There are a lot of things going on in the world right now, a rise in sexism, racism, and general crappiness towards other people. On the climate side we use too much plastic, are exhausting our fossil fuels and experiencing freak weather. It’s really too much to deal with on a daily basis especially if like me you worry about stuff.
But what is really annoying is the general expectation that we need to care about this stuff, that we should be proactive and boycott companies, expect ethical alternatives, demonstrate against inequality.
Yes, we need to be aware of what is going on but can we just slow a minute to appreciate where we are and why we should focus our energy on a certain subject instead of rattling our sabres at EVERYTHING. I’m suffering from social conscience fatigue where there are too many things to fight against so that when something new happens I can no longer summon the energy to be angry or upset about it.
It is at this point that people come along and tell me I NEED to be upset. That I NEED to do something.
I’ve been fighting against Brexit since the Referendum to the point where I had to deactivate Facebook because the constant stream of negativity was getting to be too much to deal with. It’s like the result gave people the right to be openly racist and just generally horrible.
To the point where people, who have no idea what the EU even does mind you, will argue about how wrong you are without a single fact to back themselves up. They cling to this ideological concept of Britain that will never exist except in their own little brains.
Sure, we can get rid of the EU migrant workers. We ALWAYS could. It was just the inefficient Home Office that couldn’t be arsed to do it’s job.
No, they do not claim benefits and get social housing as soon as they land.
Actually, most of them pay tax to the UK Government.
And. A large percentage of them are really nice people who’d actually help you out if you needed it.
Yet we’re supposed to believe that they are some evil entity coming here just to steal jobs, benefits, and housing – and mug us in our own homes. This negative image is just one put about by Leave, and not so far off the propaganda that was spread about Jews by the Nazi party before and during the Second World War.
This is where humanity is? It’s 2018 now so why are we still doing this crap?
Don’t tell me what I should care about. I do care. I’m just worn out right now.