Something interesting for you to think about. It's from an old, old
(we're talking 95), and currently only exists in my head as that site
vanished or moved so far underground they're paying rent to Satan. If I
it it's because it's only in my memory. I can't copy it word for word.
"People do not want change. They may say that they want change, they may
and on about the established institution. But when someone does change
they all start to yell about how it is wrong. Because people only want
their terms. They want to be the ones to change things to how they think
should be and damn anyone else. Of course, no two people want the same
change. And so, in general, people say they want change, but what they
want is for tomorrow to be the same as today."
Seriously. How many of you weant to change the world? How many of you
make a differrence because you give a damn, want to kick whatever
that you hbelieve in square in the crotch, drag her up by her collar and
"You didn't get it right, you bastard!" Because you're in the minority
Too many people that want change are unwilling to do anything about it.
look for media-approved, ideologically sound Right Causes. Look out of
window and do something about what you see there", to quote Warren
Don't expect it to be easy. Don't expect to be liked for it, or even to
noticed. But sod that. If you just want to do something for the fame,
fuck off right now. If you're not part of the solution, you're part of
problem, and you've just made yourself a target.
Yes, I'm ranting for the sake of it. The world is just too fucked up
for someone not to say something. I can't sit idly by and watch while
goes to hell. Someday soon, I'll release the Bastard's Manifesto. Then
see what I mean about things. Until then, don't hold your breath. Blue's
colour for a person.
* * *
A certainty has come screaming into my head. When it arrived it didn't
and be thought through like any ordinary thought, it upped and ran
causing havok and forcing me to notice it. Which, for those of you that
have my very warped mental processes, is a damn scary thing to have
Anyhow, the thought itself was a simple enough one to comprehend.
I was born on the wrong side of the planet.
And ever since I first realised that, it's not been letting me forget
it. I was
born on the wrong side of the planet. It would certainly explain a few
Like how apart from umm... three people, everyone that means anything to
too damn far away. Like how I have become shafted sideways with
longer can I be awake when other people are, because I am in this damn
and I'm expected to show up for my job. Even when I try for the 'stay up
more people are on', I'm foiled by needing to catch the last train home.
carry on like this. I can't last for an entire year not seeing most of
people I know and yet knowing with that certainty that if I were in the
wouldn't have any of that problem. But, since I'm terminally fucked on
I guess I'm just goping to have to live with it, and deal with it in my
Bye bye, lungs. I never liked you anyway, you bastards.
It's amazing how truly little of my life that matters revolves not
in line with the country I'm living in, but with the USA. Lectures? Feh.
up when I need to show up, and that's it. Not failed me yet. People? You
been listening, right? Only one of the people I give a damn about is
constrainted by work like I am. Everyone else, and I mean everyone in
that it's all I know of, works on something closer to Eastern US time.
happy hacker up in Edinburgh is conscious closer to then.
So, I'm stuck. If I want to be able to keep up links with my peer group,
I'm going to have to quit my job and apply for lodgings at the webcafe.
want to keep my job, then I'm not going to get to communicate with the
that mean anything to me. Last I looked, there was a phrase for this
Between a rock and a hard place. Though "Completely fucked over" works
well. And it feels more appropriate. I sincerely someone up there is
good laugh at me, because I am getting very, very pissed off and soon
going to know what is meant when they say 'shaking the pillars of
Probably stranmgling them when they land. If I have anything to say
So, fuck it. I have decided that the only real way to deal with any of
just to say fuck it. Fuck the job, fuck the world, which obviously
me online in the first place, I'm going to do what the hell I want. If I
myself through lack of sleep I can blame the fucking job and sue the
off them. If I have to gut someone for a home net connection, so be it.
look as if I care anymore? Right now, I would happily garotte four
off the street to stop the world dicking me over. Not that it's ever
stop. Not now it's started. Ahh, fuck the world. I'm getting off.
Stewart Wilson, The Digital Raven
The bottom of a glass, 13th August 2001
* * *
Remind me next time not to touch the strong beer. I had forgotten how
I could get.
There's no real point in me typing anything else anyway. It won't change
anything. Much as I want to, there's just not any bloody point anymore.
fucking bother? Why do anything?
Simple. Because I refuse to let the world be like this. And if you had a
of sense inside you, Nor would you. No fucker of a God is going to laugh
depression. Not unless he wants kicking in the bollocks. The same goes
bastards, too. There's no turning back now. Fuck no, not today, thank
kindly. So shape up.
Stewart Wilson, The Digital Raven
Locked in a webcafe, 16th August 2001