Post # 16
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
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 # 18
Yep. A young 17/18 year old kid egged him during a press conference, made headline news around the world. T-Shirts were made. Real hero, man of the people type lad.
People threw money at him for legal costs around the incident, far more than required. He ended up donating about $100k to the victims of the shooting. Say what you will about the maturity of a kid publicly egging a man, but he could easily have just pocketed that money.
Post # 19
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
- 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
Have any of you thought of standing for election?
Post # 22
I used to think about it. But here in Australia it’s almost impossible to get elected unless you align with one of the parties, or have a high profile as an independent (many independents here were initially elected as part of a party, then defected).
As the party preselects the candidates for each seat, choice is limited
If I could run for a seat, fair and square on the same footing as a candidate from the major parties, then I would run in a heartbeat. But that’s not the way it is here unfortunately
Post # 23
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.