Thursday, 8 June 2017

On the General Election

"I don't even follow politics", I think, as I read yet another article about politics and feel enraged at the results of Brexit, Trump, and potentially tomorrow's result.
So, OK, I clearly follow politics. EVERYONE does. Even those who only watch Love Island and aren't on the electoral roll. Because we kinda have to. It affects us. Even if I think that it doesn't matter who's in charge as my life won't really change (and it won't. I'll still be a broke renter with an office job). I still have to get up in the morning and go to work and shop at Aldi and drink cheap wine in cheap pubs. What else can we do?

We're all supposed to be terrified of suicide bombers and rapists and murderers. Don't get me wrong, I am scared of those things, but I'm not terrified. Can you imagine!? I'd get even less done than I currently do. Anyway, I'm more scared of tomorrow's election result.

I'm not writing this to change anyone's opinion. I am well aware of how little influence I have on anyone. I can barely influence myself and I am not intelligent enough to form a cogent argument about almost anything. Every opinion that I have about politics is from my gut.

I just THINK it makes sense to support the NHS, because why should anyone profit from illness? From injury? It's bonkers to capitalise on suffering. Isn't that just obvious?
I FEEL that we should remain part of the EU. Just, because. My mum is Spanish and came here to "take our jobs and our men" (well, one man. My dad.) because there was shit all in Spain except a Fascist regime. So, like, duh. Of course come here, get a job, settle down, raise a (dysfunctional) family, which includes me - YOU'RE WELCOME. She came here pre-EU and it was difficult. For no good reason. [sidenote: members of my own family disagree and think that we should leave the EU. Sigh] 
Isn't it a good  thing to feed children? Why shouldn't children get free school meals? I don't even really care about schools as I don't have a kid and it doesn't affect me, except it does because children grow up into adults.
The privatisation of the railways didn't work. It's cheaper to fly. In the actual, real, sky. In an actual, real AEROPLANE. It's cheaper to fly than go by train. If that ain't nuts then I am the queen of something hilarious. [Insert own joke, I am tired].

So. I am exhausted. I am fatigued. I am done. I am finished. Hence the lack of posting (also am super busy at work and I like to sleep and I am quite a rubbish person which is why I ain't famous. No follow-through.)

Whatever the result tomorrow: Can we all just get along? And please have no more elections for at least five years. kthanxbye.

PS. a message to those "shy" Tories. Look, if you're gonna be a wanker, can you at least fucking own it and admit that you're a wanker?

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