Monday, March 26, 2007

In Hatred We Unite

Basically, in search for friends, we tend to find those who have the common interest with us (‘We’ mentioned here is us the masspeople as a politician adds a friend in order to less an enemy). However, to dislike the same things is also as important as to like the same thing. In fact, this creates stronger bond.

In the beginning, Netizen was described as surfers who had the common surfing interest as the cyberspace offer international connection with various information at finger tips – cyberspace was total borderless, colorless, lawless etc. Nicknames and creative avatars were widely used as surfers entered the cyberspace as escapees and also to utilize the freedom of expression. There was high need for direct and open communications. It really did not matter who the netizens actually were – names, addresses, physical being, jobs, marital status, age etc.

Unfortunately, the description did not stand long. Perhaps the cyber world too can’t escape the fact that it is operated by the other world. There are so many factors contributed to this situation. Hatred is a major factor. From being an individual surfers, netizenship has broken back into reality and ganged into clusters of unities.

It works for me too. 20 years ago, though there were many common interests found between me and my future wife, sharing the same dislikes bonded us more. Except for the soups in traditional cuisine, we both hate other soups.

Here we are, still together. However, our preferences have developed. Now we both enjoy Campbell tomato soup but other kinda soup is still banned.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Distant Early Warning: This entry is lengthy and nasty.

Note: This entry is not meant to those where alcohol is an obligation to a culture or a religion.

This entry is brought to you by Azer Global Peace Individualism as man, not God, who added that "Praise" of the intoxicants for human selfish purposes, just as we see and read in our present time the commercial promotions which try hard to convince the people about the wholesomeness and great advantage the intoxicants give to the body and mind of man!

They, Alcoholics

Rationalization …

Alcoholics are the most rationalized people in the whole wide universe. This is what they keep on claiming. Only few have the idea how irrational they are. Even if they do, they cannot bear to face their irrationality. They just cannot accept the fact that they are mentally ill. No alcoholic can claim 'soundness of mind' for him or herself.

There is no point telling them that alcohol causes the stomach loses its ability to function properly, or causes loss of appetite, or it spoils ones facial features, or makes one age quicker, or weakens and reduces the ability to think and speak properly, or causes heart failure, or the progeny of alcohol are weaker, or creates fights and enmity between people, or leads towards grave sins, often adultery and murder are the direct results of drinking, or even thousands of ringgits are wasted in this vice. There is no point. Why? Because alcoholics are the most rationalized people in the whole wide universe.

Lovely …

Alcoholics are the most lovely creatures in the whole wide universe. This is also what they keep on claiming. They are like that. Simply because their own instincts are able run wild in themselves. If they consider looking funny is pretty, then why not, yes they look lovely. They never know their perverse soul-sickness are not pleasant to look upon. Only the non-alcoholics know that they with their cups are so unlovely creatures.
Enthusiasm …

Alcoholics are the most enthusiastic people in the whole wide universe. This goes without question. They run to extremes. To them, running into the extremes is something victorious, a glory. How do they able to achieve such thing? Simple. Their bodies are as abnormal as their minds. When their abnormal bodies and minds work together hand in hand, they can take full flight from reality. They can fly, they can speed, they can jump, they can tell stories with all secrets included, they can dance, they can sing, and hey, probably they are more productive too. I heard once that they can do sex for hours and hours … wow, what a glory.

No Ego …

Alcoholics are the most non-egoist people in the whole wide universe. To them, the rest of the world are self-centered people or ego-centric people. How do they achieve without having any ego inside them? Simple. They do not really concern about themselves. Funny thing is that, once awhile we do find them doing their own kind of self-pity driven by a hundred forms of fear, self-delusion, and self-seeking. Watch out! Do not step on their toes, they shall retaliate.

