Today hasn’t been a good day for me anyway but when I saw those ‘Breaking News’ reports of yet another stupid tragedy that really shouldn’t have happened, my heart got sad. This is a world that scares me and saddens me all at the same time. I laid awake all night, suffering from another bout of wicked insomnia… Hearing the interview with that MI5 dude saying that we were probably going to get a terrorist attack at some point was just frightening, and also learning that the boys in blue had already captured themselves a load of bad guys, foiling three terrorist plots in three months… It’s nice to know they’re doing their job, right?
What happened to the world we live in? When did everything just get so mean and angry? When did innocent people start getting killed for what seems like no apparent reason? I don’t know if I’m just an ignorant bitch but I don’t get it. They call this religion but what kind of religion would actually condone this vicious treatment to another human being. Aren’t you meant to ‘love thy neighbour’? Aren’t you meant to treat others with the same respect you would want back? I just don’t understand why people would be so fucked up in the head that they would be driven to commit such a vicious crime – humans without ANY humanity or respect for a life, not even their own. Surely this makes the ‘religion’ or ‘culture’ or whatever bullshit, cover-up word they want to call it nothing more than a cult?
I watched the Sydney siege unfold before my very eyes and happened to be watching the live news feed at the exact moment the firefight kicked off and it all ‘ended’. I was in tears watching it, and the same thing happened when I saw the news covering the TWO hostage situations going on in Paris. Why Paris, for fucks sake? What did Paris do? What did Sydney do? What did Australia ever do to anyone? Why is this happening? What is happening?
I’m starting to think that maybe these Mayan guys had the right idea with the thought of an apocalypse but I wonder if they knew the demise of mankind would be caused by mankind itself?
In the midst of all of this godawful news coverage, I saw a picture that truly melted my heart. At the local school a large, burly cop had two children by the hands and were leading them away from the building, and away from the danger those fucked up extremist cretins has put them in. It was a moment of tenderness in such a cruel backdrop, and I just sat and wondered – why are they doing this? They were children that could easily have been caught in that cross-fire. Kids for fucks sake! How on earth does religion condone that?!
I don’t read the news a lot, mostly because I find it incredibly depressing. The world we live in now is not one often filled with happy events and joyous news. If it’s not someone being stabbed in some capital city, it’s a terrorist situation or some natural disaster going on. I know that’s real life but do I need to be subjected to such misery every moment of every day? I don’t really know what the deal is with these nut jobs. We can’t call them Islamics because if they were and they really followed that religion, they wouldn’t be doing half the things they are doing. These crazy extremists; it’s not religion they follow. They wouldn’t know the meaning of the world religion if it come up and smacked them around the face. I know we are all fighting for a cause; we’re all fighting for something, but we aren’t all killing stacks of innocent people as we do it, and nor should these absolute fucktards get away with it.
I think death is a much too easy option for these monsters. I wonder if they realise there are no virgins in heaven waiting for them? There’s no happy ending. They haven’t died a martyr at all. They will rot in the hell of whatever religion they think they believe in for the crimes they have committed against people that probably never wished them ill in their lives. The people that they are targeting here – random shoppers in the supermarket or local lawyers with their morning coffees; these are people that probably have less of an idea of what is going on than I do and yet they get caught in the cross fire. They aren’t fighting for a real cause because they have no terms. If they were fighting for an ideal of some sort, surely they would want something good to come about it? How can you change anything, for the better or the worse, if you have no negotiations, no terms and conditions, no compromise?
This isn’t a religion thing. This is a poor excuse thing. It’s the worst of our societies members coming up with a dumb excuse to be the social rejects they are. You know all those horror stories you read in the papers – paedophiles, Granny-muggers, serial killers? Well, that’s what these extremists are – a poor excuse for a human being with no real purpose in life apart from to cause pain and suffering to people that had no link to them in the first place. They use religion as a way to justify this behaviour to themselves. They know it’s wrong. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be hiding behind that bullshit religion cloak in the first place.
Well, fuck them. I’ve never been so proud of the human race than when it came together to #PrayForParis and made #JeSuisCharlie the most popular hashtag ever used on Twitter. These extremist losers? They are fighting against a whole world here and even the strongest army with the craziest fruitcakes can’t defeat the whole world. I love the fact that Twitter has now become the equivalent of everyone linking arms, side by side, standing up for what is RIGHT with humanity rather than what these screwball’s prove is WRONG. We’re all taking this personally and let’s face it, it would be impossible not to. With the threat of another terror action everywhere around us at every moment of every day, we need to take it personally. We need to keep our eyes peeled for things that don’t look right or people that are acting suspiciously. As the fabulous artist Banksy said – Cartoonists and writers everywhere. Keep your wits sharp & your pencils sharper.
So this is my sharpened pencil – my stand against terror and that needless war for a pointless cause.
Fuck you extremist crack-pots. Every time you plan this, every siege, every hostage situation, every gun shot, you’ll die. Each and every one of you that have taken over our media with horrific crimes and terrifying images have been killed by the brave men and women that are fighting to protect our respective countries. You may have taken some of our innocent civilians with you but one thing is for sure – every time one of our bullets puts you down, there’s one less we have to worry about in the world and although I personally believe death is far too light a punishment for the evil cretins you are, it’s certainly refreshing to know you will no longer be a problem, or a burden on our human race.