Mar. 7th, 2012

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Mar. 7th, 2012 12:00 pm
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  • Tue, 22:28: The Moon Shadows are beautiful out there tonight! It's magical!
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There's a whole lot of stuff going on right now. I'd complain but that would just worry people or have them tell me all the things that I don't need to complain about...

This mood could be due to the weather, which isn't quite nice enough to be nice but still better than winter. Which, in a way, is much like the stuff going on in my life.

But I think a lot of it has to do with all the crap surrounding the election and re-call here in the state. I wish I could claim a side as the "One True Side". I really wish I could be a true believer for one side and go with it. But I can't. Everyone is throwing crap and claiming that they don't stink or pointing out that the "other side" is evil while they do the same damn thing they condemn the "other side" for doing.

I find it ironic that the very webpages that reek of sarcasm and deeming comments will promote ads for "anti-bullying" and "acceptance". Lets face it, most of the web celebrates bullies and mean-spiritedness. Sarcasm and belittling comments are the cash of the realm when it comes to most pop-culture and political websites. Somehow "cruel" has become synonymous with "clever" -- unless, of course, the comments are directed at someone or something we care about. Then it's just cruel, of course.

I can't work up a lot of passion for someone who is decrying how evil someone is for doing something that I have seen them do in the past.

Bad behavior -- nasty behavior -- mean-spiritedness and cruelty -- these things have an inherent quality of evil about them and they are evil no matter who the victims are. The worst thing isn't what this evil does to the people it's directed at. No. The worst thing is the evil that it does to the people who use it. It leads to self-righteousness and egocentric behavior. It makes you close-minded while believing that you are being accepting and open. It makes you judge people not based on who they are but on how many points they agree with you on. And it makes you hate people you've never met simply because they choose to believe something different than you. Which was, most likely, the behavior you were trying to condemn in the first place.

Yeah. Time to go to bed. No live TV or blogs for me tomorrow!


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