It’s the end of the world as we know it.
I’d actually like to point out this is an incoherent rant based on everything wrong in the world. I apologise for its sloppiness and lack of structure and lucidity.
But I don’t feel fine. There’s a lot to this point where numerous amount of different topics could fit in. Change is inevitable, it’s healthy and usually good but what if we’re being misdirected? Led astray by our own stupidity? That’s what seems to be happening in a whole manner of things at the moment. The whole way society thinks is being manipulated in this growth of change but we don’t even realise it.
First off, is the change in politics. You may not care but you really should when it comes to effecting your life and that your knowledge and vote does make a difference. The change in politics at the moment is the constant increase in taxes, the constant decline in the public sector and the general load of bullshit we are spoon fed in a patronising manner, as if we’re all idiots. The sad truth is, we aren’t ALL idiots but the majority of idiocy is ever grasping its hold on society. A society which proudly boasts a film for the anti-Christ of music; Justin “cunting” Bieber. Of course, cunting isn’t his middle-name but you get the picture. He’s just a big prick in a prepubescent and pig-faced body of stupidity. I’ll get back to him later though.
The constant increase in taxes of main items is making life more and more miserable for everyone. The pleasure fund goes down. The quality of life goes down. The happiness level of the country goes down. A lot of things which you wish wouldn’t go down, go down and take you with them. Then the things you want to remain steady or decrease, expand and increase in gigantic manners leaving you weeping into a glass so you can collect the tears to bathe as you can’t afford to pay your water bill. We all need to recycle anyway so that’s a plus side to all those wasted tears.
Petrol remains the soaring complaint of most people, including me. People tell me to sell my car and a lot of other poor suggestions but I’m not going to argue with them, I’ll just simply say “no” rudely. The massive problem with all of these hike ups in prices and taxes means the economy will suffer which I already discussed here. Now businesses will struggle and cripple underneath the debt they’re making because of the lack of customers because of too much tax leaving them with only enough to survive because of the right-winged plan which won’t work because they didn’t think it through or listen to anyone because they’re Eton educated perfection but they’re actually just ignorant idiots. I just don’t understand how an eighteen year-old, third year sixth form student can figure this out but a privately educated Oxbridge graduate cannot. State schools prevail in the promotion of common sense? Probably not actually. Schools are shit for the most part and education makes learning and being knowledgeable a loathsome chore.
A change that is necessary is finding an alternative fuel. I don’t want to become all hippy about this issue but it’s becoming increasingly important and I’m starting to get slightly worried. Oil is being used as if it was in abundance but it’s really not. Hypocritically, I’m typing this on my laptop which is being powered by electricity which is harnessed from oil but what can I do to stop it? I can’t just build a wind turbine in my back garden. It’ll be ineffective, it’d just be one of those garden ones. You know, the ones which sparkle because of the glittery paper? No? Just me?
I’m trying to make light of a dire situation really and maybe I shouldn’t, maybe I should press you with some rather depressing and frightening facts. I was informed about a month ago but “peak oil”. This means the peak, the high-point, the maximum amount of oil and oil consumption we have before it goes into decline. The scary part about this is that we’ve already peaked - we’re now in a decline. We need to find an alternative fuel before it runs out and we all just stop. There’d be no electricity, no heating, no gas to cook, no refrigeration for food, no transportation for food and so on. We’d all be left to our own devices and our own life survival skills which we don’t have. No more going shopping for food because you’d have to grow and hunt your own food. After that, you’d have to prepare the food yourself and you’d have to cook it in a makeshift stove because your oven in the kitchen would be powerless. It’s all up to you.
How scary is that? The human race has become so dependent on this energy that a high majority of us would starve to death. We need to use the energy we currently have to invest in a new energy because we all know solar panels, wind turbines and other makeshift things aren’t very viable. Nuclear power is possible but not without its massive disadvantages and possible mass destruction. Is that what you want? A mutating power plant? There is only one fuel which I know is perfect for an engine but I have no idea about anything else and that is hydrogen.
