As you know, Magic Mondays is a way of trying to convince others - people who may not be familiar with the many social security myths - that things are not as they seem. If we could all just persuade one person a week, we would have made a very significant impact by the 2015 election.
Last week, I said I would try to convince some Conservatives on a prominent blog. After 2 hours I had 42 negative ticks!!
BUT. By this morning, I have two open minded right wingers who have promised to read the links I posted and even a suggestion that the blog might be interested in hearing a little more for their manifesto suggestions. We found common ground and put aside our differences, focussing on the things we agreed over.
We CAN do it. It takes patience, perseverance and a little knowledge. We all have that in spades. An acceptance that others aren't evil, they just think differently to us. People are people and they have Mums and Dad's and children, just the same.
Please, do what you can, when you can. Email a friend you haven't heard from for a while and start a conversation. Have a chat with your GP at your next appointment. Tell the baker or the milkman - you just never know when it might make a difference.