I want my friends to understand that “staying out of politics” or “being sick of politics” is privilege in action. Your privilege allows you to live a non-political existence. Your wealth, your race, your abilities or your gender allows you to live a life in which you likely will not be a target of bigotry, attacks, deportation, or genocide. You don’t want to get political; you don’t want to fight because your life and safety are not at stake.
It is hard and exhausting to bring up issues of oppression (aka “get political”). The fighting is tiring. I get it. Self –care is essential. But if you find politics annoying and you just want everyone to be nice, please know that people are literally fighting for their lives and safety. You might not see it, but that’s what privilege does.
Resources on Local Government:
Come to the CommUnity Zone and pay us a visit and we will connect you or click the calendars tab on the front page and see what is happening in our area.
Visit the League of Women Voters at:
Visit the PA State Senate homepage to see their events calendar.