Recently I’ve been taking a more proactive interest in politics, albeit rather grudgingly. From one argument to another, I have found it exceedingly difficult to classify myself as either left or right wing; the only characteristic I can say with certainty is that I’m wildly liberal.
I really like the article above, it’s very well written and pretty much summarises how I feel about my generation.
Despite all my misgivings and distaste for the ‘politics’ of politics, I do think it’s incredibly important for people to be aware of who is leading us, what policies are in place, and take an active interest in where we go from now on - than simply turn a blind eye which is all too easy. I’m disappointed by the number of friends I have who - through laziness, disillusionment or ignorance - choose not to care. Politics, the economy, social conventions affect every single of us, and (as I always say) you don’t have the right to complain if you don’t even try to form an opinion.
When talking about politics, people tend to categorise themselves as either left or right. As above, I don’t consider myself pro-Labour, and whilst I actually think Conservatives did a pretty good job lifting the general economy out of recession, I loathe to call myself a Tory either. We are fed too many conflicting data, the media sensationalises headlines for both camps - benefit cheats today, rich evading taxes tomorrow; and as most people socialise with peers similar to themselves, it is very difficult to assess the economical, social spectrum of a country, unbiasedly.
It’s certainly not an easy job, and I don’t envy anyone who genuinely tries to fix it.
For the left:
For the right:
— David Lynch
Andy Goldsworthy’s art
One of my favourite artists.
Our successful candy floss & popcorn double act at the office summer-fair-themed party. So much fun!
— Luna Adriana
Haven’t gotten lost in nature for a long time.
My absolute favourite musical
10 years. 4157 performances. Happy 10th Anniversary, Wicked. (October 30th, 2003)
Open air cinema <3 Watching Mean Girls in Vauxhall park with Regina’s “army of skanks”. (at Vauxhall Gardens)
Back streets of #kingscross. Michael’s favorite house in #london. I used to live 30 seconds from here. (at Whidborne Street)
THIS IS THE GREATEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY ENTIRE LIFE
New research by Oxfam has revealed the true extent of the amount of British children living in poverty, with families taking drastic measures
Each of these stories are heartbreaking. The most harrowing documentary I’ve watched in a long while.
Life is not fair. These people deserve more than what they’re receiving. I think most of the UK public would willingly support such people in genuine hardship.
I don’t vote for Labour. I think the current welfare system is inherently flawed because of imperfect information and greed, and needs an overhaul. However it is disgusting that the rich can have so much (myself included, even as I’m writing this in a batcave), whilst the poor, the vulnerable scramble for scraps at the bottom - with the rich passing/hiding wealth from one generation to the next.