poverty makes me sad and so angry
there are prob very few things on this earth more exhausting than poverty.
and when you realize it’s a man made system
it’s even more exhausting.
people don’t have to be homeless.
they don’t have to be ‘making ends meet’
or ‘stealing from peter to pay paul’
or not getting an education or basic preventative health care
or eating shitty ramen noodles till they have no appetite for it anymore bc it’s all they can afford.
or being overworked and underpaid.
this shit doesn’t have to fucking exist.
You find yourself in a group of people standing next to a cliff.
Suddenly, someone pushes another person, sending them over the edge. Thankfully, the victim is able to hold on to the edge rather than fall to their death, but nobody makes a move to help them or stop the perpetrator. Everyone, including yourself, simply stands there watching.
Angry that they’ve been pushed, angry that nobody is helping them as they struggle not to fall, the victim screams, ‘Is anybody going to fucking help me??’
That gets everyone’s attention. ‘Why are you mad at me?’ one person asks. ‘I didn’t push you.’
'Nobody is going to want to help you with an attitude like that.'
'You're just as bad as him.'
Nobody makes a move to help.
The victim screams in frustration, their fingers slipping. ‘You’ve got to be fucking joking!’ they shout as they lose their grip.
'You catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.' You say as you walk away.
Welcome to the anti-sj/’real justice’ movement."