Interview with George Rolph.

Hunger strike: Day 20.

 

Q.  Firstly and most importantly, how are you feeling both physically and mentally?

A.  I actually feel very good right now. I am clear headed, in no pain at all and as determined to finish this as the day I started.

 

Q. For those amongst us who are still unaware of what is happening, could you please outline the nature of your protest against the ConDem government?

A.  In truth, I am NOT protesting against the CON/DEM government. I am protesting against those WITHIN the government that enacted these policies that are causing so much pain and who have the unmitigated gall to call them “compassionate.”  There is, in my opinion, now way that you can inflict so much damage on the mentally or physically sick in this country that they kill themselves in huge numbers or are placed in destitution and claim to be, in any way humanly possible, a compassionate person. To think that a person could do such things and describe themselves in that way, betrays such a lack of a grasp of reality that I, as a lay person, would consider them to be insane.

If you took a donkey with a broken leg and forced it back to work, the people of this country would be up in arms about the cruelty of it. The media would be going crazy too. There is something very, very, wrong with a society and it’s leaders when they think they can take very seriously ill people and do as ATOS/DWP are doing to them while everyone looks the other way.

 

Q.  What made you decide upon this course of action?

A.  The decision was made for me in a sense. All my benefits had been stripped away leaving me with zero income. That ultimately meant homelessness and death on the streets. I decided if I were going to die it would be in my way, in the place of my choosing at my timing. I also decided I would not go meekly into that death bowing to my ‘masters’ and tugging my forelock, but rather, that I would make a heck of noise about it. The only question left, once that decision had been made, was how I would go.

In the beginning this was a personal protest about what had been done to me, but as I looked into ATOS and their activities I discovered that they had done this, or similar things, to too many other people and that some of those people were dying. That infuriated me. I realised that these policies were every bit as extreme as those brought to bear upon the disabled in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia. The same kind of cold, dead hearts which were willing to kill the most vulnerable people in their countries and under those regimes had now arrived in the UK in 2013 and they have to be stopped.

 

Q.  So far, how successful has your protest been, both with the general public and with the media?

A.    I cannot answer this question yet as these are still early days. Ask me again close to the end of matters.

 

Q.  How have ATOS and the Department of Working Pensions (DWP) responded to your protest?

A.   My benefits have been restored completely, for which I am very grateful. However, this is not just about me. There are many other people out there for whom the misery and fear goes on. My fight now is about them.

 

Q.  Personally, do you think they re-instated your benefits because you are legally entitled to them? If so, then what are your thoughts about why they denied you of them in the first place? Or do you think they re-instated them to prevent any further bad publicity from smearing their already tarnished reputation?

A. Honestly. I think a little of both.  It is the nature of the self righteous and criminally corrupt mind that it thinks everyone else does, or should, think as it does. However, it also carries within a very strong sense of personal preservation and will rush to protect itself when it is under threat. It wants to give the impression of purity and hide its perversity. That is how it survives among us — by faking goodness. 

 

Q.  Ideally, what do you hope to achieve by the course of action you have chosen to take?

A.   I want to see those benefits restored to everyone who has had them taken away wrongfully and I want the system of evaluation used by ATOS completely dismantled and reappraised. So that qualified personnel make the decisions about a person’s fitness or otherwise for work and not, as in my case, a physiotherapist diagnosing cognitive abilities she was not qualified to understand or make.

 

Q.  Many of us are naturally concerned about your well-being and are of the belief that this government aren’t worthy of your life. You are such an inspiration to us all and give us the strength to stand up and fight against the cruelty inflicted upon us.  We’re aware that you’re prepared to die for this cause and its possible outcomes and whilst we respect and support such a noble act, we’re also aware that you are more of a threat to this government alive than you will be if you die.  What is your response to this?

A.   Be as concerned as I am about the welfare of the mother with no benefits, or the single disabled dad in despair. FIGHT FOR THEM. Don’t copy me but use my protest as your symbol. Take your eyes off of me and put them, with all the energies you can muster, into the fight. Oh and fight an unconventional war. They have set up hoops for you that they expect you to jump through and are ready for that. By-pass those hoops and come at them from another direction. MAKE A VERY LOUD NOISE AND DO NOT BE SILENT UNTIL THE PEOPLE LISTEN.

 

Q.  In the event of your death, how would you like to see this fight progress?

A. To victory because the alternative for our people is unthinkable.

 

Q.  If you had the opportunity to be in the same room as David Cameron for 20 minutes, what would you say to him?

A.   Get some psychiatric help. You have no idea how ill you are.

 

A very big “Thank you” to George for taking the time to allow me to get this interview, it’s much appreciated.