Hydrogen is abundant and we literally can’t run out. The only problem is that it’s so needy that it’s always stuck to something so we need to purify it then condense it into a liquid which doesn’t come at a price, but that’ll come down. That is the only draw back. It emits water instead of carbon dioxide so the “we’re all going to die because of global warming” panic will be over because we will no longer be ruining our atmosphere. The best part is that Honda have already made a hydrogen car and they can mass-produce it and it’s the same price as a brand new Honda anyway. Honda can sit back and take all the credit for saving the world but it’s been three years and I don’t think there are any more hydrogen pumps in the world bar in Los Angeles. Why has this not been rectified? Where’s the scrappage scheme when you need it?
Change happens and change can happen quickly but why isn’t it happening now? We’re usually quick to change everything even to protests but this is a positive change which is being restrained. Yes, people will still have petrol and diesel cars and yes we’ll still use the oil but they’ll slowly be phased out and they’ll never NOT exist but they won’t need that much so they probably wouldn’t run out of oil. We’d all be frolicking in the clean air because no cars would be polluting our faces. Personally, I don’t care about the pollution of my senses or air. It’s air, it doesn’t feel different anywhere so I don’t care.
Another change which is practically the end of the world is how the world of music and film have changed. Look at music now. The people who will be remembered as “greats” of our time. I’m ashamed to even call them that sarcastically and be associated with my generation of “pop” music. The greats will be people like Lady Gaga who stutters in her songs of electro manufactured vomit and they all sound the same. She’s a PR whore and a media driven hype because she’s psychotic. She shouldn’t be idolised and worshipped, she should be committed to the hospital. If I dressed all in meat and went out in the street I would be wrestled to the ground by nay-sayers for being a lunatic whilst being viciously gang-banged by a pack of dogs.
Another atrocity and plague to our society who will forever be known - unfortunately - is Justin Bieber. Now, anyone who knows me knows how much I want to savagely beat this child with his own possessions. He is at the core of everything that is wrong with music. He’s been signed to a label since he was fourteen. Being praised for talents he does not possess as he dances his way around his teen demographic of ignorant and herded morons who will never know better. He parades around telling his irritating fans to “never say never” as if he tried so hard and struggled through thick and thin to be what he is today when really it happened overnight.
Then there’s the X-Factor. This is the brutality of music as people butcher songs which weren’t good anyway in a desperate plea to be overexposed to people who attention spans of gnats. They are talentless people who will go straight back to their menial jobs. They didn’t work for it, they didn’t write their own songs, they didn’t hit every note but they were praised anyway. Why are we falsely praised in society today? Good work, honest work and real work is, apparently, something of the past. The real talented people go to waste while Usher signs on for another tour where he’ll dance and sing a word here or there…out of tune.
Black Eyed Peas. They are the definition of talentless. Their breakthrough song which seemed to make pop music seem like it was actually tackling political subjects wasn’t even written by them. They now go back to their ways of club songs, auto-tune and their need to cover yet change the words so it’s a club song as well; how clever. I direct you to “Dirty Bit” which could stand for the worst song of the century.
The terrible TV programme which features a bad script, bad acting, bad singing, bad writing and pretty much everything bad is praised as a great. It’s actually an award winner: Glee. It’s hypocritically named Glee when it all it does is fill me with such sadness, anger and resentment to everything as I watch it.
Then it goes to films. The real films which have substance, meaning or are just genuinely well acted or well made are ignored. They’re ignored for films which aren’t funny nor are they entertaining. Big Momma’s House 3 proves that films are going downhill. The constant amount of identical RomComs filled with Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher butcher the modern film industry and they butcher society as a whole today. Such great actors like John Cusack are poisoned to create filth like 2012 and The Contract after such greats as High Fidelity, Grosse Pointe Blank, Pushing Tin and numerous other fantastic films.
The world is poisoned and riddled with the disease of idiocy. The streets are littered with dead brain cells which have been destroyed in this plagued society. I feel that I’m the one of the only sane people in a world of insanity, drivel and literal dribble slopping out of the mouths of slack-jawed, knuckle scraping Neanderthals looking to be entertained quickly and constantly. No one wants to think any more. Thinking is in the past, how dare I speak of such an ancient and archaic concept. Why must I live in such a wronged world?
