I know not everyone wants to read about this, so I thought I’d make a thread devoted to it that people can avoid if they want to. I’m going to be discussing US politics, but feel free to despair about whichever country you’d like here. You don’t have to respond to me; you can write about your own stuff. I need a space to put this.
I woke up today to news that ICE had detained 600 undocumented immigrants in Mississippi while these people’s children were at their first day of school. The kids had to spend the night in the gym, crying and not knowing where their families were. It seems that it isn’t uncommon for companies to call ICE on their own workers when the workers start to stand up for their own rights – this company had just gotten hit with a sexual harassment lawsuit. No employers were arrested.
Last week there were two mass shootings.
I just feel so overwhelmingly like I can’t do anything to change this country. Can that be right? I don’t know. I don’t have much money to throw at the non-profits working on these issues. Will $25-100 do anything? In a world where this president is not being impeached and the Supreme Court is being filled with unfeeling conservative judges? Where climate change is not being addressed nearly quickly enough?
Frankly, I don’t have much hope in our political officials, even the “good” ones. I don’t feel like anything is changing or there’s any movement forward. I don’t have faith in donating to or rallying around these people. So, what… I’m just supposed to watch the world burn?