Welcome to another addition of ramblings of a normal guy. This is my special column where I go off on wild rants complaining about the things that happen and effect my (and ours) every day life. Because of the excessive amounts of stupidity that will be featured, a large amount of inappropriate language will most likely be used. Also expect a large helping of calling out and "I don't give a crap". Rated M for mature, and read at your own risk.
You've been warned by the way, there will be lots of cursing or/and offensive comments.
I hope you will pardon me if I open this post with a "back in my day" moment. You see, I was born around the same time as the modern internet. That would be AOL 1.0 kids. Having grown up with the internet, I'm no stranger to the activities and questionable things people do there. But as I grow older, I grow more and more concerned by a pattern I am seeing. I watch the younger generation become addicted to twitter, myspace, facebook and more. They put their personal lives on full display then complain when people comment on it. I would think if you want something kept private, you wouldn't put it on a public forum. Same with being left alone. If "something really bad happened, but I don't want to talk about it", then keep it to yourself, not Facebook. It gets even worse when it comes to opinions. To many of the younger (and even older) generations, they are starting to think opinions are the same as fact. They will make a statement, then expect everyone to agree with it, then cry is someone dare speaks against it. With this type of disturbing attitude allowed to fester and grow, they become one of the worse things this world can produce... the attention whore. The attention whore is a pervasive pattern of excessive emotionality and attention seeking, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
- Is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention. Will produce videos or make up drama in order to get said attention back.
- Interaction with others is often characterized by "hey look at me, me me me me me". Any deviation away from them will result in child like tantrums.
- Will often try to downplay or belittle others then cry, complain and act hurt when their plans do not net them more attention.
- Will often expect others to do as they want (all the time) because they are the center.
- Displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions. Will often use said emotions to play overdone or made up drama for even more attention.
- Will use physical appearance, attitude, ideology or some form of "religion" to draw attention to self.
- Has a style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail. Otherwise known as "Talking a lot but saying nothing."
- Shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion. Will also use other legitimate misfortune or situation to draw attention to themselves.
- Is suggestible and will often join any social/political/religious group that gives them attention.
- Considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are.
- Will use "selective memory" or completely rewrite the past in order to make themselves appear more than they are.
As always, watch the video first.
Once you get about forty seconds into the video, their are a few things you should already know. First, there is a lot of butt hurt coming. Sure they try to pass it off like they don't care, or they rised above it. But there is a LOT of butt hurt there. Second, they are under the impressed that they matter. Note the arrogant smug smile he wears the whole time. How he believes he speaks from a point of high morality. They also want everyone to know about their butt hurt. Finally, despite their innocent act, they knew exactly what was going to happen. You don't walk into a place (any place) with a chip on your shoulder and a offensive shirt not expecting something. They where looking for trouble, and actively seeking attention. Again, take a look at the man's smug arrogant look and his wife egging him on. It's almost like they are following a script, all planned out for maximum attention.
So ready for a crazy video full of fake religious bs? Let's do this...
|Even the poor cat can't take the stupid.|
What he said: " Oh my goodness. If you ever been to whole foods, if you never been, it is the most gay friendly place and grocery store on the planet. The gay world loves whole foods. Especially this whole foods right here in Baltimore.... (Some rambling on trying to remember where he is). Its a very gay friendly area, very gay friendly, extremely gay friendly..."
Have you ever heard the phrase "anti-gay people think/talk about homosexual acts more than actual homosexuals do"? What we have here is video proof of just that. Just like I said before, we could just watch the first, what forty seconds, and know what the whole damn video is going to be about. We know this guy is going to go off in some home made, over dramatized, anti-gay "feel bad for me not them" rambling that amounts to nothing. It's so practice, it's so proper, what tv show is this for, because I know it's scripted. There is zero chance in hell this is his first time, even less so that it will be his last.
He will always find ways of becoming a victim, he will always find a way to be a attention whore, and he will always feed off of it... all the while trying to pass of some "doing some god's work" bullshit excuse. Also, unless the target audience of this video is a group of mentally deficient people with the IQ of 1, then one does not really have to repeat "this is a gay friendly area" every second, for a full minute either. Nor do they have to do it for the whole damn video. We bloody get it. The douche don't like gays, and he wants everyone to know he is making a anti-gay rant video. Everyone be sure to shower him with love and attention, or else he may shiver up and die!
