I think I understand why extremists do what they do

I was going to write something else much earlier this evening, but got sidetracked by Civ, of course. The past hour or so have given me a new, much unwanted focus. In fact, I could have done without this burr up my ass, which seems to be happening more often lately. Could it be that I’m getting sick of nights? Maybe? But I do know that one of my coworkers cannot shut up this evening, to the point that I’m turning my music up to the halfway point to drown out his incessant droning/singing/bitching. To make it worse, he shuts up for a while, I turn down my music and then he starts up again. I’m not helped by the fact that I’ve hit moments where I wasn’t sure what I really wanted to listen to and would hit the random music button just for something to keep him from driving me insane. All in all, not a satisfying evening.

Now extend that out to the national political scene, and you don’t have the option of turning up the music loud, which is made worse when everything you are hearing from the national capital is precisely what you don’t want to hear. There is nothing quite like the feeling of being marginalized by those in power, especially when you feel that you were at the top of the food chain. So what do you do? Well, lashing out seems like a good idea, because I know that I surely want to shove a gag in my co-worker’s mouth (he isn’t be loud, just noisy enough to be annoying…)

The thing I hate about the article behind that link is that is completely ignores the point that these people might actually have a reason to be angry and afraid. Considering the power that the government has been gathering over the decades (which has been instigated by both parties,) all it takes is for a few corrupt individuals for the whole thing to fall apart. Hell, there have been —

*Over 12 hours later* I haven’t given up on this bloody entry yet, even though I’ve been working on it off and on for almost 24 hours now. I got sidetracked last time when I started reading about that bastion of police corruption: LAPD’s RAMPART. But you know what? I’m done with this entry, because if you don’t know how I feel about the government by now, you’re either new here, or you really haven’t been paying attention.

As for making noises, I realized that I was doing it myself this evening. At least I became aware of what I was doing.

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