Sometimes I wish this magical political void that the older generation wished to see us in was real, that I would have cotton wool wrapped around my eyes and be oblivious to the horrors of the world. I often felt that perhaps I would have been better focusing on bands I liked, rather than reading the news about the latest terrorist attack or political scandal. When I was younger and heard about deaths on the news I would be horrified, deeply impacted at the idea that someone out there wasn’t alive anymore for whatever reason. Now it feels like every day I wake up to news of terrorism, political coups and gang warfare. There’s a horrible mix of numbness, uselessness, and heartbreak now when I see the news.
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