Was that bitter old man of me?
I'm also not sure how I feel about the rest of it. Sad, pissed off, ready to grab my shillelagh and go full crazy Irish on someone? Think I'll wait till I'm done to decide. What I am talking about here is his effort to dehumanize his enemy. You see, it is a well known tactic that in order to desensitize the masses to a enemy(s) one wants gone, one gets said masses to believe the enemy is no longer human. By doing so, you can then justify just about anything to get ride of them. The way he keeps using gay as a negative term. It's both insulting and unacceptable. Gays are people, and nothing a book or person can say will ever change that. I mean, would he find it acceptable if I used such a tone to describe his fellow Jehovah Witnesses? How about making the outrageous claim that all Christians are child molesters? Would he like any of that? No! He would film several more videos filled with fake out rage and several cherry picked verse from the bible "proving" his way is the only right way. He would also make frequent mention about he was the real victim of the mess he caused.
Fucking coward, this is the reason why we can't have nice things.
What he said: "And the lord sent us here today."
So there is this card game I love to play. It's called bullshit. It's a lot like Uno, but with more drinking and cheating. If you think someone is cheating during the course of the game, you can call "Bullshit". And that's what I'm doing now. Do people like this have any idea how fucking annoying this phrase is? Do they ever give thought are care on how offensive it is to believers and non-believers alike? The guy later admits he passed by the place a dozen times but never went in. But oh, when gay people are there, suddenly "the lord" want's him to cause drama? Maybe he should just grow a fucking pair, man up, and admit HE wanted to do it. Cause his explanation is utter bullshit. People seriously that full of themselves to think the lord Jesus Christ spoke personally to them? That he hand picked them to be the sole vesicle of his word? Are they saying he told them to disturb people shopping for food with their out of place nonsense? (Protip: A food store is not a church) Did the Christ really tell them to use his name so they could get their jollies with everyone paying attention to them? I don't remember Jesus ever throwing a #attentionwhoresareawesome on twitter. Did Christ really ask them to do things he would never do, nor never did himself? The answer is simple, no he did not. The God(s) do speak, but I refuse to believe they tell you to be a stuck up prick or to relive what you see on Jerry Springer.
As a final note on this, "the lord said to did this" or "God(s) said that was ok to do" has been used to excuse so much bullshit, I'm ashamed to be part of humanity. "Oh God told us to protest here", "God told me to shot that fag", "God told me to bomb this", "God told me to war on you"... how about no.
What you are hearing is not the voice of the divine, it is the voice of your own egotistical bullshit.I've said it before, but it can not be said enough. This man is not a example of Christ like behavior. He is not a WWJD or even a victim. Everything that happened, he wanted this to happen. I might even go so far as to say he begged for it. He wanted the drama, he wanted the confrontation, he wanted the attention. He knew this area was a openly gay friendly (he sure in hell said it enough), and he acted and dressed himself for the attention he sought. He bore his ego with pride, and he even wore a shirt that he knew perfectly well would cause a rise. So no, the lord did not send this man anywhere... it was his own ego and greed.
|If only it was that easy...|
What he said: "And I gotta tell you.... I'm being honest, that's the only way I know to be. Coming to Baltamore this time of year intimidated me. *Some mumbling about where he has been and where the lord sent him*"
Only being in my thirties, there are still many things I do not know, understand or have experienced. But having since grown into my adult years, I realize I will never be the smartest nor wisest person. After all, I am only human, a human that gets some things right, and more things wrong. Yet, I don't think I will ever be able to understand this man, no matter how long I live. How can a person, who dresses themselves in both clothing and ego for the purpose of attention, claim foul when they get it?
How can they claim to be the real victim when they caused the drama to begin with? I can't shoot a baby, then claim it was all the babies fault. I can't walk into a place and yell fire, then not accept responsibility for it. So why does this behavior become ok when religion is involved? If he truly feels the need to witness so bad, then he should also accept the responsibility of what he is doing. If he want (and he does) to go into some place to cause drama and be highly offensive, then he should accept the responsibility of his actions. I mean, fucking hell, Christ preached love and acceptance and didn't shy away from being crucified! But what does tiny things like that matter to religious nut jobs.
