TODAY at the Conservative Party Conference, David Cameron’s dead disabled father will join his dead son Ivan as the latest family addition to the Tory Army’s war on working-class sick and disabled people.
‘Working Class’ because the ability of us ordinary mortals with our various impairments to surmount the socio-economic and physical barriers our society presents us with is quite different to that of someone from the 1%, who, having financial means to start with is able to create other avenues for advancing their interests in our neoliberal society.
He will wax lyrical about how he did not see his father’s disability as a “tragedy” but rather as a source of “inspiration” as to how the human spirit can overcome any and all obstacles in a “triumph of the will”.
Make no mistake. Cameron will cynically and despicably attempt to exploit this narrative to the full in order to justify unconscionable policies which will drive sick and/or disabled people further into the arms of poverty, despair and an early demise.
This vile man has no conscience whatsoever.
The use of one’s dead family members to push policies which amount to passive euthanasia must be unprecedented in British political history.
One might say that at least Cameron Senior might have agreed with his son if he were still with us.
We shall never know, as he is to be denied his right of reply.
Whatever Cameron Snr might have had to say about it ~ we are absolutely appalled that yet again Cameron is to use his deceased family members as a propaganda toll to win support for ideological cuts to the poorest in our society.
It really is ‘below the belt’
Let’s be clear.
Cameron and his cronies will stoop to any level – will stop at nothing – to ensure they maintain their own class’s grip on power, wealth and status.
Dr Margaret McCartney, a GP in Glasgow and a supporter of our campaign has dealt conclusively with this issue before on her blog when writing about AtoS’s sponsorship of the Paralympics.
She quotes from AtoS’s website:
“The Paralympic Games are elite sport events for athletes from different disability groups. However, they clearly emphasize the participants’ athletic achievements, not their disability.”
‘I’m worried about Atos view of ‘disability’. I’m worried that they somehow think that all people with disabilities somehow have an elite athlete inside them.
‘The truth is that some people are physically different and it is society that disables them; there are some disabled people who are phenomenal athletes, and there are some people who are so sick or disabled that they can’t work.
‘Atos has made many disabled peoples’ lives miserable, and it would have been far better had they put their sponsorship money into making their system fairer.
‘If there is a legacy from the Paralympics, I hope a small part of that will be considering how fairly we treat sick people when they are most vulnerable – currently, Atos is failing us all.’
We hope that people will do the exact same thing when listening to Cameron’s speech this morning, and treat his despicable behaviour with all the contempt and derision it so richly deserves in a civilised society.
As it was: HERE !!!
~ Black Triangle Campaign