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|Sunday, June 20th, 2010|
The oil rig has exploded, and so has the world; our lifeblood is rushing out into the water, and people are suddenly waking up, as if from a long dream (and it may as well be), and suddenly realize what they've made of the world around them.
This world is rotten. This world is corrupt. In every good person, you can see hints of the world around them.
We have allowed self-entitled children to rule the world, and then we act surprised when they act like the spoiled children they really are.
We shouldn't be surprised. It's time to make our own future.
|Friday, January 23rd, 2009|
With the latest goings on in the world around us, I can only conclude that this may be a step in a better direction. A better path than what America has been walking down for almost an entire decade. For a young person such as myself, that is an extraordinarily long time.
I can only have hope for the future now, that, finally, we will be doing the right things once again.
And as the corruption on Wall Street compounds, I can only say that this is the price of the flagrant and flamboyant lifestyle too many Americans have been living for too long. Already, we "consumers" have seen which way the wind blows, and though the nightly news speaks of disaster, this speaks, to me, of a change in the general American mindset.
And as a final note: To those who think experience in a field matters, I will not contest that fact, however- you don't need experience to do the right thing.
|Sunday, October 19th, 2008|
It's been a while since my last post, but it's been obviously long overdue. With the world the condition it's in right now it's certainly high time I said something about it. I can only say that these things were bound to happen. This may seem like a harsh thing to say, but it's true.
The economy in a global crisis is certainly something to worry about- but please don't forget to look at the cause of all of this, the root of the matter. What happened to make the TBTF groups crumble, first Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and then a whole domino effect of businesses after that? I would like to tell you, but I'm afraid it would come out too biased, so I will say only this: deregulation. And after that, the people in the businesses did whatever they wanted to.
What they did was certainly wrong, but it's also high time that we, the people, also take responsibility for our own actions, especially since we currently live in a society that doesn't seem to believe in personal responsibility. I know a lot of people, though not everyone, have a lot of credit debt racked up on their cards. Much more than they could almost ever possibly pay for. The bottom line here is not to charge your credit card something you know you couldn't pay for. Like a house or a car.
I'm not even going to tell anyone how to vote- just don't vote wrong. Or, actually, please just vote. Or if you don't vote, don't bitch about the results. Just because someone's appeared to have won in national polls doesn't mean they actually have.
|Wednesday, February 6th, 2008|
Gender issues in America
We've all heard it. It's been one of the most topic-topic issues of the last, what- at least 40 years.
This is something that ingrained into the deepest part of American ideology, it's something that initially allowed our struggling little FUBAR nation to survive in the first place: the woman stays home, takes care of the children, produces babies, and generally keeps the family together. Without a strong, individual social basis, undoubtedly most of the first American settlers would have drifted back to Britain or other countries. If they had little ties to the society that thrived on family values which in turn was woven deeply into American work ethic, then they wouldn't have had the attachment they felt so strongly for the land that they tried to carve out a niche of their own in.
But gradually, our little FUBAR nation became a big FUBAR nation, and we couldn't quite reconcile the issue of the fact that for the last 170 odd years, women stayed predominantly at home, making babies and keeping the social network thriving. This is, of course, acknowledging the idea that there is a clear division between the domestic social network and the public, or workplace, social network.
And with this little thread of the tapestry that wove America, a new generation of both men and women added another: the fact that with all of our talk about "equality", it's very little put into practice. Women to this day get significantly lower wages than men do for job. Women still are practically fined for wanting to have a family as well as a full time job. Many jobs will allot a woman a three month period of maternity, and then is expected to reintegrate herself fully back into her job.
Even today, girls are discouraged from entering jobs that they find interesting because those jobs are "for men". SWAT teams? Infantry? For men, because for some reason, with all our technology of today, with our massive drug industry, we can't seem to find a way to stem a little biological thing like a menstrual cycle.
This isn't to say that individual people don't try their best to actively treat men and women equally. But as a whole, our society still can't quite find the balance between our social ideals and our political ideals; our past and our future.
Could this little post make a difference in the juggernaut that is America? No. Not in the least. It's simply food for thought. This stems into a great many other issues, from domestic violence to high school sports.
Think about it.
|Sunday, February 3rd, 2008|
For general information about this community, please see the bio on the profile page. I think everyone will get a general idea of what I'm trying to do. So, here are some rules for this community.
1. Raise awareness about the rotting world we live in.
2. Be truthful when spreading this awareness.
3. Don't contribute to the physical decay.
I. Related behaviours are very easy to perform- for example, don't litter, carpool, use public transportation, or walk.
4. Don't contribute to the psychological decay.
I. Related behaviours are similarly easy to perform, but not as easily addressed. For example, don't engage in corrupt behaviour, like swindling or misappropriating goods.
5. Try to reverse the damage done to the earth already.
I. Pick up litter you see, get others to carpool, use public transporation, or walk.
6. Protect the innocent around you.
I. Specifically animals and children, who can rarely defend themselves. We have to protect them and give them good lives.
These are all very broad rules, and there are probably more to add as time goes on. In fact, there are probably subsections to each rule, and a lot more to add under that.