It is no secret religious fanaticism is a problem in America, with this video is proof enough. For what ever reason, and not matter what age, these people are instilled with the idea that their faith is the only true one, and all others are wrong. While this in itself wouldn't be a problem, what they do with it is. They hold this notion that hellfire awaits everyone but their own, and will delight in telling people every chance they get. You're gay? DEATH! Believe woman are people? DEATH! Are for equal rights? DEATH! Are a different faith? DEATH! Different version of same faith? DOUBLE DEATH! These delusional people will do anything to force their faith onto others, as if conversion numbers really mattered.
In the end, the only thing this type of silly behavior demonstrates is weakness. Weakness in themselves, and in their faith.
After all, if one honestly felt as strong about their faith as they claim, they would have no need to care about conversion numbers, about forcing their faith on others, about mounting an army to invade the lands of nonbelievers or flying plains into buildings. What this guy, and others like him, need to do is pick what to believe, and leave everybody else out of it! Does he honestly think Allah gives a flying fuck about someone who obeys the Seven Pillars of Islam and then crash planes into tall buildings? Does he think God loves someone ever so much when they tie a gay to their car and drag them to death? Does he think the Pagan Gods will be happy with some stuck up snob thinking they are better because they are Pagan?
Fuck no.So want to stop feeling intimidated? Then stop being a giant douche for the sake a drama.
What he said: "*More mumbling about where Christ sent him and his time off* We've been here (the area where he lives) for a month and a half, but we've never gone inside. But this afternoon we went inside. There are so many gay people that work inside that whole foods store. So many gay people and so many gay friendly people. They didn't like us at all. The hatred they had on their face was quite plan. We are not easily intimidated, I was a little intimidated. "
While writing this entry, I will freely admit I lost my shit twice. I'm also not talking about cursing, I'm talking about punching holes in the wall here.
How dare this little fuck demean and dehumanize PEOPLE just because they are gay. How dare he belittle anyone who see them as people! How dare he judge and torment anyone who refuses to hate on gay because some fucked up book says so. If he wants to use religion as a excuse to be a grade A cunt, fine. But what he needs to realize is that we don't have to hear it. We don't have to tolerate speech that his hateful or tries to promote violence. He can keep it to his own church, he can keep it to his own family and his own damn followers. By the Gods of high sphere, I am seriously fucking sick and tired of these so call religious cunts who think it's ok to degrade and belittle people simply because they are different. How fucking dare her belittle my friends and family! Being gay is not a negative thing.
Oh wait, what was that thing about treating others the way you want to be treated? Guess he didn't get the memo.
What he said: "It's not easy to witness to people who hate you. Let me tell you something, gay people are just so bitter and resentful."
Hatred is intrinsic to the human animal. Hate is a part of our life, that is spawned from our environment. It comes from the way we grow up, from things we learn from our parents or social group, it can be tought and often learned. Hate is never "just because" but can effect anything. While there are still more knee jerk reactions when it comes to religion than I like, not all of them are without merit.
26 year old Damian Furtch was on his way home from work at a restaurant late Sat night (Sunday morning), when he stopped off at a McDonalds in NYC’s West Village to get some food.While inside the restaurant Damian noticed 2 men staring at him, giving him “looks”. It was late, Damian was tired, he felt uncomfortable and he didn’t want any trouble so he left. He was across the street, walking away while on the phone to a friend when the 2 men from McDonalds approached him and asked him “if he had a problem” before he knew it he was punched in the face by one man, then instantly felt another punch by the second perp, and then he heard it – “You Fucking Faggot” , the words as hurtful as the punches. Source
Mark Little and his partner, Dustin Martin, visited Asheville a few weekends ago. The couple say they were walking down the street when people in a passing car began harassing them. Little told WBTV, when they asked the people to stop, a passenger jumped from the car and attacked them. Little says he and his partner are concerned police aren't taking the crime seriously. Source
Laura Gilbert, 25, told WRBL 3 News that she had gone to The Villa outside Opelika with her friend from high school, Sheila Siddall, to celebrate Siddall’s birthday by singing karaoke. Gilbert said she felt uncomfortable as soon as she walked into the bar and people began staring at her, but she stayed because she didn’t want to ruin Siddall’s birthday celebration. Source
Bishops in Chile have condemned the murder of Daniel Zamudio, a gay man who was gruesomely beaten and succumbed to his injuries on March 27 after being in a coma for nearly four weeks.
