Maybe it’s my age, or maybe it’s just the news, but I’m beginning to wonder: is everything political?
This week has seen the brutal murder of LGBT people in America, and the killing of a Member of Parliament, in the UK.
I know there are people who really don’t like gay or trans people. I get that, you don’t and much as I don’t understand you; I don’t wish you hurt or suffering. Maybe I wish you’d think again and understand that we’re people, before any other label, but if I could wish for something, it would be a hard call between world peace, or early retirement on full pay. 🙂
There are some T folk I know who are engaged politically, in trying to change things. Then, there’s the rest of us, who don’t really get involved, but go about our business, just getting on with stuff. When I hear about the hatred some folk have for us – and it seems a minority (I’ll include alcohol induced twattery in this) – just being out and about trans, keeps us in the public eye. Sure, there’s not a lot of us, but each time one of us is out – either high street, a night out or even Out at work – that’s another regular person, who just happens to be trans, getting on with their life. There’s no riot in the street or drive bys, just… another person. Happy and living their life. Is that really worth killing to stop?
I wonder, and on the radio, they mentioned the danger of speculation. Don’t worry, kids, I’m an untrained professional giving an opinion. Do try this at home, but don’t expect it to be truth, or evidence; it’s just my thoughts. Sadly, the same warning doesn’t seem to apply to talking heads (not the band) on the news, but I digress….
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Yes, speculation: I wonder if extreme politics or religion – yes, there’s the two things you’re not supposed to talk about (Ed: sssh! Don’t tell any one!) – help drive the legitimisation of extremism? We’ve got people calling (baying, some might say) to reduce immigration and this week I read about a UK group concerned about the ‘trans toilet menace’….
Is there some event, epiphany even, or evolutionary leap, that we’re supposed to make, before we can reach the future? Perhaps the gradual reduction in whatever socio-genetic factors cause people to be complete dicks to each other.
If there is one, wow, do we need it now….