1) Everton are out of the FA Cup. To be fair, we WERE against Man U and as harry_t_skull
said, there was little chance of us winning, but it's still pretty crap that we're out. Oh well. Shit happens.
2) I have found out from Big Rob that that lovely fascist Joe Finnon is standing in Union elections. Looks like the motion didn't fucking work. I cannot believe this has happened. Even though I'm not here next year, I sure as hell do NOT want a fascist on Exec. I don't know what he's standing for, but if he's uncontested, we're fucked. He's blatantly just doing this as a "fuck you" to all of us who campaigned against him. So please, everyone who's reading, DON'T LET THE BASTARD GET IN. Spread the word. We cannot have a Nazi on the Union committees, particularly if Matthew, Ant, Jonny and other minorities get in.
I feel like taking the razorblade to my face. I know it sounds like I'm overreacting, but I feel like this because I am getting more and more disillusioned with humankind by the day. I feel so hopeless and futile. Nothing I do will ever change a thing, the powers-that-be don't care about me or anyone else and what we want, the BNP will get in one day, and I will end up in a death camp. I honestly don't know why the fuck I bother with anything. I'm desperate to talk to Matthew, because he's the only person I CAN talk to about union stuff, but he's not online.
This is the email I sent:
"To whom this may concern,
I know this is probably breaking a lot of rules, and moreover does not affect me as I am on my year abroad, but I'm writing to you because I have just found out that the openly fascist Joe Finnon is running in elections, despite the passing of the anti-BNP motion. It would seem that all the anti-fascist campaigning, awareness raising and people giving up their time to attend the General Meeting was in vain. I know for a fact that there are several gay, Jewish, Muslim and ethnic minority candidates running in this election, and I cannot stress how painful and difficult it would be for them, not to mention the many others students who belong to any of these categories, if a self-confessed Nazi got in.
I am not writing this because I have been told to do so by anyone; I am writing because I am concerned about student welfare, including my own, for as an autistic lesbian who is converting to Judaism, I belong to three groups who the BNP are against. This man infiltrated various groups, befriended and gained the confidence of their members, passed sensitive information on to the BNP - who are notoriously violent and dangerous, despite their claims to be a legitimate political party - and, moreover, bragged about it on the BNP's website. How can we trust him not to do the same again? How can we trust him not to put students' well-being, and dare I say it, their lives, at stake? This university has a thriving international, multi-cultural and LGBT contingent, and we cannot let them be threatened by having a fascist representing them and making decisions over what happens in the Union.
Please, please, PLEASE do something about this. I cannot stress this enough.
Gran's funeral tomorrow. Mum's put the programme together, as no-one in our family is religious it will not contain hymns, just poems and stuff. G-d give me strength.