Everything is political

A reblog because this is precisely what I’ve been thinking too.
Also, for those of you who were enjoying myArts and Capitalism Rant (if enjoy is the right word) I wanted to let you know that I actually heard back from my MP (I wrote her a letter following the rant) who has passed on my concerns and promised to let me know when she gets a response. Which is more action than I was expecting, so hooray.

Druid Life

I notice a lot of people saying we shouldn’t politicise the virus, or that making a political point in a crisis isn’t the right response. This assumes it is possible for something not to be political. Just because we don’t see the political dimension of something, we imagine it isn’t there. This does not help us.

Everything we are allowed to do, required to do and forbidden to do is held by laws that have been decided on through our political systems. There is no area of our lives where this isn’t relevant. Alongside that, the rights, freedoms, obligations or the lack thereof for companies, wealthy individuals, landowners, and politicians also impact on us.

There are so many ways in which lockdown and the virus are inherently political issues. Funding decisions over the last ten years have undermined the NHS. Political ideas about Europe have cost us protective gear and…

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