It came up that, over the past 4 years or so thousands upon thousands of documents have been generated in My Fight for Justice against the Metropolitan Police.
I NEVER once thought fighting such a powerful institution with regards to racism and homophobia and the leaking my confidential data would be a ‘walk in the park’, but it is surprising just how much time and years of your life are taken up by litigation.
In many ways, big organisations like the Met with its resources can bombard the little guy like me with so much information that you actually get lost within all those trees.
I saw the attached picture quote just before, and it is so true…
“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.”
I can see why many people give up on something they believe in like fighting discrimination, because the odds are often against them.
They have been for me, but I just keep battling on because it’s the right thing to do.
A London University Professor asked me the other week… why was I ‘still’ so reasonable (almost forgiving) towards Scotland Yard, even with what they have done to me. My answer was simply, I have to be the bigger person.
My experiences are clearly nothing like his but, Nelson Mandela even after all he went through came out of a South African prison without bitterness towards those who imprisoned him and caused him so much injustice.
I’m not looking to become the British Prime Minister, but the sentiment is the same.
I’ve always been of the belief that, we shouldn’t give up on those who act racist and homophobic whether intentionally or recklessly. If we do, what will the future hold?
People clearly don’t have to listen to me or believe me, but I will continue to try to educate the effects of discrimination and bullying wherever I can to those who commit these acts. They have to know even if they don’t take it on board that, their actions can and do ruin lives.
I write it often (and say it often), but I am thankful to My Mum and the wonderful upbringing I had to strive to not do to others that I wouldn’t want done to me. I’m not perfect in any way, shape or form. Just hopefully, a good person fundamentally.
This is something I am challenging The Sun newspaper with. It can write lies about me, but it can’t breach my right to a private life. I don’t breach theirs.
I’m too not anti-police, just anti-discrimination.
This has been a… fighting discrimination isn’t easy, ‘View from the Bottom’.
Take care, Max x.
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