Religious …

Alcoholics are the most religious people in the whole wide universe. They worship people, sentiment, things, and money. They even worship themselves. To them, champions are fanatical alcoholics. "Conditions" drove them to drink, and when they tried to correct these conditions and found that they couldn't do so to their entire satisfaction, alcohol is their answer. They are so religious that it never occurred to them that they needed to change themselves to meet conditions, whatever the conditions were.

Their kind of religious taking is funny. No matter how far they have progressed, their desires will always be found which oppose the grace of God. They have their own kind of religious satisfaction. Even self-righeous anger also can be very enjoyable. Their religious rule is simple. They never wanted to deal with the fact of suffering. Escape via the bottle was always their solution. To describe drunkenness for the colorful vocabulary is rather cynical. There is nothing easier than to capitalize on drunkards. That is why they are the most religious people in the whole wide universe.

Excuses …

Alcoholics are the most excuse-maker people in the whole wide universe. This does not contradict themselves as the most rationalized people in the whole wide universe. This however, does contradict themselves as the most non-egoist people in the whole wide universe.

Their excuses may come from their twisted relations with family, friends, and society at large that many of them have suffered the most. No, no, no, no, no, they are not stupid and stubborn. Only they have the the ability to form a true partnership with another human being. This is because they are very smart by having it two ways, either they insist upon dominating people they know, or they depend on other people far too much. This is their kind of true partnership. When they habitually try to manipulate others to their own willful desires, others may revolt, and resist them heavily. They then develop hurt feelings, a sense of persecution, and a desire to retaliate. Yes, this is how they come up with their excuses.

Honesty …

Alcoholics are the most honest people in the whole wide universe. This is the result from being the excuse-makers as they tend to rely on other people way too much. We all know that children too are honest. Children tend to say right from their hearts. Same thing to the alcoholics. They say straight from their hearts but certainly they are not kids. In many ways, they are childish and that is why they are so honest. They try to turn everybody -- friends, wives, husbands, even the world itself -- into protective parents. They refuse to learn that overdependence upon people is unsuccessful because all people are fallible, and even the best of them will sometimes let them down, especially when their demands for attention become unreasonable. With their honesty, sometimes, they try to get rid of that terrible sense of isolation they've always had. When they insisted, like infants, that people protect and take care of them or that the world owes them a living, then the result was unfortunate. Their disillusionment is hard to bear. We can see it through their honesty.

All-Or-Nothing …

Alcoholics are the most all-or-nothing people in the whole wide universe. This is quite contradicting as being the most honest. If they were not being religious in their own way, they never thought of making honesty, tolerance, and true love of man and God the daily basis of living.

The result is their lack of anchorage to any permanent values. This blind them the true purpose of their lives which produced another bad result. For just as long as they are convinced that they could live by their own individual strength and intelligence, for just that long was a working faith in a Higher Power impossible. Once they do not practice their own kind of religion, their basic ingredient of all humility, a desire to seek and do God's will, is missing.

Structured …

Alcoholics are the most structured people in the whole wide universe. They have no choice but to be very structured. The morning after their excessive consumption of alcohol episodes, their bodies need water to replenish and that’s why they will feel extreme water cravings, which comes in the form of their dry mouths. The organs in their bodies try to make up their water loss by stealing it from their brains! Unfortunately, their brains won’t like this, and as a result will decrease in size and pull on the membranes that connect their brains to their sculls. This causes pain known as a headache.

If they are heavily drinking, they will often find themselves frequently urinating, and this results in the loss of salts and potassium. When these levels are low, their bodies will feel fatigued, nauseous and have headaches.

Alcohol also has the ability to break down the glucose in their bodies. This is an important energy source and without it they will feel weak, fatigued and uncoordinated.

This is the main reason why they have to be structured. Firstly, they must remember to have their meal before they begin drinking. Having food in their stomachs helps absorb some of the alcohol they are consuming, therefore if they have not eaten it is likely they will become intoxicated at a faster rate than those who have. If they eat before they drink it is likely they will not become as drunk as if they hadn’t, resulting in a reduced hangover the next day. The longer their bodies are digesting, the longer their stomachs are protected, therefore a fatty meal is best in this case. It’s okay, they don’t mind being fat anyway.

