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Weddings, Reunions, Dental vists, and SHAKE UPS!

So you may have noticed someone has been missing a lot lately. You may have even noticed when he goes missing he doesn’t always explain why. Well…yeah no real explanation, sorry for that.

 

In other news I have been gone meeting old friends, getting massive dental work, and being best man in a wedding. Shout out to Superfans Chris and Ania Moncrief(aka Superman and Lois Lane) who celebrated their love in the classiest of weddings this past weekend.

 

You crashed both the wrong and the right wedding.

You crashed both the wrong and the right wedding.

But that Shakeup word is here again for good reason. 

 

Things are about to get interesting. Not only has WDDIJ been dealing with the …well Hilarious nature of advertising negotiations, but as you may have noticed we’ve lost a few authors. These things are not points to worry over. Trust me. In fact, the very way you view WDDIJ is about to change for the better.

 

In a short explanation, we’re doing an overhaul.

Why?

Because at 5500 views, we are little less than halfway to the year two viewership goal, and its only been 3 months.

In short, I’ve been short sighted.

 

To remedy that, I had to get to work.

And believe you me, the work is paying off.

Launching this fall is our interview series “Imperial Dreams”

Launching sooner rather than later this summer is a new format to the website

And Look for some shake ups in the staff as well.

Nothing drastic folks, but we want you to have a great experience.

And we want you to come to us for more of your daily content.

SO we need to be a place you want to come to.

And since I’ve been slacking on that. It is time to pick up the pace.

Of course I could tell you so much more, but as you know…

WORDS DON’T DO IT JUSTICE!

– THE Ruthless Wonder

Wrath of Ruthless: An Open letter to Mark Summers

Severely...severely disappointed.

Severely…severely disappointed.

Dear Professor Summers,

I was a proud graduate in the spring of 2013 from Barry School of Law. Sure, I wasn’t the head of the class. And sure, I had no plans to stay in Florida, but I loved my time there all the same. One of the things I enjoyed was an opportunity you helped talk many of us into, the Summer in Spain program. So you must understand I was initially shocked when I found out you were the one making disparaging remarks about those who had not passed the February Bar Exam. I didn’t want to believe it at first. Certainly you are not a lax professor or ineffectual grader. Including my own tireless efforts, I can say that I knew few people who had your classes and didn’t work hard for the grades they received. Most of them took that same approach to the bar exam. Most of us in general took that approach to the bar exam.

Which is why your email(which I did receive a copy of) was so disgusting to me. Motivation, tough love, the more stick than carrot approach, and everything else is fine. If you feel that the current crop of 3Ls isn’t taking bar prep seriously, just as some professors believed the same about my 3L class, there were better ways to express that. Indeed when that claim was lobbed at my class it didn’t come in the form of a public calling out or at the expense of any other graduates. Your chosen path was far less professional, and for someone who is supposed to be an example of professionalism to each and every student at Barry, you leave me severely disappointed. And since it isn’t fair to lob complaints without regard for my own situation, I’ll get to the heart of my annoyance.

I didn’t pass the July Missouri Bar Exam. I missed by 10 points, and I was devastated. Not because I had approached it as though it didn’t matter, but because I had taken the two months prior and my entire spring semester and focused them directly on passing. It was the only goal I had. Hearing the success from the class before me was more pressure, but like my classmates all we did was work to make sure we passed. And I was one of the few who didn’t. Since we didn’t pass like many of the February takers, by your logic we also had the wrong attitude and should not be trusted by clients. What kind of educator, much lesson fellow legal professional would make such a blanket statement about anyone. And how should the ones who did pass the bar exam in February feel about your comments? I received my results and found out I passed. Should I and the others feel our passage was the providence of dumb luck and not the months of stress, mental anguish, preparation, endurance, studying, and buying into the bar exam prep we received?