 

Other interviews:

http://bambuser.com/v/3647737

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/george-rolph-hunger-strike-after-1946899#ixzz2W0aoe11A

 

 

 

The Story of George Rolph. (Part iii)

 

I’ve spent the past few days wondering how George is. Today I visited his new Facebook page and read the following update:

“Hunger strike: Day 18. Health Report And Other News.

John 15:13.

June 7th 2013.

I want to begin by warning people NOT to copy me and to begin your own hunger strike. If you are seriously physically ill already, you could make yourself much worse. Also, if you are taking powerful drugs and they are not being absorbed slowly by stomach contents, even your normal dose could become too strong and do serious damage to you or even, kill you.

Weight: 227.02 lbs
Start weight: 260lbs

I feel fine in myself. Although I went through a period of slight dizzy spells now and then, those have now passed it seems. I can walk OK which I could not do when I was not taking fluids.

I have fasted for 14 days before and felt no ill effects but I am five days into new territory here and so far things are going well, so no need to worry dear reader. If that changes I WILL tell you.

I have noticed that I am getting irritated by things much quicker than normal. I am usually a laid back fellow but things seem to be getting under my skin much more easily these days. If you are a Christian, please pray about that for me. Love is everything and the peace of God enables it.
Thank you.

All in all I am quite well. So far, not a single hunger pain. Our God is good and the Lord Jesus Christ sustains me by His Spirit.

OTHER NEWS:

The DWP manager is returning today to fill out a form about care allowance. (He just called. 12:00pm and will be here within 45 mins). I have no idea what that is and I want to be careful not to get more than I should. I do not want to be overpaid now and have to pay back a huge sum later when some robot in the machine discovers the error. I want only what I am legally entitled too.

Mary and James who are making an independent documentary are coming today. That will be interesting. Hope they can cope with the state of my house. Poverty and clean and tidy do not go together, but they do add to the overall sense of helplessness and shame.

Beren Cross (Love that name) of the Independent Newspaper spoke to me by phone yesterday. He is researching a story on me.

The Daily Mirror are sending someone on Monday 10th June.

A smashing chap turned up last night and spent hours setting up a live stream for me. It was difficult because the Cam would not perform correctly at first, but once we figured out the mistakes, we got it together in the end and I broadcast my first test stream.

This is good because I hope later to make regular broadcasts to let everyone know how I am, but it also means I feel slightly safer. If the police cut up rough on the orders of some psycho’ politician somewhere, and burst through the door with an order to section me and force feed me or something, at least I can capture the live event. Let’s all pray that does not happen.

I have a plan to form a committee of workers to discuss ideas and make ongoing plans. Anyone willing to be considered for such a committee and who is dedicated to seeing this through to the end, should contact me and let me know. So far, the most committed people who have done so much to help have been mostly females. Come on guys! Stop finding ways out of things and start getting involved here. This is about all of us.

That leads me neatly to my next point. PLEASE, do not focus on me and my health here. THAT IS NOT THE ISSUE. The big picture here is that people are dying and living in fear of what the DWP and ATOS are doing to them. THAT is what we are here to stop; and while I understand and thank you for your concerns; if you are spending all your time worrying about me, your focus is in the wrong place. Worry about THEM. I do, which is why I am doing this.

We have to stop this monstrosity dreamt up by spoilt rich kids with no life experience and no concept of what life is like when you CANNOT work, no matter how much you want too.

Sharing things is anathema to them, because they have been trained to think in terms only of kill or be killed in the market place. That is their ideological pathology and it is thinking like that which leads to the deaths and misery of others.

On the other hand there are the Socialists who think, ‘what is yours is mine.’ That is also an ideological pathology. What you work and strive for in life is yours. The idea that central government should take that from you and ‘redistribute it’ (steal it) is as perverse an idea as only caring about number one.

Both of these ideas will do — and have done in the past — terrible harm to our country. However, there is little wrong with the idea of a common pot that we all pay into in order to protect the weakest in our land or, God forbid, in the event that we ourselves are made unfit for work though accident or sickness.

The common pot is a very old idea and it has excellent provenance and you can read more about that provenance here:  http://biblehub.com/niv/acts/2.htm

Jess.
Ian.
Lizzie.
Berni.
Kurt.
Sarah.
Mary.
Maxine.
Christine.
Kat.
And so many others.

THANK YOU.

