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02 September 2005 @ 02:11 am
ccxlviii (the twilight soapbox)  
You know, I'm not a tie-dyeing, tree-hugging, granola-snorting being. But I AM a liberal. And if you cannot deal with that, I'd welcome you to stay the hell out of my journal.

I don't have a problem with dissenting opinion(s). As a matter of fact, I welcome them. But when they happen to be so one-sided that you can't see past your shitty MySpace-whoring webcam, that's when I draw the line.

That's right. I'm calling you out, bloodlent. Even if you are 15.

So go ahead and make your rebuttal post any way you see fit, because I'm done. Continue living under that rock and stay a kid forever. It may be the only valid defense you've got. Otherwise you'll grow up and find out your chutzpah is bigger than your cock.

Forget what I just said. Age is no excuse for ignorance. EVER. And I will not tolerate it.

...

Goddamn unfeeling sons-of-bitches who just sit there scratching their balls while people need assistance. It must have pained you to come down from your holiday for a moment. SORRY.

I suppose I'm upset.

Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco warned rioters and looters in New Orleans on Thursday that National Guard troops are under her orders to "shoot and kill" to end the rampant violence in the city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

...

Anarchy has spread through the city, where thousands of people are stranded with no food or water, in increasing desperation and fear.

...

I'm looking at photos and occasional video from assorted news reports and I'm somewhat reminded of the "Feed The Children" campaigns I used to see on the latenight television programmes. Except this isn't happening elsewhere alone. It's happening in our country, where people are fighting for the right just to live, let alone anything else. Third-world situations have hit one of our best cities, and it seems like every man for himself. Apparently, the governor's solution for her citizens wading through water with their families (if they should be so lucky) searching for the simple items some of us nowadays take for granted is to shoot them and kill them on sight. (I am keeping in mind those who are having a field day raping, looting, carjacking etc. But for the most part, it is my belief people would be simply battling for survival out there.)

This is digusting, and I can't sleep.

...

If you're like me and you give a damn, please consider the following.

interdictor: The livejournal of a man smack-dab in the middle of Louisiana chaos.
call_to_action: A community intending to provide aid through the Hurricane Katrina tragedies.

I want to go down to New Orleans with the Red Cross and volunteer, although understanding most of the situations and risks as best I can. I have the time, and I am done being apathetic. (Considering I can barely swim though, perhaps I'd do more harm than good.) For the moment, I will simply phone in the morning about the nearest place where I can donate blood.
 
 
Feelin': infuriatedinfuriated
iTunes: maxim nucci / dis à l’amour
 
 
 
Jamesrabidazell on September 2nd, 2005 09:58 am (UTC)
Yes sending in what is quickly seeming like the world's worst citizen militia and telling them "shoot to kill" their fellow citizenry is somewhat on the insane side. Youfunding was cut by 80% to fund the war in Iraq? It's incredible the way everyone seems to be acting like monsters, as opposed to a community of citizens in trouble.
Jamesrabidazell on September 2nd, 2005 10:00 am (UTC)
That second sentence was meant to have the words 'see where the levee maintenence' in between 'You' and 'funding'. I'm not sure what happened.
Brandy: protectionbrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 11:11 am (UTC)

I wholeheartedly agree. Pandemonium has struck not only in the hearts of those in the middle of the maelstrom, but with the gas issues as well (as was told to me from a friend in Charlotte). I have a deep fear of the future ahead.
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 11:03 am (UTC)
I hope I don't regret making this comment because if anyone on your list wants to even try and start a debate with me, I will have no choice but to ignore. my energy has decreased and I do need to focus it on more productive things that debates online with people I don't know. this comment is just me communicating with you, okay? hopefully your friend's list will get that. not that there should be much for anyone to bitch about considering my words, but when it comes to political subejcts people usually can find something to be angry about.

is this kid a Republican? or just angsty? I admit that I didn't care enough to read all the forgettable words in his journal.

why do we have to view people with tinted lenses considering their political state of mind? I'm Libertarian. hardly anyone knows. I generally dislike the views of Liberals and Republicans, but just because a person is going for one or the other doesn't mean that I will dislike the person depending on their political preference. I mean, I love you, don't I? and over half my friends list probably has some icon that hints at Bush hating. but I really don't give a shit, even though I disagree. I like the person for who they are. not their politics.

