Wednesday, May 28, 2014

History repeating itself

Dear non-voting citizens of the European Union,

If you have ever felt intellectually superior to Americans because they elected George W Bush as president - twice - please note that you have now put Nazis in a position of power. Again.

Last time we put Nazis in a position of power, millions of innocent people died. Perhaps you expect a different outcome than genocide? They say the definition of madness is to do the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

So to all of you who didn't vote: FUCK YOU. Your ancestors fought the Nazis in World War II in order to protect YOUR freedom, and you should be ashamed of yourself for throwing victory back in the faces of those brave men and women who fought and died only so that you could decide it was too much of a hassle to drag yourself to a polling station last week.

If you didn't vote because you're against "the system", you need to be a part of "the system" in order to change it. The Nazis didn't sit around growling about Jews in beer halls and occasionally kick the shit out of communists - they got organised, started a party and got voted into power. Newsflash: THIS IS HAPPENING AGAIN AND THIS TIME IT'S ALL OVER EUROPE. You CAN change the system, but you have to do it from the inside, not sit around and complain about how corrupt it is. Play the game, but play it better, and for goodness' sake play it without burning Reichstags, books, and millions of people.

That is all.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Local Wildlife 1 - Monkey 0

Heard a squeak from the bathroom, and saw Monkey being very interested in something that had run behind the litter box. Butterflies and bugs don't squeak, so here's a chance to save a life! It was a tiny little brown mouse, which I scooped up in the glass normally reserved for spiders and took outside, and it walked off.

It could be argued that in this case, perhaps I should've let Monkey at it, it being a mouse and all, but ... it was tiny and cute and I got to it before any real harm had been done, and I didn't have to clean up a bloody mess. #win