You are stars and make me proud of my people and our country. We need more of you so let’s go find them and let’s put an end to this evil that is ravaging our people, raping our culture and perverting our values as a nation. There are some very sick minds in government, the House of Commons and elsewhere and those minds are churning out some very sick ideas. We have to challenge them, instead of forelock tugging our way back to the middle ages.

You are standing up and fighting back. Come on everyone. Join us. Our country needs you because you ARE our country.

I love you all. Thank you for getting into the fight. Remember, this is about US fighting for those who cannot fight. It is not about me or you but ALL of us.

George Rolph
June 07th 2013.”

 

I know that many of you across the globe have also wondered how George is holding up, hence me sharing this with you…time to stop worrying about the negatives, this is George’s choice and we must both respect his decision and support him and ourselves in any way we can.

The BBC are still ignoring our complaints, even though they’re very polite and keep promising to pass the information on to a higher person.  But as you’ve just read, certain media sources are now prepared to research and tell George’s story…and that, can only be a bonus.

We’re with you George, every step of the way…for not only are you giving others the courage to stand up and fight, you’re also leading by example and we are all in awe of you. Keep being you.

Petitions Against Austerity & Other Useful Links:

It isn’t enough anymore to sit and drink tea and dunk biscuits you can ill afford.  Complaining to your neighbours won’t change anything.  If we don’t stand up and be counted, there’ll be no one left to count, except the wealthier folks of our society of course and their hefty tax rebates.  There are plenty of e-petitions circulating the internet that would benefit from having your name added to them…100k signatures each means they can be presented to parliament and our collective voice will be heard.  So below are some such links…click them, read the blurb and finally, get off your arses and actually DO something about the cruel situation many of us find ourselves in.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Amnesty_UK_to_protect_the_human_rights_of_the_sick_disabled/?pv=7

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-uk-government-changing-the-law-retrospectively?source=facebook-share-button&time=1364294462

http://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/stop-the-bedroom-tax-3

https://petition.avaaz.org/en/petition/Lets_have_a_vote_of_no_confidence_in_the_UK_coalition_government/?aoquXbb&external

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/iain-duncan-smith-iain-duncan-smith-to-live-on-53-a-week

http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41600

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-prime-minister-of-the-united-kingdom-either-sack-iain-duncan-smith-or-demand-his-resignation-2

 

 

 

For advice on how to avoid paying your Bedroom Tax:

 

http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2013/03/30/important-bedroom-tax-take-action-now-how-to-and-why-everyone-must-appeal-their-local-councils-bedroom-tax-decision/

 

 

Articles of Interest:

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/02/ten-lies-told-about-welfare

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jan/27/olympic-legacy-failed-jobs-london

http://www.walh.co.uk/Tenants/TheBedroomTaxMyth.htm

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm130117/debtext/130117-0002.htm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/iain-duncan-smith-should-look-1400558

http://lookingatreality.blogspot.co.uk/

http://thepeoplesassembly.org.uk/

http://tompride.wordpress.com/2013/04/01/here-are-some-of-the-cabinet-millionaires-who-gave-themselves-a-tax-cut-today/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-true-story-of-the-bilderberg-group-and-what-they-may-be-planning-now/13808

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/farewell-to-the-nhs-19482013-a-dear-and-trusted-friend-finally-murdered-by-tory-ideologues-8555503.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2199596/89m-MPs-expenses-26-just-year.html

http://www.michaelmeacher.info/weblog/2013/03/what-have-disabled-people-done-to-be-punished-as-biggest-victims-of-cuts/

 

 

Rumour has it, on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, that our public posts are being “watched” by government employees wishing to minimise any damage our “honesty” might cause them.  Whilst I know not the truth about these rumours, I can confirm that several of my posts have already vanished and thus, I have decided to write here more often instead.  One was never given a voice to remain silent.

And while benefits are slashed by billions and wages are frozen, MP’s have requested a 32% pay increase at the expense of the taxpayer…and that’s after claiming over £89m in expenses already this year.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/10/mps-call-pay-rise-survey

They induce fear with their rules so the general public obey them; they demote any politician who stands up against the cuts and Great British mentality is allowing them to get away with such atrocities.  You won’t be able to obey or disobey when they’ve taken every penny off you, when you’ve sold your belongings in order to survive, when you’re homeless because you couldn’t afford to pay your rent, your Bedroom Tax, your Council Tax.  The way I see it…what have you to lose by backing the campaigns against the Tories other than what they’re forcing you to lose already?  At least fall with your dignity instead of by their dictation.

 

 

A little something for your amusement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bik9299kA0c