After a week away, only using the internet in short bursts, it was perhaps inevitable that I would come crashing back to the realisation of that crushing disappointment of social media. I don’t normally mini rant about such things but as I am annoyed and it only being a couple of days since my return, I shall. It is probably more pertinent than the ones I usually refrain from unleashing on you but will be brief before normal service can be resumed.
It is worth pointing out that yesterday started well with answering 25 comments from the past week, plus the new ones on the last post, an email or two and the odd status comment on the Facebook but my slap down to reality was inevitable but a few more days would have been nice.
The inevitable unmemorability of the age we live in brings out the insidious beast of loathing in me. The change has been most jarring, after a peaceful eight days I feel like withdrawing further into books than ever before and only coming up for air to catch up on the blog and pick a new tome.
A lot of it comes from the comical incisive yet uninformed comments about the EU referendum vote and the fall out from that, the other part of it comes from the thoughts of our American friends, who seem to plan on voting for the candidate that will most likely do the lesser damage to their economy. How much of both these decisions are really ours and how much is down to the bile funded by big businesses who only want what’s best for their profit margin is pretty clear for all to see.
The blind following of partisan party members bent on misinformation in their ‘good cause’ quests is shocking and downright disgusting and perhaps we are all stuck in our ways but what are we really coming to as a race…for are we all not human, no matter how much we wish to separate ourselves?
It’s all double standards with people and I am right sick of it, stop buying plastic crap you don’t need or want, use the internet to filter and make informed decisions and discussion, don’t give a voice to the ignorant, think critically about everything, don’t be afraid to work at learning things and treat your friends well.
Outside work and family, I only physically see a few people on a regular basis, all except one are people who serve me books, breakfast or a pint, my disapproval of life in general is down to the stunning mediocrity of almost everything. The blog and books (and the friends I make through both) are the only way to combat that.
Apologies for my lack of eloquence, this was written last night when I needed sleep but I will be back on form with a proper post real soon, just had to have my to penn’orth. I shall refrain from anymore apologies and go find a milkshake and be gloriously unpolitically correct about something. Thank you for you time, it is valuable to me.