I Hate

By Austin B. Hahn

This was a cathartic release and therapeutic for me. Here’s a list of reasons why I hate:

1) People can belittle and ignore you when you’re alive, but they will spend all the time in the world appreciating you and making a biopic of your life when you’re dead.

2) You can do right by people ten times in a row, but they will hold the one time you fuck up against you forever.

3) You can unintentionally hurt someone’s feelings, and that person, out of petty vengeance, can go out of their way to intentionally ruin your life.

4) We’re lied to as children. We’re told, “It’s okay to make mistakes. We all do,” but then we can get a bad credit report, denied a loan, rejected on a job application, or thrown in jail once we do. All this talk about how these consequences are in place to help us “learn” is bullshit because the message is clear: it’s not okay to make mistakes. If the contrary were true, then these harsh punishments would only be reserved for delinquents and not for human beings who happened to make a few errors along the course of their life.

5) Everyone can voice their opinion on social media, but many will sit on their ass and refuse to pursuit a cause or to stick up for someone who’s being physically attacked in a public setting.

6) People attribute their misfortunes to circumstance, but when others experience the same, they’ll blame them for their “laziness.”

7) People want rights for their own group, but they don’t want equality.

8) Once someone is comfortable, they stop giving a fuck and could care less about how their actions affect others.

9) We all start somewhere from the bottom. Status and wealth come and go. We all should respect one another regardless of our social standing, but people seem to forget that once they make it to the top.

10) People live as if they’re never going to die.

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Reap What We’ve Sown

By Austin B. Hahn

Why are people complaining about President Donald Trump? News reports, parodies on comedy television, posts on Instagram, retweets on Twitter, bla, bla, bla! The bitching is endless and has been non-stop in the media.

In the 2016 election, Trump received 46.1% of the popular vote, or 62,979,879 votes, and Hillary Clinton earned 48.2% or 65,844,954 votes totaling 128,824,833 votes for the two presidential candidates (“2016 election results”). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, population estimates on November 8th stood at 324,013,797. This data calls into question: out of the 196 million who did not participate in the 2016 election, how many were registered voters who did not turn in their ballots?

Irrespective of my political affiliation, I do not endorse Trump; however, I am amused by how many people can write their opinions on social media, but they won’t vote. Moreover, many people are worried now that he’s in office.

Why?

If his position of power is that much of a threat to you, then where were you people to give a fuck and vote when it mattered?

Sources

“2016 election results.” CNN. CNN, n.d. Web. 7 Feb. 2017.

“U.S and World Population Clock.” United States Census Bureau. United States Census Bureau, n.d. Web. 7 Feb. 2017.

Debunking Bullshit on Global Poverty

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Source: Croteau, David and William Haynes. Experience Sociology. n.p.: The McGraw-Hills Companies, 2013. Print.

Caption by Austin B. Hahn

Remember the next time when someone says to you, “We don’t have enough money to take care of everybody on the planet,” that that’s bullshit!