Well, after 5 years of having this blog sitting in the Aether of the interwebs, I've decided to do something useful with it and post things i consider interesting.
My first Post will start as I mean to go on: criticising something popular.
Before you attempt to beat me to death I dont mean im being negative BECAUSE the item in popular, I'm merely being truthful, that the things i will comment on will usually be popular, or at least known to a set community.
Today I begin with this: BE WARNED THIS HAS ADULT LANGUAGE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNIqgZXng8M
The video was removed once, and due to the ignorance normally associated with yotube comments, I expect this link will not remain unbroken for long. So I will describe to you, the long and short of it:
A bouncer in a club has singled out a (no offence meant) feeble looking smaller man. The bouncer is already in a position of power in the club, andmany people fear bouncers due to their (usually) gun ho attitudes, so this man is understandably worried when the bouncer has escorted him to the toilets of the club.
This sends alarm bells ringing in anyone who has been involved in security like myself, a bouncer would NEVER do this unless there was an explicit reason to do so, a bouncers job is to prevent fights and other illegal activity inside (and in very special circumstances outside) a club or other establishment, and then to remove the troublemakers as swiftly as possible. This man does neither, he has taken the man, who he accuses of being a drug dealer, further inside the club into a less-populated location. Telling. Telling of a man up to no good.
From the body language of the two men we can see the bouncer is being overly intimidating and is making what seem to be false accusations, and then proceeds to "search" the man. Not only does he allow the man to empty his pockets out himself, an idiotic practise for anyone, especially when weapons may be involved, but we can see the man is not proffessional, so i digress.
Eventually after sifting through the mans personal and private belongings, such as taking cash from the mans wallet and nosing through his mobile phone, the bully of a bouncer becomes bored, and decided to throw a straight jab squarely into the face of the man, who has stated he wants no trouble and only wishes to leave. The man cowers away after being punched, satisfying the bouncers ego.
This power display has gone exactly as intended, and he has before him, essentialy, what we would call a victim. The bouncer unleashes another sloppy punch which causes even further distress to the victim. And then commands him, and i can barely believe it as I see it, to worship him, in the typical "we are not worthy" pose. Encouraging his victim to say "Oh great mother
f*cking brown dude".
First of all, lets play the "HOW MANY CRIMES DID HE COMMIT?" game.
Did you guess them all?
As well as larceny and invasion of privacy.
This man is exactly what is wrong with society. People in a position of power preying on those less fortunate. Men like this have always existed, and im sad to say, will probably always exist, BUT, martial artists, good ones, will always exist too. And one great one Stephen K Hayes said: "I vowed that wherever I had to go or whatever I had to study or whoever I had to find as a mentor – I would learn how to prevail over the cruel and unjust and brutal. I would never ever again have to stand helpless and watch the right be crushed into submission by the wrong...prevailing over the dangerous and degenerate is what I offer my community."
We can at least take hope that the popularity of this video will lead to the bouncer's arrest. Or, maybe he'll pick on an unassuming looking person, only to discover he is a champion cage fighter? I hope both of those things happen.