You do yourself as much disservice as you do to all of us who attempted to pass the exam. You didn’t take very specific aim at the current students and utilize this as a teaching moment to motivate them. You kicked vulnerable human beings who are recovering from their low point and laughed at the sacrifices they made. You disrespected the students you in part taught, and the people who have supported them in their personal lives and at Barry itself. And speaking as the son of a 40 year plus educator, you give them all a dark mark of disrespect as well. And the worst part is I doubt you’ll find what you said wrong. I doubt you’ll understand, despite all of the vitriol poured out over social media, and I’m sure at Barry itself, that you used the worst kind of  half-hearted attempt to motivate. I’d call for your firing, or a public statement from students and faculty that denounces your comment and exposes your mentality for the warped and destructive idiocy that it is, but that isn’t my way. So I’ll let this open letter stand as how I respond to your comments, close my wallet when Barry asks for Alumni donations, and privately help and encourage every student that I can to pass the bar. Because that is what you should have been doing. And since you decided to drop the ball, it’s up to better human beings to pick it up. For now, leave the motivational emails and messages to the bar prep folks, you’re clearly no good at it.

– Matthew Elisha Williams

Notes From Your Favorite Super Villain: You are not a unique snowflake…and neither is your kid.

You...ARE NOT SPECIAL!

You…ARE NOT SPECIAL!

I normally don’t break from my planned post. Today’s post was going to be a lead in to next week’s WDDIJ podcast and some reaction to the feedback from my first Wrath of Ruthless podcast. Instead I’m going to address something that I predict now will end with Your Favorite Super Villain receiving hate emails from parents starting with “You don’t know anything because you don’t have kids.” To those people who are sending them, you suck at parenting, because I real parent would understand everything I’m about to say. So let’s get into it.

Your kid is a bully because you suck at parenting.

This all started because in my office we were talking about bullying, cyber bullying and general bully culture. And that’s when I went on a bit of a tirade about the creation of a bully. The reality is kids do not become bullies apropos of nothing. And the modern bully first culture is a development of the same problems exacerbated by technological advancement. Children have no responsibility. And in modern civilization(We’ll talk society vs. Civilization another day), we have decided that permissiveness is better than the mere possibility of stifling potential. The pendulum has swung far in the opposite direction of previous generations. Kids used to rebel because their parents would not allow certain activities. Now they don’t rebel they demand. More tech, better clothes, specialized diets, and the like used to be just general complaints of any kid, now they are the teenaged(and much younger) rallying cry.

But permissiveness has become telling kids over and over how special they are. The belief that if you just tell your kid they are awesome enough times that their self esteem and personal drive will lead them to dizzying heights of achievements among their peer group and the world at large. But this is so wrong it is almost criminal. You are not teaching them to socialize, you are teaching them that they are above reproach, and because children have no concept of social cues or responsibility they bring this mentality along when with other children. But lets go a bit deeper, because this isn’t the only piece.

When you participate in the glorification and then destruction of everything from celebrities to political figures to athletes you teach your children who have no other frame of reference that this is not to be done to each other that it is okay. Let’s use Tiger Woods cause he’s easy to understand. When you take vocal shots at Tiger and his actions you often aren’t explaining that your problem is his infidelity, not his performance prior to it. SO to a kid who hasn’t had the years of understanding the nuanced relationship between personal and professional lives, it seems like it is okay to take on someone who has achieved some separation between themselves and the rest of society. Essentially, that you can be justified in tearing down anyone. And that the higher their profile the more okay it is.

Well what do you think a kid is going to do when they see someone else has an achievement? What about when their peer group clearly sees the other kid has gotten separation between themselves and your kid and the rest? Exactly. You’ve just built a bully. And it doesn’t matter whether the kid is a physical take your lunch money bully, or an internet troll, or one of those annoying 12 year olds who plays online and doesn’t understand how offensive screaming they are going to rape your mom, calling you a faggot, or calling you a nigger really is.

