It’s times like these that I need quiet, calm and solitude.
Over the past couple of weeks, I have felt people trying to push me into the world of serious politics and media.
I considered it - but it’s not for me.
I’ll tell you why.
This is a light hearted blog.
There are too many angry people. Too many people with grudges. Too much hatred going on.
I get it.
Lots of people are angry with politicians, media and all the rest of the silliness in the world.
There’s load of people online you can watch. They get angry and talk loudly and aggressively.
Usually these are a lot of 'right wing' commentators - from Angry Jacqui to Angry Avi to Angry Jordies to Angry Stew to Angry Anderson.
You can watch Mussolini Bosi, Bossy Jacquie Dundee, or Deadly Serious journalists on Sky bitch and moan.
To tell you the truth, I’m really over it.
I don’t care for any of them. I don’t watch any one of them. I don’t want to talk about any of them. There’s so much silliness from both the left and right.
I don’t have a corner. I have an open mind to the fundamentals of the enlightenment: reason, science, truth, art.
It worries me that lots of young people - especially boys - are listening to bad messages.
Whether it be the 'Proud Boys' talking about the “West is Best”, or the Young Turks taking about their superiority. The clue is when people start using YouTube parlance: 'narrative', 'snowflake' and 'soy boy'. How many times can people say narrative in a sentence? I know where I’d like to put that narrative.
Let’s take the superficial Proud Boys. One of their core beliefs is that 'the West is Best'. Only a moron would say the “West is Best”. There is so much good stuff around the world. Here’s the thing, the best sushi in the world was never made in New York. Remember they took tiki torches to the streets saying “they would not replace us” (who they are is unclear).
Imagine the PTSD that would place on African-Americans who grew up during segregation. Just thoughtless boof-heads. My friend’s father could not get a loan from a bank so he built his own house. What would he think? It surprises me that censors never take into account tone.
Whether it is Jordon Peterson or Paul Joseph Watson or any other combination, I don’t want to watch angry people talking. Everybody is right - all the time.
That’s the way of the mainstream legacy media. For the life of me, I do not know why ‘independent media’ does the same. It’s called “Let Me Yell At You” Media.
There is no place for calm, softness or gentleness. Why not? Surely, calm and relaxed is a better way to go.
I guess suckers love stress and worry.
I think humour and light-hearted banter is better than faux outrage and offence.
It is not the end of the world to fail, to be wrong, to make mistakes. It’s not only human. It’s our way of learning. Media, politics, yellers - that’s for other people.
So I’m really sorry to disappoint people who want me to be someone I am not.
I like to write mellow, light hearted jabs and left field social commentary. That’s enough for me.
I love absurd things. I love Art. I love the world we can make.
Heaps of yellers over there - if that’s what you want to read and eat as the mental sauce on your brain spaghetti.
Otherwise I’m just going to slow coach it in my muddly quirky turtle way.