by Susan Scully, Brisbane, Australia
I have been shocked and appalled at the level of corruption, bullying and false allegations (lies and deceit) in all parts of life – from media to family and our social network, in business, schools and the education system, the legal and health systems and so on, and the devastating and debilitating effects that it has not only on the person/s subjected to this, but their family, friends, work colleagues and customers: in a nutshell – all of us in some way.
Personally, my shock has been that people can write absolute lies about someone, a group or an event, and not only think they can get away with it, but the law or legal system actually further allows and supports that…. in that it is up to the person being lied about to prove and justify that it is in fact a lie/s, rather than the one accusing having to support their false allegations and claims.
Until recent events, I had turned a blind eye and brushed off the obvious and subtle levels of corruption and bullying such as Media sensationalism, accepting this as the norm. How blind have I been?
All of it is absolutely not normal and totally unacceptable. I have had my eyes opened wide and it is not pretty what I am now faced with, truly seeing what is going on. I am determined and totally aware there is plenty of work to do so that this is no longer considered nor known as normal and acceptable. Because it is not.