But the inverse is also true. Because a well adjusted kid can both avoid bullying, and avoid being a bully themselves. But that requires you to stop believing you are a special unique snowflake as well. That requires you to know more than just the basics about your child’s school and general socialization environment. That requires you stop being entitled, and annoying, and generally unaware that you are building the kind of monster even we of the Super Villain community dislike. You who do nothing when your 4 year old is being an annoying brat in line…well EVERYWHERE, when they are kicking the seat in front of them on the plane. When they won’t shut up because you brought them to a rated R movie at 9pm on a Friday(I choose to believe God has a special punishment for every single one of you people). And any excuse you have will be met with…then don’t bring your kid there, or do that at another time, or you made the choice so do your DAMN JOB. Yes I just blamed the last 2 decades of internet trolls and bullies on you parents. And do you know why? Because if an adult is being an asshole and gets into a fight over it, it is their fault. BUT, if they’ve always been offending folks for the sake of offense, and now use the internet’s anonymity for it? Well that’s a nurture problem. And that is your fault. Tyler Durden was right, you are not a unique snowflake. You’re an idiot and should never have been allowed to breed in the first place. Since you have, fix your problem, or stop burdening the rest of us.

– THE Ruthless Wonder aka “Lex Luthor”

Watch Your TONE!

I’m back, and the first thing I’m talking about is tone? Has Ruthless gone soft? Not on your life. I’m being very deliberate here. Let’s get to it.

During the break I unleashed a bit of back and forth in the groups I frequent online by dropping some admittedly loaded discussion on them. How did I do this? Well I didn’t go personally provoking people so calm down. I linked up two videos, one per group, where the speaker presented a highly controversial opinion. Did I necessarily agree with the two speakers? Come on people that’s  a softball, I’m rather non-committal about most people’s opinions other than my own. So each speaker was chosen for one reason. They didn’t yell. Why no yelling? Because as we often hear, it isn’t about what you say, but how you say it. But here’s the beautiful notion of this experiment. Them yelling didn’t stop that criticism.

Without divulging the group names we’ll just say that each one was used with their full awareness I was using the discussion for a piece here and were warned that the point of the discussion, was both their reactions and the discussion about them. One of the goals was to challenge some long-standing opinions and beliefs that existed. And see how such a challenge, despite coming with a warning would be perceived. Even my own reactions were a calculated set of responses to keep from turning the discussion into my posting the material and how wrong or right I was. And outside two noted examples where I had to defend myself(1 oddly enough was to someone who’s known me for the last 6 years), the process was flawless. So let’s get back to that general tenor of the discussion bomb I dropped.

Yes despite both speakers(1 male, 1 female), speaking in very calm and rational voices, they were perceived as having turned off people due to their “tone.” A common response to the female speaker being “I’d respect her if she hadn’t said it like that.” But remember, neither speaker was yelling, very few curse words appear, and most of the time anything I would consider inflammatory was combined with study results as evidence. But here’s what I wanted to wait until now to tell you. Both videos lacked the person’s face. And that choice I made to test not only the initial perceptions, but to see if anyone would jump at the chance to take a personal shot at them for not showing their face. And of course they did. Because if this is the test of how welcoming of change American society is, you lot have so many failures among you that we are all in trouble.

So let’s talk about the subject matter. The first was a topic in a group that often talks about relationships. And here I dropped a video from a white woman, who explained why she makes it a point to say she doesn’t date non-white men in her dating profile, despite actually being okay with it. For about 11 minutes, she explains everything from the perception of women who date interracially, to the filtering effect of saying it, to some points which dealt with the kind of black men she and women like her want to avoid. At no point does she yell or otherwise get angry-voiced in the video, but like a good speaker she uses voice inflection at times to differentiate her points. So of course the first thing she got called was a racist slut. And then the group started in on how mean she was, and then when asked most said it wasn’t what she was saying but how she said it. And of course when some group members appeared later on and started defending her points, discussion slowed down as people clearly were either tired of the anger that had ben stirred up, or could not retort in the face of more logic. It should be noted that I don’t really agree with most of what she was doing or her reasoning for it. But I will admit that I see some of the logic. Filter out the people you don’t want to talk to, so you can more easily connect with the ones you do. She’s sneaky, and I of course got called more than a few names for posting it(Which I responded to in trademark fashion), but what I did and didn’t agree with wasn’t a tone issue.

