At the risk of sounding like an idiot: is it potentially traumatizing for young (almost always but not necessarily white) Americans who do not have a culture to speak of–who come from secular homes, whose parents don’t have ties to a specific country outside the states-whose culture is, in a way, defined entirely by American consumer culture and capitalism-to realize the evils of capitalism and abandon it? And by traumatic I mean a serious event, not to be taken lightly, that restructures your entire life and draws everything you love and take comfort from into question. I think yes. I think that’s one of the things I’m struggling with when I say I’m depressed, alienated from art and comfort, because all of the rituals of my childhood are in some way related to something I realize is evil now. I don’t think that’s nothing. I think realizing what has to burn and what you have left after it does is frightening.
I just saw your post about Chile and I hope you are alright and stay safe!!! I'll keep you in my thoughts and hope safety comes to you and your country very soon!!! Also if you ever need to talk I'm here please feel free :) <3 I promise I don't mind!!!