A letter a day to number 10. No 1,136
Friday 03 July 2015.
Dear Mr Cameron,
It is not right to mock or attack the afflicted and it’s not something I normally do or condone, but just this once I am prepared to make an exception and even to name and shame with this reported by the BBC.
“Charlie Pickles from Reform, a think tank focusing on public service delivery that was co-founded by Conservative MP Nick Herbert, said the current system encourages people to stay on the benefit rather than finding work. “We have a huge gap between disabled people’s employment rate and non-disabled people’s employment rate and if you are building in perverse incentives, within a benefit system, then you are encouraging people to move onto that benefit.””
Firstly, like so many of you political abusers, Charlie Pickles is a narcissist. All she reveals here is her projection onto disabled people what she would, and doubtless does, do. Using the extra help that disabled people need and deserve as incentivising them to abuse the system, is something that only a narcissist could come up with. It demonstrates that she has no understanding of disability and nor does she have the remotest interest in finding out, she just fits it into her polemic of viciously attacking disabled people from her own self interested, self regarding, self satisfied, abusive, narcissistic world view.
One of the reasons narcissists are so difficult to treat is because any treatment, first and foremost, merely affirms what they already know, that they are the centre of the universe. It’s possible that the only truly effective way of dealing with narcissists is to isolate them permanently from the outside world as an act of mercy to the rest of humanity towards whom their actions are always predatory.
Labelling support for disabled people as “perverse incentives” will, of course, be music to the ears of fellow narcissists like Iain Duncan Smith, Lord David Freud, Esther McVey (who is doubtless even now working her way back into the natural habitat for a narcissist, public life and public attention), you, George Osborne, Michael Gove, Maria Miller, Jeremy Hunt… To name but a few as I like to keep my letters to just one side of a sheet of A4 paper.
Only a narcissist like George Osborne can say, ‘Defending benefits that trap people in poverty and penalise work is defending the indefensible’, then look to cut a further £12 billion from benefits which you, Osborne and Smith can spin as ‘making work pay’ whilst doing absolutely nothing about poverty pay. Thus it is you, yourselves, who defend the indefensible, that is the very definition of the brutality and cruelty of the narcissist.
Cutting support for disabled people, thus depriving them of the means of self determination, dignity and choice, is supremely cruel and brutal and only a narcissist would be unable to see that.