I had the idea to come on here and tell you about the idiocy I saw tonight, then I felt like getting on my soapbox about how the Northern Europeans don’t get enough credit. Either way, both are from my point of view, and what makes that worth anything? Intelligence? What metric shall we use for that? IQ test? Didn’t George W Bush have like a 130 and degrees from Harvard and Yale? I don’t know, I guess we can chalk that one up to what his last name is?
At the same time, isn’t being a graduate from either of those universities supposed to be something highly coveted? Graduating from either is like a free ticket to being, at least, hired by Goldman? I’m not bitching here, I’m just trying to figure out how this stupid world works. So, even if I’m a total dumb ass with a certain last name I can somehow become a certified genius? I just wish someone could show me how the stupid cells went through a change in the nucleotide sequence to become smart cells.
I know, I sound like James Joyce had a night with Hunter Thompson. Perhaps they are with me now, although, Joyce was kind of a whiny bitch. Oh, take your “he’s an artist” shit elsewhere. (As I’m writing this, almost every other word in my head is the “F bomb.”) Who cares about artists? What will they provide if the shit hits the fan tomorrow? Way less than an athlete that is used to pushing their body to the limits will. Don’t call me a god damned “Meat head,” I play three instruments well enough to play in a band, plus, I paint, I draw, and I do “stand up” specializing in impersonations.
These are all hobbies. Do they provide laughs and entertainment, yes, do they bring dinner home, no. I was even in Drama class in high school straight acting in plays and musicals. That’s all well and good to be talented with that in a “civilized” society, but we are all just advanced mammals. Sometimes I don’t think we’re all that advanced. I could go on and on about how I think most of us need to be at the bottom of the food chain, but I don’t want Jessie Jackson and Piers Morgan hunting me with phallic shaped missile armed drones.
I get sick and tired of hearing about how great the Spanish and Italians were for sailing and finding the ‘New World.” The Vikings did it 500 years before assholes, when they discovered AND settled Newfoundland. The Greeks had sailing ships 1000 years before they were known to show up in Scandinavia. The peoples that had inhabited those lands were much like the Eskimos, they walked there during a time of global warming. They had very little exposure to the lands in the Mediterranean, yet they developed ships able to sail across the Atlantic Ocean before the Spanish, Italians, and Portuguese even got rid of row boats. Not only did they have rowers, but they were scared to sail out of the strait of Gibraltar, and then scared to sail more than 5 miles off of the coast.
I could go on and on about this, but again, what does my opinion matter? I’m stating facts, but what does the context matter to you? Back in high school a lot of my friends were from old San Francisco Italian families. My lady is half Italian, so don’t go all crazy on me. These friends were big into the Sopranos and Mario Puzo’s works. I felt left out, until I heard about the Irish Mob and the Scandinavian Mob. They never got caught, they weren’t flashy, they did business and kept to themselves.
There’s a reason why there’s an Italian Deli on every corner, and not a Scottish one. Living in the north sucks. The weather is horrible, the crops are few and far between, and the animals are big and angry. Fortunately, this breeds “Manifest Destiny,” which still can be witnessed to this day. Natural Selection is a bitch, and the world isn’t fair. Tonight I saw some obviously rich, but haggard looking, cougars dancing and acting a fool, whilst I was eating dinner. They think they are so special because they have money from their pudgy little balding husband. I could walk up and break him in half and take his money, but we are civilized.
Civilized just like Greece and Rome right? Should we throw Ancient Egypt in there too, Cleopatra and the Caesar, or whatever? They have done real well. Look at Greece and Italy’s banking system, they’re completely broken, and bringing down Germany’s. They didn’t learn after the fall of Greece the Roman Empire, or the Byzantine Empire. All of the above are messes again, with Egypt being a lost cause, banking on the the North to save them, again.
The Vikings had it right; so did the Celts, Anglo-Saxons, Normans, Picts, etc. It’s all about you and yours, who cares about anyone else? If someone else can’t hack it, why take on their burden? Furthermore, why do we let pathetic little men, who’s ancestors squeezed through the cracks, to run our lives? There’s not one politician I am afraid of one-on-one, and that is a bad thing. We should want our toughest individuals making decisions, not those living pampered lives, without any exposure to real adversity.
But, that’s what we value, good food and art, people who “understand.” Not people who “know,” and can “do.” That’s a grave miscalculation, and we will pay for it. You think I am some crazy idiot sitting behind a monitor and keyboard, but I guarantee I have had to deal with more adversity than you ever have, and have had to make decisions in such. Speaking of which, the ten year anniversary of the invasion of Iraq is quickly approaching. This really isn’t even worth my time, because you are going to go back to praising Christopher Columbus and TMZ as soon as you get off here.
Anyways, I didn’t manage to use the “F word” at all, I should get a medal for that. In today’s reward system at least.