I’d post this privately but I kinda wanna get it out. I’d post this on Facebook but it’s not the platform that feels like it helps. I wish I could express to my country that what happened in Manchester wasn’t ‘pointless’. So many call it a senseless act of violence and that the UK is so strong and will always carry on so there’s ‘no point’. But the point isn’t the damage, the point is the poison. Too many of us turn inward and wave the flag and shriek for the love of their country. It’s not what we should be doing. We should be standing tall for the love of decent humanity. We should be fighting with knowledge not defiance. Knowledge that we are being poisoned with lies and hatred for our Muslim siblings, for the peoples in need who are yet to be our citizens. The faceless enemy are not fighting with bombs. They’re fighting with seeds of ruin so that we can feed our children with the fruit of hate, so that we suspect anyone who looks different and make them isolated and vulnerable. We turn on our allies and give the enemy new soldiers. We blame the blameless and conveniently forget that more people die behind the locked doors of our own people than a few loud and public tragedies. If we want to save our people, we need to understand who our people are.
as a kid I watched her all the time and she was like my biggest idol and I’d say I wanted to be Miley when I’d grow up and now my 13 years old self (I’m 21 now) would be so damn proud now to read this billboard interview, how she decided to give up drugs and smoking and take herself seriously and use her talent right. best of luck for her, so happy to see someone with good heart back on right track, you know what they say life is the climb but the view is great, there’s ups and downs, but you will always find your way back home, welcome back, Miles ;) xx
My country is celebrating 100 years of independence this year and we are also achieving marriage equality on the 1st of March. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate our achievements as a nation than celebrating equality and human rights. Congratulations, Finland, may there be many more victories such as this and may your freedom last a thousand years!
(yes, the Finnish flag appears backwards because she’s waving it around)