That being said, the second video was a much more tense discussion. Why? Well it was another skirmish in the ongoing tensions between black men and women. Never let it be said I’m uncontroversial. So how was this video different? Well the discussion immediately started with a comment that the unseen speaker may not be black. Seeing that, I knew I was in for a ride I didn’t get the first time. What do I mean by that? Well during the first discussion, most of the people resorted to calling the woman all manner of sexually dismissive names. Even the women who commented aimed at me and her on a level that was F**ked to be sure, but not quite all out. The second video turned into a rage fest so fast I had to ask if people were actually watching the video before commenting. And guess what. They weren’t. Of the people with the most negative comments of both videos, most hadn’t gotten beyond 3 to 5 minutes of the videos. That’s about half of the first video, but only a third at best of the second, which was  15 minutes long.

So what conclusions did we find? Well 1, I’m going to be so much more emotionless and cold in discussion in both groups. But that’s more of an annoyance at my personal treatment when I warn people ahead of time. But more importantly I learned exactly how bullshit that watch your tone statement is. Think about this a bit deeper. To mask their disagreement with the speakers, and their unwillingness to accept the facts presented, they said the person’s tone was off-putting. But their tone wasn’t the real problem. We tell people more flies with honey than vinegar. But clearly that isn’t true. Each speaker took a calm, rational, reasonable, and logical approach. But what was the common complaint? They shouldn’t have said it like that. Now if you’re reading this blog, you know I’m not exactly a fan of subduing any part of my points, much less my tone. But in the face of this I was even more sure of myself. Why? Because contrary information should inform the opinion and update the perceptions. And just because I don’t like what the facts show doesn’t mean I get to ignore them.

And that’s where this post on tone wraps up. If a person is giving you facts, and you have only emotional responses, you lost already. Facts in fact DO trump your feelings. And both of these speakers gave nothing but facts. Do they apply to every single person? Of course not, the white woman didn’t really account for professional black men while deriding most other races(including the racist white guys), and the black man didn’t really get into other subsets of black women in his arguments. But both accounted for this more than once by saying this wasn’t about all of the groups they spoke on. Apparently that wasn’t enough. You will get no such warning from me though. You and I know by now I’m a self styled Super Villain. I embrace the viciousness of my Ruthlessness. And that’s why you read this blog. So to put it bluntly, take your tone comments and shove them right back up where you got them from. I’m back from the bar prep cave. I have a long hit list of people on my shit list, and first up next week are…ah ah ah no spoilers. Get your eyes back on the blog next week for Wrath of Ruthless Part 3. I’d tell you more but…Words Don’t Do It Justice.

– THE Ruthless Wonder

Das Disappointment

So you may recall that last Friday I was gearing up to fight the Nazis and the Klan in downtown Kansas City. Well little did I know this would not be your garden variety run in with the white supremacists. In fact this was so far from what I expected you will have to forgive the manner in which I address this particular situation…

HAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Seriously. That is all I can respond with. Folks these were the lamest Nazis I have ever seen. I’ve seen actual Nazis in old film reels, I’ve seen Neo-Nazi college students, and of course now I have seen what happens when you let just anyone have children.

I’m not going to waste too much breath on this because Fuck the Nazis. But also because it was such a joke. I don’t know that they realized how much of a laughing-stock they were. Where do I begin?

1. For the first 2 hours there were a total of 4 Nazis and it took them 40 minutes to erect 1 flag.

2. Some old chick at least as big as me in a confederate flag leather jacket was trying to egg on some of the anti-nazi folks down at the corner near the school board building(Is that still the KCMSD school board building downtown? I’ve been gone a while.) She nearly fell on her face twice, and would get winded every 40 seconds mid middle finger or ass rub gesture and have to sit down. This continued when she joined the rest of them in front of the courthouse. There was also a man so old we are all pretty sure that he was just an old German man who they talked into walking with a flag in his hand so they had more people. He didn’t even seem to know where he was.

3. When the rest did show up…no co-ordination whatsoever. Look I’m not about to praise Nazis here but dammit they could goose-step together and coordinated all the “Sieg heil” chants and salutes. These losers didn’t goose-step at all, and not one single solitary time did anyone chant at the same time or salute at the same time. If this is the Neo-Nazi army preparing to march on America…well apparently a lot got lost in translation.

