I never put much stock in the idea that money can’t buy happiness.
But it doesn’t seem to suck, either.
Case in point, the guy in the Mercedes S-class that just gave the homeless guy in front of the Starbucks a scone and a couple of ones.
I described this scenario to an acquaintance to get their feedback.
“With the obvious wealth he had, he could have given more.”
Which I found to be an interesting statement.
I quizzed the shit out of this individual, pretty rudely, and found out the following:
1. The person I was talking to had not given any money to a homeless person in the last year.
2. They prefer to donate only to “Legitimate charities”. However, they had not given to ANY charity in over a year.
3. They avoid homeless people because they are “disgusting losers”.
I decided that since we were both being so honest, I would give my honest opinion of their statement.
1. You judgmental, selfish fuck.
2. Why do you care what they do?
3. You are a bad person with the soul of a serial animal rapist.
Consequently, they are not talking to me now.
If you don’t want to hear it, don’t invite me to coffee.
I make no apologies over the fact that your soul is fucked up and dead and everyone else you talk to overlooks it and sugar coats it.
Should those that have help out? Sure.
Are there have nots that need to quit being drugged out children? Sure.
Should we point the finger at someone else who is doing something, no matter how small, and give our opinion on it? Sure.
Just don’t expect me to give you the “Atta boy” with a back slap.
I never bitch when someone throws condemnation my way because I throw enough shit out there myself.
After thought. Nobodies owes a homeless guy shit, not one thin dime.
So, when someone decides to do something, anything, view it as the act of charity it is.
Or don’t, none of my business really.
Unless you express that view to me.
Then the ball is in my court and all bets are off.
Everyone wants to have some silly ass opinion, but not actually have to defend it.
In my world debate has the same rules as boxing.
Keep your guard up and protect yourself at all times.
Welcome to the world of aggressive debate.
Welcome to Thunderdome, bitch.
Nowadays, people almost go into anaphylactic shock the second someone disagrees with them.
Debate is dead.
What most people think of as a discussion on Facebook is either a bunch of people agreeing with each other or name calling.
Present a differing view and it is often attacked like a sick wildebeest at the watering hole.
And here is the sad truth.
If you cannot debate your opinion rationally, which means to opposing viewpoints, without name calling, then you do not truly believe in your point either.
Like the vegetarian who’s whole world view, it seems, stems from a distrust of “That whole murder justified for profit thing.” that I argued with for the better part of an hour.
Her contention, was that eating meat of any sort distorts your world view to the point that you truly cannot make any decisions that involve murder.
It took an hour to get the following out of her:
1. She sometimes eats fish. She loves Chilean sea bass. Also, she rarely has chicken, but she does. (Which means this hipocritical bitch is part of the problem, according to her.)
2. Her talking point catch phrases were given to her and taken verbatim from a professor in college. (In other words, it wasn’t her opinion.)
3. When she goes thru periods of only eating vegetarian, which sounds rare, she feels generally unwell.
I finished the conversation with a sense of pity.
This is the modern Facebook persona, the intellectual without any real intellect.
Sound bites without content. False science. False claims. Ineffectual activism that cannot effect that which it claims to help.
When you take the time to verbally break down, dissect and ultimately disprove their claims, you get a lot of pissy childish responses.
“You have to be right at all costs.” (Being right is being right. And no animals were harmed in the course of this debate.)
“Hitler said something similar.” (Actually, dipshit, he felt the same way you do about the homeless. Congratulations.)
“You sound like a typical [Insert opposing political party here]. (Boy are you bad at this. I’m a libertarian, asshole. I think both sides are criminals.)
Debate is almost like playing a sport, if you have no ability and you keep getting your ass handed to you, maybe you should sit on the sidelines and let the pros take the field.
And you should see my endzone dance.