This morning, I wrote a very long piece about my own feelings of disenfranchisement. That isn’t the correct term to encompass the ‘issue’ as that refers to never having the vote or having the right removed. My issue at the moment is about feeling disempowerment. I really do not feel like the present Government or the Opposition have the interests of anyone but themselves at heart. The Government is riding roughshod over everyone in one way or another. Some of us feel like we are being battered on just about every front.
I’m struggling to maintain a positive mindset in the midst of the absolute shambles of each and every policy decision made by this ineffectual, authoritarian government. We in Britain are really really struggling. Some just with keeping their heads above water without even beginning to think about the wider political and economic implications. Others, fortunate enough to be able to keep body and soul together feel bombarded with negative, nasty decisions left, right and centre.
Its hard to keep shining a light, helping as best I can when I can, when inside I’m screaming about Xenophobia, the utter thoughtlessness of the removal of the Covid restrictions, the lack of vaccines and proper school help for our children, the terrible situation Asylum seekers are and their helpers will be in, the homelessness, poverty, exclusion, lack of support for our social and health services, Brexit and all it entails including the very real threat to peace in Northern Ireland. Oh I could go on and on. The worst thing, though, the feeling of powerlessness. There is absolutely nothing I can do to effect any sort of change. I am left with my Spiritual core and the positive energy I can keep trying to channel.
I’m exhausted trying to keep a balance, trying not to let it interrupt my sleep, trying to remain positive for my children. Y’know that’s the main thrust behind writing these pieces (I didn’t publish the longer one – needs editing!!) – my children, their present is affected by their worried, angry parents and their futures ….
…. but England won the semi final – I’m not a footie fan, sorry, it completely passed us by, but I guess its a bright light in an otherwise pretty dim arena for England and Britain at the moment.