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The Bitchspot Report Podcast #2.27

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The More Things Change…

A priest defends pedophila on TV and pisses off the Vatican, Obama “verbally rapes” a woman by telling the truth, an 8th grade boy is suspended for supporting the military, 15 racist asshats carrying Confederate Flags invade a boy’s birthday party, plus we talk about the speed society has changed, thanks to the Internet, and if we should expect things to keep moving that fast.  Click here to listen now!

There Are Days When I Hate Humanity

MisanthropySee, I’m a  fixer.  I look for problems, I look for inefficiencies, I look for issues and I find solutions.  My goal is to produce the best possible outcome in any given situation and to be persuasive enough to get others to accept my ideas and implement them.  In fact, that is the essential job of every single person in middle and upper management.  The more effective and efficient their operation is, the more profitable it is, the more it grows, the more if succeeds and it’s a never-ending job.  However, humanity doesn’t work that way.

Humanity, in large part, is lazy.  They want the maximum outcome with the minimum effort.  They don’t want to work their way up the ladder, they want to start at the top and when they fail because they didn’t learn the lessons they were supposed to learn on the way up, they point fingers at everyone around them, taking no blame for themselves.  This is especially true of the past 50-60 years in the western world where people are no longer allowed to starve in the streets, where everyone has a level of comfort that people in the third world could only dream about, and now, spared from dying of malnutrition and easily-curable disease, they just have their hands out wanting more and more and more.

What people forget, or maybe they don’t understand at all, is that conservatism is what got them where they are.  Successful societies are built on conservatism.  Liberalism doesn’t come along until after the society is successful, then you get the social leeches and the no-brain “progressives” who are only there because someone built the foundation for them to stand on and pretend that conservatives are evil incarnate because they expect people to get off their asses and work.

Yet that’s exactly what I run into day after day, the idiot liberals who demand that the wealthy hand over their money to the poor because “they don’t need it”.  Of course, it’s rarely wealthy liberals doing that.  The Internet whiners aren’t the ones writing fat checks to the poor, in fact, they’ve got their own hands out, wanting more, even if they are better off than those in poverty, they aren’t volunteering what they have to help the less fortunate, they’re always volunteering someone else’s money. Give! Give! Give! What?  Me?  No, of course not me, I meant you!  Oh, you want me to go work for the poor, volunteer in a soup kitchen, go build houses with Habitat for Humanity?  Sorry, I’m too busy bitching on the Internet!  Many radical left liberals are a pox on the ass of humanity.

Isn’t it time we got some social Preparation H and got rid of them?

Are Christians Discriminated Against in America?

christian_hypocrisyFollowing the recent Supreme Court decision on marriage equality, the whining Christians are out in force, crying that they’re being discriminated against because they’re not being allowed to discriminate against people they don’t like and that’s a travesty!  Cry me a fucking river.  I’ll serenade you with the world’s smallest violin.  Fucking crybabies.  But it’s reignited another round of “oh, poor us, we’re being downtrodden!”

This really came home to roost when I was reminded that, over on Debate Politics, a forum I’ve been on for almost 9 years, there used to be a general purpose Philosophy forum for discussing religion and anything related.  That is until the religious started whining that they were being abused, that people were daring to make them feel bad, questioning what they believed and asking them to actually prove any of their assertions.  So, to placate the whiners, they made a special religion forum where it is utterly verboten to question religion, to be at all negative toward religion, etc.  It’s a special little echo chamber for special little religious flowers whose precious little feelings are hurt easily and they’re all proud of it.  They act like it’s the best thing ever, that religion is now entirely safe from “discrimination”.  These people don’t know what that word means.

It’s impossible to justify that discrimination is taking place, especially on a large scale, when Christians still make up a majority of the population, even if that number is slowly shrinking.  The vast majority of legislators are Christian, it is virtually impossible to get elected to high government office as an open atheist so if anyone in the government is discriminating against Christians, it has to be other Christians and that, by definition, isn’t discrimination.  That’s like saying the KKK is discriminating against whites.  It’s absurd.

