“Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.” George Orwell, 1984
While researching for this blog post, I found the above quote. After a long week of supporting desperate CEV CV Vulnerable people and families, it just took my breath away. It sent shivers down my spine. The crisis within our CEV CV Vulnerable community at present stems from exactly this.
I am going to be blunt, we are at another crisis point, not just with our CEV CV. Our whole country is vulnerable! The MSM is starting to pick up, but each headline is worse than the last. We can see the strain on our NHS, the increase in cases, and, sadly, the increase in deaths. We can also clearly see the inaction of the government and the blase attitude of Ministers to the crisis. They want to normalize this whole situation while the rest of the world looks on in horror, or worse yet, uses the UK’s strategy as a “how not to deal with the pandemic ”.
What this has created is a series of catastrophic divides in our society. We have a huge number of people fighting every day online for safe schools, we have a huge number of people fighting for no restrictions, especially in schools, we have people attacking NHS staff online, we have people fighting to save our NHS, we have the MSM following the party line, independent media doing all they can, to tell the truth about the crisis, scientists fighting scientists, neighbors fighting neighbors, friends fighting friends, family fighting family… In between all of this, we have a general public who seem to be numb. It’s like some sort of subconscious hypothermia, where they can’t feel the cold anymore and just want to go to sleep. The MSM and the government seem to have managed to convince people that this is over. We can tell that by the comments and attacks online that our CEV CEV Vulnerable receives!
So back to the quote: “Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad. “ George Orwell, 1984
Our CEV CV Vulnerable feel like they are living in a dystopian nightmare, where speaking their truth out loud makes them feel like they have lost their minds, where we can see through the untruths that are spouted by the powers that be and MSM but are believed by the masses? The very untruths that endanger our lives. But if we speak up, we are seen as a fringe movement within society. All we have are our truths. We are a minority, but that does not mean you are a minority of one. This is the most harrowing part of my day, speaking to that CEV CV Vulnerable person or family for the first time knowing they are afraid to speak their truth for fear of sounding “crazy” it takes trust-building to have them comfortable and feeling safe to get them to open up and finally say it, they honestly feel like the only family or person in the world right now who are living like this or feeling this way.
For many, it is the absolute disbelief that this is actually being allowed to happen. For others, they are paralyzed by fear of what comes next. For others, it is anger that we have been completely cut off from the outside world, a world they no longer feel safe in, a world where they look out their windows and feel completely detached from. For others, it is sadness, deep crushing sorrow for their old lives, and despair at the knowledge that they have no idea if or when they will get it back. We have SAGE members coming out in the press and telling us that the Government must act. With the catastrophe ahead this winter, and still no mention of our CEV CV Vulnerable, never mind a plan to keep us safe? The weight of this is becoming unbearable for many.
“We truly are in a catch -22. There was only one catch, and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind” (Joseph Heller, Catch-22)
I won’t repeat that we know our own health, or that we have many being told to stay shielded. Many are back in hard shielding like March 2020 etc. If you have been following my work, then you have heard me banging this drum. What I will say is this: we have and are living through the most surreal and frightening times of our lives. We were never given the tools we needed to deal with this. No one was.
We are having the most visceral natural reaction, to protect ourselves and loved ones, a true fight for our lives. Do not suffer alone, do not question your sanity, this is happening and this is wrong! You are having a totally sane reaction to an insane situation. Self-care is a must. Step away and take regular breaks from social media, concentrate on what’s inside your four walls, do all you can to know that when this ends, and it will one day, that you did all you could to protect yourself and those around you, your conscience will be clear. Please remember, you are only one conversation away from getting help and support.
We at fighting 4 Vulnerable lives are here for you.