Every April Magaly asks us to join her in a bout
This year her theme is
"Protest and Outrage"
I have spent the last year*like most everyone else online*
listening/reading other people being SOOOOOOOOO
outraged and feeling the need to Protest on an hourly basis about one thing or another.
Some genuinely deserving of support...some *in my opinion* not so.
As someone who voted differently to others..
and having opinions that others may disagree with
*like any other free thinking human* ...
I have felt isolated and angry at this flood of abuse and bile spouted freely
under the cloak of "free speech".
You don't know me, any more than I know you.
Two of the most soul destroying comments I heard/read...
"any one who voted Brexit should have their right to vote revoked"
and more scary still, from a member of the House of Lords when challenged
that it was their(The Lords) duty to enact the will of the people
"Yes, but sometimes the people make mistakes,
and on those occasions it is up to us to correct them,
and educate them so they vote the right way"
I voted one way...my husband another...we don't fight over it.
We are not outraged by each others right to an opinion.
Ode to Passive Aggressive Liberalism
I am OUTRAGED at your outrage
that I dare to disagree with "you".
I PROTEST your protestations
that I do not understand "Your" plight.
How could someone "like me"
ever feel "your pain"?
Being so privileged and so white.
Well I've been homeless.
I've been hungry.
I've grieved the loss of a child.
I've been bullied for being different.
Felt despair when Politicians lied.
I've taken part in marches
to preserve the status quo.
But if I ask "you" if I've any rights
the simple answer's
Feel free to be offended....it's your right,
but stop confusing
"Offended" with "Offensive"
it just makes you look and sound pathetic.