A tweet on Twitter asks “1,100 disabled people died last year after they were found “fit for work”. Is the risk of 1% cheating worse than this?”
The answer of course, would be a resounding no, except for the fact that this has nothing to do with fraud, or the inability of this country to support (and, of late, to protect), its most vulnerable citizens.
It has nothing to do with fraud because it has everything to do with hatred.
I’ve said this many times before, but it’s worth repeating – David Cameron’s hatred of the sick and disabled is not, on any level, sane. Nor, indeed, is the torrent of lies from IDS remotely rational – like attracts like, apparently. Both, though, aided by the right-wing press and the BBC, are directly responsible for the increase in violence against disabled people.
I believe, and I know I’m not alone in this, that Cameron’s hatred (I’ve no idea what IDS’s motives are), has its origins in the death of his disabled son, Ivan – in Cameron’s deluded and perverted world view, he hates us because we are alive and – according to him – thriving on state handouts. That latter is lunatic enough – what we are doing is surviving in poverty – that’s the reality of life on benefits. What we are being reduced to, thanks to him, is a penury that will make survival impossible for many.
An alternative view, put to me by another blogger, is that Cameron, in his hatred, is using his late son’s disability as a benchmark against which we are all judged by Atos, and inevitably found wanting.
I think we’re both right – how else to explain the more deranged decisions of Atos? Make no mistake, Atos is not a rogue company, dedicated to destroying the lives of sick and disabled people, they are carrying out the wishes of both Cameron and, as Goebbels to Cameron’s Hitler, Iain Duncan Smith, whose Lie Factory churns out disinformation and outright lies seemingly without end.
What? You didn’t seriously think the papers were making this shit up did you? Well, maybe some of it, but most comes from the IDS propaganda machine, inspired by Goebbels’ dictum, “The bigger the lie, the more readily it’s believed.” Free BMWs on the state, anyone?
And if you think dragging in Hitler and Goebbels is a tad extreme, think again. The sick and disabled people’s position in this benighted country is directly analogous to that of the Jews in Nazi Germany, pre-Kristallnacht – which is to say, for those having comprehension problems, that we are official, government-approved, hate figures, who are blamed for most of the financial ills of the country.
It is indisputably true that the disabled were also targeted in Nazi Germany, as were homosexuals and Gypsies, many thousands of whom were also shipped off to the death camps, but the primary targets of Hitler’s Nazi government were the Jews, just as we, the chronically sick and disabled, are the primary targets of Cameron’s government. And as a result, violence against disabled people is spiralling out of control – check out Nicky Clark’s article in the Indy if you doubt that.
Until the cancers of Cameron, IDS, and also Grayling (not to mention Maria Miller as Minister Against Disabled People), are extirpated, and IDS’s SpAds cast to the winds, shutting down his propaganda machine, nothing, absolutely NOTHING, is going to change.
That, sadly, unless the coalitions self-destructs which seems possible but unlikely, given how spineless the LimpDems are, that won’t happen until 2015.
But if Cameron is returned with a working majority in 2015, then brace yourselves, because you ain’t seen nothing yet.
I’ll give him a year, before he announces that we, as a country, can only afford to support the sick and disabled if all benefits are stopped, and we are all housed communally in camps and/or workhouses (there’ll be a few empty hospitals and army camps, by then, that can be utilised).
We would be housed, clothed, fed, and medicated (and I have no doubt that this will all be to the most cheese-paring level they can get away with), but that’s all.
And the right-wing press will lap it up because, quite simply, it would be represent a massive saving in money – at the cost of a massive destruction of the human rights of, conceivably, millions of sick and disabled people. And there would be more savings, and more vacant buildings, and more grief, as those who are responsible for paying disability benefits are emptied out, surplus to requirements.
And bear in mind, you disabled people reading this and dismissing it as a fantasy dreamed up by a member of a persecuted minority, it could so very easily be you – you, and your family, are just one birth defect, bacterium, virus, age-related illness/disability, or accident away from joining our ranks.
Have a nice day – while you can.
NB: Apologies to regular readers who have read similar posts, but new readers come along all the time, and not everyone ploughs through my back catalogue of over 1,700 posts.
And, of course, it never hurts to remind people either.
It seems I need to make this point clear, vis-a-vis Rule 7, which says: Comments based on the premise that I’m wrong and you’re right will be consigned to oblivion, as there is no scope for discussion or consensus. Nor do I have the energy to spare/waste.** This isn’t a debating chamber.
**Regular readers know why this is.
That, by the way, isn’t as arrogant as it sound. In matters of fact I’ve no objection to being shown I’m wrong, and if I am I’ll correct where necessary. In matters of opinion, or extrapolation from known facts, as in this post, sorry, your opinion is worth no more than mine, and as it’s my blog, mine wins. 😉
You’re perfectly entitled to hold views contrary to mine, of course, hell, it would be a dull world if people didn’t, but don’t expect me to give you a platform – go write your own blog.