there is a roaring animosity in the country in which i happen to live.
it's not just your avarage annoyance but a straight out furiosity against its (not perhaps the weakest intrinsically but indeed the most vulnerable) people. from what i've gathered within the course of my life so far is that i know the right and the left wing tend to sway every tenth year or so, making every right-wing trend face a relatively fair opposition at last.
even so, this ominous malice we're now experiencing is something even i have issues coping with. never before have i been forced to accept rasism, sexism, capitalism, homophobia and, simply put, selfishness as an everyday occurrence, at least not to this extent surely. there has always been a grand opposition as far as i know.
this xenophobic society with a rock solid hetero norm in which we can bring forth a flat out rasist party for the sole reason that they've been elected is something i've been aware of, and fighting against, for many a-year. but now i feel somewhat helpless and feeble about the whole thing.
and believe me, this is no exaggeration. we actually have proper old school nazis in our very own parliament. and they are all, oh so very, democratically elected. i can't help but thinking fucking cowards they are hiding behind the idea of democracy that they don't even understand but simply repeat again and again as if still in school.
when i try to think about a positive future i get constantly reminded of the fact - this is not local but global. from people coming to visit or just travelling through i sometimes hear about the considerate and progressive nature of the swedish society, how everyone is welcome no matter what and so on.
how lovely that would've been if being true.
however, when things tend to seem all too grim this little song and video helps me cope, i hope the same goes for you lot: