I'll be the first to admit that my knowledge surrounding politics is a little rusty. I know the basics that are needed to get me through day-to-day life but probably not enough for an in-depth intellectual conversation at a dinner party. I dread when a family members decides to dig out trivial pursuit because the only questions I have a real shot at answering are those relating to showbiz or fashion.....terrible I know.
I don't know about you but with the state of current affairs as of late, I've been actively picking up the newspaper (all be it the Metro) and making a conscious effort to really read up on what's going on in the world. Whilst I'm far from an expert when it comes to politics, I have been feeling as though the world has gone slightly mad.....don't you agree? First Brexit and more recent news of Trump's shock defeat of Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's election has made me feel that people might be fronting beliefs with little to no knowledge of what they really mean for themselves and the impact they will have on their country. I say this at a time where the majority of people who voted to leave the EU did so because of 'immigration'. It's also quite shocking that so many Americans are supporting someone like Trump, with little to no political experience. Yesterday I saw someone upload a photo on Instagram captioned 'Trump can run for president with no political experience but I need a masters and five years experience for an entry level job". When people actively dress up as Trump for halloween you know you're probably not onto a good thing. This ladies and gentleman, seems to be the world we currently live in.
It really put things into perspective that perhaps the society we live in need educating between good and evil, right and wrong, intelligent decisions and completely idiotic ones #whatshappeningtotheworld. I am never one to push my opinions onto anyone, in fact I dislike highly opinionated people but what I'm trying to say (perhaps very inarticulately) is that perhaps we need a reality check? Who are these people voting for such radical change? By radical I don't mean for the better. I'm talking racist, extremist beliefs that are a far cry from the equal rights we've fought so highly for as a country altogether. All I seem to be reading is how enraged people are about the results and how they have very little faith in English and American government, period.
With such radical change taking place around us, it's so strange to feel that as someone who votes for change or lack of, you have so little power. I know politics at the best of times is a very touchy subject and I am definitely expecting a few people to disagree with the points raised in today's blog post but I do hand on heart feel somewhat disheartened by what's been happening in the world of current affairs as of late. I would as always love to know your stance on this. Do you agree with me? Or are you completely against what I have to say. After all everyone is entitled to their own opinion, that's the beauty of free speech but the general consensus I'm hearing is that recent results are utterly preposterous (big word I know).
On a lighter note, I hope you're all loving today's outfit. I'm beyond obsessed with this Amelia Jane London double pom pom hat. There's nothing that a bit of fluffy goodness can't fix.
Jumper - Zara
Jeans - New Look
Coat - Missguided
Boots - EGO
Hat - Amelia Jane London
Initial Necklace - Anna Lou of London
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