NOT IN MY NAME, MR. CAMERON


Let’s just put these two pictures side by side and consider whether David Cameron is fit to run this country.  

 
Ok, I know that we already have a pretty lengthy list of misdemeanours to help us make that judgement call…I don’t want to bore you with what you already know.

Let’s see that first picture a little clearer:

  
I hope that he and anyone who voted for air strikes in Syria can sleep well tonight because his and their legacy will be stained with innocent blood. 
They are not making this country or the wider world safer and, as far as I’m concerned, so long as men continue to kill each other, we are all still barbarians. Perhaps I’ve been deluded to think otherwise.
Don’t tell me that there is no other way. There is always another way.  
Perhaps our bombs are different to those of other nations. Perhaps our “special” bombs will indeed bring peace on earth and goodwill to all men. 

  
Who am I to imagine that our military action in Syria will bring about anything but decreased terrorism; because bombing and slaughtering innocents (collateral damage, as one MP put it) will, of course, result in some holy epiphany and bring to an end terrorism forever.
That’s how it works…is it? 
This “War on Terror” has only served to heighten the fear that we feel from the real and imminent threat of attack that has become more commonplace than prior to the declaration of said war. You know that’s the truth. 
War is always a clever distraction, for the likes of us, from the issues that are really dragging our country down. 
“We are all in this together”, it’s just that some lose their limbs, their lives, their husbands or wives, a parent, a sibling and others make globally impactful decisions, without personally suffering any negative consequence.
Quite the opposite, in fact, Blair’s money-making power went through the roof after his stint playing war games.
Sleep well, Mr. Cameron – you’re greatest achievement has been to take Thatcher’s deplorable and divisive style and raise the bar. 
History will be the judge but until then this is just my humble opinion and who am I, after all…who are any of us really? 
Alone we may feel powerless but together we are stronger. My only hope is that the citizens of this country wake up and grow a pair. We are way too apathetic and accepting in this country and I wonder what it will take to get us angry enough to say, “this is not ok. This is not in my name.”

  

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About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (www.pacificinstitute.co.uk), personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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