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QUEER VIEW MIRROR: Issues

Thursday 13th, April 2017 / 14:18
By Thanks Jem

VANCOUVER – Well, grab your tissues, because I have a bunch of issues.

Maybe my biggest issue involves the very ground we walk on. I still can’t believe we have people in power who do not believe in doing the right thing. The right thing about the environment, about women’s rights, about equality… Unless it’s the “white” thing.

That brings us to my next grievance: “white people” and the self-entitlement that comes with that. You know who you are and what I am talking about; I do not blame anybody. I will, however, call out the fact that your life is easier, but most choose to bitch and whine about mundane [even trivial adjectives], living egocentric lifestyles and the falsehood that’s represented by social media accounts. Saying this, I can’t lump everyone into one category and say that all white people are awful.

But I just did.

The first thing is realizing you [white people] are the problem. The second thing is, we are living in 2017; you must become aware of this so-called problem and have more gratitude in your everyday mundane lifestyles. You should realize you’re really fucking lucky you have clean water and food available; even in our own country of Canada, a country famously known for the raping of women, children, land and cultures, we do not have clean drinking water in half of our reserves. To worry about yourself like you are the most important thing around you is to be glib about the reality we have created and have done nothing to change.

Talk is cheap, people. So wake up and change, you lazy fucks.

The fact is we [all living things] are all important. Every damn thing around you is important, but mostly you and everybody else. Not just one group of humans who have more, but everybody. If as a human race we shift our thinking towards inclusion and love, we could move into the future of ourselves and make not just yourself happy but us happy too.

So long story short: shut up and try harder.

Because when you know better, you do better.

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