Soup of the Day

This series was once known as, The Shit That's Bugging Me.  Due to the fact it's 2020 and aside from a few other issues making life hell, the world has gone soft; the people are fragile.  The word 'shit' within a headline might be enough to push someone over the edge, and I don't want to be responsible for that mess, so I changed the title in order to save your lives and my sanity.  You're welcome.

Warning:  This is not a post about food.  No actual soup for you.  My mind simply starts misfiring when it becomes full of the leftover thoughts I've yet to figure how to express externally.  When the fridge is full of leftovers, some people throw all that mess into a pot, add water, maybe some salt, then stir, let simmer, sprinkle dry parsley on top, serve hot.  Like food, why let good ideas go to waste?  Whatever pops up, I'll throw into this post; try to make it taste good.  So if you came here expecting actual soup and are now offended you don't get any, clearly I've failed at attempting to write a headline the right way, again.  Maybe the warning should go before the headline?  I don't know what I'm doing.  If, for some reason, you find yourself wanting soup so bad you're now out in the streets smashing windows or lighting cars on fire, just know it's not my fault your city looks like shit, it's yours, because you're acting like a goddamn three year old who's about to go in timeout if that attitude doesn't change.

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I'm lost

Society.  You're in for one hell of a nasty hangover.

Before I left the writing world back in early June to pursue my sanity after losing it then being told, "It went thatta way," I basically pointed out in plain words how the media was manipulating everyone.  It's dangerous and I even demonstrated how easy it is to warp a mind and insert thoughts.  So easy in fact, I did it again, just now.  As you're reading this, I'm altering your thoughts.  All forms of media do it.  It's natural and depending on intentions, not always a bad thing.

Millions of dollars, massive studios, talking heads, a top notch education, solid connections, a big name, credentials, a reputation.  It's nice to have those things if you're in the business of spreading the message but these days, hardly a requirement.  A social media account, maybe a few friends, the ability to share something; that's all you need.

Original thoughts are few and far between.  Society prefers to leave the 'thinking' to the 'experts' and the professionals now know the people, acting as slaves to the media, will do all the heavy lifting, free of charge, oblivious to the fact distribution can actually be an incredibly lucrative gig.  Local thoughts spread faster than wildfires, yet the flames can't even be seen; the people still get burned.

I look around.

The world is unrecognizable.

That tree is still growing in the same place; but what the hell is Karen yelling about this time?  Leaves?  On her lawn?  That belong to her... neighbor?

Since we're cancelling everything we better cancel the fall season, wind, gravity.  I mean, it's offensive right, and we cater to those people, apologizing for any inconveniences.

She's already on Facebook with seventeen snapshots of leaves, a long-ass rant, fifty likes, and a decade's worth of establishing an echo chamber all chiming in with their own horror stories about the times their lawns were attacked.

Those were oak leaves on her lawn, the neighbor doesn't own an oak, but that doesn't matter.  Why would it?  And it's too late anyway.  The neighbor was a renter, the landlord used to be Karen's neighbor, saw the Facebook post and that was the final straw.  He'd seen enough, because Karen has been yelling around for years.

By the way.  True story.

Deductive reasoning.

Kick logic to the curb and bring in those bags of ignorance.  Invite the mob over for some wine and cheese.

Back in the day, if you wanted to see videos of actual murder, all you had to do was hit up Limewire and dig up a snuff film or maybe head on over to to get your fix.

Now it's everywhere.  The news.  Social media feeds.  Usually involving police these days, of course, because, well, politics.

The problem with what's fashionable in the gore scene these days though is the fact, 9.9 times out of 10, those aren't murders.  Cops aren't murdering anyone, unless you redefine the word murder.

What would you do if someone's charging at you with a knife or points a gun at you?  Is it wrong to defend yourself with a weapon?  Most people I know haven't even been in a fist fight.  How would you react?  Run away?  Lunge at him with a flying superman punch?  Elbow off the top ropes?  When was the last time you ran for your life?  Are you fast, or are you dead?  Have you ever even been in danger?

