Sometimes I have so much to say and other times… nothing. At least nothing suitable for the blog. I update my Facebook daily though, several times a day. Mostly in Swedish, about Swedish politics. In case you who have me as a friend there and don’t speak Swedish ever wonder what I’m writing about, it’s almost exclusively Swedish politics. Things I can’t be bothered to translate, because what I’m writing about is hard to put into perspective if you know nothing about the political climate and issues of my country and I can’t be bothered with lengthy explanations. Also, I doubt most of you would find Swedish politics all that interesting.
I think most of my Swedish friends don’t even find what I’m writing about Swedish politics interesting. Especially those who are of a different political opinion than me. I’m not exactly nice when I talk politics. It’s because I have a very hard time keeping the tone friendly when I’m talking about politics which I think are ruining the foundation of Sweden. There’s no nice way saying that I think everyone who votes for right-wing parties are ruining my country. And that is the way I see it.
I still prefer people I know to have right-wing political opinions than no political opinions at all though. A quick way for someone to lose my respect is to say she/he doesn’t care about politics and doesn’t vote because it’s “boring”. Everything is politics! Your salary, your job, your school, your home, the road you drive on, food you eat, store you shop in, the nature outside your window, how equal you are, your opportunities and limitations in life, your future, your kids future, the planets future. Politics affects all of those things, so not caring about politics because it’s boring that’s like saying you don’t care about any of those things and in the end, not even your own life.
It’s probably better that people who know nothing about politics refrain from voting though. I can’t stand when people only care about one thing a political party are working for or against. That one thing makes them give that party their vote and they don’t even care what the rest of their opinions are. A political party is a complex thing and it’s your damn responsibility to know what you’re voting for or against. You shouldn’t vote for the Christian party just because they’re Christians, without knowing what their political agenda is. On a side note, it’s funny actually. How the Christian party are very much right-wing capitalists when Jesus was all about solidarity and people taking care of each other.
Haha, as usual when I talk politics, I go on and on. I might even have written about these things before. I often repeat myself. That’s how it goes when you talk or write about politics every single day. This was more supposed to be an explanation of why I update my Facebook and not my blog but you got some extra ranting.
Bye for now. I’m going to lie down in bed and listen to an audio book.