The EU preaches humanism, yet lets anti-LGBT laws pass

Under Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union, it says “The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality…”. Yet this has not been upheld at all.

A trend is forming

Hungary back in July 2021, passed a law banning “gay propaganda” to minors under 18 and requiring all books containing LGBT themes to be marked as such. The country also made it illegal for transgender individuals to correct their legal gender in 2020. Bulgaria did the same in 2017, and many similar anti-LGBTQ laws are being passed every year in several EU countries. And what is the Union doing to stop it? Absolutely nothing.

Why is this bad?

The EU supposedly stands for human rights and freedom. Yet taxpayers around the EU fund programs that benefit governments, that are actively passing laws that are against human rights and freedom. These laws are discriminatory at best, and extremely harmful to minorities at worst. They limit people’s freedom for something that they have no control over and actively oppresses them. The EU just allows human rights violations left, right and centre. These breaches are even against its own treaty, and are therefore illegal, as long as the EU is concerned.

Allowing these laws to be passed, sets a precedent that the EU does not want to fight for what it believes in. This issue goes beyond just the rights of LGBT individuals, but who knows which laws are next. The EU has basically said that it does not want to fight against laws that are illegal under the Treaty of the European Union. If anti-humanist laws are allowed, then where does the line on violations stand?

The EU criticises nations everywhere on their lack of human rights but allows laws that actively suppress them, within its own borders.

What is currently being done to stop this?

The EU commission has launched lawsuits against these breaches of human rights, but every time the EU has backed down. These discriminatory laws stay in place even as presidents challenge the countries that pass them to leave the EU. Days long summits get held and lawsuits get filed, yet nothing ever happens, to these clear breaches of human rights, freedom of speech and the Treaty of the European Union. No fine, no slap on the wrist. These governments are always allowed to leave the courtroom scot-free.

The only time I can recall, where proper action has been taken against such discriminatory laws, was when the European Court of Human Rights ruled, in A.P., Garçon and Nicot v. France, that it is discriminatory and a human rights violation to force transgender people to undergo surgery to change their legal gender. But the country still has many transphobic laws, and still see trans individuals as mentally ill, since you still require a “diagnosis of transgenderism”, if you wish to change your legal name on documents.

The EU is also guilty

By not taking proper action against these laws, the EU is accepting clear breaches of its own treaty. The EU is accepting the oppression of minorities, with no repercussions for the oppressors. But why is the EU allowing this? I can only guess why, but maybe the EU is perceiving the lives of queer individuals as not a hill worth dying on. The reasoning behind this does not matter. What matters is that the EU does not stand for its own values and hesitates at taking action against governments that breach what it believes in. The EU is afraid of taking action against breaches of freedom and equality, even in its very own borders.

What should be done

I am not a lawmaker, and I am very unqualified to talk about which actions should be taken, but I will try anyway. As previously stated the EU cannot allow such breaches of human rights, as it puts the Union in a very bad light. The EU needs to take a hardline approach to all illegal laws being passed, and if the government that is passing these laws are unsatisfied they know where the door is. But they would probably never leave the Union. The economic and opportunistic pros of the EU, far outweigh the cons of not allowing oppression. So the legislators will always back down. And if they don’t, then that is better than having taxpayers support these governments that have no respect for human rights or the EU.

We should not forget to mention that if the EU takes serious action against these acts of oppression, then that would show the world that the Union does not tolerate countries that oppose its values and countries that take the Treaty of the European Union as a suggestion instead of law that must be followed.

If the EU can talk the talk on human rights then they should certainly walk the walk. Stop letting governments flaunt the EU’s laws and take action.

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Need some bliss

I was dealt a pretty shit hand
Might’ve played the wrong cards
So I tried to fold
But no
That wasn’t possible

I need some bliss
Synthetic or not I don’t give a shit
I’m not an addict
I just really wanna make it till tomorrow

Every step I walk
Every breath I take
Drowned in a need for euphoria

It’s my fault
I chose this
I really fucked it up again


I need some bliss
Synthetic or not I don’t give a shit
I’m not an addict
I just really wanna make it till tomorrow

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Rotting Away…

As the rancid stink hits me like a truck, I realise what is transpiring. My fellow carcasses and I are getting carried away to our final resting place.

The road seems rather rugged, but I am uncertain as I am unable to feel and my vision is fuzzy. We come to an immediate stop, as me and my acquaintances are thrown down into our cosy little trench. I cannot fight back or scream. Will anyone come to save me?

Several nights have passed, and I am filled with regret and anguish. Larvae and mites are devouring my lifeless remains. I try to kick and punch but to no avail. But admiringly, I have my fellow dead acquaintances and the gunshots in the distance to keep me company. I never wrote my last work or met my soulmate. For I am doomed to be devoured and rot away until my head finally gets digested by a hundred ticks. 

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A guide on the struggles of essay writing and how to fix them

Hello there dear reader! I’m going to share with you a few common struggles people have with essay writing, me included, and maybe a few ways on how to improve on them!

How do I find a topic to write about?

