I don’t need to tell you about benefit cuts, sanctions, or brutal assessments, but what you might not know is that some job centres have therapists within them forcing people to be more positive. CBT is used to ‘correct’ ‘faulty’ thinking.
You know the world isn’t a harsh place, disabled people aren’t discriminated against, and the trauma or circumstance that might have triggered your mental heath problems is seen as unimportant.
You just need to be more positive. It’s like being forced to smile with a gun pointed at your head.
Smile, though your heart is aching
Smile, even though it’s breaking
It does matter what heart problems you have
You’ll still get sanctioned by the DWP.
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You won’t have to vist the food bank again
Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
You must be positive so
job centre therapists say
Even if the DWP is behind you
With a dildo
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
If you’ll just