Chilean bishops' conference leader and Archbishop of Santiago, Ricardo Ezzati, voiced solidarity with Zamudio’s friends and family and called for justice in the case. Source
Frequent protests against the homosexual population.
So yea, it's not easy to get along with people who hate you, and wish to see you burn. It's not easy to get along with people who support violent acts against people who are different. It's not easy to get along with people who call you demon. It's not easy to get along with people who treat others as less than human. It's not easy to get along with someone who thinks the only rights gays should have are "aid, death and hell". What this guy doesn't get, is by his words or actions, he had the power to teach others to treat him with dignity and respect, or with fire and brimstone. By his words and actions, he taught others to treat him with fire and brimstone. When you are a dick, don't be surprised when you get dickish behavior back.
But maybe he can't be blamed for being so blind to others. Sure, he has a ego and attitude that is totally unacceptable, but his previous comments might be a product of his upbringing. I mean, it's really hard to see the plights and hardships of others when you are so sheltered from the world. How could he be expected to see how gays are beaten and killed for just being gay? How could he possibly know about being denied basic human rights, work, and happiness? Such things would require he actually take notice or care how they live, and what they have to live with.
Unless such things are taught at a early age, kids will never learn to care about others. Obviously he wasn't taught in Christ's ways as a kid.
What he said: "We where sitting down, we deiced to get something from the food bar and eat it here. And there was a gay guy who came up to us and told us what he thought of us. Multiple times."
Translation: "I wasn't getting enough attention with the shirt I was wearing, so I looked for any reason to say longer. Now I'm going to piss and moan like a little bitch about a person who made comments about my shirt."
Honestly, this whole religious front his is trying to put up is not only a obvious sham, but also just sad. Christ never treated people like this, not even nonbelievers and people who put him on a cross. He was never insulting or belittling, nor was he ever "I'll burn you for shits and giggles". He was a kind man, a man who was gentle with his words and his teachings.
He was also never a douche, unlike some of his followers.
What he said: "He called us a tool. Multiple times."
... really? This is what set you off? This is was got you super insulted and scared? Are you really that thin skinned that you can't take a grade school insult? Christ suffered and died on a cross for hours because of his views, I would think he could suck up a small insult. Bloody hell, I've been called a LOT worse at work and brushed it off like it was nothing. But hey, he does have one small point in there. Bringing a message of "you will burn in hell because I hate you" doesn't make one a tool. It makes them a fucking douche bag.
What he said: "And when he first came, approached us I got a little excited."
He got all excited over finally getting a rise in people? What a huge bloody shock!
What he said: "And my wife told me to calm down, and here's what happened I did, right away."
Calmed down so much that you continued to make a eleven minute video over your ego high?
What he said: "You see, people seem to thing... that you have to talk to someone... in order to witness to people. Oh come on."
Yea, you can wear dumb ass shirts and cry like a bitch on the internet. Good job there buddy.
What he said: "You couldn't talk to him. And most gay people, you can not talk to them."
Really? I can't talk to gay people? Then how the hell do I hang with a bunch of them every Sunday? How the hell have we picked up doing really bad voice acting with them? Am I missing something here? Oh wait, maybe it has something to do with the fact I'm not trying to send them to hell, beat/kill them because they are gay, or not acting like a giant douche bag. Maybe he should try dropping the whole "Jesus told me to burn you" agenda and talk to gay people like normal people. Because, you know, gays are people after all...
What he said: Come on moms and dads, you know what I'm talking about. You can't really talk to your gay son or your gay daughter. Can you? The more you say to them, the more angry they get."
Ok, that's it. I'm done.
There is only so much utter bullshit I can take in a day before my head wants to explode. Going after the family unit? Trying to put a wedge between parents and their children? Listen fucktard and listen well. Not everyone is like you. Not everyone is a cuntish heartless asshole that should have been aborted at birth. Some parents actually love their children. Some parents don't see being born gay as a problem. Some parents can actually see their "gay child" as a person. Or do you seriously fucking believe "beating the gay" out of your child is a good thing?