Aber scholarship exam.
Tomorrow I’ll be sitting my first of two exams for an Aberystwyth exam. Tomorrow afternoon’s one is “Pure Maths” and then on Thursday morning, I have “Politics & International Politics” and I was quietly confident when I sent off to do these exams. Now, not so much. That’s why I’ve decided to revise some of the past paper questions from the past few years (you only have to pick two out of ten or twelve) and this is my revision for it. Odd that I have an excuse for this now.
1. Can torture ever be justified?
Torture is a huge moral dilemma. What gives us the right to torture people for information? Then again, what gives the right to not torture someone who was planning the mass-murder of innocent people? It has two sides and both are very strong and stubborn in their views. I plan to analyse both sides and weigh them up to decide; firstly, the anti-torture view.
I can see why people are anti-torture as it’s a blatant violation of human rights. Agonising pain and possibly murder for information? It seems like an unjust thing to do to a potentially brain-washed person. Can you imagine the terrible concoctions they come up with in a way to summon information from them? Then again, who specified that this torture would be for information? It may just be to cause suffering to those who have been incarcerated for breaking the law which is hypocritical; they’d be violating the laws they’re claiming to beat into these victims
Now, if it was for information on other terrorists and to save other innocent lives then it can be understandable. That’s not always the case though, there are many other factors in a torture. What if they’re being threatened and forced into such acts? They’d be suffering for the protection of family, friends and so on. What if the suspect is innocent? They’d be arguing saying they know nothing and that they’re innocent to be tortured even more for “lying” when they’re not. It would be a never ending cycle of anguish, misery and torment.
I’m - personally - pro-torture for information as long as there is hard physical evidence supporting the claims of their plans to harm people. Without it, it’s the most inhumane and cruel thing to do for the “protection” of others. Protection from what? By tormenting people they cause serious psychological harm and could drive this person to do even more terrible things when released. What a dilemma.
The pain - and possible sacrifice - of one evil-minded person who plans to slaughter innocent people is a just dessert in my opinion. Not only could it lead to that danger being hindered but it could lead to more plans being foiled and more lives saved. I think that’s a massive upside. Not only is it an upside because of spared lives, non-traumatised families and no biased or skewed views from a horrific tragedy; it’s also a massive money boost. The government pay out massive compensations to the injured or families of the deceased and that would save a lot of money which could be spent on a lot of other important things. I’m not saying torture is justified because there’d be less payouts from the government, I’m just saying consider the amount of money that would go to them and could go to NHS funding, education and other important things.
I still disagree with unnecessary torture but I also disagree with the current prison system which is more of a luxury than a burden. It may be a burden when they get out because they might not be able to get a job but who says they’ll try? If prison is that comfy and luxurious then why would you want to leave? Therefore, reform the prisons so they’re less enjoyable like they should be. A bit of a ramble but I feel it is slightly relevant to torture as it is currently the complete opposite there.
Therefore, torture can be justified in my opinion. There are extenuating circumstances, of course, there always will be but if they have sufficient evidence to prove that the suspect has terror plots then it is justified to find out more information from these about future plans. If it’s just because the torturer is a bit bored and wants to cause massive psychological harm and possibly cause a rage-filled killing spree, then no, of course it’s wrong. There is no answer to the ambiguity of “torture” so I agree with it for information and to save lives but I disagree with it for everything else.
2. What does it mean to be a ‘citizen of the world’?
The meaning of ‘citizen of the world’ is pretty self-explanatory. I, weirdly, decided that I agree with these views about five days ago. If you’re a ‘citizen of the world’ it means that you’re unpatriotic and do not pledge allegiance to a country, a bit of land that your ancestors maliciously and moronically fought over as they were power-hungry and greedy. Just some mud, some sand, a little bit of greenery and now massive man-made structures which are blemishes to real land. Weirdly, I prefer cityscapes to landscapes.
