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Riot On...

Those riots are really taking the world by storm lately, and of course Corona cases are rising as a result... I've been reading up, but not speaking up on the issue since I don't feel I have a right to say much about it. I'm neither the right race nor in the right place, though I guess I might as well vent my thoughts here, on home ground.

There may be bias. I only have my own perspective after all.

These demonstrations: For some reason they made their way here too, and Corona cases in Stockholm are on a steady increase once again as well. Thousands of people gathered at Sergels Torg last week, even though those who arranged the meet aimed to keep it small, and for all to keep their distance. Fifty people tops.

It turned out a peaceful protest, despite plenty of provocation from the crowd. The police handled it admirably. They kept their distance. They didn't respond.

Is this really what we need in a time of crisis though? People attempting to ignite the seemingly long lost flame of segregation again, and start a race war here too, all in the lieu of patronage with genetically similar brethren from another part of the world? Is focusing on injustices of old really the right way to attain, or even to preserve, the unity we do have today? And is the DNA between us really that different? Is upholding your own race first and foremost now really more important than upholding the value of life, overall? I know there are still probably injustices that need to be squashed, but this is not the way, nor the time, nor the place for it.

Are you really showing you deserve the equality you claim you don't have already like this? Things might be different in the US, but even if we did have the same gaps and ghettos this just doesn't seem like the right way. This makes things worse for all of us. If your vengeance is so important to you that you're willing to drag innocents into your crusade then you're no better than the ones you fight.

Why not pay respect to your elders instead. The people who are now getting sick because of you who choose to join the fray and fight for forgotten causes. They're the ones who are really mistreated these days, and often without the vitality or awareness to take a stand for themselves in our so very rapidly evolving; technologically savvy and clouted social order. Supposedly hospitals here are giving older people morphine instead of oxygen if they can't breath, as a result efficiently killing them, as it further deprives their cells of the oxygen they so clearly need.

D-vitamin deficiency provenly worsens the disease too, so if you happen to have some folks who happen to be black, they might be all the worse off.

I do envy the level of protective pigmentation my comparably sub-par tan never manages, no matter how long the summer, but in this case it's not just a benefit. You're potentially killing the people you claim to fight for.

When we already have a crisis on our hands, and are handling it as best we can (never mind the politicians - they can't handle anything anyway), you go and fan the flames of chaos even more.

And is raising black people to have an understanding that they're oppressed really the right way to amplify their potential as human beings? The right way to get rid of whatever stereotype and oppression may still linger? If you feel oppressed it makes sense you'd act oppressed. If you feel and/or act oppressed you won't feel or act as equals. If you feel oppressed, won't your oppressors also keep on attempting to treat you as what you perceive you are? All of this feels like playing right into their hands.

I'm not saying the problems aren't real, but I don't see how this is the right way to tackle them. I'm relatively privileged and undeniably white, I know it's not my say, but I do believe the world would be a greener lawn if we could all just get along. And it seems that of all ways to get there, this one way of getting there is just wrong. This doesn't build a bond.

Provocation won't ever bring about peace. And won't sacrificing yourselves for the cause then cause even more of a will for it? It's a complex and emotional issue, I understand that, but I really don't understand this way of thinking. Fanning the flames with gasoline.

All lives matter. Stay safe. Solve problems. Make the world a better place.

Random Wisdom Widening Life Advising Comment Excerpt

Sometimes people say things inspiring enough that you respond with similes with so perfect visual acuity they're worth eternalizing and thus make their way to this here blog...

Indeed life's all about equinoxes, beginnings and ends, cycles, good and bad, the balance of all. When you hit rock bottom it'll get better, and when you're at the top you'll probably fall down, but as long as you just keep on going you can keep reaching these moments of happiness along the way. Maybe climbing the mountains quicker, lingering on each peak longer when you're there, and learning to fall without hurting yourself all as much when you do. The journey may be bumpy but when you learn to handle those bumps it's a fun ride after all.

Props @Oh-Sama.

Hair Growth

Hair Growth

Just leaving this hair. Source.

Alright Folks

I'll be away a while. First slice of summer life/runny skies. See y'all in a bit.

Carcinization

Carcinization

There's a lot of crab out there on the Internet, but then there's XKCD.

End Of Days!

Oh hey, one more! Another day (another month too btw). It ends.

Mother's Day, to be precise. We celebrated with some lime and mint and chocolate RAW food cake; a little poetry with variable appreciation - much to my great aggravation my sister's no fan of complex word structures and intricate rhyme schemes, no matter the form, but good times still. Sunshine, champagne, miniature bite-sized quorn burgers with sprouts, sauce and butter on fresh home-made bread (I provided the latter two this day, minus bread) and a refreshingly lax moment in the sun, though my skin was burning and there was no shade to escape to around the table at which we sat... hopefully it's not more of a burn than that it'll turn into tan and make me be all like: woooo it's summer man...

I'm in a pretty good mood today, as maybe you notice by the post tip, since I managed to not only spend the Sunday in a refreshingly relaxed state of mind, plenty of sunshine walking amidst merry celebration, but polish up a couple of these, and another for collaborative purpose, and to reach the next step on a ladder of medal-related accomplishments I'm working on at NG. Maybe it'd be possible to actually put out music a bit more regularly, and to manage if not a few than at least one of many much overdue collaborations before summer sizzles in full force...

I've managed a bundle really. Refunds, rebates, travel plans, lodging for one night whilst driving North, support emails, affiliate programs, a new insurance card, phone calls to friends and family, etc etc. I don't know why I'm mentioning all of these in plural form when really it's more like one of each today, but nevertheless a multitude of single errands all done...

Why do I end all lines with ellipses these days though...

The main reason I'm in a good mood right now is probably because summer seems to be here though. The signs are in the sky. In the sunshine, and the warmth that lingers even at the end of days! And I know that in just one more week it's time to head up North, and hopefully later reap the benefits of an arduous but awesome first week by that lake house I mentioned in that recent interview.

And we might be launching a new platform at work tomorrow. It's been postponed so many times by now that I can't be absolutely certain, but at the same time the amount of times it's been postponed is almost a guarantee that it really has to happen now. Not only will I be on vacation the week after, but the contract for our current platform runs out in two days, so if there ever was an ideal time then this would be it.

Part of me is already breathing a sigh of relief that it's finally over. Over a year of prepping, and before that a few more of failures, before we finally managed to find the right people; outsource something that works all the way. It's not perfect yet, the development dues are still far from done, but it'd be a relief to at least finally get this thing off the ground.

Hopefully all goes well tomorrow, and there's time to troubleshoot whatever doesn't before the week is over, and after that the first little slice of one hundred percent authentic vacation life awaits. For tonight it's time to wind down with a little bit more of this. Just five books left until all is over there too...

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