Category: Activism



I just learnt that our fights for net neutrality have been utterly useless, USA still has the power to shut down any website in the world, and they have just abused that power, this is not a joke, this is a declaration of war against the internet and its freedom of speech.

Read this article for more information(via Reddit), get active!

this is so fucked.

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Many moons have passed since I last talked to you, I’ve managed to move out of my parents house, into my own room on a corridor in the vicinity of my new school, It’s good, more on this later, now to more urgent matters.

Last night Sweden voted for parliament, The Moderate party(Right wing liberals) and their right wing Alliance won, but not really, because they did not get a mandate majority, and the Swedish Democrats party, a downright racist party got 5,7 % of the votes, granting them 20 mandates in parliament.

This comes as no surprise to me, what surprised me is the stupidity of people that voted for them thinking they were a clean party, just focusing on immigration policy, a subject that is indeed a problem in this country, but the Swedish democrats party(SD for short) has been repeatedly frozen out of debates and political discussion by most of the other big parties, but has been debunked and confronted in argumentation with certain public figures, it wasnt enough, the freeze-out gave them martyrdom, and then came this.

A campaign ad showing our statebudget and two  brake levers, one saying “Immigrationbudget” the other one, “Pensionary budget”, and then an old lady in a rollator is slowly walking towards the immigration one, and then suddenly  a score of women in burquas and babies ran past the old lady and tries to grab the “Pensionary budget” brake lever, and then “Vote for the Swedish Democrats”. It was the most racist thing i’ve ever seen, but that’s not the bad(or worse) part, the Swedish Television channel 4 decided to censor it, CENSOR IT! Great use of our freedom of speech, guys. Not only did they counteracted the very same constitutional law that gives them the right to broadcast their programs, they probably gave SD more votes, the hypocritical cunts!

I sure as hell don’t support SD or even care for what they stand for, hell, you could say I even hate them, which I do, but I will defend their right to say the stupid shit they say any day of the week. If just one sharp politician that knows how to properly use rethorics would’ve taken up the debate with SD, the racist pricks would’ve been ridiculed and seen for what they truly are, stupid fucking redneck racists in suits. Their Oh, so carismatic leader is called Jimmie Åkesson, a smug bastard in glasses and a suit, a man that wants to ban Jazz music, because it’s an UNSWEDISH musical tradition(link, in swedish).  Because nobody got a majority in the election, SD now has the opportunity to be something called a scalemaster, having enough mandates to tip over the scale to one specific side of the two blocks(right and left). But both the left and the right have said they won’t work with SD, statements that I hope they will back up.

Now many of you probably live in countries that already have right wing extremists in your parliaments or even in power, and are wondering what the big deal is, I’ll tell you what it is.

THIS IS SWEDEN GODDAMNIT, not some backwards eastern european country with no morals and/or lousy welfare.

Sweden used to be a country that was the envy of Europe, we didn’t have racists in our parliaments, universal healthcare and a warm and empathic attitude towards fugitives, this used to be a place people wanted to live in. Now whats going to happen?(I’m overreacting, but still!)

One good thing is that the majority of the swedish people was outraged by the results, Today many gathered in Stockholms “plattan”(Sergels Torg) and protested against racism and SD.

I’m going to keep fighting the plague that is SD, I hope you will too.

Sobrevivimos Chile


Mother Nature hits again, this time, too close to home, Chile was hit by an earthquake 8.8 on the Richter scale, about 60(tho the video claims 500) times bigger than the one that hit Haiti according to Prof. Kuvvat Atakan at the Bergen Institute in Norway.

Chile, my homelands neighbour, our constant rivals and brothers, I have many chilean friends and I even have family over there. My thoughts go out to everyone affected, the earthquake followed by a tsunami wave that hit all over the Pacific Ocean is said to have made over 2 million people homeless and now Chile faces one of the worst catastrophic times yet. I fear this is only the beginning, 2010 will prove to be a year of trials and tribulations. the Chileans people are strong and bold, they will overcome, but the price to pay is beyond my imagination, the destruction is total, It feels as if though words don’t even matter anymore, If I can help in any way, I will.

Image courtesy of www.huffingtonpost.com go over there to follow the aftermath live.

Image courtesy of http://www.huffingtonpost.com go on over there to follow the aftermath LIVE.

Chile aswell as Haiti are both in dire need of help, whatever you can do is worth it, dont hesitate to donate, this is our world, we may not live in the same places but humankind is still ONE, no matter how much our cultural differences, our blood is still the same.

To my brethren in Chile, I will say this:

Venceremos, we will rebuild, Latinoamerica somos unidos, nosotros estamos con ustedes.

I leave you with this silent video of the earthquake caught live.


I haven’t mentioned Haiti in this blog before, and with good reason, all that needs to be said has been said, Haiti needs help, even before the earthquake Haiti was plagued by poverty. Needless to say pretty much every charity jumped on the Haiti bandwagon immediately, helping out as best they could, and money is pouring in from all places.  Then comes this:

A remake of the “famous” We are the world” song written by Lionel Richie and Michael Jackson. Now, I sincerely hate most of these charity singles, it’s an abomination on the music industry. But this one took the fucking crown for being the most appalling and utterly disgusting piece of shit, ive seen and/or heard in my entire life, BAR NONE.

Let’s start with the obvious part, putting the late Michael Jackson in the video, clearly still profiteering on his death. Sure, it can be considered a nice gesture since he wrote the song, but come on, leave the guy/girl alone for crying out loud, and by the way, he’s been dead for a year now, leave it the fuck alone.

And, now, the part that made me lose it for real, the fucking rappers…….

