I swear social media is some kind of malicious worldwide experiment to kill people’s ability to feel joy.
I experience the following several times a day: See an image or read a story or watch a video that makes me laugh. Lightens my day. Dispels a tiny part of the permanent cloud of darkness over my head. I scroll on, still smiling, riding the high, and am immediately accosted with death, agony, or hatred. Perhaps all 3. I freeze with this fucking grin on my face staring at the worst, most caustic shit the world can throw at me. Genocide, murder, rape. While I smile.
I am so, so tired of it. The emotional whiplash. The punishment for feeling an instant of happiness. Just the sheer trickery of it.
You want to talk about a social media algorithm? How about one that fucking *warns you*? How about one that puts the good shit together and the bad shit together, and is like, “Brace yourself, this next part is awful, but it’s important you know it,” instead of just an endless jack-in-the-box alternating between flippant stupidity and soul-rending awfulness? Logging on is just an exercise in psychotic emotional manipulation, from start to finish. I close that fucking window and feel like my mind has been raked with hot coals.
Impeachment is the right course of action, it is long overdue, and I’m happy to see it start. This guy literally walked into the office with impeachable offenses hanging around his neck in the form of businesses he refused to divest from, and it has only escalated from there.
The conduct unbecoming of the office is impeachable. The multiple obstruction of justice charges are impeachable. The collusion with Russia is impeachable. Stealing money from the military is impeachable. Ignoring multiple court orders is impeachable. Creating concentration camps for children is impeachable.
This latest thing is just that – the latest thing. Personally I hope the final articles are a mile long and list every infraction for which he deserves removal, but I understand that may not be the smartest move politically. I also understand the odds of the Senate voting to convict are slim to none… but it’s early days. Very early.
If nothing else, I hope every single minute of what is sure to be a long, painful impeachment investigation leaves him sick and sweating bullets.
Look at this shit. These people are fucking idiots.
Do they think that removing this shit from their site is going to somehow prevent us from realizing climate change is real? Heat index in MN was 121 F last week, they think I didn’t fucking notice that? They think my kids are too stupid to notice that the winters are getting more severe and the summers are becoming deadly? They think I’m so stupid that I’m not fucking alarmed when I read that the peat in the Arctic is now burning — the peat *beneath the fucking ground* — releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere than all the wildfires in that region for the last 6 years COMBINED?
But don’t worry, the fucking Water Smart site doesn’t acknowledge climate change any more, so… what? Everything’s fine? It’s all in my fucking head?
There is a new catastrophic failure in our food supply system every week, a new fucking dead zone in the ocean or a new bleached patch of coral that will never come back, a new swath of the fucking Amazon laid to waste for pure pointless fucking human greed, but don’t worry, it’s all in your head, look, the Water Smart site proves it.
They think that sweeping this shit under the rug is going to change anything? Jesus H Fucking Christ, what are they trying to accomplish with this? Demonstrate how fucking stupid they are? EVERYONE WITH A BRAIN KNOWS IT’S REAL, YOU DUMB FUCKS. FUCKING LINDSEY GRAHAM KNOWS IT’S REAL.
LINDSEY FUCKING GRAHAM.
This isn’t fiddling while the Titanic sinks. I don’t even know what the fuck this is. I guess this is shooting yourself in the face with a shotgun while the Titanic sinks? Masturbating to FOX News while you slam your head against the wall? What the fuck is this? What is the POINT of it?
We are fucking dying. The whole fucking planet is fucking dying. And these shit-fucking sub-human pieces of trash won’t even admit the problem. The Democrats won’t fucking impeach. The Russians are crowing like they won something while their fucking permafrost burns and the whole goddamn world dies.
In case you ever wondered, this is the way the world ends — not with a bang but a circus, 7 billion voices shrieking blindly while their brains melt out their fucking ears.
Children of a Broken Sky is currently featured on a video blog featuring “suspenseful books with religious elements.” Kinda cool! Take a look.
For the record, no – the irony of being featured right next to a post about “How to read the Bible” is not lost on this atheist. But hey, we starving artist types take what we can get.