I'm not sure why I'm making this thread. Well, it might have a bit to do with alcohol, but I've been thinking all this even before that. It doesn't change anything in the world, but I feel like venting. (I touched on this briefly in another thread recently.) Basically, I'm feeling very disillusioned with certain elements of humanity. Last week, I went to a class on anti-terrorism, where they talked about various types of domestic and foreign extremist groups. Major what-the-fuck. How fucked-up of a person can you be that you take any sort of joy in slitting someone's throat and cutting their head off as they're screaming for mercy? What the fuck is wrong with you if you think that people who aren't straight white Christians are subhuman and that there's no moral problem with torturing and killing them? I'm going into a job where I may some day have to condemn millions of people to near-instant death with a pair of keys. I don't like it - every day, I think about how horrible it would be if I had to actually do it. There's people out there who want to kill everyone who's not like them. Not because they think it's self-defense, or because it's a necessary evil, they actually think killing another person is a good thing and that Allah/God/whoever is happy about it. How? I suppose I should feel glad that it bothers me. I've been on the Internet for 14 years, and thought I was desensitized to everything. I guess the fact that this sort of shit bothers me is a sign that I still care about people. TL;DR: Life sucks, humanity is in a terrible state, and the worst part is, I don't see it getting any better in my lifetime. Fuck.