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Aug. 1st, 2012 09:42 pm
zfreelance: (Watch the World Burn)
Sweet Christ, I would love it if everyone shut the hell up about Chick-Fla. The CEO's are assholes. I think this is a pre-requisite to becoming a CEO in the first place. But that doesn't make the sandwiches any less tasty.

I mean, fuck, you want to boycott? Have a blast! That'll show 'em. But hell, I think it would be a lot more effective to eat that shit wearing the biggest, most flamboyant getup you can get through the doorway, because that? Sends a message.

I support gay rights, etc etc. But I also support freedom of speech and fast food. So quit blowing up my god damn social media.
zfreelance: (Watch the World Burn)
Eh. I'm pretty sure I fail as a 'sensitive human being'. And I care not at all.

My school has had a recent outbreak (read: two instances) of finding small nooses hung in random places. I saw one of these hanging on a sign, myself, and remembered thinking, "... I wish I knew how to tie a noose. Nooses are cool." And then I went on my way.

But apparently nooses in trees have racial implications. Or, that's how my school is interpreting it. So, after 6 separate e-mails from the school about how seriously they were taking this, I had to sit through a nice, long, touchy-feely meeting for the RAs to discuss why such things were unacceptable. And I was blown. Away.

People were freaking terrified of these little nooses. And I just can't wrap my head around it. There are no leads as to who placed the nooses. There was nothing to imply that it was racially motivated. And when I said as much, I got stared at like I kicked a homosexual puppy.

The conversation I was forced to endure went from the nooses to the god damn Laramie Project, and I wanted to scream.

I'm almost positive that the Salem Witch Trials predate the KKK, but you don't hear me screaming about The Crucible. Not to mention that having conversations like this are like discussing religion. You're either preaching to the convinced or you're not making a dent.

Part of this is clearly the fact that I'm white, yeah okay. Goody for me. But part of it is that I am a bitter realist. People suck, and getting upset when things happen is just dumb. Either do something about it or get over it, because the only thing you can control is yourself.

But what really bothered me was that people started talking, seriously talking about censoring and monitoring student and employee social media, as well as the installation of cameras in all the residence halls. And the Powers That Be facilitating the conversation sighed, like they agreed, like this was something that should happen.

And all I had running through my head was an SNL mash-up of V For Vendetta meets 1984.

Just. AUGH.

/soapbox



my problem with authority called. it wants its movie collection back.


Update: I keep getting FB invites to rallys to protest this "great tragedy".

That actually pisses me off more than anything. A Shakespearean play is a great tragedy. A school shooting is a great tragedy. Your collective overreaction to innocuous stimuli? Is not.

Fucking first world shit, right there.
zfreelance: (Watch the World Burn)
The 6 Dumbest Things Schools Are Doing in the Name of Safety

Really?

Really?

REALLY?!

Fuck damn shit sonofabitch SUCK IT, MOTHERFUCKER. ($60000 fine, right there. bring it.)


Christ, adults are bugfuck nuts. Kids have the right idea.
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There is a woman on the TV who says that, because of Tiny Toddlers Playschool, her child is doing 'wonderful'.

THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NICE THINGS, PENSACOLA.

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