29 January 2016
My mind is confused right now; my trust that good will over come evil is being tested to the limit. My belief that there are more good people in the world than bad still stands, BUT my faith in that belief is being tested daily.
I am running out of words to use to demonstrate how I am feeling, as they don’t seem to mean anything anymore.
Every day I get up and see hateful statements, twisted media reports and watch videos with content so shocking it takes my breath away.
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
I was bought up to be kind to my neighbour, I tried to be humble, treat others as I would like to be treated myself, not to be greedy, be considerate, put others first etc etc – I guess the same as many other people out there. I have always tried to adhere to that and many times failed I know, and been able to admit those failings and move on hopefully having learned a sharp lesson. However those values would seem to be worthless to some who I genuinely – in my naivety - thought would hold them dear too!
This week I have learned that once again Prime Minister David Cameron, has displayed a dreadful distain towards the Refugees, again calling them a ‘a bunch of migrants’ previously a few months back, an insulting ‘swarm of migrants’.
This is the man elected to run the country – this is the man that can spit those words across the Commons, this is the man who derides his opposition number for actually visiting the Refugee camp and uses that act as ammo to tar him as a useless individual. This is the man that says the UK will take 20,000 refugees by 2020!
When does humility and decency play a part? It seems never in David Cameron’s life at the moment. I am utterly shocked at the level of his disregard for action, and total absence of compassion, with reference to the massive crisis we have on our hands.
What should we tell the next generation? Should we tell them he was a great leader and managed to keep the UK ‘safe’ from the terrible happenings in Europe. Shall we tell them he was protecting British citizens? Shall we tell them he was a good kind and generous man?
What do we tell them when they ask WHY? Why did we not help, what is the reason?
What do we tell them when one of them asks – and they will – what did you do Granny to help those people when they were suffering?
Many individual people in the UK and other countries, will say to their families that they DID help DESPITE the Governments!
25 bodies were found in the waters of the Greek Island of Samos today…..10 of those were children!
What will you tell your family Mr. Cameron when they ask you – as they surely will?
I will tell mine that you do NOT have my vote and I did at least play a tiny part to stand in solidarity with the REFUGEES and will continue to do so!