What Wikipedia Won’t tell you about, is how the UK Government uses a form of Terrorism on its most vulnerable citizens.
When we think of the word terrorism we tend to think of extremists, Bombs and 911.
The Google dictionary definition of the word terrorism is,” The unlawful use of violence and intimidation especially against civilians , in the pursuit of political aims.”
What Wikepedia says :
I am being terrorised by my own government.
By a company that is employed by my own government.
Atos, is a private company that has been contracted by the UK government, to do medical assessments for citizens claiming disability benefits.
They are doing a great job for the government, saving them millions on benefits, and therefore tax payers moneys.
They are achieving this target because they are basically terrorising vulnerable people with mental health disorders, or other hidden disabilities into either committing suicide, or by taking their disability benefit off them if they can’t tick their boxes or perform their ‘Tricks’.
These boxes are not meant to be ticked. Atos do not want these boxes ticked, the government do not want these boxes ticked, Atos want to retain the contract with the government, and the Government want to save money ?
A Win win situation for both the government and Atos, everybody is happy.
Apart from the most vulnerable members of society that is.
The people who rely on their Disability benefit to survive. People with Mental health problems , and other ‘invisible’ illnesses, have become an easy target for the government, as an easy way to save money.
People with invisible illnesses such as I have, are having to convince Atos that we actually do have an illness.
They ignore medical records, doctors advice, visible advice, basically any information they have about your illness. Then they have your benefits stopped because you are unable to tick their impossible boxes. They make the rules according to the government.
I have been trying to prove my disabilities to Atos for around 7 years now.
Atos don’t want to hear any evidence that proves you have a hidden disability. They just want to be able to stop your benefit, so that they can show good savings to the government, and keep their contract with them. it is a business deal.
The Government are aware that Atos are doing this, but when challenged say they can’t help, it is now in the hands of Atos.
Three months ago at the ripe old age of 50 my life was no longer worth living, I realised that nobody actually believed what I was saying, I was never going to be able to survive without my benefit so what was the point. I had been fighting for too long.
I had been suffering in silence for too long, and this was the final straw.
After a disastrous face to face assessment, my mind finally broke once and for all.
I came very close to taking my own life, due to the harassment of these people, and the fact that I was never going to be able to tick their boxes, and I knew I wouldn’t be able to survive without financial assistance.
I am a single parent to an Autistic teenager, I am unable to work because of my disabilities, how else would I survive? This is not a choice that I have made, I have no choice in the matter, if I could choose, do you really think I would put my life at the mercy of other people ?
Tick all of our boxes, or we will cut off your financial life line.
It is bullying tactics, pure and simple. These people, contracted by our Government, are terrorising vulnerable people who are their lowest point.
Thankfully I managed to escape my near death experience, and decided to try to live again, but this time on my own terms.
For 50 years, I have been let down by a society who say they care.
I don’t blame society because they don’t know any better. This is a problem I have decided to tackle, to help make people more kinder to one another.
Although I have every right to feel let down by a Society that has allowed unthinkable things to happen to me, as a child, and the all through my adult life. I still feel that things can be done.
Slowly I am trying to rebuild my life from the Bricks that society has thrown at me.
But apparently Society hasn’t finished with me quite yet, they want to kill me again because they didn’t succeed the last time.
Atos have now decided that, although they couldn’t possibly have an more information that they have right now, even the fact that I nearly committed suicide less than 12 weeks ago, and could unintentionally be a danger to any persons I perceive to be a threat, is still not good enough, and I require a further face to face assessment, 12 weeks after my previous one.
I am being Terrorised because of the hidden disabilities I have, that were caused by the very same society that has terrorised me all of my life.
Terrorism comes in many shapes and forms, I am speaking up for all of those people that our government has let down, and are still letting down, and who cannot speak up for themselves.
What kind of society are we ? where we allow our most vulnerable to be Terrorised in their own homes.
Where our Government endorses this Terrorism just to save money.
If they hadn’t spent so much on Brexit then maybe I would have been allowed to keep my benefits, but the money has to come from somewhere, and it isn’t always coming from where you think.
Stand up and be counted…because,
Every Mind Matters love Betty x