So, over breakfast, dad and I were discussing politics (because we’re like that) cause, of course, the Labour Leader was going to be announced whilst we were eating.
AND DAMNIT, I’M SO GLAD JEREMY CORBYN WON.
Yeah, I said that. I’m 15 and interested in politics. I’m not even ashamed of it because, for fuck’s sake, I have a right to be. We all do.
I’m glad he won because he cares. I’m glad he won because he talks about things that MATTER. I’m glad he won because when I hear his speeches, I’m not checking for the intonations in his voice that mean he’s lying, because I don’t need to.
I’m glad he won because he talks about us. He talks about young people, and THEY bothered to vote. They cast their vote like they HAVEN’T done in the past because he says what he’ll do and doesn’t spout crap. He talks about Syrian refugees and says they’re PEOPLE, not luggage or anything like that.
And you know what?
If saying I’m interested in politics gives me a negative label, so be it. I have to grow up in this country. In the next General Election, I’m casting my vote and I want to know what I’m getting myself into.
People shouldn’t be ashamed to admit they follow campaigns. We’re not the tools in a box; we’re the people that wield the tools, for God’s sake.
I mean, who knows? Maybe it’ll all go to hell and he’ll screw up, but we have this for now.
Ugh. I feel invigorated, because I just watched the reaction when Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership was announced. I want to do something, REALLY do something, but right now there’s nothing I can do apart from talking about it.
I don’t really know what the political systems in other countries are like, but I’d LIKE to learn. I’d never be a politician, but I’m someone that recognises that people are people and they’re not their country.
Gah, think I need to calm down. I don’t often talk about stuff like this on here, so I hope it’s okay 🙂 If you like these kinds of posts, let me know! Just needed to let off some steam.
What do you think? About politics, I mean?
From Elm 🙂