A lot of people on my Facespace are upset and distressed over the latest and greatest scandals coming out of Hollywood, Washington DC, and wherever. Someone did something to someone else at some time and it’s a horrible, horrible thing. Aren’t we horrified?
No. No I’m not.
I don’t care. I honestly don’t give a flying fuck if some Hollywood big shot, or some politician bigwig did something awful to an American citizen (I use America because most of the people on my Facespace are American. I’m sure this is a problem in other countries as well). And — this will be an unpopular opinion — I don’t give a rat’s ass about their gender either way. Seriously, it doesn’t matter to me if it’s a male asshole and a female victim, or a female asswipe and a male victim, or the accused bastard and the victim are the same gender. I don’t care. I don’t care. I don’t care. Why should it make the news because the idiot in question is a celebrity of some sort? That has always pissed me off. Fuck them. Stop giving their crimes the limelight. I don’t want to hear about these jerkwads. Arrest them, put them through the system, and fucking throw them in jail if they’re found guilty. The problem with scandals is that as soon as someone is “accused” of something they are presumed to be guilty. In this day and age, this is especially true if the asswipe is male and the supposed victim is female (which hasn’t always been the case). Another reason why I don’t care. Because the asshole might not be an asshole they were accused of being, the victim could be the bastard here. And that’s a whole new scandal. See? This whole trial by public opinion has always left a bad taste in my mouth. In either case — Stop making assholes famous!
So anyway, I don’t read opinion pieces about political bigwigs or Hollywood idiots doing stupid or appalling things. And I certainly don’t want to engage in conversations about it. Any posts about “Oh my god, can you believe…?” I just completely ignore because… Yes, yes I can totally believe that people are jerks. There have always been mean and horrible people for as long as there have been humans. It’s not specific to humanity. There are bad specimens in every species. I also believe that there are great people everywhere. I have no trouble believing that great people outnumber the awful ones. I think that most people want nothing more out of life than to live their lives drama free. Most people, I believe, just want to have a roof over their head, food on the table, and clothes on their back. That’s all I’ve really cared about in life.
Other than my failing health, the urge to not engage in political and/or “what’s going on in the world” conversation has been what’s kept me from writing in my blog lately. Because many of the bloggers I follow have been rich with “the world has gone to shit, and here’s why” content. Which is not a dig on their part. I mostly enjoy reading the blogs I follow — which is why I follow them. And they are free to write about whatever they want, just as I am happy to read or not read their blogs. But much of the time, when it comes to famous people doing horrible things… I don’t care. No, seriously, I’ve never cared. Not once in my entire life have I read the news about a famous person, be it a politician, actor, musician, or whatever… doing something awful and thought, Wow, this affects me in a personal way. Not once. Mostly whenever I hear something about a politician, actor, musician, or whatever… doing something awful I think, Why is this news? Because mere mortals do stupid shit every day, and no one but the people affected give a rat’s ass about them. Why do the celebrities get all of the attention? Fuck ’em. So yeah, unless it affects me and mine, I don’t care. I’ve never cared, and I don’t expect I ever will.
Just to get this out of the way because I know someone will bring it up. Yeah, I do post on my facespace when a famous person dies. Why? I dunno, public service announcement I guess. I’m not personally saddened when someone famous dies. It doesn’t affect me other than a fleeting, “Aw, that’s too bad.” and boom, it’s gone. I don’t know them personally so why should I feel grief for their passing? So, I’m not being hypocritical here. Famous people dying affects me just as much as famous people doing stupid things. I just don’t think there’s any harm in giving the facespace to the news about someone’s passing as there is to some idiot doing something stupid.