Really? In the midst of most of our generations best vocalists(Make no mistake, I have respect for the better part of them) you are going to put Lil’ fuckin’ Wayne, and T-Pain the god damned autotune guy?  And the horrible rap part, I puked a little in my mouth, Not to mention it fucking sucked ASS, It had the most generic lyrics ever made.

We all need somebody that we can lean on
when you wake up look around and see that your dreams gone
when the earth quakes we’ll help you make it through the storm
when the floor breaks a magic carpet to stand on
we are the World united by love so strong
when the radio isn’t on you can hear the songs
a guided light on the dark road your walking on
a sign post to find the dreams you thought was gone
someone to help you move the obstacles you stumbled on
someone to help you rebuild after the rubble’s gone
we are the World connected by a common bond
Love the whole planet sing it along

Ultra-fucking-fail.

The only redeeming part of the whole thing was Wyclef Jean, a real Haitian, and I think I saw that Haitian guy from Heroes, not much of a pro to tip over the scale.

All of the money that was put into the making of the song and video could have easily been put into doing actual work in Haiti, sending in people who can help, but fuck that right? Let’s make an already horrible song into a fucking horrendous shitfuck of a video, put it up on YouTube, and get afuckton of views, and then maybe, MAYBE someone will give to the cause.

Today it has 12 million views on YouTube.

CONGRATU-FUCKING-LATIONS CUNTS!

/end rant

Until next time, I’m the fucking insomniac.

Southpole of the moon


Just a quick update with a video from Dan Brown(pogobat), with a very passionate speech about Haiti.

I for one agree fully with what he says, and Kudos to Dan for donating all his winnings for a greater cause.
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I don’t claim to have the ultimate solution to the age-old problem of poverty. I don’t claim to be a genius and I dont believe in a god that will come down and help us overcome, but I do however have a firm belief in the idea that
education is the way out of poverty. Again and again I meet people who think that giving food and shelter is the essential way to “fight” poverty. While it may be extremely important for the fight, it’s a short-term solution, and it will make people dependant upon you, it’s like the old saying “Give a man a fish, and you have fed him for a day, teach a man to fish, and you have fed him for a lifetime”. Education is key!

Now, the logical argument towards this is of course “But Ernesto, if the people have no food and no shelter, why would they care about going to school?

Well did you think these people we’re constantly out of food? did you think these people suddenly went into poverty when they found out foreigners would bring them everything they needed?

These people have survived in these harsh conditions long before anyone decided to do something about it.

Now, the conditions for this problem has changed since it first arose. Things are different, We have the capacity to feed and shelter everyone, the only thing stopping us is some peoples will to generate money out of everything they do, from taking a shit to selling everything from here to Alabama.

Children and adults alike have a thirst for knowledge, and even if we dont remember, our parents always tell us we used to ask questions as kids, its our natural curiosity, the same applies to children of starving nations, feed their bellies and quench their thirst, sure, but remember to feed their mind aswell, so they can take themselves out of the starving state they’re in.

That being said, I still support charities and welfare, of course, If you really want to make a difference you should go down there yourself and help out, something I intend to do in due time, but for now you can help out by simply wanting to help out, there are charities and organisations that need help in your local community aswell as worldwide, for example one thing I found here on WordPress is SocialVibe, a community that lets you gather points that you can use for the charity of your choice, select a sponsor that gives the money to the charity, all by answering questions and doing some internet activities that take less than a minute, its really easy and fun. Click the badge in the sidebar to help out my charity of choice, which is something called Education (click the link for more information), if your reading this, please help out!

Now besides charities and welfare organisations, there are certain people that go about much more than the regular joe to help out other people in need, Shawn is one such guy, and he is……inspiring, to say the least, Shawn is a guy who decided to use the money he had saved up for an xbox, and use it for something much better (not to say an xbox isnt good), now this isnt a lot of money, but through the power of YouTube, he got the word out to people and now several communities(like Ipower and the Nerdfighers) have his back, and he has a substantial following on YouTube. definitely check him out at his website or his YouTube profile, if you have money to spare, donate, you get to see what your money is used on and its really awe inspiring at moments, he calls it the uncultured project, you can check him out at these links:

http://uncultured.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/UnculturedProject

Subscribe to him and feel inspired!

Giving

The act of giving

To sum this up, I hope everyone does at least something to help out anyone in need, if someone took care of you, your responsibility is to take care of someone else in return, be it your kids, your family or some stranger.

This blog post was written with the help of the awesome Matilda C, the wonderful community of Ipower and SocialVibe!


So today is Blog Action Day 2009, this years topic is Climate Change.

Personally I’m not an enviromentalist, but I do believe that we can and should stride towards living a “greener” lifestyle, not because our polluting lifestyle will end the world and kill all the animals, but because it will kill us! Humans as a species will cease to exist, and in time, all traces of us will be completely wiped out, not a very nice thought is it? Earth will live on and in time it will regenerate, like it has always done. I’m looking at it from a humanist point of view, people claim that if we keep polluting there will be no world for us to live on, but I believe rather there will be no us at all. I think the best way to put it is by qouting George Carlin his his 1996 HBO special “Jammin’ in New York”, “….the planet is fine, the people are fucked!”

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw)

So why don’t we make use of our time left here, and make it a healthier, greener place. Why even waste your money on energy sources such as fuel when there is a better, more sufficient, renewable energy source, like say, geothermal energy. Why let greedy companies determine the fate of our world? Because that is what they do when they continue to push for the use of fossil fuels. All this is common knowledge these days, so why should we let it go on? A lot of questions go unanswered here. But one thing is sure, and that is that the time to act is now, not later.

http://www.blogactionday.org/