Friday, 24 January 2014

Stop the World!

Have human beings always been such arseholes?

Just recently, while listening to the radio in the mornings as I sort the mail, I’ve been shaking my head so much that I probably look like a Parkinsons patient. It’s awful. Actually, it's worse than awful.

If it’s not the Queensland government citing VLAD as a good reason to walk over the population in jackboots, and pretending it’s all because of outlaw motorcyclists, it’s men in Taiji luring and slaughtering thousands of innocent dolphins until the water of the harbour is a thick, angry red. Or some fucking council of chieftains in India ordering the GANG-RAPE (by middle-aged men) of a girl whose only ‘crime’ was to fall in love with a - gasp -  Muslim from another village.

On top of all this, our Prime Minister wants taxpayers to give Aussie newlyweds a $200 voucher for counselling services, while rich tax-cheats get an amnesty and the welfare system looks like being overhauled (because, you know, as one Queensland pollie mentioned earlier this week, people on the dole don't care about the community and are trying to screw the system.)

Oh, and meanwhile, our illustrious PM says, for the record, after a bunch of asylum seekers with burns accused the Australian Navy of mistreatment, something along the lines of “Who are you going to believe?  The Australian Navy or a bunch of lawbreaking illegal wannabe immigrants?” (yep, always believe the guys in uniforms, right?) 

Um. Well. If recent headlines about shenanigans in the defence forces are anything to go by, I’ll believe the asylum seekers, thanks.  Our defence forces, to their eternal shame, have made the headlines for hazing, bullying and sexual misconduct AGAINST THEIR OWN MEMBERS….. while asylum seekers have made the headlines for, um, seeking asylum.

And all that crap isn't even the TIP of the bloody iceberg of man's inhumanity to man (or, very often, woman). 

As for the environment - well, it's PROFIT BEFORE PEOPLE. Always. Fuck the future, all that matters is profit NOW, for RICH PEOPLE here, now. Let's remove all the red tape that stops rich people getting richer, kick poor people in the guts so the bastards will work harder, fuck the environment if there's a buck to be made from it..... 

Am I angry? You bet I am. And even angrier that I am so powerless to do anything about any of it. All I have are angry words: words to send to governments via letter and email (and get back some bullshit pap of standard words copied-and-pasted by some arse-covering public servant); words on petitions that go God-knows-where; words on my blog, which sits out here in cyberspace reaching about fifty people if I'm lucky... words words words. If the pen is mightier than the sword, then the sword must be fucking useless. The world is going down the toilet, and every thinking person knows it. We're destroying the planet at such a rate ....

Ah, there's the answer. We're shitting in our own nest, big-time. It can't last. Perhaps the sooner we send ourselves to oblivion, and let the planet get on without the human race, the better. Sad, innit?

I'm so so so SO sick of it! I’m sorry. I’ve had enough of this shit. Stop the world. I want to get off.

7 comments:

Chiller tek said...

Time to go for a nice long ride and forget all the bullshit and enjoy the moment. At least while riding there is nothing else, just you and the road, all the bullshit just goes out the window......

Sue said...

Thanks Chiller - the bullshit won't go away, but at least I can take a break from it. Nice.

I really need to work on my ride fitness. Took a little ride up the coast a week or so back, and after a measly 100kms my poor bum was soooo sore... (And then I had to ride the other 100kms home again - OUCH!)

AndrewM said...

Wow! [Offers Bex and a comfy couch].

lemmiwinks said...

Gerry, is that you? ;-) Kidding!

Here's my tip, turn that shit off (the radio). Also, stop watching the news. Seriously, life is too short and what good does getting wound up about it do apart from keeping wineries/breweries and pharmaceutical companies in business?

Trobairitz said...

Days like these make me so glad we chose not to have any children.....

Hubby and I try to not watch any news anymore. It is too frustrating.

Sue said...

Re turning off the news - while it's a great idea, it's kind of hard to do! I never watch the TV news anymore (hardly ever watch the TV full stop because it's so rowdy and annoying) but generally catch the 6am radio news when my alarm goes off. And if I escape THAT, then somehow news finds its way to me online. And it's always blaring at work while I sort the mail.

I will, however, make more of an effort to be like Basil, who seems quite happy not to know any of the awfulness that afflicts the human race. Ignorance really does appear to be bliss :-)

lemmiwinks said...

Saw this and thought of you ;-)

http://tariqmcom.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/peace.png