Monthly Archives: October 2014
I love this blog. Just so many good points.
Trigger warning for discussion of the various types of abuse perpetrated by those humans known as “trolls” incuding rape and death threats and suicide.
Back in July, during Netroots Nation 2014, Zerlina Maxwell spoke on a panel about online harassment. I wasn’t there, but someone tweeted a quote that stayed with me:
“Don’t call them trolls. They’re assholes.”
I think this is important. By calling these people “trolls,” we are basically letting them off the hook. It’s a lot like the “boys will be boys” mentality that helps to keep rape culture thriving, but it’s also different, because boys are expected to be human. By calling these people “trolls,” we relegate them to non-human status, and we make it clear that we don’t expect them to live up to the same behavioral standards as human beings.
So, who are these assholes? Well, the subset of the population we…
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Yesterday, in the heart of my country, a tragedy occurred. A soldier, standing guard over one of our most sacrosanct monuments, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, marking the sacrifice of all soldiers who had made the ultimate sacrifice upon the field of battle and beyond, was gunned down in cold blood.
His name was Cpl. Nathan Cirillo. 26 years old. Father of one. Soldier of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders based out of Hamilton Ontario.
Those that are remembered, live.
I will not mention the name of the gunman, who was taken out by the Sgt. At Arms of the Canadian Parliament. The Sgt. At Arms position is generally ceremonial, offered to soldiers, police officers and CSIS agents who have spent a long time in service, and only offered to the best of the best, Mister Vickers was one of the best. Mister Vickers is a twenty seven year veteran of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. He acted valiantly in accordance to his office, and stopped the threat in it’s tracks. I hope he never has to buy himself a drink again.
The fact that this horrific act, that violated the very core of Canadian values, happened not two days after two other Canadian military members were run over outside of St. Jean in Quebec, has many to believe that these two acts are linked somehow, I personally am waiting on the investigation to be complete. The soldier that died in that incident was Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent a firefighter.
Anyway, here’s my reaction after putting out these facts.
The people who committed these heinous acts were Canadian citizens. In my humble opinion, this is an act of treason. Attacking the military members of your country, is considered treason in my book. Gunning them down and running them over like a mongrel dog, because you seriously believe your God told you to do it, or it’s for the “Good of Islam” is treason. Fighting in a foreign war alongside of people who are actively fighting against your home country is treason.
I say give them their passports back, let them go fight with The Org that Shall not Be Named, take their passports away once they’re over there and let them fight our troops on equal ground. They are too cowardly for that I guess.
I know that The Org that Shall not Be Named is to Islam as the KKK is to Christianity, and what the Folkish/Odinist movement is to Heathenry. I really, sincerely hope that the moderate people of Islam are also taking a stance against this horror as well. Since in combating The Org that Shall not Be Named and their ilk, we unfortunately cause casualties in your population. We do NOT want to harm those who are innocent, we truly do not. It’s up to you all to make life difficult for these people, to cast them out away from you, so you don’t get harmed.
If you are a moderate Muslim in Canada and know someone who’s about to snap like that, turn them in to the authorities. Save some lives.
I’m using the term “The Org that Shall not Be Named” because I don’t want the real name tagged as a search term. They do that.
Anyway, I’m just venting about it, it’s my personal blog. I just want all this shit to end. Seriously.
I was at the hospital today getting blood work taken and Xrays done on my spine to see what has been causing my back pain that has been going on for 7 years now.
For the longest time, I didn’t want to go to the doctor. I’ve been told time and time again by other people, that I must have injured myself, slept wrong, did something, that I was too young for this kind of pain. I was too young for this kind of pain. Since when has pain become an age thing anyway?
I told this to an old lady in the waiting room when she asked me why I was there. She looked at me and said “Sometimes, the body doesn’t give a damn about how old you are when it chooses to break.”
But yeah, I’ve spent the better part of 7 years acting like nothing was wrong. Pushing beyond my pain, trying to be as independent as possible because I felt I had no other choice. Helping a friend clean her house from top to bottom lest CPS come and take her child away, left me virtually bed ridden in agony for the better part of a week. Raking leaves, washing the floor, household tasks that I *should* be able to do, and am *expected* to do on a routine basis, either get done, to my detriment, or they don’t get done, and I get growled at.
Maybe I need to step up and be more assertive once I get this diagnosis of wtf is wrong with me, maybe. I dunno.