Mad Goblin's Rants and Raves '12
Some people believe in a cosmic force that balances out the world. People get what they give, and sooner or later, everyone pays the piper. Karma, I guess it'd be. Well, that's a load of bull. Plenty of people plod through life never paying their dues. There's no guarantee that there'll be any return on their investment of carelessness and thoughtlessness towards others. Rather, I see it that there's a cosmic kitty. You can walk away anytime and beat the house, but, being the fools we are at heart, never do. Sounds about the same, doesn't it? Well, not when there's the threat of a call. It's all a gamble, you see, and when we're hit, we're hit hard and for all we got.
There's no "spirits" or "vibes" about it. We live in a society that is supposed to operate under a universally accepted code of conduct. No one drives down the wrong side of the road. At least, if they did, they wouldn't last long. Traffic laws are enforced, but there's no polite police who enforce these unwritten standards; it's just given that we'll all follow them. What is in place is a certain measure of risk and loss. These accompany every heinous act.
Let's start with a simple parking example. Assjack A thinks he is too hot to trot and does a piss poor job in parking his vehicle. His bravado has no concern for others who have to make use of the area surrounding his ride. He's placing his convience over that of others; however, he's wagering that he's a bigger ass than anyone else, and his property is on the line. He may have two pair, but Disgruntled B has had it up to here with such haphazard attitudes. B parks his clunker right next to the fancy ride A brought, making no adjustment for the other's lousy parking job. Let's see the hotshot dick get out of that without a scratch, assuming the delopadated door didn't "accidently" already leave a few when opened.
Example two, let's say individual A is a low life scum. He sees individual B. A is under the impression that B is smaller and weaker and thus should be able to threaten B out of their belongings. That's the foundation of any mugging, isn't it? He's placing his well being over that of the target. He's also wagering that he can kick the target's ass. That bet implies that the "defenseless victim" isn't an ex-marine, a black belt, or is just having a really bad day. I love deceptive covers and come-uppance even more. What I hate is that out legal system can actually find the victim guilty of charges if enough harm is caused to the oh-so deserving criminal. That's what's wrong with this country and why we have crime: there's no fear of God in our hearts since we know, even when we're wrong, we can sue for our way. But, that's another tirade for another day.
What's my point? There's no galactic balance keeper. You don't get what you give -- people give you just like you gave. When someone is a total dick with no regard for others, they're asking for the same in return. "Treat others as you would want to be treated." The golden rule. Rather than using that introspectively, I say be the dealer of that philosophy. Be curtious to those around you, of course, as you would want them to be to you. However, when that stray jerk wad flies out of no where, they're giving you instructions. They're begging for mistreatment. Answer their plea with apt punishment.
I give people hell. When residing in a certain apartment complex, I kept my bicycle in the appropriate fenced area. It was full of other bikes and bike racks. This is where you put your wheels. The fact was obvious. Still, some assholes felt that they were too good to trudge into this cove to properly set aside their vehicle. Most of the spots nearest to the door were filled with vehicles that never seemed to move, meaning the open positions took a little more effort to get to. Needless to say, effort is the bane of society, so some people just made due with areas outside of the confines. Some people did it better, with as right as a wrong could be, and locked their wheels up against the flat of the chainlink enclosure. It was pressed flat, out of the way, and only jeopardized their belongings. They were the only one's who could be screwed with that decision.
Now, there was only so much wall to hold bikes, so people-too-lazy-to ran out of their slothful alternative, meaning they had to get lazier. This meant they'd, what else, stick their bike right in the doorway to the alcove. Never mind all the individuals who would have to walk in and out of there, let alone with their own bike, this particular jackwad had no concern for others. Of course, my interpurtation was a little different. I took the message clearly to be, "Hey, I obviously don't care about my shiny, brand new bicycle. Let what happens to it happen to it!" So, every time I dragged my piece of crap, ten dollar garage sale find by that sparkling chrome, I made certain to completely ignore the fact that his was there. It wasn't that big of a doorway, so accidents were expected. Also expected, me taking out my keys and hitting it intentionally. You know, by accident.
If everyone is nice to everyone else, that'd be perfect, but that's not the way it works. I say be a dick to every other dick 'cuz half-and-halfing it really isn't working out for the world. No "showing kindness will get kindness". That's a load. Don't whine, don't call them out on it. Just respond in kind. Showing these turds by example just how much of tools they are will be the only way to turn them around. They are dicks since nice folk let them get away with it, so don't. That's the christian thing to do, after all. "Treat your neighbor as you would want to be treated" and all that, right? Well, they obviously want to be treated like garbage. You're just obeying their wishes.
Written - July 21st, 2012