I drink champagne early in the morning
instead of leaving my house
with an M16 and nowhere to go.
I’m dying twice as fast
as any other American
between eighteen and thirty-five
This disturbs me,
but I try not to show it in public.
Each morning I open my eyes is a miracle.
The blessing of opening them
is temporary on any given day
I could be taken out.
I could go off.
I could forget to be careful.
Even my brothers, hunted, hunt me.
I am the only one who values my life
and sometimes I don’t give a damn.
My love life can kill me.
I’m faced daily with choosing violence
or a demeanor that saves every other life
but my own.
I won’t cross-over.
It’s time someone else came to me
not to patronize me physically,
sexually or humorously.
I’m sick of being an endangered species,
sick of being a goddamn statistic.
So what are my choices?
I could leave with no intention
of coming home tonight
I could go crazy downtown
and raise hell on a rooftop with my rifle.
I could live for a brief moment
on the six o’clock news,
or I can masquerade another day
through the corridors of commerce
and American dreams.
I’m dying twice as fast
as any other American.
So I pour myself a glass of champagne,
I cut it with a drop of orange juice.
After I swallow my liquid valium.
my private celebration
for being alive this morning,
I leave my shelter.
I guard my life with no apologies.
My concerns are small
Anonymous said: If the government is involved in something as fucking stupid as gamergate, what are they not involved in? I mean, I know that they're huge and they've got feelers in everything. But god damn, man. Something so powerful and deeply rooted and manipulative that it's been steering fucking video game development toward its own benefit... I never thought I'd feel so powerless. They can control something as mundane as that and we can't do anything about it.
They are involved in everything, have you not been paying attention to Snowden’s leaks and Wikileaks? Its been confirmed that the government actually creates fake personas online all the time, deliberately trolls forums, pays for favorable media, creates fake terror plots, swaps your nudies, plants pedophilia and malware on computers, instigates riots all the time, fosters foreign dissent under the guise of humanitarianism (in multiple countries), manipulates Wikipedia, and employs a whole slew of other subversive tactics.
Opt the fuck out, learn how to plant and grow food, learn a skill/trade, and stop voting.
Stop voting?! How does that achieve anything? Way to nihilist. Grow your own food, fine (good luck with that), but not voting is to throw out what little power you may have. Sure, believe it’s just a ruse and symbolic, but by not voting, no one notices. You’re less than a cipher. So vote. And then go drink and harp on how it’s useless. But at least your loss was seen.