a nation had put to rest. Cameron is redoubling his efforts and trying to pass the same law under the guise of tackling terrorism and extremism. For our safety! 1984 anyone?
This should be the last straw, dare I say that we were better off under Blair, I know I’m not voting for anything or anyone that supports censorship under the guise of protection. I will vote for anything or anyone that gets this idiot out of office. How is he even in office? He’s a posh wanker who is so out of touch with the realities of the common man that it isn’t even funny. Only under our current government could you be arrested for comments you made over the internet… We’re a country slowly being stripped of our freedoms.

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I hear many people say write to your MP but is there really any point when they don’t address the question you’re asking, skirt around it and treat you like an idiot. If your local MP is conservative there’s no fucking point putting pen to paper because why would they concern themselves with opinions of the unwashed masses? Once they have your vote they cease to give a fuck about your opinion entirely. The next election cannot come around fast enough. I mean voting conservative is great if you’re middle class/upper class and have plenty of money but if you’re not either of those things you might as well grab the nearest phallic object and sodomize yourself with it repeatedly because that’s basically what you’re doing by voting for these  people.

A lot of people wonder why my generation are uninterested in politics and for the first time in my life I can say I understand it. What’s the point of playing a losing game? You vote for nationalists you get Nazis, you vote for conservatives you get the beginnings of a totalitarian regime, you vote for Liberal Democrats you get political impotence. Who is left to vote for that actually has a chance of winning. I wonder if the Monster Raving Looney Party are still on ballot papers?

Sorry, ranting a little bit there. No, I’m not sorry. I’m genuinely pissed off. They’re doing this because ‘hurr durr extremism’ but I’m pretty sure our nations security services were doing just fine dealing with it before someone had the bright idea to censor the last bastion of free press. This whole censorship idea is unnecessary and frankly disgusting. They are basically censoring contrary opinions and as nasty and as much as I disagree with them I will defend these assholes rights to express them. If we allow this then when does it stop? How far do these powers reach?
How long will it be before we cannot express our disdain against for our government before being thrown into work camps or re-education. Does it end before or after we live in a police state resembling George Orwell’s classic 1984?

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Somebody send this idiot a copy of that book and make him read to see if he can draw the parallels that everyone else has. Back to what I was previously saying. If someone posts an extremist viewpoint on Reddit or 4chan then will big brother block these websites too? These powers are a little far-reaching for my liking, maybe they’ll even use these new powers to silence political opponents or who knows. All I know is that this cannot be allowed to happen for the sake of the freedom and my country. I hope that maybe the EU will step in a do something about this because in a word, this is just wrong. The quicker this Stalin wannabe is kicked out of office the better or I might end up in a gulag for this post.

I thought I saw a tear roll down Kim-Jong-Un’s cheek.
-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.

The Green Fairy

Posted in America, England, Job hunting, Medical, Men, Misanthropy, People, Relationships with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 2, 2012 by MISANTHROPIST

Tonight I’ve been drinking, not really a surprise. I’m in the USA again. I never get tired of this place. The only difference this time is that I am baby sitting my best friend who came along for 10 days, he’s a very good friend of mine and probably my only true friend. We’ve known each other since aged six when I decided that the people who were bullying him were assholes. As I’ve said before I am a bigger asshole and I saw to it that he wasn’t bullied again, the only way I knew how. A fist to the head.

You see my father was a bad man in many respects. Nothing monstrous but still a bad man. He taught me an extremely valuable lesson as a young boy. I came home one day crying because I’d been bullied, I told my old man about the incidents and you know what he did?
He hit me, his logic was that if I let anyone push me around he could too. He said that ‘if you’re going to let him hit you why can’t I?’
He kept slapping my face until I snapped and hit him back and then he said to me ‘ Next time somebody tries to hit you, that’s what you have to do.’

He then slapped me once more for disrespecting my elders. He reasoned that if someone were bullying me then I was given mandate to do whatever it took to defend myself. I defended myself and made a mess of my bully and nobody ever fucked with me again. I wonder to this day if he was a good parent or a sociopath, sometimes I wonder If I am a sociopath too. He told my teachers that if they weren’t going to protect me then both he and myself could not be responsible for what I did in self-defense. I got away without consequence and through pain and suffering learned my most valuable life lesson. He may have been a bad father but he was a good teacher.

Anyway life story aside, I’m enjoying my trip but I’m not enjoying looking after my friend and ‘little brother’ he isn’t an idiot just very awkward. He makes the smallest thing awkward and I must say when he held a gun today for the first time in his life I have never been more on edge. I expected him to accidentally shoot someone. My little  brother had Hydrocephalus which is a build up of fluid in his skull causing his brain to be crushed and nerve damage causing tremors in his hands, this was the result of a cyst on his brain prevent the drainage of CSF from his skull. Long story short If they hadn’t caught it in the next few months it could have killed him. Good times.

He decided it’d be a good idea to purchase 110% absinthe from a liquor store and some honey Jack Daniels which we don’t have in England. Needless to say we’ve drank all of it. My writing is surprisingly easy to follow considering I’m pretty drunk I must say I’m proud of myself. Anyway besides being drunk off my ass I have a pretty high level of clarity making me realize that I didn’t want to look after his ass the whole trip but we’re bros so I’m glad he came. Truth be told I wouldn’t be here without him. It’s guy love. We have a Bromance.

It’s funny how absinthe can take you back and make you remember all the not so fond memories like that life lesson your old man taught you, how close your best friend was to dying and how your mother hates you for the stupidest reason known to man. What’s even funnier is how a sweet glass of Jack asks you why you should even care. Truth is I don’t care. He is here, my old man is gone and my mother is just another obstacle to overcome. I’m wondering whether I should just move out to save her the trouble of kicking me out. That said I need to rent a room somewhere. Whatever way I look at the situation I need to make changes in order to make life more bearable and to make my relationship more functional.

I need to find jobs that I can dip in and out of when I please. Being self-employed would be best but I doubt I’ll find a job that offers self employment and a high enough wage to live comfortably. If anyone has any ideas let me know because I can’t seem to think of anything. I shouldn’t drink, it makes me thing and the more I think the more I hate my parents and my life in general. Don’t get me wrong it could be worse but it’s far from good. The more I think about it, it’s the people in my life that make it worse. One in particular really. If I become more self-sufficient then all my problems are solved except the financial ones. I will end up needing large sums to support myself. The only positive thing being that I don’t have debts. I’m starting at zero not minus.

I started out with nothing and I’ve still got most of it left. And people wonder why I’m so fucked up…
Misanthropist.