strength will find you sooner, then you ever thought it would
For every positive step we are taking in the direction towards equality as a people, we are taking two steps backwards in other areas of discrimination and injustice. People are recognizing LGBTQ people as people (what a concept) and fighting for their rights with a very loud voice, but we have people getting involved in unwanted physical altercations due to their religious preferences and cultural aesthetics. We have people being forcibly removed from places due to head-wear or facial hair or skin color just because someone feels “uncomfortable” in the presence of these normal things. And all the while, we still have states and countries fighting for laws to legalize discrimination and refusal of services based on things out of the control of the individual, as if we have a choice in who we love or what we feel. Cultures are being segregated instead of celebrated. Change is rejected. The Police are getting more and more power with each passing day. The voice of the people is diminishing at an alarming rate, despite the fact that our numbers are growing. Cities are on fire. People are dying. Civilizations are crumbling. Governments are taking over, and the people don’t have the means to fight back. Our oceans are poisoned. Our wildlife is disappearing. Forests have vanished. Temperatures are rising. I take three steps back and I see a World ready to go to war with itself, and for the first time in my life, I fear for mine.
things are really bad again and I don’t know what to do this time; I’ve eroded down too far.
(this is the ceiling in the parliament building in copenhagen I’m obsessed is it bad that I could recognize it idk)