Since the cuts currently in the system will reduce many people to penury, just where is that dishonest fuck Osborne going to find another £10 billion to strip out of the benefits system?
Short of having disabled people put down – a solution which no doubt appeals to his boss, whose obsession with and hatred of the disabled is positively insane – I can see only one possibility. As well as ESA making it almost impossible for a disabled person to get into the support group – if you’re terminally ill you can work to you snuff it, stop whinging! – I suspect that the entire system – or perhaps DLA/PIP – will be closed to new applicants.
Further, if Cameron gets a majority in 2015 (and the assumption that, after this budget, he won’t is utterly facile), there is the possibility 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, it 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. The more so when that taxation pie chart drops through their letterbox showing how much we cost each taxpayer! While, of course, omitting data for how much we spend on defence, foreign aid,** and, of course, war.
**Sorry, but if we can’t afford to support our own vulnerable citizens, we can’t afford anybody else’s either.
It’s garbage of course, but it will be swallowed wholesale. However, if we can afford to forego many billions in “avoided” taxation, lend money we allegedly haven’t got (£7bn to Ireland, for example), 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, as we surely will – 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 – really, I think he’s unhinged enough to want us gone from the face of the earth. It is, I believe, really that simple, and he is aided and abetted in his pogrom by his Propagandist-in-Chief IDS, his Master of Lies in the House of Lords, Lord Freud, and his tame but remarkably stupid Rottweiler of a chancellor.
**It’s no secret that I believe that Cameron is unhinged, and hates us for still being alive when his son, Ivan, isn’t, and sees us as, from his perverted perspective, “thriving” on state benefits. I also think he uses Ivan as a benchmark against which we are all judged and, inevitably, found wanting – hence the engineered failure of ESA to support the sick and disabled.
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 far 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, as I did.
Should we be punished for something we never wanted any part of?
Should you? Your child? Your aging, failing, parents?
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.
NB: I make no apologies for the fact that much of this has already been published – it’s even more pertinent now.