Today’s Relationship Advice is about manners and attitude, below is a video where a visibly drunk guy, who happened to be a veteran Recon Marine, gets into a cab, and the cab driver ends up getting his ass kicked. While I might have posted some funny comments on Facebook about the driver, I do feel a bad for him, because he really got thumped. What set it off, though, was the driver refusing to pull over and allow the guy to get out of the cab. Besides for that, he was being a smart-ass to the drunk Marine, which is not a good idea, but he evidently didn’t get that memo.
The incident draws to light how rude some people act towards their fellow man. The reason for our society having police is to ensure the public safety as much as possible, not to facilitate rudeness therapy for insecure members who feel the need to exceed the boundaries of normal civilized discourse with strangers.
We meet hundreds of strangers in the course of our everyday lives, most of these encounters pass without notice because most everyone, most all the time, maintains this minimum level of civility, obviously. However, this town [Orlando] is full of turds; the passive-aggressive and horribly aggressive drivers, it’s like no one wants to just drive here, everyone has a goddamn point to make to everyone else on the fucking road! “I’m just trying to get where I’m going, I really don’t care what you think of my driving habits” I told some loud-mouth Yankee who was cussing at me at a light. Check-out lines at retail stores general rudeness is often observed, as are electronic forums such as Facebook. Talking shit is fun and everyone has a bad day occasionally, however, this has lead people to forget that actions have consequences.
The drunk Marine didn’t attack the driver because he was being a smart-ass, he attacked him because he wouldn’t pull over and let him out of the cab. Had the driver just pulled over he wouldn’t have gotten his ass kicked, that action after being a smart-ass changed the whole situation for the Marine. The cab driver made the environment hostile then effectively told a drunk military vet that he was holding him captive. The driver didn’t realize he was doing this because he was too focused on being an asshole to the guy.
I’m not saying the driver deserved getting beaten, but I would guess that was the first time he really got whooped, and I am predicting that he will be much more civil to strangers from here on out. We live in a civilized society so the drunk Marine will be punished for his actions, but it is a shame that our society is so civilized that some people have to get their asses kicked before they learn to speak civilly to their fellow human being.
Today’s selection is Lord Time,Black Hole At The End Of The Tunnel (2011). Ok, yeah, I’ve gotten on a bit of a Lord Time kick lately. Solo projects are hit or miss, and this one is defiantly a hit, and Glossolalia lyrics is an interesting musical theme as well as being properly Black Metal, since it is speaking in tongues to add to the dark atmosphere of the music as opposed to the Pentecostals who use it to worship the Jew god.
Dark, rhythmic, though too much electronics are used, it is a good release consisting of two tracks totaling thirty-six minutes. It is defiantly a solo project and mood music (not something to listen to in rush hour traffic), but exploring new territory and very listenable in the right setting raking it at 87%.