What our government are doing to and saying about our vulnerable is bullying.
With each and every new welfare policy they bully our vulnerable and children while pushing them further into poverty.
With each and every hate-filled news story and feature splashed across their pages our mainstream media is complicit in this insidious bullying.
Say enough bad things about a person or a group of people enough times and it becomes truth.
And the masses gobble it up glad it’s not them who are being picked on.
Before you know it society’s vulnerable are the scourge: the reason for all the problems our country faces.
You may have heard this before but let me reiterate it: our country’s economic problems have not been caused by disabled people, the unemployed, single parents, chronically ill people, low paid workers or immigrants. They have been caused by the economic policies of government present and past.
Unfortunately, children of all ages experience bullying every day in schools. And only a brave few are willing to stand up for the bullied.
Bullying, and the failure to effectively deal with it, in schools is so widespread that This Morning launched a ‘Be Kind‘ campaign earlier this year to encourage teenagers and children to be kind to each other in a bid to help stop this destructive bullying.
But how can we expect our young people to understand why they should be kind to each other when they see hatred, exclusion, blame and bullying from those in charge and in every mainstream media outlet they see?
Bullying has become the norm in British society right from the very top. As has the failure to stamp it out. Instead we force victims to change and/or leave schools while the bullies continue to rule the roost.
But This Morning is right. We should all be being kind to each other.
Regardless of your position in life all it takes is one accident, one genetic issue, one stroke, one cancer diagnosis, one job loss for any one of us to become one of the bullied vulnerable.
Will you stand up for them now, stand with them, stand for them? Or will stand quietly with the bullies and continue to force the bullied vulnerable to change, to hide, to die hungry and poor, to fight for the lifeline of benefits and disability cars that will quite literally save their lives?
Because we are all just one accident away from becoming so vulnerable we rely on the state and our fellow humans to look after us.
Stop bullying. Be kind. Look after each other, stand up for each other.
Yes, I am looking at you Theresa May, Philip Hammond, Rupert Murdoch, et al.