Passing opinion is incredibly dangerous. You could be ill-informed, inexperienced and ignorant. I’m all of those things, and so giving my opinion is like stabbing myself in the eye. Or the brain. Political opinion is even tougher, because it requires context and history, something that is hard to gauge at a first glance. When the snap General Election was announced, I wrote this short story thing. The point of it was basically an attempt to stay away from caring about the vote, and to refrain from passing comment on it. Yet here I am, with that post deleted, writing about how I am already frustrated by it all. I think I get more on edge about these things than most people, and scrolling through twitter for most of my day doesn’t help. Every tweet about the upcoming election makes me want to run head first at a wall.
Politics as a trend is something that you see all over twitter. It is cool to be on the left and have somewhat socialist values. This is because on the surface, those values seem the most genuine and caring. It also has something to do with virtue signalling, as coming across as compassionate certainly leads to slightly more popularity. Twitter is a game of circles and to be a part of your desired circles, you have to lean to the right (not right) side politically. This is all very boring, and seriously annoying. I see countless tweets every day that are immensely pro-labour and anti Tory. Hating tories as a joke is funny and it’s a joke I make fifty times a day, but some of the outlandish things written about them via ‘cool’ or dare I say it ‘indie’ twitter is sickening. How can anything be achieved, how can any of the corrupt political system be broken down when a whole side of people blankets the Conservatives as ‘poor people haters’.
The Fox hunting debate could be the most bizarre argument of it all. It is literally a conflict between an elite group who want to barbarically hunt an animal, and everyone else who for some strange reason don’t like it. The tories sit in-between desperate for funding from those elites and to be able to keep whispering in their ears. It’s strange that people are so adamantly against it (I mean the general public, not actual animal rights campaigners), because it’s such blatant fake morality. Fox hunting is no more evil than buying a Coca Cola product or using an Apple phone, yet where’s the tweets about them. The left sits in this position of being as hopelessly dumb as the right, because of whining about a minority hobby that comparatively is just as evil as everything else in the world. Ignorance is a given in all of culture and politically I’m pretty sure it has always been a trend amongst my demographic. I just don’t want people going into a blind vote, whoever they are voting for. The cynical side of me wants those clueless votes going into Labour, and in time I hope that the party don’t let us down. At this point, I can’t see them winning, they’re being far too nice for that. All the party needs a little but of ruthlessness to get into power, and then mould the socialist values around them once they’re in.
On the 8th of June, I will be voting Labour for mostly logistical reasons. Logistical in a sense that right now a majority Conservative government means no leeway with policy. Even if Labour don’t win, we need more seats in there so that we can balance the delegation of power. With Labour, we will hopefully have more security with Europe, and a possible super soft Brexit. It also means a change in leadership, and a massive one. For the first time, possibly ever, we will have someone in charge who actually cares. Jeremy Corbyn, a man there for all the right reasons. I can never get my head around the dislike towards him because sure he’s a plonker, but a plonker who is naturally geared towards helping people. You can’t say the same about Theresa May, who is the epitome of the walking-talking panderer.
To explore this deeper, there must be a look at the rise of this weird Marxist regime from American university campus’. The idea of communism and far left rituals being useful is certainly in the zeitgeist. What I obtain from it, is the impending doom of mankind, and a definite feeling that civilisation won’t last another century. I mean this is a big step from being frustrated by UK election twitter, but it always sidelines my thoughts on anything. It gives me this ‘whats the point’ overview. It’s why I get angry at people getting angry, or agitated by those passing judgement whilst being intolerant themselves, because it all doesn’t matter.
Side-note: This is partly inspired by twitter and partly inspired by the Joe Rogan Experience. I think I’m probably going to delete this post soon because I can’tquite articulate what I’m trying to say. Perhaps I should go back to being mute and focus on more important things, like watching Alien 3 in the middle of the day.