Here’s a great Twitter thread from Rachael Swindon, listing only some of the vile treatment endured by sick and disabled people at the will of the Conservative government led by Theresa May (and formerly David Cameron).
It isn’t entirely accurate, of course. Nobody in their right mind thinks MS or Parkinson’s Disease is curable; it’s just something that they said, to justify victimising the poor sufferers of those illnesses. What were these benefit claimants going to do? Take them to court? Impossible. They would have needed Legal Aid to do so and legal aid for this purpose has been banned by the Conservatives.
It’s the policy of the Nazi, but with an extra layer of pretence; the Nazis pretended that disabled people were “useless eaters” who were to expensive – too much a drain on the state – to be allowed to live, while the Conservatives pretend that people with illnesses and disabilities are not ill at all, before going on to say that they do not merit the expense borne by the state in paying benefits to them.
The gas chambers (the Nazis piloted them on disabled people before proceeding to their better-known genocides) aren’t needed because experience shows that those who are very ill, deprived of the wherewithal to make their way in the world, either die of their own illnesses or take their own lives. It’s cheaper than gas.
But the whole process isn’t.
Read more at Vox Political online including the Twitter thread from
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