I think it’s all breaking down, and I think it specifically has to do with how children are being handled. People in my generation are reaching the age that the urge to have children gets really strong, but where I live the conditions for children are so bad it still manages to hold most of us back. Also, my city is really xenophobic, so immigration isn’t going to solve our labor problem either.
and this is an issue because trying to have kids is the only purpose I have left. There’s no career, no huge projects, very little else to look forward to.
My wife and I were talking about it, and I brought up that the school system is currently being actively undermined by our state education officials. As in; our education secretary hate tweets local school staff and then radical righties issue bomb threats on those schools. It’s seriously threatening the ability to operate an education system. This is what happens when you elect……… people committed to burning it all down. I have worse words for that, I’m trying not to say them.
They’re defunding our schools to give tax cuts to the rich. I wish I was overstating it. All the qualified teachers are fleeing to places where they don’t have to endure bomb threats or buy their own classroom supplies.
and I get that it is politically adventagious in the short term. You need to villainize someone to keep the hate strong, but villainizing the people that keep things running seems really self destructive. How is their society going to go on without immigrants or children? Bunch of old racists circled together trying to keep the state running? Good luck with THAT.
I wish I could get out faster. I’m really scared that they’re going to succeed in destroying the local economy before I get out. I’ll get out regardless, if I have to hitch up my car to my truck with everything that fits in the two and fleeing to somewhere that doesn’t hate children, I’ll do it. I’d rather move to somewhere, stay housed and looked after.