I didn’t like this last week because 1) I am afraid of wars and 2) I hate neo-Nazis. That is why it was horrible for me to follow U.S. American politics. In 2015 I didn’t want to stay in Turkey because I didn’t agree to its politics. When I moved to the U.S., the country seemed like the right choice. I now find myself questioning my decision to live here more and more. I know that the country is divided and most people don’t support the president, but I find it disconcerting that people don’t protest more against his threat of a nuclear war or against the condemnable events in Charlottesville on Saturday. A friend explained it to me like this: U.S. Americans have become so used to usually being pioneers when it comes to democracy and equal rights that most don’t see the urge to react right now. There isn’t any history of protesting in the streets because there never was any real need for it. It sounds plausible to me.
Maybe I am still used to Turkey where people use(d?) to take to the streets as soon as parliament passed as bad conceived laws. I am also aware that the protests weren’t successful, but at least there was a loud outcry. And I am not sure if tweeting is a good enough form of protest. Even though I can’t and won’t move away any time soon, I realize that this isn’t a country I want to spend many more years in if the tone doesn’t change. That was a rather sad realization of mine this last week.
P.s. I think there are more mice in our apartment (read here for the first that Canavar caught). Even though this is totally unrelated to present politics and events, it still doesn’t make me feel any more comfortable.
|Watched| Game of Thrones, Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, Narnia, Im Knast, Das Dorf der Mörder, Treibjagd im Dorf, Der Chef ist tot, Doctor’s Diary
|Read| Tartelettes, Jarretelles et Bigorneaux; The Saint of Incipient Insanities; A Year in High Heels; American English, Italian Chocolate
|Listened to| not so much
|Done| went to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art, attended an Instagram Portrait Meet on Sunday
|Eaten| burrito, sweet potato for breakfast, imam bayildi, cherry kebab
|Drunk| water, coffee
|Thought| I can’t believe all of this is happening.
|Been happy| when the superintendants came to put mouse traps into my kitchen
|Laughed| I re-watched the German series “Doctor’s Diary” and still think it is very funny
|Desired| a waterproof case for my DSLR camera
|Bought| a Harry Potter bathrobe
|Clicked| these 5 hacks for Instagram stories are awesome; I want to shoot more on manual mood and this is a great guide