Poem plus rambling at the end

musing, poetry

(inhuman)

Afraid to touch
from hysterical events
a shock to the mind
like electrotherapy to set me right
the reason is unfinished, vacant and hollow
except for the arrogance
running strong
I’m distracted
what to think about
observe
though nothing sets in
watch a wreck in motion
glazed and
unsympathetic
is it truly the result?
The end of days of struggle
only to be dull
inhuman
an outsider
so cold
yet it’s home at last.

I forget the reason why I wrote this one, but it reminds me of something that I happened upon weeks later. I was randomly researching things in history like I normally do when bored (yes, I know I’m a nerd, but it’s so interesting to learn!) when I came across old files (or the internet’s version of this) on Russian scientific experiments in during the world wars. Now, unless I see a few scholarly articles on it, I am very skeptical of its authenticity, but the thought of it and of many other similar experiments makes me believe there is an ounce of truth there. I don’t recommend looking it up unless you have a strong stomach, hell I won’t even go look for the link because of the creepy-ass picture that was attached to the article, but it was on a sleep deprivation study via a gas that kept the participants awake. The outcomes were dreadful and horrendously described, but deep down I know there was a bit of logic there. When separated from sleep long enough, sanity is a far reach. There is no reasoning, no logic that we as sleepers can understand, and just with those thoughts I fear that the experiment could be true. And if its not, I don’t care to go look if it is because it’s a very sad instance. If there was something so horrible that we thought it could be true on some level because of the depravity (especially in this particular era of medicinal experiments) that humans can be capable of inflicting, doesn’t that say there is something extremely wrong with us? If we can easily torture and kill off our own race with such ease, all because of a religious/political/scientific belief, and under those guises its accepted, not applauded in most cases but still pushed under the rug, how is that any different from the people we loath and scorn, and call killers?

Reminds me as well as a more light-hearted (ish) concept that I saw on QI last night. First of all, if you’re like me and like to know a few fun facts or stories, QI with Stephen Fry is brilliant and hilarious. Especially when David Mitchell and Jimmy Carr are guests, but ANYWAYS… The issue was on polygamy vs monogamous marriages. Fry noted that if someone (in the US, Canada, western world etc) is in a monogamous marriage and cheats on or deceives their spouse with another partner, it’s not considered breaking the law. BUT if someone who said to both women or men, hey I love you both, I want to marry both of you and they were all okay with it, it’s breaking the law. Weird. Then again, there are so so so so many laws that have no logic to them… Okay, so forget the law fact for a minute. In the monogamous case, yea it’s not right, not a lot of people would agree with it, but the polygamous one is still almost seen as taboo even though everyone’s good with it.

Human logic takes a step forward? Nah. Never apply logic to humanity!

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