We could talk about this election until the whole country falls into the sea as it rightly deserves, but there are more pressing things to address.
I hate to go all Sorting Hat on you, but things are probably going to get very bad, and we need to pull together. What we’re going to need is a lot of fucking solidarity to get through the next five years.
The real politics isn’t in the murderers at Westminster, but it’s the little things close to home, the things we need to do to survive, the things we shouldn’t have to.
Check in regularly with vulnerable people: those of us who are disabled, those who are migrants, the young and the elderly, those who find the means of survival ripped away. Resist, loudly, the lies and the blame thrown towards those of us who find ourselves suddenly much more open to attack. Help those around you to survive as much as you can, and do not be afraid to ask for help yourself.
Let’s try to recentre the discourse, and challenge the narratives that got us here. Let’s build our own power outside of Westminster, in our communities, in our homes, and yes, out on the streets, too.
They succeeded because they made their victims into scapegoats. It is absolutely crucial that we reverse this by any means necessary.
Under the Tories, our very survival is a radical act. Each breath we draw is an affront to them, and each sound we make chips away a little more.