Monday, August 06, 2007

Stabbity Stab Stab

What makes one person want to betray another?

What process occurs inside somebody's brain that triggers neurons to fire that result in the thought "I want to hurt this person"? (be that emotionally, politically, physically, or socially)

When thinking about this, one might draw some conclusions based upon impetus. To my mind, these would be along the lines of:

  • Where the net return is to gain something. The other has status or power and you do not. Jealousy, intolerance or hatred towards the other brews a compulsive desire to tip them off whatever perch you perceive them to be on. You will never be able to attain their cloud line, so the only course that remains is to clip them down to yours.
  • Where the drive is to exact revenge, to right a wrong. The other has gotten away with figurative bloody murder upon you. Where they have caused you suffering or loss of any kind. Where they have impacted you to a point that you are now without something (anything) you once had, or where they have that which they do not deserve, in one's opinion.
  • Where the drive is to eliminate them. The other is a constant bane upon one's life. An insurmountable obstacle to any forward progression. Where they are the only thing that lays in your path, or where their mere existence sickens your every moral fibre on a daily basis, or perhaps where they are successful trumpeters of a cause which to you is wholly repugnant.

It's logical to assume that there's a reason, right?
(Notwithstanding folk who suffer from psychological dysfunction)

Why then, would someone want to do this clandestine?

How could it be, if you were so upset or revolted or jealous of that somebody else, that you would not want them to receive the message directly from one's self? To have them fully comprehend that it is you that has blighted their outlook - you that has pulled the tripwire. You, are the one responsible for pulling the chairs out from underneath their balancing act.

The main reason I can think of for being non-confrontational, is that one would simply gain pleasure from the sufferance of the other. An ongoing and lingering lament that, in itself, satiates a desire for 'justice' ongoing.
And let's face it; that's fairly deep rooted in general nastiness.

However it could also be due to them simply being weak, sniveling and pathetic; a stone thrower who lobs and runs for safe ground.
I loathe those that are milquetoast in that way.

Why the rant?
Because, very recently, I was betrayed in kind. Well, an attempt was made.

And I'm finding it extremely difficult to figure out the motive. I'm struggling to find reason.

What were the individual's motives? Debatably they were only to cause harm? Surely if they wanted to help, or understand from a different perspective, they would have approached me front ways and not slipped into the shadows behind me?

And if this derivation is true, then what perceived evil am I guilty of?

I don't know. Perhaps the driver was less vindictive and instead was borne out of naivety or sheer selfishness; a sense of drama and attention seeking. Maybe the only route available to this person was through misplaced sensationalism in an attempt to flag significance.

Either way, it's not often that I feel the steely cold sensation of a blade in my flesh outside of forums such as these. For it to transpire into the physical world is a trifle disturbing.

Then again, I may simply assume victory still, by deciding that quite obviously my musings on this blog are above any interpretable level of intelligence held by my assassin.

Yeh. That makes sense.

If you, the reader, cannot fathom the alter-egoistic and deliberately provocative nature of these texts, then I suggest you move along.

There will be nothing for you to see here..


At 11:35 pm, August 06, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened? ^_^

At 11:46 pm, August 06, 2007, Anonymous Pez said...

I'm fairly sure he would have mentioned specifics in the post if he wanted to..

He's talking about what compels a person to act in such a way. He's not talking about smarting because somebody attempted to do so in real life (by the sound of things).

I am guessing that the content of one of Zarres' posts offended somebody to the point of taking action outside of this Blog.
I come to this conclusion based on the last few paragraphs.

($5.00 if I am right?) =D

At 11:51 pm, August 06, 2007, Anonymous kris74 said...

anyone reading this fucking awesome blog that doesnt get it dont matter shit. even if they tried to take it to irl.

At 11:54 pm, August 06, 2007, Anonymous Pez said...

Anyone who doesn't 'get it' is a fucking moron and should be voluntarily euthanized.

At 12:06 am, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@pez LOL!!!

You'd think hell hath no fury like a Zarres scorned??
That was a relatively calm/mild/refrained post from you Z, considering the subject matter I thought? :o

At 12:17 am, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Richelieu said...

..pen is mightier...

theres no letup of vicious digs in there anon. read it again its ruthless as always even if youve got to dig around a little.

imagine _you_ were the target of the post. and irl too... ouch

At 12:18 am, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 1:50 pm, August 07, 2007, Anonymous pissed said...

I agree with pez.
After reading this someone obviously caused trouble irl after being upset by something in one of Zarres posts.

Here's something specially for you:
Get a fucking life loser. If you have nothing better to do then get offended because one of the articles here hit a soft spot, fuck off and die. Nobody cares and you clearly have no understanding of the issues here or the intellectual dark comedy they are wrapped up with. For a lot of readers Zarres says things nobody else does but everybody relates to. If you cant stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Nobody forces you to read it and besides your not welcome here if thats the case.
So yeh fuck off.

At 1:55 pm, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Zarres right to write.
It's our choice to read.

Exercise that choice if you don't like what's here.

It's quite easy really.. *sigh

At 2:00 pm, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think Zarres minds debate at all. In fact I think he enjoys being challenged on his posts. Anyone should see that they are designed to spark thought and debate.

what isn't cool is taking it to IRL (if that's what happened).
Disagree all you like but keep it here. You're nothing but a spineless troll otherwise.

At 2:39 pm, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always read these and go "hey thats so true". Stuff that comes up here are things that happen but nobody talks about from the other perspective. I enjoy having my ideas on something challenged and looking at it from another angle.
Like the person above me said its our choice to read. If you don't like it then don't read it. God knows how or why someone would want to let it spill into real life though. Thats very lame.

At 2:42 pm, August 07, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

because they are unintelligent ignorant and selfish.
about covers it really.

At 3:18 pm, August 07, 2007, Anonymous GeeHawk said...

I was shocked when I learnt of this post…shocked that (thinking along the same lines of Pez) maybe some absolute moron has taken this blog further….

If it were me Zarres…being a big fan of your blog, I would only forgive the fat chick walking to Subway, Jesus Christ or the Budda himself for taking your blog further :)

Zarres mentions in this post and in others… I think its nothing more than unintelligent fucking wankers that just don’t get it….

At 11:54 pm, August 07, 2007, Anonymous sunrise_yuna said...

I think we all were shocked geehawk.

So now to figure out what *really* happened. *grin

Based on recent posts it could be a:
-fat person
-work colleague
-combination of the above

There's not many people you haven't covered off Zarres ;-)

Hey I know- we could make a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' story! lol

At 3:20 pm, August 08, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm well, based on the fact that something went down IRL, it would have to be ordered in this way:

-work colleague
-fat person
-combination of the above

Zarres post talks about betrayal. It also appears to be related to this blog, based on his last paragraphs.
I'm going to assume that means somebody didn't like the content here and so they attempted to derail him.
Seeing as it happened IRL, that means they made this attempt in an area that Zarres is physically present in. Otherwise, how would they be able to effect him?
Therefore, it has to be something to do with family, friends, or work.
Next, seeing as it's about 'betrayal', there has to be something at stake or worth betraying for. The post wouldn't exist if it was just a little irritation or debate. It had to be something that had consequences IRL.

Therefore, I'd say the top 2 would be work or friends.
I'm picking work.

Hey this is like being detective!

At 2:47 pm, August 09, 2007, Anonymous Radical Lexis said...

I’m just wholly impressed with the use of the word ‘milquetoast’.
Yet saddened by the absence of ‘skulduggery’.
That is all.

At 4:05 pm, August 12, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol @ 'skulduggery'.
yeah same i'm picking work. if it was a friend it would just be a debate of different points of view and not an actual issue.
which means some arsefuck from his work probably saw the jolly roger blog and went crying to their boss trying to get brownie points. what a loser. and like pez sez what a desperate moron.
if so i hope whoever it was is reading this cos guess what arsehole you lose. and i reeeaaaly hope zarres finds out who it was if he doesn't already know. watch your back.........


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