As of now, I am sitting at my computer, headphones blaring Deadmau5, wrapped in my favorite old grungy hoodie, my skull covered by a week's worth of stubble and a formerly brown (now grey-green, damn Aussie sun) woolen beanie. In front of me is a bowl of chicken Ramen, some Earl Grey tea, and a plate of buttered Turkish bread. Inside of me, is about four days worth of anti-histamines, vitamins, and generic ibuprofen.
Oh, and that frukking virus that I have, along with half the world at the moment.
What's "frukking", you ask? Not self-censorship as some have said. No, it's the word that replaced our world's much beloved f-bomb inside the confines of my own, in my short stories and "Burning the Roads Behind Him", and what I have now titled the second novel, "The Shadows that Consume". I've had the few close friends who've read the first draft of "Burning the Roads" turn around after reading, and ask why I put "fruk" as the main curse word of choice. They ask if I'm censoring myself, and I couldn't help but laugh at that, especially since they know me well enough to know that I despise censorship in all forms. I would hope they would at least. I won't even delete a flaming comment on my youtube account, cause I think they're entitled to their opinion, no matter how stupid they are.
My friends, this here be a:
As much as that image makes me proud, it reminds me just as much of the old fallout shelter signs around Clifton in Cincinnati. Granted, it's supposed to remind you of that. However, the fact we NEED to be reminded of a relic of a time when every waking moment was shadowed by the fear of the superpowers of the world deciding that it was a good day to turn the world into a post-apocalyptic hellhole, is needless to say, a sad and frightening statement of the times we live in.
Well, there's an Aussie election recently, right?
Well, what about the rest of the Western World's democratic parties?
|UK 2010 Election Spectrum|
|Australian 2010 Election Spectrum|
|Canadian 2008 Election Spectrum|
|New Zealand 2008 Election Spectrum|
|US 2008 Election Spectrum|
The point I'm trying to make here, is that governments in general are full of shit. If you're paying attention to these charts, every mainstream political party that wins majority seats, oh so often, is resting FIRMLY in the Authoritarian quadrant. No matter who you "vote" for, they're gonna pull the same shit, over, and over, and over.
Now for those of you who say "Oh, come on, they're not THAT bad", this is the Webster's definition for Authoritarian: