Singing from the same hymn sheet
Watching recent discussions on Twitter compelled me to write this post. I’m not a political writer, I like to keep up with politics, well I did an A level in it, that’s just proving my credentials, which I always feel necessary to do before I go on.
The reason for this post is because I smell fear on Twitter, I see people rushing around trying to grab at straws, positioning themselves, grabbing at invisible power. I’m wondering if we know that Twitters not real you know, its a playground where we all debate, it’s not really real. We can talk to the influencers but they don’t reply to us, they mainly talk to each other, the Twitter top dogs. They influence each other, when it’s the people in receipt of services , like housing, health, social care that need fighting for. But no you need to fight with us not for us. Talk to us. Please. Not at us. Oh that’s not always the case you know who you are.
I see people creating, beautiful ideas via social care podcast, blogs, exchanging of ideas, twitter is a melting pot of creativity , but to translate this into action is the question. Talk talk talk we now need to do do do.
Back to the politics.
I studied Nazi Germany in Politics I was fascinated by Hitler his method of ruling by divide and rule,
I now see this repeating itself , this method of rule, this government has created so much fear ATOS humiliating good people, they fear that envelope appearing, I couldn’t attend my meeting I overdosed before it, I couldn’t face the humiliation. Stigma.
Then there is the welfare reform act http://www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/welfare-reform/legislation-and-key-documents/welfare-reform-act-2012/
People are now all ‘Benefit scum’.
We have people putting up petitions not one but two running scared fighting hard, we won’t give in. http://wowpetition.com/ http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20968
NO WE WON’T GIVE IN.
We feel stigmatised, and now talk of people being told what they can buy at the shops, because people all spend their money on booze and fags, don’t you know? It reminds me of the old school dinners, in the queue with your name ticked off, people knowing you had no money. Scum.
All of this designed to create fear, no money, people scrabbling around, it creates the conditions for divide and rule, so that people take their eye off the ball and start to blame and fight one another.
I now notice people fighting each other, running scared divide and rule , I noticed another Mental Health charity exposing another WHY? Why fight each other?
What needs to happen is pulling together in one common cause, fight this government not each other, because at this minute it’s winning its dividing and ruling.
By privatizing the NHS this government has literally set third sector up against the NHS and soon to be private companies. How very very clever, all fighting for funding, for existence for a voice. bit whose voice is it? REMEMBER ITS THE PEOPLE IN RECEIPT OF SERVICES, LIKE HOUSING, HEALTH , SOCIAL CARE THAT NEED TO BE INVOLVED SO THE FIGHT CAN BE FOR WHAT THEY NEED NOT WHAT THE POWERS THAT BE THINK THAT THEY NEED. FIGHT WITH ME NOT FOR ME.
It’s the last chance saloon, get together now or never, fight your own corner and get cornered or work together.
I smell fear on Twitter but I see hope blossoming from all corners.
We just need to fight together, charities, users of services , workers , whoever together.
One petition, one common aim, charities working together with the NHS , pooling scarce resources.
Fight this government and create the services that people need.
Stop fighting each other.
Or Mr Cameron will be pleased.
Divide and rule.