Hi everybody ATS's,
Firstly I would like to say I've been offline for around a year, before then I frequented this site on a daily basis perhaps since 2009-2010, because
it was the only place I felt "normal" so to speak. Actually not normal - wrong word - but . . i found understanding here, reading various posts,
realising that actually, THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE MYSELF. . the internet can be a wonderful thing bringing people together whom may never meet
personally, but can share so much. Where I live I have met some wonderful people, true beautiful souls with pure hearts, people like myself, open
minded and such but, i guess i've become a little cynical lately, in the way i view/feel about the direction our society is heading. (i'll elaborate
on that further in my post) We (at ATS) question things, we see the world, . .the sheer beauty of everything, nature, animals, the sun, the stars, the
innocence of children, the wonder that is the universe, the gifts mankind are blessed with . . . and yet we have these parasites, these pawns of
satan, in positions of power (top of the Pyramid) whom wish to remain in their ivory towers, licking eachothers arseholes, screwing the people, we're
alright they think - as long as we keep the people in line, keep them down, while we struggle, working our asses off just to barely make ends meet and
pay bills etc.. they don't care about us as long as ....... wait sorry ... im ranting
I've missed this place so much!
Before I launch into a full scale rant
Allow me to introduce myself . . . A little about me, My name is Tina, i'm 32, I live in Liverpool UK, (home of the beatles) John Lennon God rest His
Soul (a visionary, a "real" human being). . I come from a good family, We weren't particularly well off but we done alright, we were rich
"metaphorically speaking" in every other way. I consider myself a spiritual person with a devout faith, particulaly in mankind. I'll never give up
on us. my parents, I have a lot to thank for, we always had books in our house.I was brought up well, i know love, compassion, patience,
understanding, im a free spirit, a thinker, philosopher, dreamer, a realist also, i'm soft inside but heaven forbid, don't mess with my fellow man.
(talking mainly about governments now) I pride myself on my compassion for my fellow man despite our shortcomings.
Ok sorry I digress a lot, but basically, I have reached this place in my life, perception of the world, society if you will, AND I AM SICK OF IT.
Anyone reding this from the UK will understand (i'm sure it's going on elsewhere but I can only say from my experience)
OK POVERTY ... I'LL SAY IT AGAIN .. POVERTY
In this day and age, particulaly in this country, poverty is rife.. im speaking from experience. I've worked hard all my adult life, i've been on
zero hour contracts in the workplace (for those who don't know, a zero hour contract is basically a contract between employer and employee that
states, If the hours are available then you can have the hours, if business is slow then the employer is not obliged to offer you anything) So
basically from one week to the next (and i was paid monthly) i never knew what i would be earning. i would be trying to pay rent, heat my home, buy
food, pay council tax, gas, electricity etc.. the list goes on and I haven't got children. can't afford to bring a little person into this
depraved, unfair world right now) and i'd consider myself to be fortunate in this position if you can believe that.
There are people in our country with decent jobs i.e teachers, care workers etc and we're all in the same boat.
I've had enough !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Growing up, call me nieve, i was taught if you work hard, earn your crust you will be alright. i'm not asking for the world, i actually don't want
to be be rich (money clouds judgement - in my opinion) I just want to work hard and earn enough to be able to have a roof over my head pay the bills
and perhaps be able to afford a meal out once a week, or a trip to the cinema.
The cost of living nowadays is beyond a joke, energy prices through the roof, gas, electricity (we call them the big 6 over here) they are in cahoots
with one-another raising prices in unison, they have cornered the market. I'm naming and shaming here
They ought to be ashamed of themselves, how do they sleep at night? Oh sorry my mistake, very comfortably, in a lovely central heated spacious house,
with warm duck feather quilts and pillows, probably a wee nip of whiskey (left by their housekeeper along with a little foie gras on french toast )
before bed to help them settle.. Ahh bless !!!
We have something called food banks, its a service relying on charitable donations, to provide people in crisis a box of food to last 3 days. We have
people actually staving in our country, unable to feed their children, dreading the mail coming through the door, ignoring the telephone and knocks at
the door for fear of bailiffs etc..
I'm actually tiring of my rant now because it is tiring, theres so much to say, so much wrong with society right now, its actually Unreal
could go on and on... but... now i'm back, I have plenty of time to get to know you guys.. . plenty more posts to come.
I hope somebody replies soon-ish because i'm staying online for a wee while.. In work tonight.. gotta keep the cogs a turning !!!!
I will leave you with this .. www.youtube.com...
The Legend That is Bill Hicks R.I.P ... gone but never forgotton xxxxx
Thanks ATS xxxxxxx
pardon my grammatical errors, when writing from the heart you have to flow, and anyway .... who gives a SH%T !!!!