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Added: Thursday 10th August, 2017

Why can't things just be simple?

Jason Eade reflects on the complications surrounding freedom of expression.

Jason Eade is a learning disabled film maker and writer working with Carousel.


The world is a complicated place. Everything has so many rules and regulations. Loop holes for everyone to exploit and very high expectations of the people that live in this world. Why can't things just be simple?

People have so much freedom, and it is that freedom that makes the world a bad place. Peoples right to express themselves in whatever way they see fit. But people get carried away. They start forcing their opinions on to other people because they are allowed to. Some of which follow blindly, while others stick to their own preferences.

This however causes conflict. The people who wish to force their views, refuse to back down and believe they are right no matter what, and nothing anybody can say will change their minds.

Yet everybody else can be so stubborn. They choose not to follow the rest of society and are shunned because of this. People can't accept change and most people can't understand or comprehend this and so they argue. The arguments are followed by fights and riots that can sometimes last for days on end.

Religion, politic, sex and gender. Disability and peoples life choices. These are the most common reasons people fight. Then there is the fact that some people are different and the world has trouble accepting that. And all because people fear change. They have been given too many rights and the freedom to say or do as they please.

But please, I'm not saying freedom should be taken away, no no no. As in other countries the lack of freedom is the cause of all the local problems. We invade other places and demand valuable resources while at the same time suppress the locals. Do we really have a right to do this? The people of the places we invade don't think so.

So they rebel. They rise up and create conflict because they have a right to protect their home, their people. But the corporations that are after the resources won't back down. For them it’s all about the money. They have put time and effort into their campaign and they don't want to be out of pocket. So they steal what isn't theirs just to make a few bucks.

One day. A day so far into the future that I will sadly never get to see it, the world will unite, the rules will simplify and the people will work together and not against one another. But first people must look past their greed, their arrogance. They must accept people for who they are and not what they represent. People must learn to let go of power, class and status.

And if we cannot look past the differences in the world, forget the secrets and hatred that has influenced society, then all we have to look forward to is a nuclear holocaust. Does humanity really have to destroy itself before we can have peace?

I guess until then, the planet will just keep on turning. The people will keep on living and the world will continue to be complicated.



Jason Eade is a learning disabled film maker and writer working with Carousel

Jason has ambitions to develop his skills, particularly his story and script-writing skills. He was the creative writing lead on the online graphic novel Curing Perfect. 

Last year Jason was mentored by writer Graham Duff, and received a bursary from New Writing South which set him up with a laptop and script writing software.

This led to him writing a monthly drama series, The Moonlit Voyage for broadcast on Carousel Radio.

Jason has been instrumental in setting up a drama project with Carousel, now in its second year, Jason is keen for the group to develop and support other projects at Carousel.



Carousel believes that learning disabled artists make a vital contribution to the world we live in. It is an organisation that puts learning disabled people in control of their art; in film, music, performance and production. Carousel challenges expectations of what great art is and who can create it. Our work is planned, managed and delivered by learning disabled teams and 50% of our Board members have a learning disability.


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