4. Granddad fought the real Nazis in World War II, so I will say this as clear as I can. None spoke any German. If you’re so angry about the state of America than you want to create a group based on your thoughts and then have rallies and name yourselves after the Biggest Evil behind the Confederacy, England, and The Soviets, as yourself Sprechen sie deutsch(That means “do you speak German”)? None of them even slipped in any other German word. Ich bin enttäuscht.

5. I have a few German friends both here in the US and in Germany/randomly about the world(Frankfurt was a blast last summer!) So I don’t want you to think I hate German people. Fucking brilliant country to drop in on. Next time I’ll see more. I’m confident though if my friends of German national or ethnic classification saw this they would be collectively headslapping themselves harder than a Jean Luc Picard Meme.

6. Everybody basically had on random t-shirts. Some didn’t even have supremacist stuff on them. Not one Nazi uniform in the bunch. I know Cosplay FAIL photos with better attention to detail. Even the Klan all come in uniform. Speaking of the Klan…

7. How sad are you that the Klu Klux Klan stands you up and leaves you hanging? When we went from the initial 4 to the 24 about 2 hours and a 40 minute flag raising attempt later, we still didn’t see any of the supposed Aryan biker gang that was going to show support, and the Klan no-showed harder than DMX to the VMAs when he was popular. When the KKK is standing you up for White Power dates where national publicity is involved you need to re-evaluate things.

8. So after we got an answer to how many neo-nazis does it take to set up a flag, and the lamest Nazis ever proved to be the latest nazis ever, they played a half hour-long speech even they didn’t listen to. If you’re so bored that you don’t want to pay any attention to your own recordings of your supposed great leaders then why even do this? But the live folks were no better, each speaker contradicted the one before them, it sounded like none of them had actually prepared. Hitler might have been charismatic, but this lot couldn’t talk paint into drying on a summer afternoon.

9. It should go without saying these people are stupid, but saying you want to fight the crowd of anti-rally members in Westport in full earshot of 40 police officers is pretty dunderheaded. Even for this lot of dolts.

10. What was the big point in every speech by the Lamest Nazis ever? Why fighting communism of course. Yes every single live speaker spent at least 10 muttering about fighting the onslaught of the communist threat. COMMUNISTS. Apparently there are secret roving bands of communists waging a secret war on all of America. Lurking around every corner. Hiding in every bush. lol. If they were so serious I’d swear they were trolling.

I met some very cool new folks, and reconnected with some old friends from undergrad, and of course heckled the annoyance by shouting “Shoot yourself like Hitler did.” when they were looking my direction or quiet. But I met a woman with the sign you see in the picture below, and while my friend Paul at Forever Flawless Photography(Hire the guy, he does great work) took more shots which we’ll put in the Facebook group, She had a great sign and I think the best thought to have about intolerant people like this. So as I end while I now have more respect for the Klan than Neo-Nazis, am surprised at the Nazi rhetoric, and supremely disappointed in the whole sham of an affair they did, I am happy humanity has people like Marianne in it. Make Love not Hate people. I’d say more, but this picture says a lot, besides…Words Don’t Do It Justice!

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-THE Ruthless Wonder

Notes From Your Favorite Super Villain: Its the f**king NAZIS!…and a Grab bag

I know I know, I’m not supposed to cross the streams 80’s babies. Today though I have to. The threat is that large.

While usually I reserve quote Hellsing Ultimate Abridged for comedic references, today I do so in supreme, absolute, fury. While the grab bag has some semi related topics and I will go forward with it in a moment I need to stop, and let you in on the heinous crap going on in my town Saturday. So apparently emboldened by Fox News, Stand your ground, the government shutdown, the tea party, and the Country Music Awards, the Klan, yes you read that right the F**king KLAN, and the National Socialist Movement Party(Read as: THE F**KING NAZIS!) have decided to take to the Jackson County Courthouse steps and spew hatred all over Downtown on a Saturday afternoon. Getting it out-of-the-way yes I am attempting to be there, but as a legal observer(Don’t have that bar card yet). This of course means I have to step up and remind people that, yes the klan and neo-nazis are more than just subjects for Spike TV Gangland. Why this time? Well its a 75th anniversary of something they hold dear. Forgive me for not being up on my nazi holidays.

