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Well our government voted to begin the process of leaving the EU, which I suppose that we knew they would in spite of all the hopes one might have that there was something that could be done to prevent it. I was angry with them all over again. Angry with our main opposition party for not doing their job and opposing anything whatsoever angry with the government for the disaster they have created.

Since the referendum and perhaps doubly in the last few weeks, I have been angry and sad about the state of politics the whole time. It's easier to be sad about it, because that just sits there like a rainy day, while the anger roils and tumbles inside me and makes me want to create terrible furious music or become a politician just so I could kick their laughable parties to pieces and turn our pallid faux-democracy into something that could actually benefit the public. Imagine being in a country where people felt their voice counted enough that they didn't have to tear their own economy to pieces in the vague hope of someone somewhere noticing they existed?

There is a lot that would need to be changed, and although I have thought about politics for a long time I am also not a big fan of working in London or meetings or any of the other things that seem to go with the field. That assumes that I could get myself elected, which would be a little implausible in itself although I think the speeches and talking with people parts would probably be easier than the parts that needed me to be organised or fill in forms. Those would be rubbish.

So yesterday I was feeling sour and resentful and angry but for some reason I listened to this old song and it made me feel better. They are just clueless really, just stupid people making terrible decisions because it's the only way to further their craven self-interest. Most of us didn't vote for them anyway, just a few people who were lucky enough to be in the right constituencies, so if they're massive dolts it is an entire national system that enables them.

It's not a political song, but maybe anything can be political when you're in the right mood.

Date: 3 Feb 2017 14:34 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] re-vised.livejournal.com
I feel you... I'm sure you've heard of our new president? The one that is setting back civil rights by 70 years?

Date: 3 Feb 2017 20:56 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glenatron.livejournal.com
He's awful but I don't think he'll last beyond the point the republicans realise he's going to leave them totally toxic for the next twenty years. Unfortunately he might leave America toxic for a lot longer before that.

At least he's solved the problems of not enough coal slurry in waterways and not enough mentally ill people with assault weapons, so I guess you can sleep safer in your beds.

Date: 6 Feb 2017 16:43 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] re-vised.livejournal.com
I think some of the GOP realizes what he's going to do to the Republican party. They've distanced themselves in the last week.

Thank god! I'm so happy he's decided it's okay to contaminate our waterways! I mean, he had to ban all the "bad" people from getting in.... So we will definitely be safer! None of the awful things that have happened in the US since 9/11 have been done by US citizens. ...oh wait...they were.

Date: 6 Feb 2017 23:19 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glenatron.livejournal.com
It's alright though because most of them were white, so they were lone wolves. Endless endless packs of pallid, resentful lone wolves radicalised online by other lone wolves. But definitely not terrorists.

Date: 8 Feb 2017 14:48 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] re-vised.livejournal.com
Definitely not.

Date: 3 Feb 2017 16:06 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puddleshark.livejournal.com
Yeah. I thought the sight of Theresa May holding hands with Trump was going to be the low point of the year - the words "appalling", "abject" and "no moral compass" coming immediately to mind. But now we've decided to accelerate our descent into economic chaos as well.

Oh, good.

Date: 3 Feb 2017 20:57 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] glenatron.livejournal.com
At least Scotland are building an escape pod, but I don't know if I could handle shorter winter days.

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