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Editor/Publisher of Dark Gothic Magazine, and author of The ABRAXAS Series and BOLEYN--Tudor Vampire. Book Cover designer for Damnation Books and individual clients.

Mistress Rae’s Musings: What happened to Human Intergity?

It’s no big surprise that rudeness has become prevalent in society these days. But when it comes to ‘internet rudeness’, a line should be drawn somewhere. I find it amazing how people love to hide behind a facade (their ‘chosen’ alias and their keyboard) and spew their negativity or trollish comments or unintelligent rantings and babblings, often with no merit. What has happened to having politeness, manners and consideration for others? Has our integrity decayed that much? It’s as if people ENJOY being knuckle-draggers or love feeding off of trite comments, especially on ever-popular forums. I often wonder why people take delight in others misfortunes and grievances. I have noticed that other share the same concerns as I, but with so many millions of people with access to the internet, those sad and sorry ‘cowards’ delight in having some sort of delusional power over others when it comes to the internet, as no one can physically ‘attack’ them after they’ve made their ugly skid-mark online.

Such trolls need to take a step back and really analyze what they say and do. Do they not recognize that they make themselves look like a fool when they act so belligerent and disrespectful to others online? Negativity travels fast, true, but their own negativity will backfire right on themselves in the long run. Whatever you type out there in the vastness of the internet, STAYS there once it’s posted. One should THINK before they type. It’s too easy to damage your own online image, but if you simply don’t care and find being a troll merely amusing and fun, spewing your venom and trying to hurt others for your personal enjoyment, why not get a backbone and use your own name instead of hiding behind another?

Too often, I’ve seen people try to bring others down in order to make themselves feel better. Makind’s willingness to be heartless and without compassion in a insane world is the real horror. The internet culture–although with its benefits, allows for such cruelty to exist and thrive. We’ve ALL got to live on this continually shrinking planet–why make matters worse by being so revolting to others? There’s enough pointless hostilities in the world as it is–stop adding your own sludge to it! Kindness, compassion, integrity, love, regard and respect are NOT weaknesses–they only show how STRONG one can be in a world that’s wallowing in its own crap.

Mistress Rae’s Musings: on BP Blunder

I’ve known for a long time that man would be the cause of his own downfall, destroying himself quicker than anything else, often the catalyst for bigger things to come.

The BP oil spill is one of those things.

Man has slit one of Mother Earth’s carotid arteries, and she’s been hemorrhaging for70 days and counting.

What amazes me more is that those who want to try and help with either cleaning up what animals they find, or try to clear away what bits of sludge that washes up on the shores, ‘those on high’ tell them not to.

My question is:

Why stop those who want to HELP? Does anyone smell another greed-driven conspiracy?

I’m sure most of us know that ‘greed’ plays factor in this. I’ve never been a fan of politics. It’s a liar’s game. Once the greed and lies override one’s common sense and integrity, you know the human race is done for. Anyone in their right mind would employ all the help they could get in getting our shorelines cared for. Just give folks a bit of training in how to handle and clean up oil-slicked animals. I’m sure there are many willing to volunteer their time because they have a heart and expect nothing in return.

Several ecosystems are now destroyed.

People’s livelihoods are at stake.

And still, those higher-ups expect them to just sit around and wait.

WHAT?! 70 days and counting, people.

That’s how long this spill has been going. It feels like ‘they’ aren’t in a big rush to do anything about it. If folks start resorting to performing vigilante acts of heroism, I wouldn’t be surprised, and would commend them. Maybe that’s EXACTLY what we need, VIGILANTE HEROES. Screw the greedy liars and let’s help ourselves by helping the planet. I’m sure Mother Earth is getting right sick and tired of those insane, leeching little parasites called humans mucking up everything….