Sadly, this is going to be another one of the egregious serious posts.
Not because I think it will do an iota of good, but in the vague hope that once I empty it out onto a page it will stop buzzing around my skull and let me got on with something else. We are, after all, just screaming into the void here.
In short : What the fuck do you think you’re doing?
I watched 2016 with a sense of vague bemusement as the referendum came and went with all of its associated bleating. I have even passed comment on it once or twice. I think we have made a mistake, a mistake born out of ignorance, bigotry or dissatisfaction, but a mistake I’m prepared to see out to the end.
I also think that the American people made a mistake with their choice of President (which is not to say that I am necessarily Pro-Hilary, those things are not mutually exclusive). That mistake has been all over the world in the past week.
And, y’know, if I was a terrorist I would be laughing my arse off.
What blows my mind more is the fact that there are people standing by this nonsense as if it’s fucking nectar. They’re chugging it down and then trying to tell us it tastes of strawberries and fucking unicorn dreams!
Hell’s teeth! Really?
By now, there might be a bunch of people already typing “LOL! Triggered!” or “Awww! Snowflake alert!” or some equally intellectual reply.
Here’s the thing : you fucking cowards.
What the actual fuck do you think you’re doing? Exactly what is being achieved? That you’re somehow “Keeping us safe”? Safe from what? Terrorists? Bad guys? Brown people? Johnny fucking foreigner? The hated other?
Here, I’ll spell it out, real simple like, as if I were using crayons :
One of the California shooters was an America-born citizen of immigrant descent. He was a born citizen. His wife was a lawful immigrant. The present measures would have done nothing to prevent what happened. Not a single damn thing.
The Florida shooter was an America-born citizen of immigrant descent. He was born a citizen. The present measures would have done nothing to prevent what happened. Not a single damn thing.
The Boston bombers were Chechen. They claimed asylum eleven years before the incident took place and became naturalised citizens two years before the incident took place. Which is still irrelevant because the current measures would not have stopped them from travelling and they were radicalised after their arrival. You guessed it … It would have done nothing to prevent what happened. Not a single damn thing.
This is usually the point at which the shrieking starts about being a traitor, terrorist sympathiser, guilty of treason or whatever.
Let’s get one thing straight : Terrorists are fucking dicks. Total pieces of shit. I don’t give one gram of fuck what their ideology or motivation is. They are all, collectively, a shower of bastards.
They should do one.
All of them.
Screeching in idiot fury about how this is all the work of devil Muslims is, when subject to even a modicum of rational thought, card-carrying bullshit.
Yes, some terrorists are Muslims.
Not all. If you can’t wrap your skull around that concept then you need to step back and sort your shit out.
There are approximately 2.6 million Muslims in the UK alone. Which sounds like a lot, but is actually only about 5% of the population. 2.6 million. That’s still greater than the total population of some counties. The idea that there are 2.6 million enemies of freedom bent on the destruction of the west living in the country right now is beyond absurd into the realms of the insane. If the ideology itself actively promoted violence then there would be hell on literally every single day.
Most of those guys (like everybody else) just want to get the fuck on with their lives.
But, like all strata of humanity, among that number you will find assholes.
Assholes are everywhere.
Assholery transcends faith and nationality and sexuality.
The next moronic screech tends to demand that ‘they’ do something about it.
Really? Like what exactly? Publicly condemn the acts of assholes? Because … that happens quite a lot. Only what tends to happen is that as soon as that condemnation occurs, everybody conveniently looks the other way so that they can maintain their air of ignorant superiority. Either that or they smugly declare that ‘they’ obviously don’t mean it because ‘they’ are the hated other.
I just spent part of the morning reading comments regarding the Canadian shooter and how it obviously wasn’t the right-wing white dude because a Muslim was also arrested. And we all know that there is no such thing as a white terrorist, so it must be the Muslim and this is all just a cover-up by the political correctness police.
Claiming that Islam itself actively promotes terrorism is an absurd notion. People will find their excuse to act like shit and frequently that excuse is religion. Am I denying that there are a load of Muslim terror groups?
Fuck no, you lunatic.
What I’m saying is that you can take any given religious text, fever dream or political pursuit and twist it into what you want it to be. And call it ‘interpretation’. It’s tremendously convenient to be able to interpret a text of faith in a way that allows you to act like a piece of shit and dictate to others how they should live their lives.
Some shitheads choose to use that holy book free-pass to be assholes and blow shit up and kill people. Others are more insidious.
Neither of them seem to be able to recognise irony.
Which brings me back to my original point.
You fucking cowards!
You sit there and draw circles around groups of people and declare them the hated other, and that measures must be taken to protect us all from the devilry. The law, society, indeed the very freedoms that are the foundation of our society need to be uprooted and reworked in order to save us from these evils!
Just whatever you do, don’t look at the number of actual deaths caused by Islamic terrorism in the west versus the number of deaths caused by, say, poorly controlled firearms. Or drink driving. Or heart disease. Or indeed, just about anything else.
Does the danger exist?
Look around you, terrorists do some terrible shit!
Should you build a wall around yourself, clutching a gun and pissing into your shoes in fear that the terrorists are coming?
I’ll say it again : You. Cowards.
You, who would turn your back on people in need out of fear, and dare to call it patriotism.
You damned, fucking cowards.
There was a fairly wretched meme doing the rounds about poisoned Skittles (delightfully comparing human lives to candy) asking if you would eat from a bowl of thousands if you knew that one was poisoned.
Yes. Yes I fucking would, because I am neither wretched, nor spineless. I will kneel to offer another my hand, because apparently that isn’t simple humanity in this day and age, that requires courage.
So sure, laugh, throw insults, mock the simple act of having an ounce of humanity. Go ahead. Build your walls and tear up your society as you quake at the phantom of terrorism. Charity begins at home after all, though let’s be honest, what you actually mean is “Charity begins at home as long as I personally don’t have to do anything or change my lifestyle.”
Burn it all.
Because then the terrorists, who want nothing more than what you are doing, will have won.
You will have done their job for them.
So, if you see a bunch of suspiciously buttockless guys carrying tubs of popcorn then you should arrest them.