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Return of the... journal?
Where the hell have you been?
Why haven't you updated your journal?
I'll tell you where...
Caught up in my twisted, mixed up life.
It seems like everything is just leading up to one big disaster.
I have loads to talk about, and don't know where to begin but i'll try. Hey, give me a little credit here... I haven't fed my journal in quite some time.
I'll have you know that I read the newspaper on a daily basis, so i'm always pretty up-to-date with current events and whatnot. It's hard to explain the way I feel about humanity. You know, it's funny... one day you see hope in obtaining the fabled "peace on earth" thing they're always talking about. I hear it's supposed end all possible means for going to war, but don't take my word on it. I just don't see it anymore. Humanity is continually hitting new lows with each passing day.
No, I won't stop there. Shall we revert to the point I made about reading the paper on a daily basis? Well, if you read the paper religiously like I do, you'd know what I'm talking about. Just a few days ago the local paper ran an article about kindergartners who attack their teachers with scissors. Whoa... wait just one damn second, Captain Righteousness. What ever happened to parental guidance? I'll tell you what happened... parents just decided it would be fun to stop giving a fuck. In most cases, these kids are subjected to abuse, or see these things in and around the house. These are children of parents who weren't ready to take on the responsibility of raising a child.
Believe me, it gets better. These same five year olds were also reported to have sexually molested fellow classmates, and even throw chairs at the teachers. There was actually one instance in which a student repeatedly punched his teacher until back-up was called in to break it up. These kids are being influenced by the media, and these apparent "cultures" which support the idea of seeing women as objects, and which glorify violence. I understand, we can't always blame the parents since these kids are subjected to said views in school and on the streets. We're living in a world in which young children are heavily influenced at such early stages of development. Once their minds are corrupted with such things, it's hard to make them see otherwise.
When you grow up as a child, your brain can be compared to a sponge: It's soft and easy to penetrate, and it absorbs nearly all that it comes in contact with. So this would explain why these kids are growing up to be the product of a manufactured society. They're basically at the command of major corporations and cultures, which are heavily marketed and actually sold.
Ever noticed how most corporations are using the "hip-hop" culture as a means of attracting young kids? Apparently, these corporations feel like being the fucking bastards that they are and capitalizing on the fact that kids are drawn in by this "culture" that they call "Hip-Hop". Now, I know I'm not really in the know about what hip-hop stands for, but I know that it promotes violence and it's even promoting misogyny to a certain extent. Women are being dehumanized in the media, and in these music videos which litter the mainstream media. That's what the kids are being subjected to, so can we really blame them? Getting your head perpetually bombarded by these misconceptions in society take on a long-term effect, and things aren't looking too good for us in the near future.
Call me crazy, but i'm worried about the path in which this misconstrued generation is leading us. As if this wasn't bad enough, we are now faced with the task of fending off fanatics who think the ideal vacation is taking a plane and ramming it into our monumental buildings.
But Mr.Bush, where are the Weapons of Mass Destruction you promissed you would find? Guess what? Survey says: THERE AREN'T ANY. Going to war over ficticious claims is unforgivable. Thousands of soldiers just risked their lives and died for a country who could care less about their well-being. I wouldn't be surprised if a new Civil War arises, and pits the citizens against the government. It has gotten to a point in which the government is leading towards totalitarianism, and the people have little say.
It just really gets to me sometimes, and I haven't even begun to discuss the nuclear threats, and the instability of the earth in itself.
If you ask any self-assured individual what his/her ultimate fear is, you'll most likely hear "A nuclear war."
Unfortunately, we aren't far off from the possibility of a nuclear war setting itself off. Some predictions have it as Korea using one of their nuclear warheads, and starting off a major nuclear war which will see the destruction of humanity as we know. Yeah, that's radical thinking for ya'. But seriously, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little worried about the possibility. Chances of surviving a nuclear war are slim to none, and believe me, I have things to do before I die... BIG things to do.
And while all of this is happening, haven't you noticed an increase in seismic activity around the world? We never experienced this many earthquakes in a certain amount of time before. And recently, we had an incredible amount of activity right on that star we call "the sun." Solar flares like nothing we've seen before recently caused concern for scientists around the globe. Could this be a sign of things to come?
There you have it, we're falling apart with each passing day. The earth is on the brink of destruction, whether it be man-made, or natural... and it seems like there's no way of stopping it. Sure, we all must go on with our lives, and try to keep our heads in the opposite direction.
Is there one last glitter of hope?
I sure hope so... for the sake of our planet, and for those of us who are trying to make a difference.
That just about wraps it up for today, I'm glad I got this all out of the way.
And Stephy, I love you. ^_^