Aftermath

Instead of compassion
you gave us competition;
we needed principles,
not career politicians;
we wanted social justice
yet you opted for selfishness;
we urged voting with conscience,
you preferred tribal loyalty;
we wished for inclusion
but you relished division;
where we fought for truth
you peddled lies,
when we yearned for hope
you fed us fear.

We’ve seen the dawn of despair.

4 thoughts on “Aftermath

  1. Lynn Love

    Ooh, I wonder what this might be about. It’s the lack of empathy that hurts me most, the fact people can’t see that they’re hurting the NHS, that they want to at least partly privatise it, that social care is on its knees, that there are more homeless people due to the Tories policies. People believe easy lies because the truth is so much more complicated than they can be bothered to deal with.

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    1. Calmgrove Post author

      I can’t disagree with anything you say, Lynn. I’m sad, but more than that, I’m angry, and out of anger I hope comes determination and an intention to call people to account for what they’ve done. And to show compassion to those that deserve it.

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      1. Lynn Love

        Empathy and compassion are the ingredients that are missing. I’m just hoping that the Tories try to please some of the Labour defectors and tackle some of the issues we find so important – the NHS, social care, three environment (though I have low hopes on that last one). Though of course they’ve been in power ten years and done nothing but drive these things into these ground

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        1. Calmgrove Post author

          I’m still too incandescent to formulate a short essay here and fear I would turn the air blue fulminating — so this YouTube clip expresses best how much I want our Liar-in-Chief to fugue off:

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