I don't know where I am going with this. this kid is pointless. he's angry and searching for something to complain about.

I feel that the situation in New Orleans is beyond politics at this point. or at least it should be.

maybe I just wanted to put out a different perspective. you know me. maybe I just wanted to say something.

maybe I just wanted to say that, all political issues aside, I love you. you know, a moment of softness.
Brandy: litigationbrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 11:10 am (UTC)

I usually don't go for political blather. I leave it to those who do it better than I ever could, a few people I love included. But this situation down south touched a nerve somehow.

Perhaps I should look into the Libertarian ways of being. I do not know much about them, and I'd rather not stay in the dark. I think I have an anti-Bush icon myself (ay! Look, I found it), but that does not mean I am not trying my best to keep an open mind.

New Orleans isn't about politics. It's about saving human lives however we can. Or at least it should be. ;)
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 11:28 am (UTC)
don't forget the animals. : )

if I weren't in the process of moving, I'd most likely donate some money to these people and their pets. I was feeling this immense guilt because I had nothing to give. so I have decided to not think about it too much aside from a few good energy prayers.

Libertarians are quite awesome. it's definitely something to look into, if you really enjoy freedom and being human and entirely responsible for yourself. or if you just want the knowledge of what they believe in. you can give money to whom you like, whenever you like. or you don't need to at all. same goes for drugs- whatever. we should be capable of being responsible for ourselves (mind you, I am speaking of everything other than horrible news like what's been going on in New orleans). I'm talking day to day life here. it's beauty to me.

this world isn't perfect and it is something that we are just going to have to accept. drugs are illegal and look at how many people still use them. banning guns wont change a damn thing because people will always remember how to make them. banning gay marriage? banning prostitution? yeah, real helpful there, bub. there are horrible things in this world (mind you I personally don't consider gay marriage, prostitution or general drugs as negative things), but law obviously isn't changing much and I personally don't want to live in a world like Minority Report. so I am for all freedom.
Brandybrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 11:33 am (UTC)

Naw, I won't forget the lovely animals.

Freedom in America. Sounds like an oxymoron to me, something that can barely be touched. By the day, it is becoming more an idea than a possibility.

Religious and/or political parties must depend on where your morals are, I suppose. (And I reallly should go to bed.)
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 11:36 am (UTC)
that's because Libertarians aren't too well known yet. just wait. ; )

hee.

I just want to be as free as possible, if that makes any sense. of course in the way the world is right now, it would be difficult to imagine.

I'm headiing off to bed as well. ugh. I noitce that I still feel ill. I've lost quite a few pounds over this ickyness. damn it.

goodnight baby.
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
notice (ironic that I noticed the typo in the word "notice")

ah. there we go.

NOW I can sleep.
Brandy: violationbrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 11:41 am (UTC)

Goodnight/morning, and feel better soon.

I slept for 14 hours yesterday, and woke up sweating heavily. I've been fighting an illness for weeks, though I'm not sure what it is. This must not continue.
dot dot dot: politicsagentelrond on September 2nd, 2005 04:19 pm (UTC)
The social side of libertarianism intrigues me (though I feel that occasionally it goes too far), but I have serious problems with the economic side of it, which is more or less economic Darwinism (survival of the richest).
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 06:07 pm (UTC)
Liberals try to control our money.
Republicans try to control our sex.

fuck them both real hard.

