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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 8/7/2002 4:38:55 PM EST
Don't remember the exact date, but here's an oldie but a goody:
Originally Posted by Vass: Let's talk about the Big A here for a second. Accountability. I am not 18. I was once. When I was, I was extremely responsible with firearms. Some people are not. That is not my problem, nor is it my responsibility. I am sick and tired of having things taken away from me because of the actions of others. Rules are made because some fools can't handle thier freedoms. Some people use firearms to commit violent crimes. Again, this has nothing to do with me. I don't care what excuse you want to use. You can say society has changed. You can say people aren't as responsible as they once were. Anything you want to say, it is up to you. But it still has nothing to do with me. You can wring you hands, and pound the table, and cry into the night, why why why are these bad things being done by people. These things have nothing to do with me. You can try to legislate, you can restrict the rights of all because of the actions of a few, you can make that which was legal and sensible illegal and unreasonable. This has everything to do with me, and I resent it. I am going to say this once, and I want you to listen because I don't want to say it again: I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR TWISTED MALADJUSTED CHILDREN. I HAVE NO HAND IN THE PERVERSION THAT HAS BEEN WROUGHT BY YOUR DEFECTIVE LOINS AND LAZY PARENTING. I AM NOT THE REASON YOUR CHILD IS ON PROZAC, AND I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PONYING UP THE DOUGH TO HELP PAY FOR SOCIAL PROGRAMS TO STUDY WHY LITTLE JOHNNY IS A SICK SON OF A BITCH. IF YOU WANT TO FIGURE OUT WHY LITTLE TAYLOR IS SUCH A WALKING DISASTER AREA, TAKE YOUR FACE OUT OF YOUR TRENDY NAMES FOR THE MILLENIUM BABY BOOK, PUT DOWN THE CREDIT CARD STATEMENT FROM GAP KIDS, GET OFF THE PHONE WITH THE TEACHER YOU ARE YELLING AT FOR DISCIPLING YOUR HELLSPAWN, AND LOOK IN THE MIRROR. IT IS YOU. I am TIRED TIRED TIRED of having other peoples problems distort my life. I catagorically REFUSE to let you tell me that when I have children, that they have to be barred from certain freedoms I grew up with BECAUSE YOUR LITTLE BUFFY GOT COKED UP AND SHOT UP A SCHOOL. Further, for you you pathetic spoiled rotten baby boomer bastards...... I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR POOR ACTIONS. YOUR GENERATION AS A WHOLE COULD NOT HANDLE THE FREEDOMS THEY WERE GIVEN. BECAUSE OF YOU WE HAVE DRACONIAN DRUG LAWS THAT PERMEATE FAR BEYOND ANTI DRUG EFFORTS BECAUSE YOU COULDN'T TAKE THE STRAW OUT OF YOUR NOSE FOR 5 MINUTES WHEN YOU WERE DOING BLOW OFF THAT HOOKER'S THIGH. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR FUNDING YOUR RETIREMENT THROUGH SOCIAL SECURITY. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING YOUR CHILDREN FEEL SPECIAL JUST BECAUSE YOU THINK THEY ARE. I AM NOT BEHOLDEN TO YOU SIMPLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE A STRESS DISORDER THAT KEEPS YOU IN VALIUM AND CRACK AND UNABLE TO WORK. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CHANGE OF HEART YOU HAD IN THE 70'S WHEN YOU DECIDED THAT "GEE. MAYBE MINORITIES ARE PEOPLE." YOUR GUILT IS NOT SOMETHING I SHOULD PAY FOR BECAUSE GUESS WHAT?? I HAVE NEVER EVER IN MY LIFE THOUGHT OF PEOPLE AS ANYTHING MORE OR LESS THAN WHAT THEY ARE...PEOPLE. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR LATENT FEELINGS OF RACISM THAT YOU TRY TO ASSUAGE BY THROWING MY MONEY AT IT. IF YOU WANT TO THROW YOUR MONEY AT IT, GO AHEAD. KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OF MINE. Whew. Let's get this out in the open. I have NO responsiblility to you. I have no responsibility to "the community" or the "global village" beyond not harming anyone else. I don't care what you do. DO coke every day if you want. SPEND all your money on humungous status-creating SUV's. PISS away the retirement fund on huge vacations and beauty pagent lessons for Morgan. I don't care. Don't own a firearm. I DON'T CARE. Rely on others to protect you. I DON'T CARE. BUT FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT TRY TO MAKE ME LIKE YOU. And when little Johnny rolls up to my place looking to hurt me or my family because he needs some cash for a Sega Dreamcast and was just basically "bored", don't come crying to me when I park a slug in his warped brainpan. You should have spanked him more. One last time...You are NOT special. Your CHILDREN are NOT special. You owe me nothing, and I owe you less. So leave me the hell alone. Sorry about the rant, I just can't take it anymore. Vass
