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by Subira Wahogo

You don’t get to opt out of politics

When you choose to ignore something

When you just don’t care

That’s political

When you just want to sit back

On your plush cushions of privilege

Comfortable in your bubble

Because “it doesn’t affect me”

That’s political

When you shove stubborn fingers into arrogant ears

And screw mean eyelids shut

That’s political

When you loudly proclaim your neutrality

Bellow about apoliticality

Drowning out protestations with your flood of denial

You know what?

That’s political

It’s not that you occupy some unbiased position

The view from nowhere or everywhere


Stop playing yourself

It’s not that you’re not political

It’s just that your politics, yeah?

Are horseshit.

By Subira