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March 31, 2003

april fools day

Filed under: General — Xero @ 8:20 pm

So tomorrow is “April Fools Day.” I never got this semi-holiday at all. I’m not sure of the origins of it but as it’s a tradition based on a day of the year, I automatically hate it. It’s bad enough with valentines, christmas, hanukkah, kwanzaa, new years, thanksgiving, plus the millions of other mini-holidays. I’m seriously getting tired of all these holidays.

What’s the point? I can remember in school liking them because I’d get a day off, which further goes back to my idea of just renaming December to Holiday-Month and just letting progress of the world come to a complete halt for a month. Everyone would have to stock up on canned foods as if it was the end of the world. Maybe then people would see how stupid these holidays are.

Don’t get me wrong I have nothing against getting days off from work but it’s the underlying reason of those days that is annoying me. April Fools is typically a day where people don’t get off so I suppose it’s exempt from this. Still, a day where you pull pranks on people? Can’t we just do that anytime we want? Oh but it’s more excusable because it’s April Fools day.

Then you got christmas, some jew dies and romans make a religion, big fucking deal.

Hanukkah, a candle supposedly stays lit for 8 days, I’ve been told this story is possibly false and that some jews made it up just so they have a holiday comparable to christmas. Pathetic if it’s true.

Kwanzaa? No fucking idea what this is, but I’m sure it’s dumb.

New years, the celebration of our calender system. This one’s just stupid.

Thanksgiving, from what I hear is far from the stories you always hear about peace with the natives. Just another useless holiday.

Presidents day? Give me a break, rounding off Lincoln and Washington’s birthday? Come on they didn’t even try on this one.

Valentines day? Hallmark monopoly at it’s best. I’ll be your valentine after I give you paper cuts with every valentines day card I’ve ever received.

Easter is just the opposite of christmas. Those romans are really pissing me off. It’s all because of them that most of the united states is delusional.

There’s a bunch of jewish ones like yom kippor and rushashunna or something like that. One’s about 10 plagues which in reality was just the yearly cycle of the Nile river minus the slaying of the first born and the other is just a jewish version of the new year. Both useless.

There’s St. Patrick’s day which is just silly. Damn leprechauns.

There’s mothers and fathers day which is just more hallmark bullshit. Cards are stupid. Everyone in my family is a compulsive card giver and it’s annoying as hell. I bet they’ve made hallmark over $10,000.

I’m sure there’s more I’m missing but I think I’ve made my point. All these holidays (holy days?)are useless. I say use a random number generator at the beginning of each year that picks 30 days for people to have off that aren’t weekends. This way everyone can get their days off and I don’t have to deal with this stupid bullshit. Plus it wouldn’t be 30 days in a row so the progress of the world wouldn’t come to a complete halt. I think I’m on to something here.

Religion really pisses me off. I still have trouble believing how many people still follow that bullshit.

March 16, 2003

I’d like an order of american imperialism with a side of freedom fries.

Filed under: General — Xero @ 10:09 pm

So everyone’s heard this shit about France and the US. France doesn’t agree with us so now the US makes up a bunch of reasons to put France down. It’s pathetic and childish. It’s like a bunch of teenagers that like a fad and when someone doesn’t like it they make up a bunch of reasons to hate that person.

Some say “If it wasn’t for us they’d be owned by Germany” as if that’s a reason for them to agree with us. So 60 years ago in world war 2 when Hitler was taking over we helped out the French. This doesn’t mean they’d be owned by Germany, as anyone with a brain would know that changing one tiny event in the past could change TONS of things in the future, making the outcome of what really would have happened to France, or any country for that matter, very unpredictable.

Just because they’re our allies doesn’t mean they have to agree with us on everything. That is, of course the definition the US has given to the word “allies” though. For example, consider if you had a friend, and as soon as you disagreed with them you started ostracizing them. You wouldn’t seem like such a good friend now would you? The US isn’t a good ally. All the US wants is to be able to make any decision it wants. To do so, we obtain these allies who are supposed to be “on our side.”

Now I’m not saying France is against us. I seriously doubt they are. I do think they are against this war with Iraq. To be honest I think this brute force method that the US seems to like is getting old. We can bomb them to hell, try to kill Saddam and take over the country, turn the country “good.” Pure imperialism, by the way. My point is that I think if we stopped pissing off Saddam he’d have no reason to use any weapons against us, because that’s the main threat right? If he just has them and does nothing with them who cares right? I mean it’s not like we don’t test weapons all the time, but do we use them? Ah but we do, so technically it would give Iraq a slight reason to have their own. Self defense right?

Our weapons perhaps abide by guidelines, those of which I’m not familiar with but we still have nukes and all that stuff so essentially it wouldn’t be too hard to blow Iraq off the edge of the earth. I think if we keep taking over other countries to convert them to the way the US thinks is right that eventually people will start getting mad. And I think that’s starting to happen now.