A ‘citizen of the world’ has no country and no national pride. They simply believe that the world is one and we should not segregate ourselves to countries, nationalities and so on. In my opinion, it raises questions of equality considering we all are confined to different countries as if having a nationality matters. Why does that matter? I’m technically Welsh but I consider myself to just be alive and free in a world with many possibilities. Personally, I’d prefer it if the world was solely governed by one government and wasn’t dictated by the laws of religion and embarrassing ethical reasons. That’s just me though.
I don’t know how to extend this definition further, it’s quite a simple concept.
3. What poses a greater threat: environmental change or weapons of mass destruction?
These two threats could potentially change the world we live in forever in such negative ways. The sad truth is we have no power over either of these. Mother nature isn’t a nurturing loving mother that she’s made out to be, but more of a destructive mistress who wants to remain unchanged and consistent so therefore she screams “get the hell off me and stop damaging me” by giving us warnings. Too late though. This is not the effect of global warming though, this is a natural cycle on this planet which is caused by changes; changes which aren’t liked. I believe more in the Madea hypothesis than the Gaia hypothesis.
Then there’s the other threat. The threat that one day, one person may launch a nuclear attack onto a country which then starts a world war and destroys everything and everyone. It’ll take one unstable person, one unstable thought, one error of judgement to potentially murder an entire civilisation, an entire life and every other animal on the planet. An entire planet would remain hollow and unscathed but maybe that’s what it wants?
These threats are equally real and equally dangerous. Currently, there is a cyclone in Australia which is tearing it apart, bit by bit. This is nature at its worst. You can’t stop it from tearing things apart with its colossal power, it is almost a god-like entity who has been infuriated. The worst thing about nature is how do you stop it? There is no way to intervene, you just have to ride out the storm - pardon the pun. You cannot stop it its reckoning and therefore its threat could eclipse the threat of weapons of mass destruction.
There’s a possibility of stopping these weapons from being used. Whether it be a peace treaty or an uprising in a dictator controlled country to get rid of the unstable and inhumane leader or the military intervention to stop these genocidal maniacs. Much like the Iraq war, they may have been underlying reasons and it may have been eclipsed by money and greed but it still wiped out a lunatic with far too much power. I live with more with the fear of human ignorance and stupidity to nature taking its toll. This is because humans are far more unstable, eccentric and destructive as our power hungry nature is nothing short of an arrogant god-complex.
One bad decision could result in the end of the world, a real apocalypse. How frightening. It’s scary that one man like Kim Jong-il could potentially ruin the world we live in just because of his crazy ways. It’s an unjust world that we live in that one man could destroy so much but it’s one we have to live in and fight against. There is a way to do it but an illegal war in Iraq is not the answer to a genocidal maniac apparently.
In my opinion, the biggest threat are the weapons of mass destruction. Not just their power of mass devastation but the power in an imperfect person’s hand; that is the bigger threat.
4. Does British politics limit the participation of women?
No but if it brings terrible people like Margaret Thatcher into politics maybe it should. There’s also Harriet Harmon and a few others. That’s all I have to say on that ridiculous question.
5. Examine the arguments for and against the BNP being banned from participating in the UK’s representative democracy?
The BNP is a party which is founded on ignorance and - quite simply - racism, xenophobia and homophobia. The same views as Adolf Hitler. They are a party which practice suggestions as deporting all immigrants, legal or illegal; banning homosexuality and making it an arrestable offence, like in the olden days of ignorance and misunderstanding. Oddly appropriate to their outdated and right-winged views.
They have traditional views and traditions hinder change and evolution. Why hinder something which is for the good of a nation? That’s like disagreeing to know thereal creation of the universe by believing a book written millenniums ago.
Their moronic leader once said:
“Rape is simply sex. Women enjoy sex, so rape cannot be such a terrible physical ordeal… [it] is like suggesting force-feeding a woman chocolate cake is a heinous offence.” - Nick Griffin.
We wouldn’t be a democratic country if we stopped them from running, that would completely contradict the point of a democracy. I don’t even believe that the problem really lies with their twisted ideals, though they are cause for worry. The real problem is the ignorance and stupidity of society and how they get brainwashed by the right-winged media and fail to see the full picture. Instead, they stereotype and blame an entire race or religion instead of blaming the real minority. I don’t understand how they thought Britain was so “great” when it’s never been great and is actually better than it was, yet, they want to revert us back in time.