The F**king NAZIS

Anyway, I’m telling you because there are STILL NEO NAZIS AND KLAN MEMBERS IN KANSAS CITY. If you every wanted to know what 1953 felt like compared to 2013, well, here’s your shot. The fact that racism and discrimination exist today is not really what I’m harping on. I know that. We talk about that, and I rant about it often. My problem is more of the response. I was listening to the radio today as I was doing some running around for the office and a local sports radio guy(Danny Parkins of 610 Sports) was basically saying that staying home and not going to the peaceful rally or going to confront the Nazis and the Klan was sending a better message. I was suddenly reminded of Boondock Saints and that opening scene you see below.

For those who can’t see the video where they are. It is the Monsignor saying “Now, we must all fear evil men. But there is another kind of evil which we must fear most, and that is the indifference of good men.”

Indifference is staying at home and doing nothing. Indifference is saying how relevant are they in this day and age. Indifference is deciding that regardless of the evil that these two groups stand for, you will actively tell your listeners to stay home or at best to the peace rally miles away. Valor, bravery, strength, and commitment are terms we throw around in today’s culture. The reality is that the people who will take the voice and face of freedom, liberty, equality, and humanity to the very avatars of hatred and injustice at the Courthouse steps tomorrow are deserving of it because they are proving all that is right and exceptional about America and Americans. And if you’re a keyboard warrior too afraid to go toe to toe with the face of evil, well…either partner up with that association of people who have no name but are legion and wear Guy Fawkes masks, or stop telling us how political you are on Facebook and twitter. But this is not going to be an all Klan Nazi affair on my blog today.

Stand your ground…again

Now I have 2 takes coming here, one in Florida, one in Michigan. First up Florida. I’ve already talked about the way Stand your ground is used in FL, so all I’m saying this time is, If they aren’t going to apply the law equally, then go back to the castle doctrine and save us all some headaches, and marches, and rallies, and boycotts, and you get my point right?

So on to Michigan. It is all together sad for humanity that you can no longer ask for help at someone’s door when in an accident for fear that you will be shot by the homeowner. Wait, let me back track a moment. It is sad that we have gone back to a point where you can no longer ask for help at someone’s door when in an accident for fear of being shot by the homeowner or the local cops…if you’re black. This is the second time this year a black person has been shot while asking for help after a car accident. This time its a young black teenage girl named Renisha McBride, before that a former college athlete from Florida A&M University named Jonathan Ferrell was shot in North Carolina(Same place a mom dressed her son in Kiddie KKK gear), and next time who knows, it could be me. When it isn’t safe to ask for someone to call the police and an ambulance for you, then it is time to re-evaluate the situation we all find ourselves in. A 19-year-old girl is rarely a threat to someone, let alone when she is trying to get help because she was just in a car wreck.

If you are that afraid of black people call the cops, oh wait…that might end up like the guy who was shot by police after he asked a woman to call the authorities because he was injured and then they shot him to death. And to think people are upset that Alvin Brooks wanted a black community meeting about getting more black police officers in KC. What next?

12 Years A Slave

I’ve had few films that forced me to look at them. Even fewer that I stopped fighting the desire to turn away. And fewer still that were also captivating for the right reasons. This movie started me down the path to this particular grab bag. So consider this the genesis of the thoughts I’ve expressed. And make no mistake, despite the poignant nature of seeing this with my Mother on a Monday, I was watching it angry for more than just the story’s reasons.

The first thing of course that had me angry was Slavery, cause if slavery doesn’t make you angry, you’re a despicable person. No exceptions. The second though was the fear in helping a man who is illegally being held by the white people in the film. I had to sit and watch actors I generally respect play the role of people who were so cowardly they wouldn’t do the right thing in the smallest of ways possible. Benedict Cumberbatch on that list of people. Oh I hated properly hated Michael Fassbender during his scenes, and I thank God that he’s just acting, but lucky for him and most people I take issue with, none were around after the movie.