This reminds me of something else, religious missionaries. They go to other countries and convert people to their religion and give them food. Kind of like what the US government does by converting governments to it’s own ways. I am sure the poor starving Africans have the choice whether or not to join the religion and get food, but if they’re really starving they’d probably join without even thinking about it.

I think this is wrong, well, not helping them out, but combing it with the religious element. I think it will essentially make these people, probably uneducated and very undernourished, think that this food is coming from believing in “god” and that believing will get them more food and on “god’s good side” if you know what I mean. Essentially getting trapped in a belief system because it gets them what is required to survive.

Another thing that I was reminded of is the obligatory giving of food to the people, whether it be missionary or US war. It’s supposed to make it seem like it’s less bad or something. Oh yes care for the innocent victims and fuck the sinners! I’m tired of this crap. The thing that’s funny is if you look at the US government, it’s essentially based off christianity and catholicism. So we have a bunch of muslim countries and here comes us the big bad baptised wolf to ruin it all and convert them to our ways. It’s nothing but a holy war.

A different religion, a different philosophy of government. Religion is sad.

Yeah, US, rename french fries to freedom fries, who’s really free here? The countries that make their own decisions or the ones that simply follow the US?

March 11, 2003


Filed under: General — Xero @ 10:34 pm

Why do people always ask what I do for school? It’s especially when people are trying to make smalltalk, like people you just met. I hate small talk. I think my reason for hating people asking what I do for school is because I have to say I do the internet school thing, which I was doing but I kind of stopped. I suppose I feel a bit guilty about saying I still do it. So I’m pretty much a dropout now.

Maybe I should start telling people I graduated from Drop Out High. I don’t know. School pisses me off and people asking me about it is just plain annoying. Why is the first thing adults do is ask kids about school? Sure, it wastes 6-7 hours a day of the average kids life, but is this the only reason? It’s the number one smalltalk question to ask a person under 18. I’m tired of it. Why is the only thing adults can think to ask us is school? I mean can’t they ask us what our interests are? What I like to do? No, instead ask us what the government mandates you to do. Hey you can’t go wrong there right? Take the easy way out.

Government mandated brainwash. It’s pathetic. I’ve gone on about tolerance, drug lectures, and such much in the past so you know where I’m coming from. I don’t need any school to tell me how to live my life, decide my moral, or tell me how bad drugs are. That’s on top of all the disinformation they give while doing so. I don’t care about math, I use computers all day, they’re the most powerful calculators we have. Why torture myself to learn shit which won’t be relevant to me? I don’t care about english – I read almost all day, from web pages to occasionally books, I write my own things, I don’t need help from a school. I’m not the most intelligent person when it comes to history but I’m relatively knowledgeable about it. I don’t need gym. I don’t need art class. I don’t need health (drug brainwash.) I don’t need assemblies about tolerance (moral re-programming.) I don’t need any of this.

All this for the american way. You go through the system, follow along, take everything they say seriously, don’t realize that it’s possible to think for yourself. You get a job as some corporate executive at a giant company, sit around doing nothing all day and making $100 grand anyway. You live the american dream and you’re probably one sad, ignorant, motherfucker who cares little about anyone but yourself. You manipulate to get to the top. Capitalism allows it, and encourages it. You benefit society none.

You take money from the poor. You outweigh the voting system. You are a big sack of water. I don’t care about you. I don’t want to see you. You’re american and I hate it. Why the fuck do I keep saying you? Oh well. I hope I’ve emphasized on what I’m trying to explain a bit better by doing so. I am tired of all this bullshit. I hate school and I hate giant corporations. What’s the difference between them anyway? School pretty much is the “giant corporation” for kids.

We’re supposed to go everyday and sit around doing work, people manipulate to get to the top by creating little social groups. School or Corporation? The differences seems little. It’s training for the “american way.” The fact that adults can get away with asking what we do for school and how it almost always works for small talk shows how school has become almost something that is hard to imagine the world without.

This reminds me of something. Yet another thing I hate, religion. People endorse it to their kids, the kids endorse it to theirs, further promoting. School is the same way, it’s become a tradition. How come some never question it? If you’re raised into a system whether it be religion or school, and trained NOT to think for yourself, trained to follow, how could you possibly question it? You’d probably not even understand how it’s possible to do so.

It’s like a bunch of robots. I am starting to see now. It’s as if we’re a bunch of biological machines, doing predefined tasks. A computer programmed by the language of society. And many are so similar because everyone follows these predefined paths. The road more often taken. I am starting to see.

“We don’t need no education.
We don’t need no thought control”
-Pink Floyd

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