Showing posts from February, 2012

Government propaganda against the disabled

The Nazis depicted the disabled as “drains” on the state. We are witnessing exactly the same thing in this country, only this time the  The Sun  and  Daily Express -reading ignoramuses and pathologically tribalist bumpkins of Britain are carrying out violence and abuse on behalf of the state; the very same state that will induce their young to fight a future war with Iran. A war from which many will return  physically disabled . If we all know, are told and believe, that all disabled people are motherfucking scroungers then who on earth will complain? Last April, employment minister Chris Grayling said the “vast majority” of new claimants for sickness benefits were in fact able to go back to work, after official figures showed three-quarters of applicants for employment and support allowance (ESA) failed to qualify for assistance.

Hate Crime in the UK

The  spate of offensive articles recently  , attacking  people with ME, needs to be seen against the  backdrop of an alarming rise of Hate Crime against people with a disability   in the UK  : From Stonewall  : Definition of hate crime The Association of Chief Police Officers distinguishes between a hate incident and a hate crime. A hate incident is: “Any incident, which may or may not constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.” Whilst a hate crime is defined specifically as: “Any hate incident, which constitutes a criminal offence, perceived by the victim or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.” From Scope  : 20% of repeat victims of anti-social behaviour are disabled people Only 638 people were prosecuted under disability hate crime legislation in 2009/10, compared to 12,131 pe