Okay, firstly, I hadn’t intended on publishing something twice in a row. This is my 100th post, and it’s not what I envisioned sharing. But this is the world we live in now, and I can’t make happy, woo, cutesy posts when our world is continuing to face terrible acts of injustice, murder, and hatred.
Over two years ago, I wrote and later published a post about my feelings on the so-called Islamic State.
In those two years, my knowledge and understanding about how they work has grown.
I’ve started speaking out more about them, as well as many other injustices happening around the world. Since publishing that post, I have made an effort to not live in my bubble of ignorance. I’ve started protesting and educating myself and people around me about what’s going on. I’ve become particularly passionate about what’s going on in Syria.
Okay, enough intro. Here’s my follow up on The Bubble of Ignorance, especially in the wake of the attack on the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. Once again, it’s unedited because I just wrote it.
Here you sit, in your bubble of ignorance.
I suppose it’s better than indifference and apathy.
But you laugh at me
When I call you out.
“What more can I do?” You say, as you scroll through Facebook endlessly.
Your thoughts and prayers are with them, you say,
When in actuality,
You’re hoping that I just go away
And let you return
To your bubble of ignorance.
Because you can’t be blamed for not acting
When you simply didn’t know
About the killing
Or the drilling
Or the missing
Or the chilling scenes of death, despair, and destruction
That flood my Facebook feed, but somehow you’ve tailored your feed
To only show you things you want to see.
But you know what isn’t?
That you get to sit happily in your bubble of ignorance
While PEOPLE in Syria
And around the world
Are trying to get to safety.
Are risking everything for their family.
When all you risk is your “image.”
“Facebook should be about happy things,” you say.
Fine, and by the way,
Your privilege says, “Hey.”
You can’t rush away from this injustice.
Now, trust us,
You’ll be asking for trouble
If you’re caught
Sitting in your bubble