1. Daughter exiled to Siberia because of bad behavior and other problems (She's still there!)
The worst punishment I received from my parents when I was a teenager was a complete withdrawal of privileges for a month. I'm sure many others have suffered worst punishments. But this mother from Virginia brings new meaning to the words "punishment" and "extremism". Her daughter was suffering badly at school, was an addict, and highly rebellious to the point of shouting and cussing at her mother and stepfather. The mother's ingenious solution? Send her daughter to Russia for a "vacation with her biological father." That's just bullshit cover for this mom's real plan: to exile her own 15-year old daughter in Siberia!!!!! Yes, it's true! This mother actually left her own daughter in that frigid corner of Russia with no support, no money, no nothing! The daughter had no understanding of the Russian language whatsoever and had to fend for herself. Two years later, she's still in Siberia (for real) begging her mom to let her return home, and the mother has not said yes. God, what an injustice!
Here are some of the articles regarding this story: www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic… www.wusa9.com/news/article/280…
2. Father arrested just for walking kids out of school
This noble deviant
did a great thing by posting this on dA and reveal to us how our laws and rights are being trampled on without remorse. Our own government is becoming a draconian state. Here's the proof: a Tennessee father walked up to his children's elementary school to pick up his children but the school's rules now state that all parents are required, REQUIRED to remain in their parked vehicles and wait for their children to come to them. This sucks for many reasons: 1) since when does the school dictate how its students are dismissed and picked up, 2) the school's positioning near a major highway clearly speaks a major loss of common sense, and 3) how draconian everything's becoming. Anyhoo, the father did not raise his voice, did not begin a fistfight, didn't do anything to be arrested, and yet the officer still arrested him in plain view of teachers, students, and other parents. He even threatened to arrest the father's wife if she didn't stop recording this event. Both sides present their cases, but I go for the father because he was being independent, yet respectful of the law, but he still cared for the safety of his kids. The sheriff just wanted to arrest someone for disturbing the peace and he got it. What an asshole. I hope he gets fired.
Many thanks to
for displaying this here, and I pass it on to you. Pass it on to others, please. Here's a link to the article of the story with video. Really look at it. www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11…
's link to story: www.deviantart.com/journal/Fat…
3. The greed and desire of countless wealthy, politicians, and corporate owners (basically the 1% minority)
Lenin and Marx warned us of this. How power slowly gets funneled into fewer and fewer hands until finally the governments are ruled by a select few people who have their own personal agendas. Greed and power are the driving forces behind these people. Though there are many other factors out there that have contributed to the slowly decaying state of many countries and societies (some more than others), I believe that some problems are created intentionally by our own leaders (as well as other high-ranking leaders and owners) simply for more material profit and power. That's something I can't abide by: the greed and desire of a few and the price being the suffering of countless millions. How demonic.
4. Pointless media gossip (specifically celebrities)
What is the frakking point of discussing the everyday lives, rises, and falls of celebrities and the spotlight? Honestly! Someone's having an affair with someone else's spouse, this actress is in the hospital for a simple surgery, this new crazy-looking dress is the hottest new thing, these fans are crazy for their idol, please! Give me a break! Can't people who are so engrossed in this stuff see that they're only enabling the addiction? They want to hear about their favorite celebrity's latest scandal, and they go nuts. They want to hear about the newest brand of makeup or fashion delight, and they go nuts. They hear about their favorite band or idol's breakup (personal and business-wise), and they go nuts. Even I have heard all this gossip, but unlike these people who have completely immersed themselves in such useless stuff, I find it totally out-of-line and pointless. And I'm aware that I'm ranting like a child, but only because I'm frustrated at how idiotic all this seems. In all honestly, I feel sorry for the many celebrities who have to endure this constant bombardment every day of their lives. That's the price of stardom, sadly: the complete removal of any privacy whatsoever.
5. The declaration of many religions that theirs is the true faith (basically, that they're right and everyone else is wrong)
Yet another reason why I find religion to be so backwards in its thinking and rationality. They're still stuck in the age-old belief that their faith is the true one, whereas all others are wrong and are to burn in hell. Even today, this still continues, though such violent accusations are now subdued beneath the veil of civilization. Islam is the most violent of these religions, just as Christianity once was. This, in my opinion, is a result of ignorance, lack of education, lack of rational development, lack of common sense, lack of brotherhood, and mindless indoctrination and dogmatic compliance. Even the newest religions of the age, such as Mormonism, are not free of this curse. I've been to many Mormon church meetings and have heard the same declaration that their church is true and Joseph Smith is the true prophet, etc, etc. Want my opinion? Stay out of religion and cultivate your own mind. If you can't stay out of religion, then at the very least develop your mind into a free and open one. Much as we hate to admit it, we are still in a primitive age where bigotry, violence, and indoctrination are still rampant. No matter how civilized we believe ourselves to be, we are still like reckless children arguing over pointless issues, and religion is one of the worst.