Risking it

I used to research things. That was my job. I stopped doing it when the internet told everyone they knew everything anyway, because we live in an entitled world of stupid. And I couldn’t be bothered with telling people what they were already paid to know. I didn’t have the patience any more to sit there while people just wanted their prejudices confirmed and blamed the research and therefore me if their prejudices were shown to be just that and nothing more. Especially then.

Stupid people wear me out. Especially when they pay people not to call them stupid.

The decision to bomb Syria must count as one of the most stupid things I’ve seen in a long time, just on statistics alone.

The ISIS attack on the cafe in France killed over 150 people. It was utterly horrible. Nobody there deserved to die. So how much more horrible must it be when over ten times that many people are killed?


Imagine 1,700 people killed and 180,000 injured, not just once, but over and over again? Every year. In the UK.

Please don’t say that’s really horrible, because you don’t think it is. In fact, you think that’s an acceptable fact of life in exchange for the convenience of driving to the supermarket.

Meanwhile, the average number of people killed in the UK per year is……5. That’s the average from 2001 to 2011, including 7/7, which bumped up the average massively.

Five people dead is too many. Nobody could argue with that.

And at the same time 1,700 is just one of those things.

I don’t understand how that works.




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