Cynic. Anti-social. Recluse. Misanthrope. All of these words are a great lead-in for the blog you're about to read, and if you're familiar with the definition of any of them then you already know where I'm headed. Yep, let's talk about folks, folks.
Homo sapiens, humans, humankind, humanity. The two-legged rulers of the planet, conquerors of everything, masters of our domain. We are God's desirables, the chosen species. We are special, so special that when we die we get to ascend to an even more special place called Heaven where streets of gold await us! That's awesome, who doesn't want to be part of that? I don't know about you, but I've witnessed what gold (money) does to humans here on planet earth, so why the fuck would we want to continue the greedy trend in our heavenly afterlife?
Speaking of the influence money has on people, check out this video:
Gold+humans=greed. Awesome equation to apply to the holy heaven above us, makes perfect cents! Who knows, maybe the Bible's description of Heaven is a metaphor and is not to be taken literally, but then again, I've seen the religious right cling to the belief that the Bible is indeed infallible and should be taken literally over and over again. For example, here in America a hot topic of debate is gay marriage. Those who fall on the side of religion say God condemns homosexuality and will quote the Bible at lengths to prove that the gays are sinners and will destroy the sacred institution of marriage. Well, okay, but what about this? Deuteronomy 22:13-21 says "A marriage shall be considered valid only if the wife is a virgin. If the wife is not a virgin, she shall be executed". Ouch, hard times for many a married couple I would imagine.
I won't dwell too much on religious hypocrisy, but I will quickly add one more fun little story I heard on the news. In light of the recent incident at Sea World where a killer whale (Tilikum) killed it's trainer, a member of AFA (American Family Association) has declared that according to Exodus 21:28-29 the whale should be stoned to death. I won't go through the trouble of typing the exact Bible quotes in their entirety, but basically it talks about any ox that gores a man to death is to be stoned to death, but not eaten. Alright bud, have fun with that one. Go assemble your pile of rocks and take aim at the water pool, you mindless freak. Grrr people...
So why do we exist? Oh I know, maybe it's for McDonald's tasty chicken sandwiches:
I love to plug myself into these scenarios and question how I would have reacted. In the above situation I find it hard to believe not a single parent approached this fat fuck and aggressively pointed out the fact that children were all around him. Would my kung-fu grip around this man's super-sized saggy jowl have been a better example for the kids I was trying to protect? Probably not, but my emotion while watching the video was of pure anger at this bastard's complete disregard of others. Where is the sucker puncher wallet thief when ya really need him?!?! Ka-Blammo! God that would be so awesome.
And while we're on the subject of shitty sucker-punching humans and McDonald's value meals, here's one more video for your viewing displeasure:
Okay NOW I'm pissed. That guy in the white t-shirt just watched an adult male punch a little girl right in the face and he just stood there, did NOTHING. Fuck that. I don't care how surprised or shocked or maybe even a little scared I'd be in that situation, it would take all of two seconds for my better judgment to kick in and I would've been on that son-of-a-bitch like ketchup on fries. Would I have gotten punched in the face like that girl did? Maybe, I don't really care. There are times when the only course of action is ACTION. That man was way out of line, an animal out of control, he should've been beat down right there on the spot by every other human standing near. The cops can come in later and clean up the mess, but justice should've been served instantly and I'm sad to see it didn't go that way. What the hell is wrong with us? Grrr people...
Sorry if this blog was ultra depressing, but sometimes I have to vent and let this stuff out. People can be so inconsiderate and volatile and destructive and inhuman that it builds up and starts getting to me. I try to focus on all the great shit that we have done, that we're capable of doing, but sometimes all it takes is a YouTube video (or three) to completely wreck my positive thinking! Sheesh, thanks youtube. ;)