Last night’s BBC news presented the following 2 items, back to back:
I sincerely hope that the BBC’s programming was intentional.
We are not ‘all in this together’. The experience of those who have and those who don’t will be, and always is, unequal.
I could not have survived the current situation, in a bed-sit with 2 children. I have huge respect for those of us who are having to do that.
I could not vacate to my country residence knowing that others can’t even vacate to another room.
These are not new issues for our society: the current situation has simply removed all the distractions and brought the extent of our unequal, exclusive, consumerist society into sharp relief. I am ashamed to be a voting member of a democracy that, in allowing this extreme inequality has implied that it is acceptable.
It’s not acceptable.
The current crisis presents us with the opportunity to identify what’s unacceptable and make plans for permanent change. The Turning Tides Project is collecting lots of ideas: we will act on them. We’d have a far greater impact if our action was part of a bigger plan.
Who is collating the national action plan?
And how can we get involved?
See the change, be the change, make the change.
Written by Jane Williams, Published by Dom Palfreman