The current sculpting of social policy is based upon the carve-up of Political, Social and Economic power into polarities that ensure government policy is shaped by vested interests and the Economic clout of lobbyists in securing aprotected view-point that then goes on to prescribe and direct policies that manipulate the people who stand outside of these forcing-houses. These excluded people then struggle to have a voice to articulate their distinctive stand-points, and finish up resorting to blogging and remonstrating on sites like this one. Hence the need for this Campaign.
WHO ARE WE THEN?
WE are claimants, the ill, the disabled, the unemployed, the homeless, pensioners, the young, the old, the socially excluded, the designated pariahs of journalistic fame - which includes 'foreigners', 'asylum-seekers', 'ex-offenders', 'schizophrenics', 'anorexics', the 'mentally ill', in fact every brand and shade of religious and cultural persuasion which is not your own!
WHAT DO WE WANT?
We seek and deserve to have a voice in shaping the conditions under which we serve as Citizens of this country, conditions which affect our lives, our futures, our social security, our surivival, our potential-fulfilment capacity and our creativity.
HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET IT?
The Campaign goes under the name of M E M P H A S I S - the Movement EMancipating People to Have A Say In Society. This has particular relevance for people with continuing mental health needs, who bear the brunt of mis-construed and mis-directed negativity towards them. There will be more on the Campaign to de-stigmatise and release these people from current subjections and impositions as the Movement gains momentum and we really start to roll.
We are not a discrete group and our disparate and divergent nature is as it should be. We have in common that we are ostracized and socially excluded, frequently on the instigation of more organised and single-minded Political machines which drive policy and do not consult us when our lives and perspectives are most deeply affected.
WE AIM FOR EMANCIPATION TO SPEAK ON OUR OWN BEHALF ON THE MATTERS WHICH SHAPE OUR LIVES AND OUR FUTURES
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