People are such pussies these days.  Protected and pampered.  Safe, and it's all taken for granted.  The nastiness is out of sight, out of mind.  Simply call the cops if there's a problem and stay back, right?  Except now we burn down cities nearly every time a moron takes a knife to a gun fight, leaving cops no other option but to shoot.  It's unfortunate but damn.  Show me the book on life and chapter within that states nothing bad will ever happen on this planet, to anyone, so grab your picnic baskets and go hang out under the rainbow for snacks.

Millions of armchair cops sitting on social media pretending to know how to do a job they're too much of a pussy to sign up for.  Some mentioned sending unarmed social workers to the scene?  I bet they'll be lining up all the way around the block to apply for that gig as well.

Some think a gun is a little too much force and possibly unfair if it's a man with a knife they're attempting to counter.  So maybe the cops should come prepared with a knife, just in case, in order to be prepared for a fair fight?

For some reason that flawed logic actually makes sense to some.  They don't have the mental capacity to be able to envision how that battle is going to go down though.

A murder scene is typically a bloody mess when a knife is involved.  The sadistic mind puts a lot of passion into those blows.  Pardon this bit of graphic violence I'm about to place within your mind but some of these psychos are still going after fifty jabs and that body is still gurgling.

Now picture the video on your Twitter feed of a cop taking someone down with a knife.  This isn't the movies.  One little poke isn't going to drop a man rushing on adrenalin, drugs, or both.  There's going to be blood everywhere.  When it comes to the current options available, when there's no choice, pulling the trigger is far more humane.  Or I suppose we can go back a few hundred years, arm them with swords, maybe hack off a few limbs?

And a police force that simply runs away like cowards any time there's a threat is useless.  They exist so we don't have to do the dirty work ourselves.  Much like how you'll gladly eat meat, but have no fucking clue how to kill the animal yourself.

There's an intruder inside your house.  Or maybe it's your Uncle Drunk.  Totally out of line, won't leave, has a weapon, threatening your family.  You call the cops.  They send a goddamn social worker.  Social worker sees the weapon.  Calls in reinforcements.  Tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock tick-tock.  Ding-dong!  "It's the police!"  Finally.  Half hour late, this better be free.

They walk in, see a weapon, run away.  Should have just shot the fucking guy yourself but nope, because according to this flawed logic I'm seeing, that act would be 'murder' according to it's new and revised, politically correct, definition.


Nobody wants to see this shit happening.  Naturally, those of sound mind leave with nothing but a broken heart.

Except for those who benefit.

Who benefits?  This is a sick and twisted world, my friends.  It's dirty.  Filthy and full of humans.  The soup is rotten.

I'm Canadian.  Much of this chaos is coming straight out of the USA.  These aren't my politics.  There's no reason for me to pick a side.  That makes it all one hell of a lot easier to observe without some stupid bias clouding my judgement.

One political party down there and a few fringe groups discreetly connected to it along with a few looters benefit each time one of these cop on criminal shootings meets the criteria and goes viral.  Without a slow a steady stream of these incidents, would any of these fringe groups receive funding?  Their money depends on these deaths.  Without this steady stream, would that political party be able to use it in their favor, incorporating this madness into their campaign?  That's gross.  They use it to make the other team look bad.  Pure evil, and I've not seen even one human point that out over the course of these past few months.  Taboo?

Do you know how hard it is to make something go viral?  I do.  I've been producing content online for many years.  Nearly impossible is the answer.  Yet within minutes after these incidents meet the special and consistent criteria, the information is all over our feeds, even across borders and oceans, and groups are already mobilizing, ready to smash and burn.  That can't happen by chance, not consistently; yet it is.

The soup smells fishy.

And don't get too attached to your cause.  The playbook is wide open.  Everyone can see what's next.  History has already shown us.  Those under the spell of media mass manipulation will soon be guided towards forgetting all about what fueled their madness, so they can focus on the next few months of rioting over something else, convinced to feel cheated and defeated.

Have a nice day!

All art and images seen here were produced digitally, by me.
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