Well, I have a laptop again, so I guess that puts me back in the blogging game.
I've been deciding whether or not to return.
From my last two posts, I guess you can tell I've been putting up with some pretty racist pigs lately. But, as blogger Abagond says - it's not that black people see racism in everything - it's that white people see racism in nothing. Always willing to see the best side of everything they do....not willing to extend that latitude to "the other".
So I have a new computer - it took me weeks to decide whether or not to open it. Toshiba, Microsoft. They both suck giant donkey dicks. Take this computer, take our intrusive and unfair EULA - screw you, you bought it, we own you now. Fuck I hate Windows 8.
I am not a big fan of corporations these days.
I'm not a big fan of a lot of things that keep getting shoved down my throat whether I like them or not - the streetcar, the casino, this raw parking deal. Sky high cable bills and taxes out the wazoo, whether I can pay them or not.
The right to effing privacy being completely eviscerated. The government and corporations seem to feel they have a right to all my info, all the time, nothing hidden. At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if they know the size and shape of my vagina - they're certainly up my ass all the time.
And yes, I blog. So that means a portion of my life, my thoughts, are put online. But the thing is - I choose, what I share with you. I choose what I want to share and when and how often.
The United States Government with the full sanction of every Fortune 500 company and their shareholders see things differently. They are entitled to my information - and if I don't give it to them, well they'll just get it another way.
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. Sick and tired of explaining what freedom really means to people who should know better.
Freedom doesn't mean being stripped to your knickers by the TSA. Freedom doesn't mean some company selling my information for a profit and at their leisure. And it sure as hell shouldn't mean Toshiba and Microsoft uploading and downloading "anonymous" information from my computer simply because they can.
Does anyone but me see something wrong with all this?