The notion of democracy is really being challenged in the UK, Australia and the US in recent days. Such insanity.
Donald Trump supporters proudly walking the streets with massive weapons strapped to their bodies. Yes, it is their constitutional right to do so, but what sort of idiot would show so little sensitivity and compassion to the context in their own country at the moment and do so. It achieves nothing.
In Australia, we have politicians, democratically elected, preaching hate and inciting hate against others. And justifying their right to be ignorant because we live in a democracy.
And then, there’s Brexit.
Yes, in a democracy we have certain rights. Predominantly, voting in our elected officials.
To be a responsible citizen though, surely we also have the responsibility to be informed and to educate ourselves, and as an elected representative, surely this responsibility is even more important.
We have the right to express opinions, but for fuck’s sake make sure they are informed and not coming from fear, ignorance or hate.
And yes, in the US, unbelievably and unconscionably, citizens have the right to carry arms, but engage your brain and think about others before you exercise that right. Show some responsible and compassionate thinking first.
What a disgrace this world has become.
What a horrible place we are leaving for future generations.
Individuals, organisations, governments, so selfish that the aim has become, solely personal gain.
What a travesty! And where the fuck are our superheroes?
Apologies for the language but this is my blog and I am frustrated with this world and our collective apathy to do and to be right.
I blame George Orwell.