I believe that the real problem lies with media not reporting full facts and slandering innocent people by generalising their race or religion. I mean, Hindus and Sikhs even suffered abuse thanks to the ignorance of their attackers after 9/11 and 7/7. I don’t think we can stop the BNP from running but they should have to publicise their real views and every opinion. Ranging from their disgusting and backward views on immigration, rape and unnatural homosexuality. They should have to tell everyone of how they plan on incarcerating those who are genetically different.
The idea that legal immigrants are “stealing our jobs” is ludicrous and preposterous. The amount of people who lazily lounge around watching Sky TV and only leave the house to get more Carling and to pick up their dole have no jobs because they’re too pathetic to actually get one. They’re the real disgrace. They’d rather sit back and jack up on heroine complaining that their dole isn’t enough to pay their dealer so they start blaming immigrants for stealing their money. They aren’t stealing any money from you, you bum. They actually pay tax, you drug-addled and AIDS-ridden junkie. They contribute to the taxes and that actually pay for you to sit there and complain about them, how hypocritical. They aren’t stealing your job but they are, unfortunately, helping you live and breathe.
Therefore, there should be a reform in the public media so that they don’t promote their neo-Nazi views and get away with it as they publish exaggerated rumours, figures and statistics. Only 4% of Britain are immigrants, that’s about 2.4 million immigrants, that doesn’t necessarily mean Muslims either. Also, 92.1% of people in Britain are white, how can we claim to be overrun? We cannot stop them running but let’s stop their lies.
6. Is military intervention for humanitarian reasons a moral imperative in cases of genocide?
Cases of genocide need to be stopped, that much is obvious, and if the only way to achieve this is via a military intervention then so be it. Some people are so stubborn and ignorant in their views - especially genocidal dictators - then force is the only option to stop these lunatics. A very good example is the Iraq war.
The ever debatable Iraq war. While others say it was an illegal, greedy war for oil and money, I still think the murder of a villainous dictator who slaughtered innocent people is enough of a reason to intrude. It may have been for the wrong reason but the intervention stopped him so I deem it very worthy. Installing democracy in a previously dictated country seems very worth it. That country had no quality of life, bar the people who were bought by Saddam Hussein. We effectively resurrected a country and will give millions of people happiness, equality and no fear of being murdered for insubordination.
Another infamous case is obviously World War II where one man brainwashed a country into killing innocent men, women and even children. Not only did he kill most people who were Jewish but he forced them to work to build their weapons, performed medical experimentation on them and other horrendous and gruesome forms of torture filled with endless agony. Without military intervention, the numbers would be even higher than their current disgusting high. Numerous amounts more of innocent people - whether they were Jewish or disabled or anything else that was against their leader’s xenophobic views - would be killed because we did nothing.
The mass extinction of life is not something that we should sit back and ignore. It is a necessity to counter these despicable occurrences. I personally do not understand the disagreement with this, I cannot even think of any logical reason.
When people claim that the “loss of lives” in their army isn’t worth it then they’re clearly unnecessarily patriotic and think that they’re better than everyone else. Why listen to those uneducated morons? The type of people who claim that footballers get too much (quick summary of this: it’s the money in the football industry which means they get taxed a lot so it does effectively pay for a lot, get over it) and that soldiers deserve more money and respect. They get a lot of respect and I respect them for what they do but they weren’t conscripted into the army, it was their choice; something that the country which is being torn apart doesn’t have.
Yes, it is a moral imperative to stop mass genocide and I cannot see any other side of that. I’m not being close-minded, I’m being a humane realist with compassion. I’m open to your opinion though but I just do not see any counter to the cessation of genocide.
I’m done. Was it any good?
Every man needs a muse, and mine could be the bottle.
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Well, what is the fuss with Tumblr then? That is literally all I signed up for. To blog my thoughts, write down some scribbles and be generally unfollowed and unbothered in an attempt to get of my head (even though I don’t need to). In other words, expect nonsensical rants of a madman.There will probably be multiple quotes, film reviews, music reviews and other general media related stuff.
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