Outrage is what keeps the likes of Twitter and Facebook in business.
There’s a Professional Dancer on Strictly – it says so on his/her Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn profile OUTRAGE
There are no songs in the current BBC adaptation of Les Miserables OUTRAGE
Piers Morgan doesn’t like Vegan sausage rolls OUTRAGE
Vegans in general OUTRAGE
There are Easter Eggs in the supermarkets and it’s only January OUTRAGE
A group of people cross the channel in a dinghy OUTRAGE (from both sides of the debate)
A Controversial Figure says something OUTRAGE
The *wrong act* gets voted out of a *talent* show OUTRAGE
Person uses a racist/homophobic/transphobic remark OUTRAGE (rightly)
Gender neutral toilets OUTRAGE
Disabled adults/children being changed on filthy toilet floors because suitable facilities aren’t available – SILENCE
Person says Retard/F*cktard/Libtard/Dotard S I L E N C E
Autistic teenagers locked up in windowless rooms – SILENCE
Learning Disabled people having all their teeth removed without their families knowledge or consent – SILENCE
Learning Disabled people DYING DECADES BEFORE THEIR *NORMAL* PEERS – SILENCE.
Learning Disabled people suffering abuse after abuse after abuse AND NO ONE SAYS A BLOODY THING.
Many many many (far too many) “avoidable deaths” SILENCE
Promises of “lessons being learned” HA.
Children with SEND being excluded from schools and parents left without any support – SILENCE
Learning Disabled people taken miles from the families and effectively locked up – SILENCE
Inquests into avoidable deaths and the health authority is lawyer-ed up to it’s ears – the family have to rely on savings/legal aid and suffer unimaginable amounts of stress – SILENCE
If these things happened to any other minority group or indeed if it happened to an animal the outrage would be audible from space, so why not when it happens – and continues to happen to Learning Disabled people. You can blame any political party you like they are ALL guilty of it and NONE of them give a DAMN. Because The People don’t give a damn. They don’t think it will win them votes, so they waffle off some load of BS or other and think that’ll do. It won’t.
So come on Outraged of Twitter, Angry of Facebook I dare you, put your outrage to good use. Get angry about things that actually matter. Get on your soapbox for an actual cause.
As people are so fond of saying “this is 2019 not 1919”
Yes it is. So act like it.