The thing with governments – it’s how people can “care” about issues without being directly accountable. That way, we can blame the government for every instance of shit that happens, while the rest are absolved of responsibility. Halfway hypocritical, if you ask me, pretending you can’t affect the outcome. Even with a dictatorship, you have the choice to revolt and kill the dictator.
If you really cared about a problem, then do something about it yourself. You can’t change the whole world, but if you can do something for at least one person, it might not be much, but it’s something.
This is a small spit of thought that suddenly came out of me when I heard about people complaining on social media platforms and talking about changing the color of their profile photos, as if that was the most effective method of exercising their democratic rights, and as if that was all it took to overturn a decision.
I have a fondness for discourse, because it’s a byproduct of thinking, but for heaven’s sake, don’t conclude that signing some petition online or changing your profile photo is the best course of action. Words can only go so far, but actions go further.
In my case, I’ll plonk my ass before the gate before the rat’s hearse reaches it, and see if I can torch his coffin; that’s a sight more effective than some profile photo change.