I admit that I am in a very grumpy mood this morning. I thought that I was feeling better. it appears that I am not. my patience is low. but I know how you just like friendly political debates and conversations, which is perfectly safe and understandable. but to be honest, I don't personally dig it that much. perhaps it's from having a boyfriend for a year who wanted to talk about politics all the time, even before "making out" with me (granted, this was years ago) and maybe it's my father always having his TV on the news, neverending, for years. whenever I come over I know that the news will be on. I can't stand it. so I'm being very blunt right now with how I feel politically, just so that it is out there.
Brandy: competitionbrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 06:13 pm (UTC)

I know what you mean. It's why, generally, I do my best to shy away from all this.

Dear lord, I remember the primaries last year and trying to strike up constructive criticisms about Bush's speech. All my ex would say were things like "well, Kerry's an asshole" or something to that effect, which isn't really conducive to a rational debate. It left him angry for whatever reasons, and myself frustrated to no end.
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 06:18 pm (UTC)
they are both fucking nuts. that's what I would say. so I would not get into it, either. while everyone else was just getting furiously aggravated. here I was sniffing the flowers and being happy. politics were created to make people angry. and frankly, a lot of people ENJOY being angry. I don't.
Brandy: desolationbrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 06:20 pm (UTC)

I don't enjoy being angry. But sometimes it pains me more to turn the other cheek.
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
here's the thing.

usually, people like us, all we can do is debate. in situations like this, maybe give a little money. but as for general politics, we can just debate.

not much productivity.

so I do enjoy turning the other cheek, in those cases.
SMC: Super Milk Chancrufix on September 2nd, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
WHOA BIAS


Liberals control our money
CONSERVATIVES control sex.

Don't say republican; there are many decent people who are republican.
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
before I discovered Libertarianism, I was a Republican. blame a sick and weary person for not being politically correct. most of my friends (though not online) are Republican. chill. : )
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 11:59 pm (UTC)
rather, what I should have said is that most of my friends here are Republican and we are (usually, certainly not always) on the same level.
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 06:12 pm (UTC)
oh, maybe I'm in a bad mood because just this moment I have read about three "Dear Mr. Bush" letters.

okay. fine. I give up today, either I'm going back to bed or hiring someone to kill me. because this is fucking ridiculous.

by the way, I hope you don't feel like I'm ranting at you.

not my thing.

I'm just ranting.

and explaining my full out, maybe slightly shittiness today.
dot dot dotagentelrond on September 2nd, 2005 07:57 pm (UTC)
:-/
I hope you get to feeling better. (And, for what it's worth, I'm not anti-Bush.)
forever bang kinky bangglaineacht on September 2nd, 2005 08:07 pm (UTC)
I'll be damned.

honestly, you my day easier.

oh, and thank you. I've been rather ill for a couple of weeks now. I've had a huge lack of sleep and whenever I do sleep, I wake up four hours later needing to vomit- and then some throughout the day. it really has not been enjoyable.

someone suggested pregnancy.

this is another thing that I plan on ignoring today. in fact, I really think that I'm going back to bed now.

thanks again, for those simple words.
nouchoo on September 2nd, 2005 02:43 pm (UTC)
Nothing to do with this topic but it's weird to see an american using an M icon!!!
I like M ! Do you know the singer Alain Bashung? It's really a good french singer, his lyrics are just pure poetry . I think I will send you one of his song by "yousendit" if you want.

I don't really like Maxim Nucci he works for the french star Academy and he wrote the album of the first french winner of Pop Idol.

My favourite french band is Noir Desir. Unfortunely the singer is in jail because he kills someone by accident. Here a lot of people now hate them because of that but I try to not judge him. Their lyrics are wonderful too. I can post some of their lyrics here if you want to try to translate them.
Virgo: Surprised Rosetteprincessvirgo on September 2nd, 2005 04:48 pm (UTC)
.... O_o
Brandybrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)

I am a big Mathieu fan. I've only heard a couple of songs from Maxim Nucci but I like them just the same.

Feel free to post the lyrics. I'm always keeping an eye out for new music.

