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Flashback Friday

I’ve been feeling a little down in the dumps this week, partly because I’ve been ill. But honestly, something else is bugging me too.

As the U.S. Presidential election draws near, there seems to be an increasing level of animosity between the two camps. I’ve been paying attention to politics since I was a little kid (my parents were very politically minded and made sure I knew what was going on even when I was very young) but I’ve never detected as much anger and hatred as I’m seeing this year.

Now, that could be down to the fact that I’m more aware of it this time because I’m blogging now and reading other people’s blogs. Nevertheless, it’s becoming quite intense, and in many ways that seem rather unnecessary in my opinion.

So, to get my mind off of it for a while, I was checking out some blogs that I know don’t discuss politics and stumbled across something that summed up the way I was feeling (I’m not going to link because of the problem I wrote about in the post below this one). It also took me back to a time when I was a bit more carefree. I loved this song in the 80’s, but it took on a whole new meaning when I heard it today.

It sounded a lot better vibrating through me on nightclub dance floor after a few Cape Cods than it does on YouTube, but anyway…

People Are PeopleDepeche Mode

People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?
People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?

So we’re different colours
And we’re different creeds
And different people
Have different needs
Its obvious you hate me
Though I’ve done nothing wrong
I’ve never even met you
So what could I have done?

I cant understand
What makes a man hate another man
Help me understand

People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?
People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?

Help me understand
Help me understand

Now you’re punching
And you’re kicking
And you’re shouting at me
And I’m relying on your common decency
So far it hasn’t surfaced
But I’m sure it exists
It just takes a while to travel
From your head to your fist (head to your fists)

I can’t understand
What makes a man hate another man
Help me understand

People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?
People are people, so why should it be
You and I should get along so awfully?

I can’t understand
What makes a man hate another man
Help me understand

I can’t understand
What makes a man hate another man
Help me understand

I can’t understand
What makes a man hate another man
I can’t understand (people are people)
What makes a man (why should it be)
Hate another man
Help me understand…

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On


Not My Proudest Moment

I really lost my cool, didn’t I?

I’m not sure how many of you saw the very angry post I made yesterday. It was about a regular troll who was not only starting to seem more like a stalker but had started harassing my son on his blog. Well, I totally lost my cool in that post, and I’m not exactly proud of how I handled myself. I’m not ashamed, I’m just not proud, if you see what I mean.

The post is gone. I’m not comfortable having something that harsh on my blog. Besides not being very proud of it, I don’t want to expose my readers to so much hostility. I would also like to apologize to anyone who was offended or made uncomfortable by it.

I don’t make apologies for posting my views here, but that particular post didn’t fall under the heading of ‘my views’ . I was fuming because someone attacked a child — and more specifically, my child— simply because he failed to get a rise out me any other way. I realize that I gave him exactly what he wanted by responding the way I did, but then again, it’s very difficult not to react when someone goes after your child.

I should also let everyone know that I have blacklisted the little stalker; you should also know that he has started following links from here to other blogs I read and comment on. He might start off acting friendly and seem quite normal before he blindsides you. He might also find posts that I have commented under and immediately start taking shots at me. It depends on what kind of rapport he thinks I have with the blog owner, I guess.

I’m not going to use his name here because he gets some kind of narcissistic thrill out of it, but if you start having trouble and suspect that it’s him, feel free to contact me. I will send you all the information I have on him so that you can add it to your blacklist as well.

Again, I apologize for the outburst. As passionate as I am about a lot of things, the way I reacted was not how I like to conduct myself. I hope no-one was put off enough to stop reading here.

Thank you for reading my blog. I hope you will continue to do so.

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On