Well I made it through that bitter week with my sanity intact and my tear ducts completely exercised for the year. And that's all I really want to write about that...
I am righteously pissed off about what happened the beautiful country of Norway this weekend. Being of Norwegian descent myself, I feel especially punched in the gut knowing that the perpetrator was Norwegian himself. Angry young man can do stupid things when they get enough of ideological hot air pumps between their ears by people who talk out of their asses for a living. As more information from Oslo comes in, it becomes more and more apparent that he did this out of some need to satisfy his far right wing conservative Christian view of the world.
But what he didn't know (and all dipshit extremist sociopaths seem to miss out on this one) was that whatever position he may have had on things, nobody cares. He shot innocent children who were spending a day in camp on one of the most beautiful islands in Scandinavia. His sociological and political views could solve every single problem humanity has, but now because he's a murdering lowlife cockroach, humanity could give two shits what his views are. Societal change has never, is never, and will never be enacted because some dickhead decides to get violent one day. Nobody looks at the rubble and the mangled bodies and says to themselves "WOW….well, you know this here bomber has a pretty good point, we ARE a bit too liberal in our ways…”. Because that would just be stupid…
One of the most debated and repeated quotes since the 9/11 Attacks™ has been one from Benjamin Franklin who said:
"Those who would exchange their liberty for security, deserve neither, and will lose both”.
And I really hope that the Norwegian people take this quote to heart in the upcoming weeks and months. We Americans didn't heed Franklin's warning, and now the noose of the police state is slipping ever tighter around the neck of the average American citizen. Norway has been one of the most peaceful and truly free nations since the end of World War II. In fact, nowhere in Norway has seen violence like this since World War II. I really hope they don't throw it away because some religious freak decided to butcher a bunch of innocents in order to get some harebrained political message across.
And speaking of harebrained political messages… I have been thinking about restarting my other political blog more and more lately. More for an outlet to be able to vent on some of the stupidity (like this Norwegian tragedy) than anything else. My only concern is offending those who might not share my particular leanings and views as some of them could be viewed as extreme as well. But I don't think violence is the answer to any problem, especially when humor and sarcasm works so much better in the big picture anyway. For those of never seen it, it has been mothballed since 2009 when I came to the conclusion that neither Democrat nor Republican in the American political system represent the needs of its people. It's a shell game, a puppet show, WWE Smackdown performed by people in suits. And I think the new material for the blog would represent this. If you're interested in reading some of my ravings they can be viewed here. And if you think the blog is worth saving or needs to be deleted for the greater good, go ahead and place your vote at the poll I just posted today!
Looking forward to a great week!