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Link Posted: 8/7/2002 4:50:32 PM EST
i remember that! one of the best ventings i have ever read. 2 thumbs up, vass! it's more true today than when you wrote it!
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 4:50:52 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 4:56:38 PM EST
A true work of art!! Haven't seen that one in a while. [beer]
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 5:18:01 PM EST
Outstanding. not only do i remember that post, it rings true to this day...
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 5:20:49 PM EST
That's just beautiful. I don't think I've seen him post. Did he disappear??
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 5:29:30 PM EST
Good vent, but I think the target of his anger is inappropriate. I don't like trendy, SUV driving yuppies either, but the odds are their kids are not going to be the problem. Sure, they may become self-destructive or they may become guilty-conscious liberals lobbying to spend your money, but it's unlikely they will be involved in gun crimes. You won't see them sticking a gun in your face trying to jack you out of your car. If they get screwed-up on drugs, will they blame the drug dealers? I don't think so. They are probably smarter than that. However, it appears the parents of children who commit violent acts with firearms are much more prone to blame society and gun manufacturers rather than their own shortcomings as parents. Am I wrong?
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 7:21:59 PM EST
Thats a masterpiece. [beer] -T.
Link Posted: 8/7/2002 8:29:38 PM EST
Beautiful, and true... If only people would wake up and realize it
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 12:01:39 PM EST
That hit the proverbial nail on the head!
Link Posted: 8/8/2002 3:31:25 PM EST
Whoa! Angry, pissed off Vass on fire! I think he's gotten a little wiser, although no less disgusted by some of the things mentioned. You can tell how dated that is by the "Sega Dreamcast" reference :) My fatalistic, "I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE" was obviously bullshit and theater. I can say that because I'm still here and not under indictment for some sort of pointless violence perpetrated on those I was railing against. Some people do get fucked in this world, and as INDIVIDUALS, we have a responsibility to take care of them, an UNCOERCED responsibility where the only thing pressuring us is our own sense of right and wrong. For example, the family that lives right, takes care of kids they can afford to have, and Dad gets slaughtered coming home one day and ends up crippled and unable to work..LEGITIMATELY unable to work, not fucking carpal-tunnel unable to work. The guy's only mistake was buying a shit insurance policy that he didn't understand, and his kids are going to end up on the street. You know what? Sign me the fuck up. Don't take it automatically take it out of my paycheck to be "handled" by some functionary. I don't need a middle man. I, and people of good will and character, can take care of him just fine. I believe that if did away with the from-the-barrel-of-a-gun compulsory do-gooding of wealth transfer through taxation, you'd have so much charity in this country it would make your head spin and send you to bed every night with a song in your heart. I believe in the good in people, and I believe that those that would give would give MORE, and not because it was some sort of a fucking tax break. So to modify the rant, you have no responsibility for anyone except in areas dictated by your conscience. Live Free or Die, my Pretties! Vass
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