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@tsundoker image transcription:

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.

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@tsundoker 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.

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@tsundoker
I'm a person who advertises themselves that they're abstaining from a lot of politics and this reads very ableist to me.

I am stuck in a hole in my life thanks to chronic health conditions. Yeah I have a lot of privileges and I have lost a whole lot of them in the past 10 years.

I am glad people are political around me. It's not annoying. But please don't make me feel invalidated by not having the energy to fight.

@tsundoker It's not anyone's fault if they're privileged. It's the fault of the people privileging them. If someone is "apolitical" and you think they shouldn't be, then stop the people who are making them that way.

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@the_halmaturus
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. d
You might not see it, but that's what privilege

does:

@tsundoker interesting take on privilege and politics. I am fully aware of my privilege. I would have thought being political required privilege. Truly poor have no time or energy to do anything but survive. At least that was my observation. In my privilege I see anonymity as the tool to allow my political life. I have worked for too many bosses that insisted that I remain nonpolitical.

@tsundoker Image description:

Statement: "I'm apolitical."
Translation: "I'm privileged and unaffected, if not benefitting, from current politics."

@tsundoker
"politics" in our life is a addition that wouldn't be if not for their attention addiction. "I am apolitical" could mean i hate every politician in the country, everything they are talking about and don't want to waste my time arguing about anything politics related EXCEPT when thing could get better by attention and every issue people seem to talk about are exclusively a non-issue made a issue because politicians need issues to be seem worthy or overrepresented issues that wont'

@tsundoker
get fixed because people hate things when they are constantly fed with things they don't want to see.

@tsundoker

this reads: "you're not giving me what i want so im going to coerce you to particpate in a system that you dont agree with because i dont respect your right to voluntary association"

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