This article is posted as part of my Linky, Toast a Post…. Toast a post in one of your posts and link it up so that we can all have a look:
This is a rather serious and political post – you have been warned:
I’m not usually particularly arty, but this post by Alice on My Modern Met really got to me. It was put up on FB by a friend and I’d just seen another friend’s rather sad post on FB which read:
“I just feel like this country is falling apart,
that we have a government and leadership that
really doesn’t care about the irreversible damage
it’s doing, and can just see the hurt that it will cause
my friends and colleagues and the people we support. And
every once in a while it ceases to be the anger that drives
me to do what I do, and it becomes an overwhelming sadness
that I just have to give into for a while.”
He works in Yorkshire with adults with learning disabilities.
So many of the buildings in Alice’s post are public buildings in an irrepairable state…. just like the state our health system and social support systems are being forced into.
I have so many friends who work with the sick and the vulnerable in our society. We have an opportunity in this time of change to create a just society. More than at any time, we need a society which cares.
We’re all in this together David Cameron…… NOT. My friends are the big society – but you can’t expect them all to work for free, they already work for next to nothing, they all have mortgages to pay, kids to clothe and feed. I’m cross that the rich are getting away with rising wages and bonuses whilst those who care are facing unemployment and those who are cared for are facing life on the streets. Many of the rich think they should be taxed properly and know that it is not right that they have opportunities to avoid it – you are pulling the wool over our eyes that there is no alternative…. there is an alternative – get the have’s to help out the have nots. Create a just society. More than at any time, we need a society which cares.
Head over to the linky to link in a post which you’d like people to look at…. Toast a Post.