i hate politics

posted 1 week ago in The Lounge
Post # 16
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853 posts
Busy bee

I feel this. I’ve deliberately detached myself from politics during the trump era because I can’t live in a state of 24/7 rage. So I try to tune it out to some extent. I know it’s extremely privileged that I’m even able to do that. But goddamn. The system is definitely broken. 

Post # 17
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198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

I’m not as politically involved as I used to be just as a self-protection mechanism. That said I can’t stand stand (being from the US) the “both sides” crowd/arguement, and not voting. IMO it’s almost always rooted in privelege or ignorance. Sure there’s no perceptable difference in the parties – when your ability to get married, or have healthcare, or have the benefits you need to feed your family, or maintain your DACA status, doesn’t depend on one or the other party being in power. Then it makes a hell of a big difference. 

Post # 19
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

amongclouds :  Yes!! I 100% agree with this. There’s this ongoing thought that everyone who votes a certain way must be “insert stereotype for their party”. Lone gone are the days where you could respect another person’s point of view. Now if someone thinks different than someone else they’re fair game for mud-slinging. Both parties are just as bad as each other.

Post # 20
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1973 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Sussex, UK

I think a.lot of my friends feel the same way in the UK after Brexit and there are still a million and one things to be worked out. Another General Election in December was the nail in the coffin for me. 

Post # 21
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2982 posts
Sugar bee

Have any of you thought of standing for election?

Post # 23
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413 posts
Helper bee

sbl99 :  i’m also in Australia & shocked & saddened at the state of the political environment here.

Very much all for themselves.

 

I always have dreams about how I would run & make changes for the better. 
I just wish there was someone I could align myself with, but trash is trash.

 

If you ever need someone to support your run 😉 i’m here.

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