||[15 Apr 2004|12:41pm]
"There are many horrors in the world, social and political. So many that there is simply no need for myself to contribute to them when I have the ability and the drive not to. "
Im still writing in my journal for myself, I know that people dont read big posts like I just wrote. But its interesting to see that some people still have something to say about it, and still take the time to read it.
In fact, by reading this, you could only get to know me better. Its not a post about my day, or how I spend my time, what fun things I did today. Its only about my deepest thoughts about some social and personal issues.
It doesnt mean you have to care about the cause, or agree with it. You can also comment by saying what bothers you. Its just about me, my mind and ideas. Personnaly I think that those are the most interesting facts about my friends, the mind and the ideas. So show me yours, I dare you.
Straight Edge, sXe, XXX... It became such a big deal these days, a trend, a fashion, a "criteria of acceptance", like some say.
And all the stupid jokes that come with it. Im used to it, im surrounded by regular people, my friends, my family, so im not offended when people are tempted to say some fun comment about it.
But some people think that all of this is wrong, that "its a lack of respect towards your own body" when you start to control it.
Just to remind them, the body cravings are often unjustified. We all have a brain to think and I strongly believe that basically people shouldnt be enslaved by their bodies.
In different ways, I chose to take over my body. I consider that people are minds, and that the body is secondary. Its a wild tiger you have to learn how to control properly, a vehicle. Some people just let it some loose space to move, but personnaly I prefer having it in total control. Thats another thing; I think that generally, in life, its better to know exaclty whats good for your body and whats not. And keeping whats not good completely out of your life.
There is some example to give through that to. Its like signing a petition agaisnt war, it states that you dont promote war in any way. But you do it also for your own war, so its like signing a petition agaisnt a weaker body, for the rest of your life, by just doing everything you can to evoluate through a clean way of managing the systems inside your body.
And by doing it ultimately, meaning never ever using a substance you chose not to use for the rest of your life, it shows that you clearly stand agaisnt what you think is bad for you and could be bad for other people. Such "useless but legal" things like alcohol and cigarette are killing and destroying people by their insides each year.
Only alcohol: accidents(any kind of accident. It could be falling in a staircase or a car accident), unwanted sexual activity(it can be called "rape"), adultery, broken families, alcoholism, intoxication, death.
And not only the consequences are important, but also the causes. Our government give us the right to destroy ourselves. So its considered legal to do an alcohol overdose(heavy intoxication), wich can kill you. And its all considered normal. Its even an excuse to be drunk and do something really wrong.
Then, how can people put their trust in a substance that is poisoning them from the first sip? Lets say you never drink more than one beer, and that it doesnt affect you. Why are you drinking it? It doesnt bring you anything healthy and you encourage the industry. Now, do you really want to promote this industry? You will say "yes, its my choice". But in fact you just dont care, it doesnt touch you. You're what I call a "careless" person. Its not that bad, but you shuold open your eyes someday.
If you really agree with promoting the industry, it means you agree with all the concequences it can cause to people around you. Imagine your parents having a big accident. Imagine your bestfriend breaking his neck falling in the stairs at a party, imagine your uncle staying at home drinking his beer and beating his kids and his wife. But of course it doesnt affect you, because those people are lucky and they are not that way, but they could have been.
Imagine your 11 year old kid drinking. Why would you dislike it so much? Because Its too young? Because you personnaly started drinking at 14 so you cannot tolerate the fact that your kid touches something "bad" being so young. If you dont want your kid to drink, why do you? Its not because you're older and mature that its better for you. You have more experience but thats it, it doesnt make alcohol being better for you. But its your own choice, you have your beliefs, keep them for you. Anyways if that is really what you want from your kids, you know it. Personnaly, I think its better if the parents are moderate. Thats what I call careless people, like I said in the previous paragraph. They're not as bad as obsessive people, they just have no real social opinion about this. They are independant and dont really care about the problem of others. They do their own things as individuals, they have no real social impact.
Lets take the same example with cigarette. Parents that smoke just annoy me. Then the 15 years old kid start smoking. You cant tell him to not smoke. You do it. Youre not better than your kid how can you show the example? Then you dont really care anymore, he tells you "yeah ill stop soon, im young and i do what i feel like, let me be a teenager." Yeah right, im sure your kid will stop smoking after a few years of nicotine inhalation. Who the f*ck are you to let people you "love" all die around you? Especially the people you should guide through life, your childrens. First, you promote the tobacco industry, and second, youre not even able to show the example concerning that industry.
And its basically the same thing for alcohol, drugs, one night stands. Oh yeah I knew some parents doing one night stands and tellling the teen that its cool if you use protection and have fun. Congratulations.
So just buy 'em cigarettes like you'd buy them needle if you were on heroin. Id beat up all those 40 years old dumbasses with a brass knuckle in each hand if I wasnt that Posi. Oh yeah I would.
Thats only a text, where I expose my personal opinions, if you disagree, I strongly invite you to send me a comment. Thanks.
And, second thing.
I was just reading things on some sites, things I could relate to. I wont just write it all myself because I found that those two guys think the way I do, concerning the fact of being straight edge.
Jacob Bannon, singer in the band Converge:
"Straight edge for all intents and purposes is the elimination of all negative dependencies in my life. There are many horrors in the world, social and political. So many that there is simply no need for myself to contribute to them when I have the ability and the drive not to.
On a personal slant, aspects of my life work against me everyday. In that respect, I am focused on the day to day responsibilities I have. I simply will do what I can to stay aware of what is happening in the world and not become a statistic."...
Greg Bennick, singer for the band Trial:
"Straight edge is the label I give to the part of my life, which deals with clarity of thought. I avoid intoxicants in order to be able to think and act clearly as often as possible. It is a lifestyle choice on a personal basis. This is the critical point for me: the personal element.
The group dynamic associated with straight edge is secondary and potentially threatening. Individuals get swallowed up by the group and in doing so lose their individual potency.
Overall, I feel that straight edge itself, or simply avoiding drugs and alcohol without the straight edge label, are both ways of life devoted to clarity of thought through protest: decrying a culture which is obsessed with avoiding pressing issues and ideas, and does so, in part through intoxication.