What do you think of the band Kyo? I like them also.
nouchoo on September 3rd, 2005 09:25 am (UTC)
I know it's not the best place to talk about french music. So I am sorry it was just because I saw your icon.
I don't really like Kyo too...

And there are the lyrics of one song by Noir Desir :
A L'ENVERS A L'ENDROIT
On n'est pas encore revenu du pays des mystères
Il y a qu'on est entré là sans avoir vu de la lumière
Il y a là l'eau le feu le computer, Vivendi et la terre
On doit pouvoir s'épanouir à tout envoyer enfin en l'air

On peut toujours saluer les petits rois de pacotille
On peut toujours espérer entrer un jour dans la famille
Sûr que tu pourras devenir un crach boursier à toi tout seul
On pourrait même envisager que tout nous explose à la gueule

Autour des oliviers palpitent les origines
Infiniment se voir rouler dans la farine
À l'envers à l'endroit, à l'envers à l'endroit
À l'endroit à l'envers, à l'envers à l'endroit

Y'a t'il un incendie prévu ce soir dans l'hémicycle
On dirait qu'il est temps pour nous d'envisager un autre cycle
On peut caresser des idéaux sans s'éloigner d'en bas
On peut toujours rêver de s'en aller mais sans bouger de là

Il paraît que la blanche colombe a trois cents tonnes de plombs dans l'aile
Il paraît qu'il faut s'habituer à des printemps sans hirondelle
La belle au bois dormant a rompu les négociations
Unilatéralement le prince entame des protestations
Doit-on se courber encore et toujours pour une ligne droite ?
Prière pour trouver les grands espaces entre les parois d'une boîte
Serait-ce un estuaire ou le bout du chemin au loin qu'on entrevoit
Spéciale dédicace à la flaque où on nage, où on se noie

Autour des amandiers fleurissent les mondes en sourdine
No pasaran sous les fourches caudines
À l'envers à l'endroit, à l'envers à l'endroit
À l'endroit à l'envers, à l'envers à l'endroit

If you need some help to translate it just ask me.
Brandybrandelyn on September 3rd, 2005 09:31 am (UTC)

I'll attack it when I'm more coherent later in the morning.

So you don't like a lot of music I do, after all. *laughs* What do you like?
nouchoo on September 5th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)
In french music or in general? I like bands who are on my friends list I saw you like Marianne Faithful and Aimée Mann I like them too.

And here it's a link where you can download "La nuit je mens" by Alain Bashung :
http://s26.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1LZ8XWBX2X3983Q633UFPQFDLG

And here you can download "Le vent nous portera" by Noir Désir :
http://s10.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0F2CQ15F9UOYR1DEPQSC0Y7O5O

I am waiting for your opinion!
Brandybrandelyn on September 5th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC)

It'll take me a couple of forevers to download each, as I am on a rather horrid connection, but I'll get back to you in a bit with some constructive criticism. :)
Brandonbrandx84 on September 2nd, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Well if I understood your post correctly your not totally understanding the shoot to kill. There were prisiners let out so they "wouldn't drown" And personally, my dad is stuck in the middle of New Orleans at the Hyatt connected to the superdome. Anyway for his safty shoot the mother fuckers. I can understand trying to find food and water and even shoes... but any mother fucking breaking a glass window to steal a water logged TV needs to be shot not only for being a fucking moron I mean lord only knows when the power will be back up, and I never once saw a pawn shop in Orleans, and further more it's no difference breaking that window now to steal a broken TV or doing it on a normal day and having the cops come after you. I mean SERISOULY FUCKING SHOOT THEM IN THE HEAD. ALONG WITH BUSH, but thats a whole nother story that if i get into right now, well lets just not. I'll saw it once and I'll continue to say it until that motherfucker gets what he deserves ...Crucifixion upside down. HE IS A HOLY ROLLING HYPOCRITE $$$$$ LOVING WHORE!

