I tend to make statements that most people consider controversial, and not just here. I spread the hullabaloo around in my real life too. I can't help it.
I've sat in my own apartment and made my girlfriend cry by degrading the Catholic Church more than once. I don't mean too. I'm just very opinionated and I tend to not be able to censor myself when I feel a certain way about things. I don't do it for the shock value, but rather, because once I get started, I just don't have the good sense to shut the fuck up.
Now, I tell you that so that you will understand; tonight isn't going to be pretty. It's going to resemble a whistling contest at a harelip convention.
I'm sick of hearing people talk about Japan. That shit happened like a week ago. Isn't there something more current you could be prattling on about already? Quite frankly, it bored me the moment I heard there was no actual threat of a nuclear disaster, just a bunch of media hype surrounding it to add to the ratings. Check your facts here.
The death toll has exceeded 10,000... Does anyone know how many japanese people there are in the world? These little fuckers have to self-regulate the number of children they have because they keep crowding out that island they live on. We're talking about a race of people that have resorted to building up because side-to-side is no longer an option.
I know, I'm a terrible human being. I can live with myself. And, I'll tell you why: Hurricane Katrina.
You see, I've been all over the vast wonder that is the internet, and I can't seem to find any information that indicates that any other country in the world provided our country with relief funds when we were struck by a natural disaster. And yet, lo and behold, 6 minutes after an earthquake induced tsunami wiped out Japan, every fucking rock star, actor, and politician in America was pleading for my financial assistance for a country that has historically declared war on us, forced trade embargos, and held technology hostage until we bowed to their demands.
Give me a fucking break.
How does one donate to the Japan Relief? By buying a new television or a new computer that will be out-dated and non-upgradable in five years?
Japan isn't our friend. They never have been. They are a country that shakes our hand and acknowledges the fact that we dropped not one, but two, big fucking nukes on their country.
Let a tsunami wipe out the eastern seaboard of the United States and see how many countries come to our aid. Guess what Japan? Our piggy bank is empty, and you've been one of the major causes. Between you guys, Russia, and Mexico... it's like America is the one dude at the bar with enough cash to pick up the tab every night.
And, what really pisses me off is this; I get no say in the matter. Whether I donate to a relief fund or not, my tax dollars are going there anyway. Because, like Russia, Japan is nuclear. And, if we don't give them the financial aid they need, the fear is that they will sell a few of the bombs we dropped to some third world country full of Johnny Jihads that are good and pissed off at America. Wonderous.
I'm sick of it. If you want to feed off our tit, you should be flying our flag. Period. You want to borrow against the pot? Kick into the house.
I feel no moral obligation to feel sad for Japan or the 10,000 plus deceased. I didn't know any of them. And, if this were a war we were discussing, instead of a natural disaster, nobody would think twice about that body count. In fact, they'd be dancing in the streets.
As far as I'm concerned, the rest of the world needs to stand on it's own two feet. 9/11 showed the true colors of every other country out there, as they all took a non-aggressive stance and told us not to 'over react'. If we're on our own, so are you assholes.
Our country went halfway bankrupt rebuilding Japan after WWII. Sorry we blew you off the map because you were kicking our asses, let us go broke fixing this shit...But, when our economy hit a massive slump in the early 80's, how did they repay us? They jerked the steel and automotive industries right out from under our feet. (Something we still haven't recovered from) Advantageous little fuckers, aren't they?
Well, I say it's time to return the favor. Let's pull all our troops out of the Middle East, where they're dying for the price of a barrel of oil we could be getting three times as cheap on our own soil, and plop them down in Japan in their time of crisis and announce: "Hello, Star 52!" (In my mind, there is no excuse for Cuba not already being Star 51)
This whole Peace Keeping Ideaology that we cling to like the Prom Queen holds onto her virginity is getting old. We should be climbing into the backseat with every country that comes begging for aid and taking what we want. I, for one, am tired of the living on morale high ground. It's too costly, in more ways than one.
And, you can bet that you're going to feel the pinch of Japan's tragedy. Paying close to $4 a gallon for gas isn't enough. You sir, the common American, are going to pay through the nose over this natural disaster. You heard it here first, if you weren't smart enough to consider it yourself.
Forget the obvious food imports like tea and rice. Do you realize how many industries we, as a country, have willing surrendered to countries like Japan, for cheaper labor?
Oh, we're fucked. Big time, folks. Having Japan out of commission is like having your wedding photographer pull a no-show and giving your 15 year old nephew a disposable camera to do the job.