I have cut all ties to all those on the far-right side of politics. I have tried, since being exposed by a far-right group in Britain First to be understanding and compromising of those with different views. It is personal, and heres why:
They are uncompromising with our views and do not even try to undetstand ours. I have taken the heat for almost two years now for becoming friends with the right wing from various left wing groups.
I let my heart lead in the conversations I had, and their false 'niceness' took me in. I joined UKIP for literally, two weeks and had afiliations with Britain First.
The first time I could vote, was in the 2014 Rochester & Strood byelection I voted for Naushabah Khan, Labour. The second time in the 2015 General Election. I was living in supported accomodation for young people at this time in the Chatham & Aylesford constituency, once again I voted Labour.
When I saw we were faced with two more years of false 'austerity' it deely saddened me. It also saddened me that someone I saw as a leader, Ed Milliband resigned.
I was constantly in and out of parties, trying to figure out my views before this - I had tried the right wing stuff, the left wing stuff but nothing felt whole.
Sceptical of Jeremy Corbyn, I didn't want to be involved with political parties anymore. Facing a meltdown, I felt compromised to the fullest. It felt like being a Christian and being a left winger was impossible now. I read all the reports (yes, that ment a sceptical media).
Then, a few months back I watched Question Time. I listened to Jeremy. He took me back to when I was a teenager. That left wing teenager I used to be in Medway Youth Parliament trying to set up local LGBT youth forums, fighting for equality and diversity and fighting against cuts to local youth services. The local austerity hit to us by a coalition government forced me into action, campaigning, making a stand.
That moment, was the moment I had been waiting for. Someone who spoke for me, for the working class, the poor, the vulnerable, the minorities and someone who could defend immigration, better than I could.
I trucked along, now on the Corbyn bandwagon. He is what Labour need. He is a real politician and a real person. He is electable - despite what the media say.
Still interested though, in speaking to others, I still tried to understand peoples view points - even those right wing friends i'd made.
Then came the EU Referendum focus. It made me sick to my stomach hearing the hatred that had come out of other people - I still trucked on, trying to understand their views.
Next came the murder of Jo Cox. If we don't challenge their views, theres going to be more unnecessary bloodshed.
I took the action, I knew I had to take - to stop all contact with them - until now, thinking until we have more clarification on what inspired such a crime - but having thought this through, there has to be scrifices perminantly and that is perminantly cutting all ties with any right wing person.
This has to be done. I want to thank Jeremy Corbyn for reminding me of the left winger I always was deep inside.
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