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Something that really gets on my nerves are people who say that they can’t watch the news because they find it depressing. Come on, what the hell is that? You’re pretty much telling me that you’re allowed to be a fucking ignoramus because the world makes you sad, and you expect me to put an arm around you and tell you that everythin’gs going to be ok? Fuck you! There is absolutely no excuse other than being clinicly brain dead for not keeping yourself at least somewhat informed about what’s going on around you. How hard is it to pick up a newspaper a couple times a week, or turn on your TV and watch a little news, or to go online to a news site, or to just listen to your radio at the top of the hour for the little newscast now and then? Really, it ain’t that difficult. Come on, if Matt can do it, how hard can it be? Man, I love infighting.

I have absolutely no time for people who can tell me the top 10 movies of the week along with how much money they made in every country but who know absolutely nothing about what’s happening in their own country. If you can tell me the top 10 movies of the week, that’s great, I’m glad that you like movies. But there are so many things going on in the world that directly impact your life, the least you can do is learn about them just a little. I’m not saying fill your life with news and seek it out every waking moment of the day, I’m just saying put in some effort here.

Is the world depressing? Sure. Is the news sad? Sometimes it is. Does that mean that you can tune out all the bad things and make them go away? Um, how bout no, Scott. There, I even threw in a movie reference for you. Turning off your newscast because you just saw a report about another child being taken from her home doesn’t bring that child back. Thinking war sucks and closing your newspaper doesn’t change the fact that the American public was lied to to get them into a war they wanted no part of, or that the government who is pulling off this charade is killing innocent civilians along with many of their very own soldiers on a daily basis. Ignoring something doesn’t make it go away, it doesn’t help the people involved in it, and it doesn’t do you any good either. If you don’t know what you’re complaining about or what’s upsetting you, you have no right to complain. If you want the world to change, it’s up to you to try to make a difference. If you can’t watch the news because you don’t want to hear about all the government corruption, watch anyway, and take notes. Keep track of all the lies they tell and all the scummy things they’ve done. Make people you know aware of it too and get them to do the same. Who knows, you might be able to get that government out of power the next time one of those elections comes around. One person can’t change the world alone, but they can help to get the ball rolling.

Wow, where did all that come from? I’m not sure. All I’m saying is just don’t be ignorant, I hate that and lots of other people hate it too, at least the ones who are smart enough to realize you’re an idiot that is.

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