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Saturday, April 13, 2013

Cynicism Pisses Me Off

This is a re-post.
There are plenty of things to be pissed off about these days. But nothing, nothing pisses me off like cynicism. Because it kills everything good. Like self-pity, it destroys everything else but itself. And it does so smugly. Think about that. I'm not original in saying that. It's just true.

Oh it's all so grand and easy to sit back like a know it all and proclaim actions worthless. And declare all the cowardly spineless reasons why one shouldn't be bothered. "That's the way it is; they have all the control," "Nothing will come of it, it'll be covered up and the corruption will go on." Yes it will, if that's all you have to say. It takes effort to change things, in case you hadn't noticed. But it's so much easier to be a fucking do-nothing critic, isn't it? Just tut-tut and throw out some meek half-wittiness and sit back in your own complacent, superior enabling.

Well I'm not having it. I'm sick to hell of my generation's excuses. If you don't want a fight and are willing to let things stay in the shitty shape they are, have at it. But not me. And don't bring me down with your hopeless demoralizing diaper-dipping, either. I'll rip a new one for you. Lead, follow or get out of the way. I'm no leader but I'll be damned before I join the wallowing whining bunch of nay-saying lazy shits who shake their heads with self-congratulatory cynicism.

8 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I firmly believe everyone can do something...small or large...just DO something to help.

Geo. said...

"cynicism...it kills everything good". Austan, you can say that again! So, definitely a good choice for a repost.

Elephant's Child said...

I would call those attitudes defeatist and lazy rather than cynical, but you are right they are just plain wrong. Each and every one of us can make a difference - one way or another and it is up to us to choose which way we are going.

paulg said...

I'm cynical when I think the situation calls for it.
I try to avoid those situations.

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

What's up? Everything okay?

Austan said...

Well folks, it looks like until Comcrap gets here to restore my service on Thursday (service I'm already paying for but don't have) to full, I can't post. I'll put up a new post and tell you all that's gone on when I can. Until then, hang in, have fun, write if you get work.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I was just about to write you a note because I was worried about you. Finding out you only had the Comcast bug was a relief.

Austan said...

Actually it was worse than the Comcast bug, my hard drive died for good and all. So my friend Steve West at Fearless Computing (802 387 0058) found me a working substitute and I've been getting used to all the new stuff on here as well as dealing with the Comcast bait and switch and other nefarious things they do. It'll all be in the new post!!!