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Smile Though the Welfare State is Breaking

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smile or starve

smile or starve

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
Smile

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Richard Downes
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they need to use the cbt on their staff. i’ve had three staff on three visits. Mr Rude, Mrs Scowl and Mr Absent.

Andrea Ford
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I’m seriously worried about the Hansard report I saw that anyone with medically undiagnosed symptoms, that are being referred through the IAPT are being labelled as time-wasters.

Margaret
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Smile smile smile I’ve tried all styles of smiles and they simply don’t work so I’ve scratched my head till I realised that they, the people who were telling me to be positive jargon had not lived my life. It was then I really smiled in fact i laughed and laughed until I realised it was me who should be looking back at all those years people telling me something was wrong with me that there was something compleatly right with me.
So there you go smile