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How dare you!

By MrG, Jan 9, 2008 | | |
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  1. MrG
    When I was a child, I caught a fleeting glimpse,
    Out of the corner of my eye,
    I turned to look, but it was gone,
    I cannot put my finger on it now, the child has grown,
    The dream is gone.
    And I have become comfortably numb.

    The very nature of our nuture condemns and compels us.
    As children we are what we are made to be.
    As adults we *must* learn to strip away that which will otherwise lay waste to our true self.

    Larkin most accurately describes this state:

    They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
    They may not mean to, but they do.
    They fill you with the faults they had
    And add some extra, just for you.

    But they were fucked up in their turn
    By fools in old-style hats and coats,
    Who half the time were soppy-stern
    And half at one another's throats.

    Man hands on misery to man.
    It deepens like a coastal shelf.
    Get out as early as you can,
    And don't have any kids yourself.

    Although I personally feel that last line is a cop-out.

    Have kids. But *be* a parent to them, not just some excuse for the fucked up society that spawned *you*, bleating on about how tough it was, wah! wah! wah!

    I am surrounded by people of parenting age, being of that wonderful stage in life for the past six years myself, and on the whole I am appalled by the sheer scale of selfish, self-absorbed, ignorance and downright evil-minded behaviour exhibited by the large majority.

    No I am not of the "but what about the children!" Maude Flanders school of thought.

    I neither hide my children away from developing their understanding of the truth in this world, nor do I expose them to the unnecessarily coarse levels of base ignorance that passes for mainstream culture these days.

    Sub-culture? Images of Damn Hippies, Crusties, Tree Huggers, Spiritualists, Vegans and worse.

    I'm too damn angry to be part of a Sub-Culture. That would require some sort of "collective" understanding. Fuck that.

    Maybe I am so angry *because* I don't feel that where I am coming from fields a large enough team to be so neatly labelled as a Sub-Culture.

    There's no votes to be had.

    We see dead people.

    The political classes don't like that.

    Politics - Showbusiness for ugly people. Damn straight.

    As for the rest of you:

    Stop fucking marrying people you don't like!

    Relationships aren't a competition.
    "I'd jump in front of a bus for my girlfriend/wife"
    "Really? I imagine she'd prefer a back rub now and then instead"

    "I need my own space, I want to go down the pub/bar/strip club, with my buddies after work."
    "Why are you with someone you don't seem to actually want to spend any time with?"

    No I don't know where I am going with this entry. I do know I should stop listening to Floyd while I type though. Fuck it, why not go the whole hog for the next one and put on something from Roger Waters, Radio KAOS? He got almost optimistic at the end of that one, HAH! Look where that went Roger! Yeah the Tide Turned, didn't it?

    I know, Amused to Death, that'll lighten the mood(!)

    laterz.

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  1. bananaskin
    Yes.
    As my friend has put in a couple of blogs here, she has an autistic son.
    He is age 4.
    She knows that one day the bubble will burst and the innocence will be gone.
    It makes her cry each time she thinks of it, but she knows it will come, and she knows it must, in this dog-eat-dog age.
    Who, when, why, how.
    Thank you .
  2. guldenat
    I agree with most sentiments here... though I think it is unfair to chastise people who want to spend time with friends. If a person is so jealous that they don't even like their spouse spending time with people of the same sex, that person has more problems then their significant other going to the bar.

    Spouses shouldn't rely on each other for happiness, they should contribute to it.

    Everything in moderation, of course.
  3. welshmick
    I Have Become Incredibly Numb
  4. beena
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]I think if I ever have children, I will try and remember this poem and think of it from time to time....[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Children Learn What They Live[/FONT][/FONT]
    [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]If a child lives with criticism, they learn to condemn.
    If a child lives with hostility, they learn to fight.
    If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive,
    If children live with pity, they learn to feel sorry for themselves,
    If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
    But do not despair ...
    If a child lives with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
    If a child lives with encouragement, they learn confidence.
    If a child lives with praise, they learn to appreciate.
    If a child lives with fairness, they live with justice.
    If a child lives with security, they live to have faith.
    If a child lives with approval, they learn to like himself.
    If a child lives with acceptance and friendship.
    they learn to find love in the world.
    [/FONT]
    — [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Dorothy Law Nolte [/FONT]
  5. Orchid_Suspiria
    Mr.G does have alot to say and makes alot of very interesting contributions to the board.Now for me agreeing with what he says,well that is a different story.
  6. mickenator
    Iam too selfish to have kids, plus as an addict you really should avoid having it. Then there's the fact my head is turned inside-out. You shoul have a soap box in picadilly square as with your straight talking manner you would attract alot of people who understood or get arrested by the man for telling it how it is.
  7. Nodnarb
    I enjoyed your post, MrG. I always get a little giddy rush when someone quotes "This Be The Verse."
  8. Metomni
    You would like him, as would most anyone who speaks english. You should check out "The Road" first and then the Sunset Limited. If you liked No Country For Old Men (how could you not?) then you would probably like the book as well. His writing is just amazing, closest to Edgar Allan Poe that I've read in a long time.
  9. MrG
    I have no idea who Cormac McCarthy is, but thank you. I think.
  10. Metomni
    Amazing post, lots of things to think about in such concise writing. Reminescent of the way Cormac McCarthy would write a blog post. :p
  11. Orchid_Suspiria
    I for one am NEVER gonna have children.Can you imagine me as a parent?Ha ha they'd turn out as fucked up and warped as I am.
  12. fnord
    ive been a strong supporter of zero po0pulation growth for a while.
  13. savingJenniB
    Control Your Need to Breed
    ~ CABSH ~
    Californians Against Beige Stucco Housing
  14. chemlove
    dude I totally agree and think this is a great post. Wake up people.

    Stop fucking marrying people you don't like!

    Relationships aren't a competition.
    "I'd jump in front of a bus for my girlfriend/wife"
    "Really? I imagine she'd prefer a back rub now and then instead"

    i love that part. Bottom line people please stop marrying people you don't like its a shame that some people live in countries where the divorce rate is higher then the rate of people who stay married. I know some people have differences, but in the end should you really marry someone your not completely sure you want to spend your life with. People change yes i understand, but in the end most personalities stay pretty similar. love people for who they are not what they hide in the shadows hoping to become.