Hate speech or just telling the truth?


I am becoming increasing concerned that the focus of hate crime has turned into an attack of telling the truth in terms of disability issues and specially the amount of people who are taking unfair advantage of the benefit system by using their impairment as an excuse not to work or take responsibility for their actions.

Questioning or challenging social policy in relation to disability in not hate speech and that style of questioning will depend of the style of the newspaper or other media outlet. By this I mean The Sun newspaper is a stupid newspaper and will say stupid things which may still accurate.

For me, the real hate speech comes from many disability activists to use a never ending list of sob stories to undermine the value of disabled people as they portray themselves, and therefore myself, as vulnerable victims of society in a desperate attempt to stop the welfare reforms, ensuring the dependency of disabled people.

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