And though I had slain a thousand foes less one,
The thousandth knife found my liver;
The thousandth enemy said to me,
'Now you shall die,
Now none shall know.'
And the fool, looking down, believed this,
Not seeing, above his shoulders, the naked stars,
Each one remembering.
--John M. Ford, The Final Reflection

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"The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any." - Russel Baker

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Gripe # 11: People That Need To Die

Death to...optimists!

I don't understand optimists. I fail to see how they can possibly interpret the world as anything but the decaying husk that it is, even as it desperately attempts to put on the mask of "everything's going fine." How can they possibly view the corruption, the prevalent disregard for the so-called "higher ideals" of civilization, the utter insanity of the paradox known as modern life, and still believe there is a silver lining?

I believe there is hope in the world, don't get me wrong. I just think optimists are going about it completely wrong. There is hope, but optimists tend to see more hope than there actually is. Humanity is on a downward spiral into complete and utter self-destruction. We're raping the environment. We're stabbing each other in the back. We're abandoning the great lies that civilization is built upon, such as "justice" and "mercy."

My problem with optimists is that they tend to insist on relying on the good that simply isn't there anymore. There is still good in the world, but your typical optimist does nothing to bring it out. Optimists the world over are doing nothing but attempting to make people see the bright side, which tends to work. However, seeing the bright side of things is not as easy as it sounds. Optimists and their ilk tend to see the bright side and stare at it, yet do nothing to grab it and expand it.

Mind you, I don't like pessimists either, but as often been said...pessimists tend to take care of themselves.

Death to...incompetent superiors!

According to modern psychology and personality analysis, I tend to sit back and not take a leadership role unless the leader in place is incompetent. However, according to modern psychology and personality analysis, I also prefer to just work in the background and not be the one actually at the helm of the ship. Princes get shot. Advisers tend to have enough time to escape. Despite that tendency, I absolutely despise incompetent superiors.

I can't stand them, particularly if they choose (I refuse to believe that anyone who gets into a position of authority can be so blatantly idiotic as to be unaware of her own incompetence) to ignore her own inability to perform even the simplest tasks of her position. They decide to be completely and utterly oblivious to all of their weaknesses and flaws, while at the same time deciding to lord their status over their underlings. As if their having rank by some quirk of seniority or fate actually makes them qualified to have that rank. Idiots.

The worst part is having to actually deal with them and their incompetence on a regular basis. They fail to understand why people dislike them. They cannot understand why people don't trust them. They are incapable of fathoming people's reasons for the lack of faith that their underlings show in their non-existent managerial capabilities. From the Panda that ran my last job and is running that company into the ground, to a certain individual in my current place of work whose name I will not mention, I want them all dead. Dead, you here me? DEAD!

Death to...vegetarians!

Vegetarians are scum. They all deserve to be beaten to death in a public place, but not before being made to renounce their idiocy and tyranny by being made to eat meat. Vegetarians are even worse than religious zealots, in that religious zealots are not likely to throw a perfectly good steak (that you happen to be eating) on the ground just because it goes against their beliefs. Vegetarians, and their terrorist cousins the vegans, deserve to be wiped out in as cruel and painful a manner as possible.

I dislike the way they shove their beliefs down as many people's throats as they can, to the point of attempting to force people into vegetarianism in government-controlled areas. I dislike the very idea of vegetarianism! People got along just fine for ages without eating nothing more than "rabbit food," so why should we stop now? And what about the livestock we keep? The havoc that uncontrolled livestock can wreak on the environment would be disastrous!

Another problem is that they constantly whine about the "needless" bashing of their subhuman ilk. They whine and complain that they don't deserve that sort of treatment and that they're just trying to make things better for everyone. Guess what? You're wrong! Vegetarians scum and vegan subhumans deserve every last bit of bashing they get from the people around them! It's people like them that should be beaten, tied up, tortured, and sent to fight wars unarmed and unprepared. That way they'd be able to at least make some minor contribution to human development.

Remember kids: vegetarians and vegans are the scum of the earth and should be mocked, beaten, and killed more than any other group or minority.

Yare yare, I've been reading Maddox way too much. But seriously, optimists, incompetents, and vegetarians all need to DIE.

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