Secondly, they must try to stick to white wine and clear spirits It is believed one of the largest contributing factors to a hangover is the concentration on congeners in the alcohol they drink. Congeners are the toxic chemicals that are created during the alcohol fermentation process. Red wine and dark spirits, such as bourbon and whisky, are said to have a higher concentration of congeners and drinking dark drinks results in a worse hangover than if they drank clear.

Thirdly, they must keep themsleves hydrated. Dehydration is the biggest cause of a hangover. Whilst drinking alcohol their bodies looses a lot of liquid, especially due to constant urination. Before they go to bed and the next day they must try and drink lots of water and even some orange juice. The vitamin C in the juice helps speed up their metabolism of alcohol by the liver. Eating some toast can also help prevent an upset stomach by replacing some of the sugars lost in the body.

Fourthly, they have to have another drink! Despite all doubts, this make them feel better. While they are enduring their retched hangover their bodies are coming down off a depressant, they must have another drink.

Lastly, this is funny, they must have patient. A hangover can be expected to last approximately 24 hours, so they must make sure they have not planned anything important to do in that time. They must get themselves totally organized, relax and take it easy. They must try not to snap at those around them, instead they must look forward to how they will be feeling when it is all over. Aren’t they the most structured people in the whole wide universe? Yes they are!

Self-Controlled …

Alcoholics are the most self-controlled people in the whole wide universe. There's no need for them to avoid alcohol. The best thing for them to do is to CONTROL drinking alcohol. Isn’t this funny? If they are so good in their self-management, why take alcohol in the first place anyway?

Scientifically, there's a very different chemical reaction there which makes attempting to drink in moderation very difficult. They are denying the fact that the problem with this idea is that many alcoholics CAN'T control their drinking, whether it's a daily six-pack or binge drinking. The only way to keep alcohol from running their lives is to stay away from it altogether. It's the old concept of "One is too many, fifty isn't enough."

Where One Glass Breeds Another …

Genetic factors play a significant role in alcoholism through a natural lack of genetic protection.

Genes regulate certain chemical byproducts of alcohol called AcH. For example, some people, particularly of Muslim and Jewish populations may be less likely to become alcoholic because of a genetic deficiency in AcH. Individuals with this genetic factor, then, are less likely to become alcoholic.

Alcoholics also breed the dysfunction in the transmission of serotonin. Abnormal serotonin levels are associated with high levels of tolerance for alcohol.

So much of their self-controlled management.

But Then …

Alcohol even if only in moderate quantities, can significantly reduce a woman's chances of becoming pregnant, according to a Danish Study. It showed that women who drink between 5 and 10 units of alcohol a week are up to 50% less likely to conceive than teetotallers.

Social Obligation …

Alcoholics are the most socialable people in the whole wide universe. Why not? Being socialable is fun. Going to a party with alcohol as menu is fun.

Some assholes in the corporate management do encourage their people to take alcohol. Their main reasons: for marketing purposes, client services, business developments, business connections etc. They have the need to socialize themselves this way for the purposes.

Yes, they are very socialable. Why not? Things that are downright impossible to say when they are drunk: 1. Thanks, but I don't want to have sex. 2. Nope, no more beer for me. 3. Sorry, but you're not really my type. 4. Good evening. Isn't it lovely out tonight? 5. Oh, I couldn't. No one wants to hear me sing.

Want to get yourself socialized? Want to screw someone? Look for an alcoholic :-)

Civilization …

Alcoholics are the most civilized people in the whole wide universe. They tend to look at people who are considered most civilized. They are certainly not wrong. The Japaneses have sake. The Frenchs have champagne. The Germans have beer. The Russians have vodka. As far as modernization, advanced science and technology, these are the people to look up to. Unfortunately, so are the criminal rates.

