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Confound those miserable souls who take their abilities and use them in terrorist acts upon the unsuspecting and innocent end users. Yes, I'm talking about the virus huggers and Trojan lovers who infect the computers of the good and noble. Okay maybe not so noble, or always good, but we are harmless and peace loving and virus debugging.
Is it because they have the need? The need for respect and recognition, be it only among a small group of their peers. Do they really have something against Bill Gates and Microsoft for being, dare I say it, too successful? Isn't that what the western free world of democracy and capitalism is all about? Unless of course you are too good at using the system. Variety is the spice of life and competition is always better for the consumer, but I take offense at having my choices usurped.
As with other terrorists the cause does not necessarily justify the means. There may be truth in their beliefs but it is their actions that undermine any empathy we might feel for them. Honestly, I think the problem may be with the women of the world. If the women would just pay them a little more attention, or in a Utopian world - all of them had girlfriends, then we poor goodly and honest folk wouldn't have to suffer their pangs of malcontent. Pangs of malcontent heh? Touche! Okay now I'm just laughing at myself. Or is it playing with myself. Either ways it isn't hurting anyone else and always brings a rosy glow of satisfaction, unless I'm rudely interrupted..and..w.ell..... getting off-track a little there. ;(
Well, virus loving, Trojan tendering, computer hijackers, may you one day find love and the little bird of loneliness fly far from your soul's tangled nest. Fare well and remember to use your talents for goodness and niceness. Don't give in to the dark side of chaos, Max. I mean Luke. sorry. I mean Osama. or whatever name you choose to wear as your cloak.
And girls, if you see a bespectacled shy nerdy type stocking up on soda and confectionery, skin as white as a flickering fluro-light, eyes glazed and square, with twin images of a seventeen inch screen burnt into their spectacle lenses, be kind, could you? It might just make the difference between a terrorist and a warrior. Of course they could be a gay hacker, so guys you could also be a little more approachable and less picky if that's what tickles your fancy. Also, that stereotypical image could be allied to a writer as well. A rich, successful word warrior with a sweet tooth*: so be careful, kind, and careful to be kind. (*Note: could also be a poor, not-so-successful writer with bad teeth.)
My rant is now complete, but it is good to be back in black - the black and white world of the written. Back in the collaborative corroboree - to taste from the varied pools of imagination and experience, to receive and express opinion and critique. Now I better stop before I begin to wax lyrical, then after a brief period of full mooning start to wane towards a new and bitter moon. ..No.....a new and better end.
Like the grasses showing tender faces to each other, thus should we do, for this was the wish of the Grandfathers of the World.