Hello, dear Sacramento readers. Yep, I’m on a roll.
I was wondering – with all the action lately, people who may Google Anna Serin (second hit), Aleksey Serin (fifth hit), Kristina Serin (ninth hit), Casey Serin (second hit) or 4932 Dewey Drive (first hit) are going to end up here. And they’ll probably think I’m an asshole.
I may behave like an asshole. I’m not sure, but, believe it or not, I’m pretty much a normal person – I have a job, I pay my taxes, love my family, play with my puppy, and even now and then, I go to Church. I’m just like any one of you. Yep, scary thought, huh?
Come to think of it, I may be one of you. Or not. It doesn’t matter, really, because I don’t want anybody to ever remember James Marks, the writer (as if that ever was going to happen – I think I can relax about that one). If anyone ever remembers this blog some time in the future, I’d like them to remember that one day, a group of people became so enraged at the rampant behaviour of a Crime Family that someone decided to tell their story to everyone else. Why? I don’t know. To stop their criminal activities? To alert authorities? To let people know who they were dealing with? I just don’t know – sincerely, I don’t. It’s just something I feel I need to do, because I can’t think of anything better to try.
Beware, rant mode is on.
I’m sick and tired of assholes like the Serin Family. Sick of watching them abuse the system like the bunch of ingrate immigrants they are. Sick of them flaunting to everyone who will ever read or listen to their crap about their latest toys. Sick of them trying to make fools of the Sacramento Courthouse. Sick of them attacking what is sacred to us – our institutions, our government, and our neighbourhood. They had the chance to become a part of and prosper in one of the greatest countries on earth. Their son decided to piss on a dollar bill and take a photo of it. It’s beyond disgraceful.
One day, some day, Mommy and Daddy Serin are going to have to face the music. Casey Serin will either face the authorities or the fact that he’s going to live with himself for the rest of his days – and that’s one of the biggest punishments I can think of. Meanwhile, we’ll come out of this economic crisis, we’ll survive and we’ll thrive. We’ll prosper, because that’s what we do. We’ll be able to look back and laugh at ourselves, when we find out we were right all along regarding the fact that living in fear of the banks taking away our home every 30 days is not “winning”, no matter what Casey thinks. It really doesn’t matter how Casey taunts us; how he claims to be “doing his job”. We aren’t losing Casey – it’s you and creeps like George Tran who’ll be the roadkill on the highway of life.
In an alternate universe, I’d wish for Aleksey and Anna Serin to wake up from their self-imposed nightmare and do the right thing in order to save their home, their family, their dignity, and their retirement. Not anymore. I have no respect for those who have shown no love for this country, even after they were accepted as immigrants. I cannot respect people who have shown hate and derision towards the United States of America.
So, who am I? I never really answered that question. Well, I happen to love this quote, so I’ll copy and paste it, like most things I write. Apologies if you hated the movie.
Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition! The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it’s my very good honour to meet you and you may call me “James Marks”
….remember the idea, not the man, because a man can fail.
November 23rd, 2010