The Dialog

Alcoholic: You are my best friend. You always seem to be there when needed. However, lately I've been wondering about your intentions. While I want to believe that you have my best interests at heart, I feel that your influence has led to some unwise consequences.

Alcohol: Ooo my friend behold thee. I am your best friend and I won’t flee. Talk to me my dear. Communicate with me.

Alcoholic: While I agree with you that communication is important, I question the suggestion that any conversation of substance or necessity takes place after 2 a.m. Why would you make me call the ex when I know for a fact they do not want to hear from me during the day, let alone all hours of the night?

Alcohol: Ooo my friend behold thee. In the name of happiness we shall speak. Your ex-es abandoned you unlike me. As being happy is sweet revenge, that is why, we both should tell them we can do without them. We are able to forget. We are able to be on our own. We are independent. We don’t need them to feed ourselves and keep staying healthy.

Alcoholic: Now, you know I love a good meal, but why do you suggest that I eat a pizza along with meatballs and some stale chips (washed down with vodka and topped off with a Kit Kat after a few cheese curls and fries)? I'm an eclectic eater, but I think you went too far this time.

Alcohol: Ooo my friend, how far is far, how high is high? We are full of the ability to the extreme. We are unique though only a chromosome devide us all as other individual but we are not like the rest of the world. So eat my friend. Drink my friend. It’s good for you.

Alcoholic: Unless you're subtly trying to tell me that I need to do more yoga to improve my balance, I see NO need to hammer the issue home by causing me to fall down. It's completely unnecessary, and the black & blue marks that appear on my body mysteriously the next day are beyond me. Similarly, it should never take me more than 45 seconds to get the front door key into the lock.

Alcohol: Ooo my friend while the world is such in a hurry, why should we? Taking our own sweet time is virtuous.

Alcoholic: The hangovers have GOT to stop. This is getting ridiculous. I know a little penance for our previous evening's debauchery may be in order, but the 3pm hangover immobility is completely unacceptable. My entire day is shot. I ask that, if the proper precautions are taken (water, vitamin B, bread products, aspirin) prior to going to sleep/passing out face down on the kitchen floor with a bag of popcorn, the hangover should be minimal & in no way interfere with my daily activities.

Alcohol: Ooo my friend the world itself is a zero-sum game. In any convenience, there is an inconvenience. Somebody gets rich and richer, somebody else get poor and poorer. Where there is flood, somewhere is draught. Your hangover is normal my friend for the fun we both had last night.

Alcoholic: We did have fun last night? I could not remember a thing.

Alcohol: Ooo yes my friend, we handled those two guys in bed well. They were very please :-)

Alcoholic: I had sex with two men?! I befriended you because of men so how could you let me near them!

Alcohol: Ooo my friend listen to me. Yes you were screwed once before and he left you for no reason. Why should that stop you from having fun? Trust me my friend. There is no difference between being screwed once and being screwed hundreds of times. Trust me, you must trust me.

Alcoholic: You are right. No doubt that you are my trustworthy friend. I have enjoyed our friendship for some years now & would like to ensure that we remain on good terms. You've been the invoker of great stories, the provocation for much laughter, and the needed companion when I just don't know what to do with the extra money in my pockets.

Alcohol: Ooo my friend, I’m here for you. I’m your best financial advisor you’ve ever had.

Alcoholic: Please stay with me. You are my best friend.

Alcohol: Oh yes my friend. SHANTIH! SHANTIH!! SHANTIH!!!

They Just Don’t Get It

There is a close resemblance between the criminal psychopath aka serial killer and the alcoholic mind. Both are grandiose, resentful, defiant, and hating of authority; both unconsciously destroy themselves trying to destroy others. Both do not have the guilty feeling upon their wrong-doings.

They don’t surrender to God's will.

“With the whole wide world, an endless universe, yet the alcoholics keep looking through their glass of alcohol in reverse.” – Azer Mantessa

With this, Azer Global Peace Individualism criminalizes Alcoholism.