That doesn’t stop Christians from just changing the definition of discrimination to “anything that we don’t like”.  To listen to a lot of whiny Christians, what they really don’t like is the fact that they’re losing their unearned and undeserved extra privileges, rights and power over society.  They used to be able to use social pressure to get what they wanted.  Now they can’t.  They used to be able to make pronouncements about hell and people would knuckle under.  Now it doesn’t work.  That’s all discrimination!  Well, not so much.  The definition if discrimination is “the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex.”  You know, exactly what they’ve been trying to do to homosexuals.  Of course, the religious have no problem with discriminating against others, in fact, they think it’s their right to do so.  They just don’t want anyone discriminating against them.  There’s a word for that.  Hypocrite.

There is nothing discriminatory in recognizing that a group of people have had unjustified power and influence for far too long and making them the same as everyone else.  Religion has overstayed its welcome.  We have a constitutionally-guaranteed secular government.  Christians don’t get special rights.  Let’s just call bullshit on the whole thing and tell them to stop whining, we can see through their self-serving nonsense.

Lack of Basic Responsibility, Politeness and Respect

keep-calm-and-take-the-responsibilityOkay, I’m going to go on a rant here and I’m not really mad at anyone in particular, I’m just sick and fucking tired of the lack of responsibility and politeness some people and groups have, where they really don’t give a damn about anyone or anything and it fucking shows.

Last week, The Atheist Experience had some technical difficulties and didn’t have a show.  From what I’m given to understand, their producer didn’t show up and instead, they just aired a rerun.  Okay, shit happens, I get that, but when something like this happens, the first thing any responsible person ought to do is make an announcement that something is going on, there will be no show, apologize for it and move on.  It takes a few seconds.  They have plenty of avenues to do it, they can announce it on their blog, their website, Twitter, etc.  They can even go in and post it as a topic in their Ustream chat room.  It isn’t like nobody knows what’s going on, they have hosts, they have a whole bunch of people behind the scenes, they have the fucking president and vice president of the ACA who ought to give a damn about their flagship product, etc.  Nope, nobody did a thing and this is hardly the first time this has happened.

When we’re missing a week on the podcast, I make sure I announce it.  It goes out on Twitter and Tumblr and anyone subscribed to the podcast feed gets an announcement.  It’s basic respect for the people that want to listen to the podcast. I actually give a damn about the people who show up week after week.  It ought to be the minimum activity that should be expected.

So this week, people were talking about not having a show last week on the Ustream chat and even though I rarely ever post anything there, mostly because it’s chock-full of assholes and idiots, I said something about “it would have been nice if anyone had posted there wouldn’t be a show so people who were waiting would know.”  That was it.  Nothing angry, nothing accusatory, nothing insulting, just a suggestion that someone could have done something instead of just leaving hundreds of people who show up just to see the show to their own devices.  But instead of being thanked for the suggestion, instead of saying “that’s a good idea”, I had assholes yelling at me for daring to suggest decent behavior.  Yup, I’m not paying for the show so I have no right to say anything about the behavior of this organization.  Bullshit.

But I guess that being responsible and being accountable and actually giving a shit about anyone but yourself is a thing of the past.  People don’t know how to say please and thank you.  People don’t care if you live or die.  It’s all about them.  It’s all about what makes them happy and anyone else… screw ’em, they just don’t matter.  It’s not just Atheist Experience, it’s everyone. That’s the kind of thing that pisses me off because people seem to be entirely unable to observe the basic social niceties anymore.  People shouldn’t have to be reminded to be polite.  Sure, people make mistakes, but this isn’t about making mistakes and being apologetic about them, this is about not caring in the first place and when the mistake is pointed out, not giving a shit about it, in fact, not just not giving a shit, but being upset that anyone suggested that you should have done something to begin with.

It’s no wonder this planet is going to hell in a handbasket.  [/rant]