Wednesday, November 16, 2011

American Care Bear Nation

   When I first discovered that American Horror Story was going to be debuted on FX, I nearly shit myself with Glee (pardon the pun). I wasn't expecting too much from it, but the thought of a horror show with sex, violence, and all the unclean spirits you could possibly ask for coming to a channel OTHER than HBO or Skinemax? Yes, please.

   Maybe I'm a desensitized shit, but I thought last week's "Piggy Piggy" episode with the so-called "re-enactment" of the Columbine shootings was necessary. I never thought there was going to be such a ruckus involved with that epi; although I probably should've, due to the fact that we are living in a country that begs to be censored even though people parade around, waving the "I want free speech" flag every five seconds.

   Since we haven't completely gotten through the first season of AHS yet, I can't really say what the writers' intentions were. But coming from a writer's perspective, I can understand why it was necessary. In order to show the duality of Tate Langdon's character, which I have a feeling is going to especially come into play in a few episodes from now, the true horror of what he did to those high school students had to be shown, in graphic detail. We can't really hate him or love him without knowing all parts of his character, no?

   And don't get me wrong, I can see why some people who were close to the Columbine incident could be a little upset by this particular scene. That's like me watching a tv show that has a car accident in it, and if I had been in a car accident before, and it was particularly traumatic...yeah, I wouldn't want to see a car accident.

   But for everybody else to get their panties in a twist over creative license...jeezum crow. We're definitely living in a Care Bear nation where people get offended over all the wrong shit. We currently have television that glorifies biker gangs (Sons of Anarchy), worships the idea of a 'nice' serial killer (Dexter), and now a show where a ghost is in love with a chick and he happened to shoot some kids at his high school when he was alive (AHS). So what's the difference between the three? All three could be considered 'bad'. So why is one worse than the other?

  They're not. It's all about perspective. My perspective says, fuck yeah, Tate Langdon. I want to know more about you and why you did what you did to those kids. Hell, they may have even deserved it. I'll keep my judgement to myself until further notice though, unlike the rest of America.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Power Corrupts in Weak Minds...

   I had the top part of my seat belt tucked under my arm when I pulled out of the parking lot of my place of employment on Friday. I was pulled over by two asshole state troopers, one being a patrolman in training and the other being his Field Training Officer. They wrote me a nearly $200 ticket for wearing my seat belt "improperly". I informed them politely that I had no idea it was illegal to wear the seat belt in the manner in which I had it, yet they wrote me a ticket anyway. Why? Because the rookie was anxious to cut his teeth writing tickets for stupid ass reasons, and the FTO was a dickhead trying to egg him on.

   This got me to thinking about how much power corrupts people with weak minds, and so here is tonight's topic. You can always tell a good leader/authority figure from a shitty one. Good ones have lots of power but use it wisely. They never make stupid decisions and allow themselves to get big heads because of their ability to ruin someone's day, much like mine was ruined on Friday. Most troopers I've met are so kind, so willing to overlook stupid mistakes that drivers make. These two were pricks, and they're not going to go very far in life or in the NCSHP because of their inability to look past the insignificant and worry about people who are ACTUALLY BREAKING THE FUCKING LAW. Like people who speed, and transport drugs from one state to another, and weave in and out of traffic with five bottles of whiskey on their breath. Not someone wearing a heavy winter coat who's trying to take the pressure of a seat belt off her neck and tits by tucking the top of it under her armpit WHILE IT'S FULLY ENGAGED AND CLICKED IN, SURROUNDING HER BODY PROTECTIVELY.

   As you can see, I'm still a bit bitter over this. I don't like not being in control of situations, like most people. It's human nature to be infuriated with authority figures who abuse their power. They know they can get away with doing whatever they want to you, so they do. They walk around in their suits and/or ties, smug expressions on their faces, knowing they can shit-can you from your job or write you a ticket or overcharge you for home owner's insurance, whatever.

   We are unable to do very much with people who abuse power who are over top of us on the societal food chain. All we can do is know that we are better than them, and people who are better are wiser, more informed, and end up having richer, fuller lives. That's little comfort in times of despair, but it's true and we need to cling to whatever we have in order to survive.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Voting. The Biggest Waste of Time Since Watching MTV.

   I probably won't be voting in the next presidential election, which is something I never thought I would do. Ever since I've been legally able to, I've always voted in each prez election, usually for the Democratic candidate in question. I always considered myself a Democrat until about a year or so ago, when I really started to delve deep into what most Democrats believe.

   Democrats tend to think our country is not for us. It's for illegal aliens who can go to college for free on our ticket, and even be provided cell phones to navigate their way into an already completely overpopulated space otherwise known as the USA. Democrats also usually throw my hard-earned tax dollars at lazy good-for-nothings who want to lay up and have about fifty children who they can use as tax write-offs. I pay for them to get their nails done, their hair done, and for their children to sit in shitty diapers and starve while I drive a junkier car than they do. They've become Capitalist-hating, economy-shredding social terrorists. That's not a scene I want to be a part of.

   Republicans are no better, though. They're so scared shitless of Americans having some sexual relations that they want to ban abortions all-together, even in cases of rape and incest (for a lot of them). They're God-fearing, science-ignorant, close-minded, war-hungry retards who think that gay people getting married is somehow going to infect them with AIDs, and maybe scare the rest of the country into "becoming gay" because it'll turn out that gay people have far more successful long-term relationships than us dumbass straight folks.

   So because I am a true MODERATE voter, there is no one for me to vote for. I feel strongly FOR abortions and FOR gay marriage, but I'm also strongly against ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS infiltrating our country and welfare/food stamps being given so freely to people who don't give a damn enough to get a job like me.

   I'm officially apathetic. This entire country is going to go to shit no matter who is in office, and I've sadly come to accept this.