On activism and building castles in the sky!

Hello Skinlovers!

Sitting around surfing the net doing my usual youtube rounds, I saw some videos made by various celebrities, you have probably seen them, they are the “it gets better”, so let me say this: As much as I like the whole idea of “It gets better”, it doesn’t get better you just become more adept at fighting back and not taking crap. But it doesn’t get better as long as the ignorance and bigotry is out there…

Although the sentiment behind it is sound and the idea is beautiful, and people are reacting to it, what I believe we should be aware of is this:
We must not lie to our youth and to ourselves it is psychologically damaging, we tell ourselves that it gets better, but it does not, like I wrote before you just get more experience at dealing with jerks and deflecting idiots comments and suppressing ignorance, but that does not mean it gets better.
Do not push the idea that it gets better, it is akin to the idea that we all will have happy endings and find that Mr Right and that just does not happen in real life, any perfect relationship or person is a work of fiction and in fiction it should stay, how many lives have been ruin by the perpetuation of that lie.
It will only get better when we learn how to deal with bigotry and ignorance, it will only get better when we learn how to not delude ourselves, because if we do then we get complacent and when we get complacent we get lazy, and then fanatics and bigots will walk all over us.

I am all for activism like the:  http://noh8campaign.com
But one must remember that the fight shall be long and hard and still I do not see it getting better in my life-time.

That is just my 2 cents for now


About descantia

A melting pot of contradictions! Artist, Designer (most media), Copywriter, Thespian, Chanteuse, Dancer, Performance artist, Make-up artist and so much more... The penultimate liberal hedonist with conservative leanings! Exacting, free, libertine with a Courtesan mentality! Honest, blunt, viciously unkind when dealing with fools, ingrates, liars, and any deceivers. Detests: Hypocrisy, Disloyalty, Infidelity, Stupidity, Anyone Devoid of Morals Ethics and decent manners and behaviour. Loves being a Snarky Grumpy Bitter Old Elitist!
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One Response to On activism and building castles in the sky!

  1. descantia says:

    A post script to something I answered on Facebook which is relevant here too (might be repeating myself):
    “I know that but they have to be careful, what is happening in the world is this epidemic of wanting to shelter and protect, and it sometimes has the backlash of doing the opposite instead of strengthening it weakens.
    I believe they should equip the kids with the weapons of defending themselves physically and mentally, by making them able to stand up proud and tall only then can you deal with bullying, with hate and with idiots.
    What we also have is the idea that bullying will toughen you up, it doesn’t.
    And again I repeat life does not get better, you have to be more capable at deflection.
    It is like when they say “Time heals all wounds” it does not, the scar tissue gets thicker and that is all.”

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