as the zim told us, everything is broken.
the people with minds full of nasty dark things have largely realised they can’t get them out in public because it will be like the bit in the horror film where a scuzzy but otherwise normal head dissolves in a mass of putrefaction and loathsome crawling things. sure, the things will still lurk somewhere in the secret part of them for which they will one day have to answer; but like torturing then slowly starving children to death all the while laughing like a drain or watching x factor, they are the things NEVER TO BE SPOKEN.
every so often one of these things worms out of an eyeball and bears witness to the squirmy maggoty special effect-fest within. and almost invariably it comes out of something nasty and smug and appears in something akin to the daily male.
which is pretty appropriate i suppose.
today’s crawling thing oozed unpleasantly out of something whose human name is dominic raab. (conveniently, raab is one of the surnames a demon can actually pronounce.) it coalesced here:
even the title will probably be enough for those without a gut of stainless steel. i got to the bit where it said:
‘If you buy into the whole Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus theory of gender difference – with all its pseudo science – you can’t then complain about inequalities of outcome that flow both ways from those essentially sexist distinctions.’
before my search for anything recognisable as logic or even grammar caused my brain to start oozing sadly down my left nostril.
for some reason it felt the need to tell us that the writer’s wife ‘works in marketing for a major IT firm‘ and just to prove it, they had a picture of raab in human(ish) form accompanied by said smiling wife. ‘hey’ it gushed ‘ even if this is what happens when you open your mouth, you can still get a girlfriend, guys’.
‘i have sex’, shrieked the expression on the raab-demon’s face, ‘and i have also read a human book’. he then didn’t rip off his skin and howl ‘fall before me, puny mortals’. shame really.
no of course he didn’t do that, because he isn’t a demon at all. he’s human; he walks among us, living in esher, proudly saying such things for the better education of his fellow humans. these are the kind of things we say when we leave our humanity so far behind as to justify all the oppression with the perfect non-logic that ‘it’s all their fault’.
someone did quietly point out: “Women still earn 20 per cent less than men, domestic violence claims the lives of women every week and women bear the brunt of poverty in the developing world…. feminism is a just demand for equality and human rights“. but that was just a woman.
quite cunning though, cos if you look at what she says, it actually seems like it’s true, whereas if you look at what the raab said, it had all the clarity and beauty of pus.
a bit later i read that goldman sachs paid £7.9 BILLION to around 7000 people.
Broken cutters, broken saws
Broken buckles, broken laws
Broken bodies, broken bones
Broken voices on broken phones
Take a deep breath, feel like you’re chokin’
Everything is broken