Time of Sunset- 5:16
Okay, for a change this post isn't going to be one about me too much but before getting into the main part of this post I just wanted to share a really frustrating moment yesterday. Okay, there's this music act I really like quite a lot currently known as the Knux. The Knux are a not so well known rap/rock act and I can assure you all that they are so many different shades of awesome. I love them so much that when I was out yesterday I decided to buy a 15 pound iTunes gift card just so I could buy their second album "the Eraser." Despite getting some serious mocking from my friends "come on Matthew, who really buys music these days?" I soldiered on, bought the card and went home excitedly looking forward to downloading the Knux's new album. Well my excitement wasn't long lived because when I finally came home I discovered that the album isn't for sale on the UK iTunes and that I can't use the USA iTunes because I'm currently, not actually in the UK! It's frustrating to say the least, definitely a bad advertisement for actually buying music. The Knux still rule though, check them out if they sound like you're kind of thing.
But anyway, onto the main point of my post. Well before I go any further here I want to say that if you're easily disgusted by a creepy video or a vulgar word or two you really shouldn't read any longer. I mean despite swearing a lot in real life I like to keep this blog clean but I'm just warning you guys.
Today I wanted to ask you guys if you think that extremely or not even extremely, maybe even just moderately mentally disabled people should be allowed on the internet or if there should be some kind of rules for internet use? Honestly, I'm kind of split on the whole thing. I know of a lot of severely autistic people who have seriously fell foul of the internet and have been harassed and bullied online simply because they don't realise that there are some horrible people on the internet who exist simply to laugh and mock others despite their disabilities. I've saw these people make videos of extremely private things that shouldn't be shared and allow themselves to be mocked and bullied over yet their disabilities prevent them from realising what's right or wrong. Sometimes these mental disabilities can even lead to real lift situations of bullying and harassment and as a person with some morals it kind of hurts me to see.
For the record I haven't got a thing against mentally disabled people, I just think it really sucks to see them exploited and bullied because they don't know anything better. It's the duty of saner people such as these victims parents or caregivers to look after them and completely cut off their internet activity but I just don't see it happening much even when the internet use leads to sometimes disastrous consequences.
This video is something I stumbled upon a few days ago and it really sickened, annoyed and confused me. In the video the guy who is apparently called Timothy who suffers from a few mental illnesses obviously, spends the video staring absent mindedly at a photo of some cartoon character from the old television show Dexter Laboratory expressing his extreme love for the character. See the thing is, no one who was mentally well would see uploading this video as a bad idea but because of his illness he's unable to realise this and allows himself to become a target for bullying and harassment. I'm warning you guys that the video is creepy though:
As if the video isn't creepy enough the description takes creepy to a whole new level...
"Just me meeting one of Dee Dee's Asian Friend, Lee Lee, in her pajamas (which consists of green sleeping pants and a light green long sleeved shirt that exposes her stomach). Sorry for being a faggot, or an idiot or a moron but Don't call me names that I'don't like! and a thousand apologies for that heavy breathing and masturbating, so don't get me down! She's just Dee Dee's Asian friend from Dexter's Laboratory, you know."
As weird, unnatural and scary this video is it underlines exactly what I think is a huge problem in our society thanks to the internet. The internet is giving mentally ill people such as Timothy a place to vent their strange thoughts and people are then seeing this and realising that they can take advantage of the guy if they really want to. Something needs to be done but I don't think anything will be so we can expect these guys to sadly be around to make fools of themselves on the internet for a long time to come.
But anyway that's me done with this post for now guys. I hope you've all had a great Wednesday and continue to have a good week! I'll probably post again tomorrow and on Friday too since I'm going on a trip to Dublin to see a football/soccer game on Saturday, I'll post about that for sure before I go. Have a good one guys!