The future of the chronically sick and disabled after 2015…

It’s my feeling, especially if Cameron gets a majority at the next election in 2015 – and there’s a good chance he will unless things change dramatically (an effective leader of the opposition might help) – that there is a very strong likelihood of the sick and disabled being stripped of their benefits and housed in workhouses and camps, fed, clothed, medicated, but that’s all. And even that much might be marginal, if some genius decides our drugs cost too much.

Why? Because, long-term, will be vastly cheaper than paying benefits, and a very large proportion of the populace will have no difficulty getting right alongside that when they’re told it’s all the country can afford and that, ultimately, it represents the greatest good for the greatest number. A.k.a. “Pull the ladder up, I’m alright!”

Which, of course, will be garbage then as it’s garbage now – if we can afford to forego many billions in taxation, lend money we allegedly haven’t got (£7bn to Ireland), get involved with wars that are bugger all to do with us – OK, they inherited Afghanistan and the tag end of Iraq but, hey, they found the money for Libya, just as they’ll find money for upcoming conflicts in the Middle East if we get sucked in – then we can afford to support the most vulnerable members of our society.

The problem is not that the country, under Cameron, cannot afford us, the problem is that Cameron hates each and every one of us, and wants us gone from British society. It is, I believe, really that simple, and he is aided and abetted in his pogrom by his Propagandist-in-Chief IDS, and his Master of Lies in the House of Lords, Lord Freud.

And if you think this country would never sink so low, just consider how quickly the sick and disabled have gone from being a suitable case for support by society as a whole, to being reviled, abused, and assaulted – it can only be a matter of time before someone is killed simply because they’re disabled. Because we are blamed, by Cameron, and his coterie of mendacious arsewipes, for all the ills of society – and huge numbers of people are all too ready to believe this, without a scintilla of evidence, because a mob has little intelligence and no conscience.

So, given that the bulk of the news media in this increasingly benighted land, including the BBC, in breach of its charter, sides with Cameron and Co, and that the government has shown itself to be utterly immoral, ruthless, and dishonest, from the top down,  just who do you think is going to take up the cudgels on our behalf when the modern-day tumbrels roll?

Anybody? Because let’s face it, the people making most of the noise in our defence are the sick and disabled, and there are more of us, and have been for some years, than you might think.

Take us out of circulation, and the silence will be deafening…

And for those of you reading this and thinking, “Yeah, serve the buggers right,” just bear in mind one little thing – it could, so very easily, be you. Or your child.

None of us want to be sick and disabled, but some of us were born that way – we had no say in the matter, no more than did those who had disability thrust upon them through no fault of their own. Some of us even got whacked with the disability stick twice, at birth or soon after and, more severely, later in life.

Should we be punished for something we never wanted any part of?

Should you?

And let us, none of us, forget the lesson of history – it’s a short step from storing people in camps to storing them in the ground. Very short…

7 thoughts on “The future of the chronically sick and disabled after 2015…

  1. I think that the numbers of those euthanised in Belgium and Holland with early stage alzheimers would attest to this (well they would if they were still alive).

    I think we need to keep an eye on mortality in all neighbouring countries, along with policies on euthanasia.

    Also the “do not resuscitate” hospital policies both for infant disabled and the old.

    Horrible treatment was meted out to the disabled in Greece and that was in the good times; god knows what is happening now.

    We are not alone, it looks at the moment as though the Market is dictating human rights. I always wondered why we didn’t have a constitutional bill of rights, I think I know now.

    David Milliband was starting to sound like an orator about 6 months ago but he seems to hhave slipped back into the swamp of intrigue.

    A new Liberal fringe has started, key members of the coalition may throw up their hands in the face of absence of morality; well we can dream.

    • The problem with the LibDem members of the coalition is that they couldn’t muster so much as a single functioning gonad, or vestigial conscience, between them.

      David Miliband has promised not to overshadow his dumb baby brother, which is a pity, because somebody needs to, and pretty damn quickly. Shouldn’t be too hard – the bar isn’t set very high.

  2. You say that’s what he promised, I think he wouldn’t hesititate to stiff his bro, Its just the wrong part of the economic cycle.

    When charities have had their role compromised and the trust factor lost by the sick/disabled we need another ally.

    We need to bond with the unions to keep spreading the message that sickness and disability can happen to anyone and that without a welfare system and an NHS (and a right to justice and advocacy) in a rapidly de-industrialising country this would be a fantastic role for a union.

    I think the TUC are doing good things at the moment.

    The mutual movement is beginning a resurgence as well. Now its a matter of finding those “hidden and non-communicating” disabled.

  3. Hi Ron
    In relation to your other posts relating to APH i ve just got The Royal and as i was waiting i spotted a poster promoting there customer care service not sure if this a new dept; do APH offer this type of service it would be worth a call you never know??you may get the help you need to attend.

    • Hi Tom,

      Yeah, I’ve checked out all available options, and the only way I can be certain of being able to get there on time, and with my powerchair, is in a taxi. Also with the minimum of hanging around coming home, too.

      That’s if I actually go – I’m moving towards the view that, since we now know what the problem is, what’s the point of more, and risky, diagnostic procedures? They’ll provide more information, but they won’t actually improve how I feel, or my life expectancy, and some might even endanger me. I’m tempted to just walk away (writing to the consultant to explain why).


      • Ron in all the post’s you write you always have been a fighter,so i know things are bad for you at this time,but if you stop that mean’s the bastards have won and everthing you have been through was for what!!!come on Ron if anyone can do this it’s you.

        • Hi Tom,

          Oh, I’ll fight readily enough if there’s a point, but none of the tests lined up are actually beneficial in any way, and some are actually dangerous. I might consider a dangerous procedure if it meant that I’d, for example, live another 5 years (though perhaps not unless it also improved my quality of life, which frankly sucks), but not simply for information gathering.

          There’s another factor too – right now I’m simply too ill, and in too much pain to do what the cardio consultant wants me to do – something he fails utterly to understand. And here’s the thing – the chances of me dying this year are 50-50, but none of the tests will improve that in the slightest degree, and one of them might actually worsen the odds. So what’s the point?

          Anyway, there’s another Chronicles of the Heart installment coming up shortly, explaining this in detail.


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