On this day exactly 5 years ago, what was to become the best motherfucking gore site on the interweb had started humbly with a post of Eugene Armstrong’s beheading. In a strange twist of fate, the conception of Best Gore coincided with the beginning of my personal journey to spiritual awakening. Five months prior I rekindled my withering passion for travel with a trip to Cuba which started a rolling snowball of questioning the purpose of spending the best years of my life working for the man, solely so one day, when I retire, I can start doing things I have always wanted to do but couldn’t because I had to go to work.
The more I thought about it, the less it made sense and two months after the conception of Best Gore, during my absolutely amazing trip to Iceland, I reached the conclusion that my days of working toward retirement were over. Instead, I started working toward quitting work to travel. I realized that there were no guarantees I would live until retirement in which case all I would have known is work. And likewise, I also realized that even if I do live long enough to reach retirement, by that time I will have been old and likely unable to do many things I can still do now. It plain and simple made no motherfucking sense spending my whole days right now, while I still have two healthy legs going to work when there was so much I wanted to do with my life.
So although the two were not related, 2 months after Best Gore’s conception I started prepping for quitting work, and another 2 months later, I made it happen. I had no money, no income, no guarantees of anything, all I knew was I didn’t want to waste another day of my life working for the man in order to secure myself with good life after I’ve retired (ie after I’m old and immobile, possibly suffering from serious health issues and who knows what else). I would not recommend anyone doing it the way I did, but as for me personally, I do not regret any of it.
I went from having a good job with the government that paid nice benefits to being penniless, homeless and futureless, yet I felt alive. I was out of the golden cage, no longer “protected” by it, no longer surrounded by its luster, but also no longer restricted by it, no longer its slave. And at that time, only 4 months into its existence, Best Gore already experienced unprecedented growth and popularity.
It must have had a lot to do with people coming to Best Gore always finding inside what was advertised on the outside. When title said that this was a post about a beheading of a particular person, if they clicked that title it took them to a page with the beheading of that particular person. Pretty straightforward, but if you consider how much the interweb is flooded with deceptive pages wasting people’s time by not delivering what they promise, by simply delivering what is promised the website grew by the day.
As months went by, I met with many people who like me – quit work to travel, but they all considered it the ultimate achievement whereas in my case this was just the beginning. All other permanent travellers freed themselves from the slavery of the golden cage only to become slaves of other things, like their little gadgets and facebook and such. Whereas I went to see a sunset, they went to take pictures of the sunset to brag about it before their surrogate on facebook. Whereas I went to sample local cuisine, they went just so they can make their facebook surrogate feel jealous by reminding them that they had eaten some exotic food.
A slave is a slave is a slave is a slave – that’s the way I saw it. Yet my spiritual growth did not stop there. Being a slave to the internet is one of the hardest shackles to shake off these days. Using the internet for personal advancement is one thing, being addicted to it and wasting one’s days away on it is whole another. I recognized it as yet another form of slavery which none of the faux free “permanent travellers” ever had as little as cross their minds. Yet beyond that there is one more, the most difficult of all shackle to shake off – one I’m still working on but not gonna elaborate on it at this time.
Best Gore Today
Last year when Best Gore celebrated its 4th anniversary, the site was perused by half a million people a month. After the Luka Magnotta situation, the readership quickly grew to 7 digits. By the end of 2012, the readership was at more than 6 Million and by looking at the April 2013 stats, it’s more than 9 Million a month. That however has a lot to do with the recent Boston Marathon Bombings because during those days and the days following the bombings the traffic to the site temporarily sky rocketed which bumped the overall visitor count up by a million compared to the previous 2 months.
And then something happened 3 days ago – I’m not sure what it was yet. But the traffic grew by 70%. If you consider the readership of Best Gore, 70% increase in daily usage is an increase by a significant number of users. A very, very big site must have linked Best Gore because you don’t get several hundred thousand extra daily readers overnight compared to the long term average just out of the blue. A site much larger that BG must have linked one of the pages and it drives shitloads of people to Best Gore, but strangely enough, not even almost 4 days later has this extra load normalized. Usually when a spike comes, after a day or two it slowly starts coming back down to normal. But not in this case.
I’m sure you’ve noticed that the site has been very sluggish since April 26. Server is just so heavily overloaded there is no spare resource left and I’m already caching everything that can be cached. This extra traffic creates loads our current server can’t handle so if it doesn’t normalize over the next day or two, I will have to start looking at an upgrade to hardware. My apologies for server frequently timing out.
The Mission Statement
Success is the sole earthly judge of right and wrong.
~ Adolf Hitler
If the above quote by the greatest man of the 20th century is right, then success of the site is a pretty solid indicator that Best Gore is on the right track. As such, I don’t anticipate any major changes to take place in the days ahead of us, however I still wanted to make this post an open forum for you, the readers to give me a hint of what you’d prefer to see more, what to see less, what to perhaps leave out, what to reintroduce, etc. We’ll get back to this later.
Since its inception in 2008, the unwritten mission of Best Gore was to expose the harsh reality of the world in its true colors. But that’s only half of it. The other half that Best Gore is first and foremost a thought provoking portal.
If all you seek are blood and guts with sole focus on the shock aspect of things, then you are probably better off looking elsewhere. There are many other “gore sites” that may be a better match for you. Best Gore set itself apart right from the beginning from bland shock sites with thought provoking commentary accompanying each post. That is what Best Gore has always been and that is what made Best Gore the #1 reality website on t3h interweb. Without it, all we would know about photos or videos is that this was a drug dealer killed by rivals in Brazil, but we wouldn’t know about the Da Silvas, Fiat Unos and Caruaru.
