Sunday, July 17, 2005

Bad Karma

So it’s been over a week now since those stupid bitches tried to blow our asses up, and I for one still feel a bit freaked out about it. I mean, fucking hell, what the fuck was that?! You can see I’ve had some time to consider my response to the matter. Well not the last response. It really wasn’t the time to be making jokes. But I didn’t know what else to say.

Today I was a steward at a Victims of 7/7 London Remembrance Vigil. That is so much easier to write down than say to uninterested passers by. We didn’t quite know what we were doing as it was our first time being selfless so we just assumed we should act like “charity muggers” once we had put on the vests. And people treated us as such. They avoided our gaze as we tried to invite them to join the rally. They pretended to be deep in conversation as we tried to make them feel sad. They laughed at us openly when we accidentally said Remember the London Bombers Vigil instead of Bomb Victims. It made me think how tough those real charity muggers have it. But then they get paid well so I suppose they are just bastards as well as annoying. Oh wait, that was the opinion I was fighting against, oh well.

I never believed in the power of protest rallies until I met this girl from South Africa who told me she was going to protest against George Bush. When I asked what the protest was specifically about, she just said it was just a general anti Bush thing. I thought that was a pointless waste of time, and I shared my opinion with her, and she replied “But in my country, we ended apartheid this way”. So I realised that maybe peoples opinions do count. If there are a lot of them. There’s just one of me, so why would anyone listen to my opinion?

Ha ha, that’s a trick question, because if you are reading this then you are listening now. Fool. Ahh I crack me up. Wait a minute, that wasn’t really even funny. Just like it wasn’t funny when some guy came up to us at the end of the rally and told us that he thought it was really inappropriate to be having this rally at this time, because he had been through the bombs as well and he lived here and bla bla bla. The three of us who were new to the charity stewarding game all kept quiet, and tried not to swear our asses off at this dickhead, as we were meant to be being nice. Luckily we were with a pro so she took him away quickly. One of my friends had sworn at a lady who had complained to him earlier in the day, and had been told he probably shouldn’t do the stewarding thing again. People are such bastards.


Blogger James White said...


5:29 PM  
Blogger tom inwood said...

did you see George "I'm a prick" Galloway?

5:36 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

we saw yo momma there. she had a banner saying "free james brown"

12:30 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

yeah we did see him. and he seems like a good man. i hadn't heard of him before he went to washington, so i can't judge his past, but everything i've heard about or from him since makes me think he's a bit of a legend.

1:45 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

u know, i dont approve of 100% of what george galloway says and does, but i would like to know why people are so opposed to him? i mean i know u are not stupid enough to believe everything u are told so blindly. Remember, the mainstream will always try to discredit radicals, so they dont get a following. Personally, i prefer to focus on the things important to me, ie the fact he is the voice of the underdog and the opposition (important in any democracy) and what he has done for anglo-arab relations is surpassed by few.

2:05 PM  
Blogger James White said...

he used the people of bow in the election to further his personal political ambitions. He's always moaning and is only out for himself. He doesn't listen to people and seems like a kid in a school class shouting rubbish above everyone else to try and get some attention. Plus he looks like a proper wierdo ;)

5:20 PM  
Blogger James White said...

To quote him "Londoners have paid the price for Iraq and Afghanistan,". He should shut the fuck up. Comments like that are not helpful, unfounded and are only said for 'shock' value.

5:21 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

In an election, everyone uses the public to further their political careers. That comment was taken out of context. He was basically saying that the innocent people of london have suffered these attacks because of the illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Even if you think the wars were justified, you must acknowledge that most of the people killed were civilians. And that has caused people to retaliate. I'm not saying that's right, but neither is what the western world has done to innocent people in their countries.

10:21 AM  
Blogger Dee said...

And anyway, how can u get mad about supposed inappropriate comments after some of the stuff u and tom were saying yesterday!

10:22 AM  
Blogger Fred said...

hehe james the only person who looks like a proper wierdo is that guy in your pic. oh wait, thats you ;)

11:48 AM  

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