The poor people wading around in by now, bacteria infested water. :(*** ... gotta go !
Brandy: exasperationbrandelyn on September 2nd, 2005 05:59 pm (UTC)

No, I'm not misunderstanding. I think I did write "I am keeping in mind those who are having a field day raping, looting, carjacking etc. But for the most part, it is my belief people would be simply battling for survival out there".

In the case that we're still on about those committing crimes just for the hell of it, I would then agree with Bush's "zero-tolerance" policy. (I cannot believe that Clinton is standing by both Bushes not doing a damn thing, but that's kinda off-topic. Fucking nutter. Anyway.) I'm just afraid that the troops might mistake innocent bystanders as some of these creeps.
Dork Central: Don't let Bush do anythingshortyneisius on September 2nd, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
Yeah and the worst possible things that these people have been looting are guns. If they are carrying around guns and looting shit that's not food or clothing, kill them. Otherwise they are going to end up murdering all the others in NOLA. There are now swarms of gangs out there with guns, not giving a shit about anyone else. They just need to bring in as many re-informants as possible to get these other people.

I am very sorry to hear about your father, and I am pained to see NOLA going through all of this. I just wish the neighboring states would start picking people up in buses too. I mean Texas can't be the only state to do that. Georgis should be shipping people to the place where they held the Olympics, Mike says there will be tones of room for them there. Your father and everyone else are in my thoughts, because I'm not much of a prayer.

::hugs::
Brandonbrandx84 on September 2nd, 2005 06:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! that really does mean a lot, I don't worry much. Or at best try not to think about it. He is an ex-special forces /airborn ranger, so I'm sure he can hang, but how much can you do against a gun when you dont have one to defend yourself. I keep thinking the thugs are going to move into these half ass havens of people trying to survive and just have fun, like target practice or something. Turn the city into one like "Escape from L.A." ::SIGH:: Who knew something like that would ever happen but looks like we are on our way. A very sad state this fucking country is in.
the_absurdistthe_absurdist on September 3rd, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
Yeah, I agree with the age and lack of wisdom comment. I've always been younger kid in the group but have always been one of those kids with strong convictions. I can carry on political conversations with my teachers, semantics? Philosophy? No problem. The only difference between teenagers and adults is the number of experiences. But yeah, I'm going to drop bye BloodLent's journal and make a comment our two, I'm 17 so there's not much difference in the age department...oh yeah, this is what was "wax_flavored." Sorry for changing.
Brandy: dedicationbrandelyn on September 3rd, 2005 07:43 am (UTC)

Oh, no worries. I know who you are. And while there is two years between the both of you, it seems to make a world of difference, trust me. :)
NiRE: Tool by menirey on September 3rd, 2005 08:49 pm (UTC)
Continue living under that rock and stay a kid forever.
you are so right. I have talked to that kid. He is only 15 and he thinks he knows everything. He talks about going to college and etc but he didn't even know why a bachelor degree is or how college even works. He talks about Hilter being a hardass and talks about shit he has no idea of. He rants and raves about things he doesn't understand AT ALLL. I had to explain alot of things to him, how the government works, food stamps, etc etc. He is such a idiot sometimes. He is funny though. I laugh at his stupidty constantly. He met a black person once. I don't know if he met any other races. He lives in Maine in the sticks. He is so sheltered it is beyond un healthly. interdictor is a fucking troll. I hate that journal. IT should be banned.
Brandybrandelyn on September 3rd, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)

I thought he lived in Jersey? But no matter. I'm sure there are a lot of things I don't know about him.

As for
interdictor, eh, I don't know. His posts lately are getting a little lax, but I still want to know what's going down over there, yanno?

btw: welcome back, killer. ;)
NiREnirey on September 3rd, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
wherever he lives. he lives in the sticks.
I can tell you what is going on better then a fat man eating tv dinners can. My family is there and etc.
I know. We watch the news everyday. His post aren't really correct.