This Isn’t Just Politics, This Is History

Of all the phrases I’d like to see banned right now, I think “Who cares? It’s only politics” probably tops my list. Yes, beating out such topical contenders as “abstract noun means abstract noun” and “Make America Great America Again”. Because it’s a phrase that’s used to shut down conversation, minimalise your concerns and move back to sharing cat memes. Politics is all about picking the red team or the blue team (and the way the teams fall can cause quite some transatlantic confusion) and then you’re sad when they don’t win. That’s politics, right? You feel sad but you get over it and you move on.

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