Saturday, September 8, 2018

Enemy of the State

I'm male.
In my thirties.
White.
Heterosexual.
Cis.

I've lived my whole live on easy (at worst  normal) difficulty.

And I am scared.

Ive been raised on the belief that all people, regardless of colour, nationality, creed, or lifestyle is worth equally.

Following tomorrow's general election here in Sweden.
That belief might come to mean being an enemy of the state (exaggeration to prove a point, for the ass hats out there).

Because as it looks, between 15 and 20 % of the eligible voters does, in fact, not think of that as a one of the few simple truths.

I'm scared for all the friends that haven't had my privilege of an easy difficulty life.

And I fear for what might happen in the future.

I do not fear for my own life and limb.
Since that is something I'm willing to lay down in defence of those that I love.
(And they'll, with love, call me a moron for that belief).

I've done my part, I've voted, as is my obligation as a citizen.

But I fear that will not be enough.

The nazi and racist are looking to come into a position of power unprecedented in Swedish history.

And I'm afraid.

Afraid, for the first time in my life, of what the future holds.