Hello, this is a thread that follows political themes :)
So, for a long time I've struggled with the concept of fitting into some 'group' when it comes to politics. I think that people have lost the concept that opinions aren't just black and white, left and right. I recently learnt about the difference between a liberal and a 'lefty', which honestly, I'm so thankful that I learnt, because I typically agree with 'left' sentiments, however could never identify myself as being on the left because of how people act and react, but never wanted to identify as 'right' because a lot of right leaning concepts I just don't agree with. I'm often in the middle, where left leaning people think I'm right leaning.. But at the same time, right leaning people think I'm left leaning.. I see the far right as being a group of people who want to conserve the past, even if that hinders and hurts other people.. But I see the far left as being a group that thinks equality = flipping history on it's head.
Being the age I am and going down an art path for my studies, I'm typically surrounded by more left leaning people, who think that equality is women being amazing, men being trash. Anything LGBTQ+ related being cute, and heterosexuality being gross. POC being amazing, whilst white people are murderous colonisers.
Personally.. My view of equality is learning from the past and changing our future so that people who didn't have certain privileges or basic rights, have them today, tomorrow and any day moving forward. You don't have to put others down, to make your point heard. Isn't the whole point to try and make people understand? If you attack someone, you hit a brick wall where they become defensive.
Does anyone else feel this way? Or do you categorise yourself as one or the other? Idm x