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Why I Joined The Porn Industry

Just kidding you freaking weirdo. Did you actually think I was going to write about why I joined the porn industry? I just had to get your attention. Some people, man. Not that there’s anything wrong with joining the porn industry, I’m just sayin’…did you really think that was me?

Anyway,

It’s 5:18 A.M. on Monday, and I just woke up for no reason at all. So I’m pissed, and I want to take this rage out on you, my dear reader. Not because of something that you may have done, but because of something that you may have actually NOT done.

And that something is: formulate an opinion of your fucking own.

You don’t really have to look too far beyond the safety of your bedroom, dorm room, or wherever else you may be located to figure out that this world is currently a bit of a fucked up place.

In fact, you actually don’t have to look at the world as a whole, you can just take the United States, for instance. Now, as Star-Spangled-Awesome as you may think it is, this country is actually quite the shit show at the moment. And you know how many people care about that?

Not enough.

Lately so many bad things have happened that this “super cool, super hip, super awesome” democracy that the Western world craves so much about is starting to look more like the Police State from George Orwell’s 1984. But anyway, back to my point.

NO ONE GIVES A SHIT. Seriously, no one gives a single, benevolent fuck about it. And by that I don’t mean that people aren’t aware of what is going on, of course they are! For example, how could they possibly have not heard of the shooting that happened in San Bernardino just 2 weeks ago!? Of course everyone has heard of it!

But that’s not what I’m concerned with. I’m simply trying to draw attention to the fact that for at least 90% of the people that I know, the previous paragraph basically encompasses the extent of their knowledge.

Allow me to explain.

Following NBC News on Twitter and reading the headlines shouldn’t count as “reading the news.” But people will actually think that way nowadays. Don’t believe me? Let me give you the checklist that the average Twitter user probably operates by and tell me that it doesn’t apply to 90% of the people you see on your timeline.

  1. Sees news: “BREAKING: 14 People Killed in San Bernardino.”
  2. Scrolls through feed to make sure that people are tweeting about this, further confirming that, yes, there was indeed a shooting.
  3. Tweets either “Pray For San Bernardino” or “Prayers are not enough anymore, we need to do something.”
  4. Does nothing.
  5. Repeats next week.

No fucking wonders we have problems in this country! We don’t go out of our way at all to inform ourselves! Education alone would decimate the number of problems we’re having. But apparently that’s also too much of a burden.

And unfortunately, there is a reason for that as well:

As a population, we are lazy as fuck. We like things to take care of themselves. Or even worse, we like other people to take care of things for us. The same applies to education.

“Why would I waste time reading a four page article on ISIS when someone can just retweet something about it?”

I think I may have an answer, and it’s a complete shot in the dark. But maybe, just maybe, it’s so that if you were to get in a discussion regarding said topic, then you wouldn’t sound like a umm… I don’t really know how to put this…hmm…LIKE A FUCKING MORON??

You live in such a privileged place. You have the freedom and the potential of learning about anything you so desire, but you choose to not care instead. And yes, it is a very conscious choice. Every time you hear about a problem and you don’t inform yourself on it, you make the conscious decision of not caring about it, thus eliminating any possibility of you becoming part of the solution.

Seriously, it’s as simple as that. But I know that the vast majority of people still won’t do anything. How do I know that? Because the people who don’t take the time to inform themselves are the same people who look to the right of their screen when they click on my blog and check the size of the bar to determine whether it’s worth their time to read or not. Granted, it’s my blog, you don’t have to read this in order to gather any crucial information; these are just my opinions. But who knows? I could be saying the most insightful thing in the world and you’d miss it because:

“Why would I read this? If it’s worth reading then someone will tell me about it. Plus look how small the bar is on the side, it would probably take me like forever to read.”

And again, people do that with my blog. My freaking blog for crying out loud! A site that is supposed to be entertaining. Can you imagine what they do when real information-dense articles are actually the subjects in question?

Okay, now I have to pause and deal with my hypocrisy for a second.

I didn’t come out of the womb reading the fucking New York Times. I’m not gonna sit here and pretend to be the most cultured person in the world. I haven’t always been so up in arms about people educating themselves on real world issues. I used to be the guy to look at the length of an article before I even started reading it. But a few years ago I saw my boy Nate Belcik (one of the smartest people I know when it comes to international relations/political science) getting into an argument and it made me think, “Holy shit. Wouldn’t it be freaking dope if I could engage in that type of conversation too and actually know what I was talking about?”

I wanted to have an opinion and be able to back it up with facts. Real facts. I wanted to be able to disagree with my parents and not just blindly repeat what they said. I wanted to be able to construct my own freaking opinion and be able to tell someone, “Here’s what I believe. This is why I believe it.”

So I did! I took time to inform myself. I took time to learn. I took time to formulate an opinion, and you know what? I find a lot of power and pride in that.

People these days be talking about, “This needs to stop. We need to do something,” but they can’t name their two fucking Senators. Do you really want to put a stop to what is happening? Or are you really just trying to get favorites out of sympathy? Because I don’t buy that bullshit anymore.

Same thing goes for the people that say “Oh my gosh, no I can’t talk politics, I get too heated.” Then how the hell do you suppose we fix any of this, huh? Because guess what? Politics is the only answer. We need to educate ourselves and become active members of the communities we live in, not wait for somebody else to do the job for us.

So don’t give me some bullshit about “I can’t talk politics because I get too heated.” You can’t talk politics because you fucking can’t. And that’s okay! There’s nothing wrong with not knowing about something. But it’s absolutely beyond me that people could actually care this little about their political influence simply because it doesn’t have an immediate impact on their lives. Making the conscious decision of not caring about something because it would take too much time or effort in order to be mastered is indolent and lackadaisical. If you don’t like what is happening in the world, why don’t you inform yourself on how to put a stop to it instead of tweeting “this needs to stop”?

With that mentality we allow idiots like Donald Fucking Trump to have a shot at being President. And I mean, if it weren’t obvious enough, yeah, I hate the guy. But he does have a point when he says, “I’m the only one who wants to constantly talk about these race-based topics,” because he knows that there are two kinds of people who listen to him:

The first kind involves the people who don’t know any better. They’ve never taken time to learn about things such as immigration themselves (so they just blindly follow that Oompa Loompa-faced dick). And the second kind involves the people who just say “Oh yeah, fuck Trump!” But who actually couldn’t think of a counterargument for him. They’re just against him because they’ve heard it’s the thing to do.

Thus, I must stress this once more. Educate yourself. Be the change that you wish to see in the world, but remain aware of the fact that a tweet is not a freaking change.

The irony about this post is that only the people whom it doesn’t apply to will have read the whole thing. The other 300 people that it does target just scrolled past it. Maybe they were tricked by my title though, who knows?  But hey, if you think that any of what I said is true, share this with your aunts and uncles and maybe we can inspire some people.

And if you disagree with me, then shit, just say so. Opinion fuels progress.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and as always,

Toodaloo

 

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