Everyday i turn on the tv and watch the news there's just more and more bad news. I try to keep myself away from worldly affairs simply cos i have enough to deal with without being concerned about the umpteen problems of every thing and every one else... and it's not like my worry counts for ought in the greater scheme of things. But no one can ignore what is happening in the world right now, for it affects us all. Number one is fuel. Bloody fuel. It's bringing this entire planet to its knees!! It's NOT an issue of supply and demand. It's the stock market and the greed of mankind (or a darker conspiracy yet to be unfolded). It's reported that some oil fields in America are working BELOW capacity. And whatever happened to green fuels like harnessing solar, wind and water energy? Why are the governments allowing such mayhem? There are fuel protests all around the globe. Is there a REASON why the govs want to destroy the haulage industry? The very backbone of any country... and the govs want to break it!
And on another fuel subject, the price of electricity and gas is reported to rise by 40% here in the UK by winter! 40% !!!!!!! wtf?! These companies already hiked up fuel prices by 15% last winter and is already causing considerable hardship to many. I can barely afford it now, but if that price rise happens, god only knows what i'll do.
Then there's those environmental problems. Shit, the world really is falling apart. Global warming, the destruction and extinction of so many animal and plant species. The west has pillaged this earth for a long time, and now China is hungry for it's resources. China, with its one billion people, is now claiming huge tracts of resources within Africa, South America and other countries to fuel it's fast growing economy. It's unsustainable.
People continue to starve to death. Countries continue to go to war. The earth continues to be raped. Despite all the good efforts that people have made, those who offer help and aid to the desperate, it would seem if one problem is solved, another replaces it, and at a faster growing speed that anyone could possibly keep up with.
We are fast heading to oblivion...
Music, besides art, one of my biggest passions.
Current faves from playlist:
Ancient Rites -Rubicon (progressive pagan/black) Love it!!
Draconian – Turning Season Within (melancholy doom)
Obsidian Gate - Nightspectral Voyage (symphonic black)
Turisas - Battle Metal/The Varangian Way (viking metal)
Fjoergyn - Ernte Im Herbst (symphonic black/pagan)
Drautran - Throne of the Depths (epic atmospheric black)
Wolves in the Throne Room (epic atmospheric black)
Lunar Aurora - Mond (atmospheric black)
Anorexia Nervosa - Redemption Process (epic black/death)
Midnattsol - Nordlys (epic folk metal)
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Featured there are my traditional fantasy paintings inspired by beautiful long-haired boys. (warning: contains male nudity!)
First 3 stamps are mine.