Likewise, we would know there is brutal narco shit happening in Mexico, but we wouldn’t know about how dangerous the popular tourist trap of Acapulco is, that Chiapas is the machete chop chop capital of Mexico, etc. We would merely discuss the splatter patterns of people who seemingly committed suicides by jumping off highrises in Thailand, but wouldn’t know anything about Thais teaming up with corrupt policemen and twisted prostitutes to mass murder vacationers in Pattaya.
Trust me, it would be far easier on me if all I needed to do was post a set of picture with a two sentence sum up of what they’re about, instead of doing thorough research and putting my findings in detail together. Vast majority of time I spend running Best Gore is spent on research and collection of data which is then put together into an article. If I spared myself of all that work, Best Gore would have more content, but it would be just another shock site with no thought provoking value.
I understand that Best Gore is not for everyone and never tried to be, but I’m not holding a gun to anyone’s head to read what it has to offer. Best Gore has purpose far deeper than sharing of graphic images and videos. If you prefer to live in a rose colored, or monochromatic world without wider understanding of what is going on, be my guest and go elsewhere so you don’t stand in the way of those of us who prefer to live in actual reality.
And that leads me to the Mission Statement of Best Gore – you can’t have reality without truth. Trust is such an integral part of reality, leaving it out of reality reporting would be like degrading an HD image into a Video 8. Best Gore has always been more about story than just about content. And this will not change. There is, has always been and always will be a lot to see in terms of gore on Best Gore, but to post gore for the mere sake of gore is not what this site is about. As students of Best Gore (I myself am a student too – I learn here every day just as everyone else), we work with the complete picture and the picture cannot be complete if you leave truth out of reality. Therefore truth reporting will not cease on Best Gore.
Fear of Reality
Unfortunately, floods of new readers bring with them many who prefer to live in a rose colored world and reality upsets them. They are the sheep – some so helplessly enslaved they can’t be helped, others hiding in the wolf’s clothing, infiltrating our ranks to destabilize our community from within. One thing Best Gore has taught me about the sheep is that they fear reality. It’s a type of phobia that may not have its own name, but is more prevalent than most that do.
Fear of reality is why the sheeple always threaten and try to get the site shut down. They are so terrified of reality, they can’t stand the notion of it being exposed. Anything outside of their rose tinted fantasy scares the living bejeesus out of them.
The sheep fear reality because in their rose colored world, government has their needs and interests in mind, police serve and protect them, gun owners are responsible, Thais are friendly, ZOG is a conspiracy theory, truth is a hate speech, Hitler was a bad guy and 6 Million Jews died. You take their rose colored shades off their mugs for just one second, it makes them see that everything in the rose world they praise so much is false and that makes them to freak the fuck out, curse you to the hell and back, call you any of the plethora of names their sheep masters conditioned them to use on truth speakers (the popular ones being a bigot, a racist, an anti semite, a homophobe or a misogynist) and attack you with all they have until you take that nasty reality away from their sight and let them have their rosy world back. They are so terrified of reality (and truth, as they are one and all), they’ll kill you if they have to to get back to living in their rosy world.
Unfortunately, the sheep are too many and their masters too powerful, therefore any truth speaker is always a target. I am however ready for whatever it takes to defend the truth – whether exile or prison. The former being my current reality.
Our Best Gore
I was waiting for this anniversary to hand the torch to you, the healthy core of Best Gore (sheeple, please stay out of it – you fear reality and with it you fear the truth, therefore you don’t understand neither). Let’s decide the course Best Gore will take in its 6th year of existence together. Tell me what you want to see more of, what to see less of. Tell me what would make Best Gore more to your liking and we’ll try to work out a way that suits the best to most.
I also want to make this another roll call for writers. If you’re able to do research on the internet, can write reasonably well in English and would like to be more than just a reader or commenter on Best Gore, hit me up. I would especially welcome those who have some experience working with WordPress. I will try to make this a bit of a more ongoing program because last time I made a public announcement asking for writers I got so much response all at once, I was unable to keep up with it but as time progressed, it would have been useful to get back to them, but at that time it was too late. I’ll try to work out a button in the menu to make this more of an ongoing call, rather than a one time occurrence. But yeah – anytime you read this and think you could write for BG, hit me up.
To help me understand how ya’ll feel about certain types of content that are less on the “gory” side, cast your votes in the polls below. All these polls collect are votes – one per registered user. Therefore if you try to brownnose, it won’t be recognize because I will not know you voted in favor or against something. All I will know are total numbers of in favor and against votes, but not who voted for what. Unfortunately, anyone’s who has an account on Best Gore can vote, which means a whole lotta sheeple can do so too therefore I will also take into an account opinions expressed in comments by trusted members.
Would You Like to See More or Less Dashcam Videos?
Would You Like to See More or Less Police Brutality Videos?
Would You Like to See More or Less Posts Exposing Crimes of International Jewry?
Would You Like to See More or Less Educational Posts On True History?
Example: 1994 Markale Massacre in Sarajevo
I’m Chatting Too
I will take a temporary break from posting too much and will hang out with you guys here. Let’s talk about anything you want to talk about. It’s our anniversary so let’s kick back and have a fun day together. Maybe get to know one another a little better. I hardly participate in comments much so this will be my opportunity to change it. I think it’s OK to do it once a year on a special occasion. So let’s chat – ask me anything, although I may not be able to respond to all. And will definitely ignore trolls and the sheeple agent provocateurs.
Vincit Omnia Veritas,