Not that long ago we had Steubenville. Barely a week ago we had the case of a young woman in Novia Scotia who committed suicide. And now this:
My hatred of humanity has never been as strong as it is right now. I don’t think the future of the human race has ever been this pathetically bleak. And I don’t think I’ve ever been this ashamed of being a male.
What in the holy hell is wrong with us? Why do we do this? Why? Why can’t we just respect people’s boundaries? Why is this happening?
Somebody explain this to me, because I just don’t get it.
I’m beyond mad… I can’t even cuss. I don’t even know what to do at this point.
You exercise better judgment on your own blog than when you comment on FTB. I’m wondering if that is because you are wound up by their vitriol. Can you imagine how much abuse I would have been subject to if this exchange was happening on pharyngula?
There’s a few reasons for this:
1) I don’t have the commentariat that Pharyngula has.
2) You seem to be here in good faith.
3) You apologized for posting what you did in that thread instead of the Thunderdome.
I tend to forgive pretty quickly, and honestly I have no idea what kind of history you have at Pharyngula, so I can only judge you by my interactions with you, which have so far been pretty good.
“I don’t think the future of the human race has ever been this pathetically bleak”
The problem with this type of hyperbole is that when you read the next thing that upsets you, what do you say? Last week the future was pathetically bleak, but this week it is really pathetically bleak.
I also think you’re wrong on a factual, rational basis. Is the future of the human race bleaker than when plague killed a third of the population in Europe, with no idea why it happened and no cure? What about at the height of the cold war when it was touch and go on nuclear armageddon?
I get that you are an emotional person, but letting these things affect you personally to this extent appears unhealthy to me. Bad things like this happen unfortunately, but maybe some time in the future there wont be tragedies like this. This is possible, to me that isn’t a bleak future.
Regarding being ashamed to be male, do you think women should feel ashamed for sharing the same gender as a sadistic child killer who happened to be a woman?
It’s the frequency. Have you ever sat around watching something happen over and over again, to the point where now you’re expectations are such that you’re just waiting to read about it yet again?
I’m feeling the same way about gun violence and school attacks in the US, by the way.
Also… before anyone says… I did neglect the case in Canada about the man raped by four women in Canada. That’s contributing to my current bout of misanthropy, too. It is just as bad, just as intolerable, that man better get justice, and those rapists better see the full force of the law thrown in their faces.
It just doesn’t happen as often.
I’d much prefer if neither happened at all.
I do tend to be hyperbolic. And yes, I was being so here. But I’m not sorry for it and I stick by it.