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SHAKING MY FIST AT THE SKY

"Shaking my fist at the sky"

Back when I was a kid, I was constantly told by adults that I didn't know what I was talking about... to "do what I say, because I said so!"... that this is for "grown folks." From this I believed that by the time I became an adult, I would have accumulated the knowledge to understand what they were talking about. I would finally have the reasoning skills to decipher the elders' thought patterns and so such. I truly believed that there was a deeper scheme of things that the kid couldn't catch... yet... there was this feeling deep inside me that they didn't know what they were talking about.

Turns out that I was more right than I could've ever imagined. The more that I think about it, the more it pisses me off... they were bullshitting me the whole time. Look, I was born in 1973, so I'm old enough to slightly remember how okay this world used to be. I've watched things slowly descend into Hell and, as I've noticed that the ones who told me that I didn't know what I was talking about were in charge at the time!!! What the fuck?!?!? Yeah, we were fighting communism throughout the eighties... we all know that. But look at all the other foulness that was going on at the time: crack cocaine, the upsurge of gang violence, people gettin' jacked (held up) for their Starter jackets or Air Jordans, police brutality... there seems to be an across-the-board increase in people being evil, messed up, or sick in the head. Why? Don't ask me... at the time, I was either having battles with Transformers, breakdancing, or playing Nintendo. It wasn't my job to notice... it was THEIR JOB... the overseers... those who reigned... those who told me that I didn't know what I was doing. From the government to bosses to entertainment programming directors, the world is in the hands of people that, quite frankly, reek of idiocy.

Look at us now. Most blindly accept the fact that we live in a world where we could easily die because of other people's impatience, inexperience, or stupidity. Barely anyone loves another person out of pure love anymore... it's usually an excuse to have a sex outlet convenient, for monetary gain or something as sickening. And NBC doesn't even show cartoons anymore... just a bunch of "Saved by the Bell" rip-offs. This world isn't right. I know this. You may or may not know this. I just don't know what to do about it. So, instead of just being inactive and taking it like a prostitute, I'm going to do what I can to counter-program. Fight the power. Destroy Unicron. I... just haven't figured out how yet (at least that's my story). So, until I get a plan of action, I'm going to stand on this rock and shake my fist at the sky, screaming at the top of my lungs. Sure, it may not change much, but I'll feel a whole lot better. Maybe you will too.