The Internet is rife with people hopping up and down in fury, yelling that “We have to do something!” about the way the lives of chronically sick and disabled people are being fucked up by this Nazi-lite government. Of course, for all the sound and fury, no bugger ever offers a suggestion as to what we actually can do.
I have no idea either. Demos, marches, occupations – all have been ignored politically, so what’s the alternative?
The only solution seems to be the ballot box, but even that’s not guaranteed, and between now and 2015, these bastards can still do a whole lot more damage and, indeed, are hell-bent of doing so, as I said late last night in this post: Not austerity – but attrition and extermination… .
That’s a policy whose sole aim is the destruction of a large swath of the chronically sick and disabled community by, at a stroke – a hackneyed term but apposite – reducing a potentially huge number of people to penury, without the money to feed, house, or even clothe themselves, the longer it goes on. Homelessness, deaths and suicides are pretty much inevitable.
But look again at this new policy of rendering sick and disabled people penniless – it makes no sense, morally or logically. It’s not even that beneficial to government financially – so what’s behind it?
Can this be a deliberate move to put sick and disabled people on the streets which, of course, should be unacceptable, so the government will step in and house these people at state expense, probably in disused army camps, or workhouses, feed them, minimally, clothe them, ditto, and medicate them from the shittier end of the generics market. The thin end of the wedge for all of us.
And so it begins…