Hey, I get it! Writer’s block absolutely sucks, or maybe you aren’t creative enough to find a topic, so it’s completely understandable. Finding a topic to write about is difficult, never mind an actually interesting one that people would be interested in.
My essays usually revolve around tv-shows, movies, games, books etc., so I usually turn to those for inspiration. You don’t have to write about the entire piece of media for example, but what I like to do is to take a specific theme and write about that. Like for example writing about income inequality in Casanegra (a Moroccan movie). You can either make a loose connection and just talk about the theme or topic in general, or talk about how it is portrayed in the piece of media.

Another way of finding something to write about could be something in your everyday life. I remember reading this danish essay called “Jeg, en grovbolle” (translated it means, I, a bun), talking about how in school, what you ate at lunch determined which group you were a part of and how you literally are what you eat.
Something so simple as lunch can become a topic for a multipage essay. Thinking out of the box and creatively about simple things in our lives, can make for the best and most interesting essays!

“Reviewer Brain”

Reviewer brain is a term coined by awesome YouTube channel and video essayists named “Transparency“. Reviewer brain happens when an essayist while writing about a piece of media, goes off-topic to discuss the piece’s shortcomings or starts reviewing the piece of media when it is completely unnecessary. For some reason, you feel obligated to mention the bad things about the piece of media, before others can correct you.
I myself have been a victim of this tragic illness, and I have found ways on how to combat this, but I would still highly recommend watching the video yourself if you want to learn more!

Remember to ask yourself if what you’re writing is even relevant to the subject matter and review at large. You don’t have to please other people by mentioning that the book you’re writing about’s pacing is weird at times, or the video game’s graphics are shit. Write for yourself first, you can be personal and ignore a few shortcomings of the piece of media, that’s completely ok!

Staying on topic

This point is a bit similar to reviewer brain, but this matters to all essays. Remember to stay on topic and not veer off into weird tangents that inevitably lead nowhere and doesn’t further your point. Interesting and good essays keep the reader engaged in whatever you are discussing and reading into. Staying on topic also helps the essays pace and makes it flow way better, and nothing is better than an essay that doesn’t waste your time and reads extremely well.

What really helps with staying on topic, and also reviewer brain is to ask yourself if what you’re writing is relevant every once in a while. If you’re unsure, then maybe ask someone to read it through and see if they think it’s unnecessary and should be taken out.

Also for the love of all that is holy, read through your stuff a few times and edit it, so you can make it flow better and fix any grammatical mistakes! You have no idea how many times a simple read-through has infinitely improved my writing.

Bonus reading material!

Heyo! I wrote this poem a while back and as a gift for you that has read through this piece (thank you btw really appreciate it), you too can experience it!

The Hill

Laying down on the old familiar hill.
It’s nighttime but the moonlight shines so brightly.
The town and its winding roads, so empty, yearning for something or someone to fill the emptiness.
I look up at the sky, gazing at planets and dying stars.
So beautiful, yet spine-chilling. So far away and unreachable.
Suddenly a boy walks up to me and lays down beside me. He gazes at the dying stars, making innocent and sweet remarks. “Oh my gosh, those stars look like one big space raccoon!”.
I giggle at his remarks.
I then reach my hand out to him. 
He then holds it firmly, never letting go.
Magically the stars come back to life, reinvigorated with energy and joy.

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2021 was one hell of a year for me

Hello there dear reader! To keep you occupied while you wait for an on-topic post on Sunday (ill be uploading at 3 pm GMT), I would like to reflect on this year.
I am not a very open person like I don’t talk about myself and my life but for this blog, I might as well.
2021 was a year that was filled with wonderful moments, happiness, trauma, self-discovery, stress and a whole lot of hospital time and not studying (im a student).

If 2020 was the year where I was productive and made a whole lot happen in my life creatively, 2021 would be the year where everything came crashing down. And I’m not talking about the pandemic or anything, I am talking about what happened just in my own life. I have spent around 2-3 months of this year in a hospital bed and spent a total of 8 months out of school when I should’ve been there. I’m not gonna get into why, as that is a big can of worms that would require a 164-page long novel to answer.

But creatively I feel so bad about what I’ve accomplished this year, as in I accomplished nothing. I haven’t exactly written much or made new videos or made any new exciting games. I’ve just been busy with trying to set my life straight, and that is kinda depressing when I jot it down.
I’ve started this project, this blog just so I have something creative that I am working on for the duration of 2022, but I’m also scared that I’ll let this project die because of stuff IRL, or because I simply have no motivation.

But looking back at this year, I don’t think it was all bad, I mean it was pretty fucking horrible, but I discovered a lot of things about myself, that I previously didn’t. I’ve also met so many people that I am so lucky to know and have in my life.

When reflecting back on something or a year I think it’s really important to talk about both the good and the bad, as it lets us realise that the world isn’t black and white, good or bad and that the world isn’t out to get us. The world isn’t sentient and life isn’t either, and in every situation, there’s bound to be something good, even if it looks absolutely rubbish.

It’s not healthy to get caught up in an echo chamber of delusion, making yourself believe that everything is bad and life is purposefully trying to get you. Trust me it’s not, and that is coming from a girl that had to walk through hell and back, a girl that has been in and out of the hospital, and basically missed out on an entire year of her life.

When you reflect back on this year, look at the bad, look at the good and stay confused at how life just doesn’t make any sense. The pure chaos of the world.

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