The third thing was the big thing for me. Well as big as something can be next to slavery. Why is Steve McQueen making this movie with Chiwetel Ejiofor leading it? I don’t mean that in a bad way. I think McQueen is going to do great things, and I hope one day we can get him on an Imperial Dreams Productions film. Ejiofor is one of my favorite actors(full stop). But why were they the ones who believed so strongly that the movie got made with a lil assist from Tyler Durden(Brad Pitt)? Spike thought this was worthless? John Singleton wasn’t moved by the story? The book is one of the oldest by a black person in what is now America. How is this not made before now, and by one of the so called prolific black filmakers? Robert townsend…Bro what have you been doing that you couldn’t make this? I know you think that is silly to be angry about, and to a degree I am upping the hyperbole. But the sentiment is real, Why did no American director until now take this book and make a film? You can take shots at the scene selections, or the way some folks seem clunky or blocky at points, but this film was impressive, and impactful. And you owe it to yourself to see it, but why did it take this long to be made?

If I don’t hear back from the folks who are organizing the legal observers, I will be at some rally, maybe split time between the peace and the confrontation. Regardless, you know the deal folks, now make your choice. Who’s side do you stand on? Peace? Hate? Or Indifference? As for this Super Villain, well…Words Don’t Do It Justice.

-THE Ruthless Wonder

Order is ever fleeting.

In Thermodynamics there are three laws:

First Law: The internal energy of an isolated system is Constant (which is a pretty fancy way of saying if nothing messes with that thing, then it will not change.)

Second Law: The entropy of an isolated system increases in the course of any spontaneous change. (If something touches that thing over there, it is thrown into a state of disorder. ((Which pretty much means when it is not touched it is in order))

Thrid Law:  All entropies of all perfect crystals are the same at the absolute zero of temperature. (If you can get the right conditions, that thing will not move, and if it does not move, then the order does not break.)

Now I know what you’re probably thinking, what the hell does that have anything to do with anything on this blog. Well first, you’re welcome, I probably just told you about something you had no idea existed, and two, the first two laws are some of the most profound laws I’ve ever come across in my readings. I believe myself an amateur philosopher alongside my amateur writing skills, and the one thing My goal as a philosopher is to find a way to fix this mess we seem to call society, a very hefty and tedious task, and from the marks of progress I seem to be making, impossible. I’ve accepted the fact that society will more than likely never be perfect, but, and at risk of sounding like a quote from the matrix trilogy, I could not understand why there could be no balance for the system.

On paper it makes sense, properly distribute wealth amongst the people by paying then a decent wage, which should drive down cost of living since everyone is well paid so there is no reason to hike up the prices to compensate for lack of funds, and if that happens then poverty should disappear so long as someone is willing to work leaving enough room for the disabled and elderly to rest on the backs of the young and strong.

Yet to my surprise I found that in action it does not work, why? Because people are greedy, but now I’m seeing that it is more than that. The second law, even though it is related to thermodynamics and hold no real weight (at least I don’t think people use it) in the political world, in my opinion accurately sum up just why there will never be peace, love, and abundance for the entire world. If no man is an island, then no man is in isolation, and if it is not in isolation then it is in a state of disorder, chaos. Example time: If no one touches your keys, how can they get lost? If no one goes in your room, how could things get dirty? But the sad part is people will touch your keys, and you live in your room, so it is inevitable that those two things will come to pass. Order’s natural progression, is chaos or disorder.

So no system will ever stand for eternity so long as people are allowed to modify it. Because each change, each tweak no matter how small with eventually lead to its destruction, be it in a roundabout way that could take decades or longer, or a direct way that could potentially have it down in an hour. Now don’t get me wrong, just like your messy room and lost keys, if we put the work in we can fix those problems, but because of that second law it will eventually have to be fixed again, maybe in a different way. But you see even that answer isn’t enough to really bring about peace, because for us to all work together on a problem, we first have to all acknowledge that there is a problem in the first place. We have to agree on where it is, what it is, and the solution for it. If we don’t then at best all we’ll do is hold the dam for a little while longer.

So for all you people out there who wonder why you’re relationships never seem to last, or why there is an large amount of drama in your life, take comfort in the knowledge that it is simply the way things go. Just understand that if you put the work in, you can preserve them, but it is a never ending struggle that will sometimes push you to the end of your rope, and it’s up to you to decide if it’s worth the energy to fight or let it all fall apart, but so long as it involves another person, you might not even be able to do that.