“An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.” — Pliny the Younger
"Ouch" - Abraham Lincoln
Quotes are bullshit. Especially the quotes superimposed over a picture designed to "inspire" weak-minded, ignorant, sissies. I mean everyone else on the internet.
Since when do we need some kind of "inspiring" message to get us moving every day. You know what used to inspire people? Not starving.
Sounds simple, right? Other motivators were, not getting eaten and not having your family murdered. Still a source of inner motivation for me. Not a big fan of having my family murdered anymore.
At any rate, since when has a misattributed quote from Gandhi superimposed over a picture of a canoe motivated anyone? Where's the struggle in that? Isn't the struggle the motivator? Man has always motivated himself by comparing himself to the things that he's not. These aren't words. They are images. Giant stone penises, huge piles of limestone, giant statues of birds, a creased picture of Ivan Drago. These are the things that motivate and inspire. To wit, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG!
Anyway. What brought this up was the damn quote by Herodotus that, "Egypt is the gift of the Nile". Not what he said. What he said means something just a little different. I'll let you figure it out. He actually said, "The country, Egypt, is a gift of the river." Sounds similar, but does it mean the same thing?
I say not. NOT! harrumph harrumph.
Way back when I first started this thing I was stalked and "doxxed" by an asshole who was working with me and figured out who I was. He started posting anonymous comments with my name and phone number on posts where I uses profanity or said things he didn't like. Basically every post would have a comment -by the mad shitter* 212-555-1212. I ended up disabling comments and then, after the asshole got fired, enabling comment moderation. But not before a few nervous nights where I thought for sure I was going to get let go for posting links to National Review. When I did have the conversation with my boss he told me to stop blogging from work, even if it was funny. So I "did". There are was around nearly everything. I guess I was lucky that the guy complaining about me was both an asshole and a shitty, contract employee who was easily let go. I'm sure nowadays id have been fired on the spot. I never used my real name here and never will but I know other people know who I am, after all I started this as a way to get around the personal email ban at work. Those people could totally fuck me over nowadays. That's scary. Anyway, the reason I thought of this was that a fake internet friend was just let go from a good job because someone got mad about something he posted on Instagram. They won't tell him how they knew it was him or who told on him. I think that's wrong and terrifying. I'm posting under this alias because this is the alias I've been using to post comments on message board and blogs for almost ten years now, since I found out there was a maddad who got busted for child porn on AOL. This is than name people who don't know me in real life know me by on the innertubes. That's a clue motherfuckers. Come get me. * not my real name as far as you know
It was spoken in the Confederacy that the Federal government was a tyranny, and that Northern industrial interests and immigrants were trying to change the traditional American way of life. They insisted it wasn't just slavery, it was freedom itself that was under attack.
I didn't buy it. I never thought that there would have been a Civil War without slavery. I'm beginning to re-think that. I think at some point the "progressives" (the same assholes who brought us Prohibition) would have caused a revolution against the government anyway.
I'd fight in it.
As speaking of assholes: Here's one. What a scumbag.
Honestly, I have no words.
I should. But I don't.
I'm not even angry so much as sad.
In Iceland, they've almost eliminated retards via abortion. In Wisconsin they elect them mayor.