so like read this pls
my name’s kat. i’m 16, close to 17, and i just graduated high school. i’m a literal lesbian. hopefully, i’m going to college.
i live in venezuela. granted, i’ve lived a pretty sheltered life: my mom’s got a stable job which led to me and my brother living an okay life, even when our country’s falling apart. when we were little, we saw grown ups fight over politics, and we playfully joined in, not knowing how terribly deep it went. as the years went by, we saw the government and the opposition constantly plant hatred towards each other on the population. now that we’re older, we understand. now that we’re older, our families torn apart, our friends fleeing away, we understand.
i won’t be able to study what i want. because in this country, it doesn’t make money. because my country’s a trainwreck.
today’s july 30th 2017. today’s election day. the government of my country has decided to create a new constitution from scratch, without consulting the people. today, the elections are to choose who’ll write it, not if we want it or not.
the past few months, starting back in april if i recall correctly, have been disastrous. it began when the government decided to give the congress the middle finger and do whatever it wanted, instead of what the people wanted. so the people got angry and stood against it, for months and months. the military retaliated against them brutally; there’s dozens of dead and hundreds of injured, if not more. but if today’s elections end up in a literal purge, which at this point wouldn’t surprise me, those numbers will grow incredibly fast.
what i’m saying is: this is the product of twenty years of people insulting themselves. twenty years of a government praising hatred and applauding violence. this was once the richest country in latin america, this was the country that initiated the latin american independence wars. this was the country i was proud of. and i still am. but it has become so broken and corrupted: not just the government, but the people.
our tt at twitter today are, amongst others, #suicidazonacional (national collective suicide) and #the purge, often tweeted together. but along these, through all of these months, all of these years, the trends of my country have always been hateful and it breaks my heart to see how the place that i grew up in has become such a dark place to be.
It’s possible they might cut us off from the internet. they might cut our electricity and blame it on some sabotage. it has happened before. so, in that case, i guess i wanted to write this: my feelings towards this subject.
old people suck and have ruined my country, my life and countless others. don’t let governments manipulate you.