To be on your own? No direction home? A complete unknown? Like a rolling stone?
Dunno? Let me fill you in.
I’m a vulnerable mental health service user. As if society’s marginalisation and stigmatisation of me and my kind wasn’t enough, I then had to face further ostracisation and vilification from a ‘social firm’ I was foolish and naive enough to join, as a volunteer.
Their name is Equals Training. One of their esteemed ‘directors’ was the chronically directionless Angela Salway. And they employed my equally (hah!) easily-led ex-partner of eleven years as their Web Manager.
What do you think was going through their heads good people of Haringey?
To want to voluntarily and proactively expel and alienate a dangerous, uh, writer from their ranks?
I’ll tell you, as I’m studying for my PhD in Advanced Mind-Reading.
They chronically underestimated me, my kind, and even themselves. They thought I was ‘too hot to handle’, and that their organisation was not big or flexible enough to contain my ideas.
But were they honest about this? Uh uh.
They launched a hate campaign against me in order to justify their behaviour.
And I think you’ll find we all have our limits. I reached mine this year. And turned into a real writer.
They wanted to stop my flow, interrupt it. They pilloried and disapproved of my blog and my emails. They complained to the police about their chosen scapegoat. They were out of touch with reality. They thought I would go away and self-destruct. Instead, I go from strength to strength, take on bigger targets, all the while watching them implode.
For Equals Training read Mediocrity on the March. Read brown-nosing with the hacks of the hierarchy. Read Victim Mentality Promotion. Read Ideologically Challenged, Total Lack of Vision Training. Read ‘Wow guys, we can get away with murder!’ Read ‘Playing the Mental Health Card!’ Read ‘Total Hypocrisy’. Read ‘Sociopaths Anonymous!’
What your best friend wouldn’t tell you, Angela?
‘Equals Training’ is a mediocre, vision-less name for a mediocre and vision-less ‘firm’. Except I did tell you, babe! Someone had to.
And anyone of any taste, discernment or brains can see it just from checking out your very own website.
Please stop insulting our intelligence, as well as your own. Service users don’t need or want this kind of flaky and immoral outfit fighting our battles for us. ‘I stand for something, and you won’t stand your ground for nothing’.
‘There’s a thin line between love and hate/And there’s a thin line between real and fake/ There’s a thin line between everything/ That’s why more times I don’t say anything’.
Kano, Grime MC.