Why is the United Nations angry the UK Government really includes disabled people?

The last week has seen the United Nations’ Convention of the Rights of People wth Disabilities (CRPD) committee spent two days ranting at the UK government about their record on supporting disabled people, with the assistance of the corrupt so called UK’s user led organisations and other activists, Their annoyance from my perspective is that they are angry the UK gonvernment is really committed to including disabled people in society as contributing adults, as opposed to paying people they have proclaimed unfit for society to sit at home doing nothing out of pity and bigotry.

Their whole argument is based on the misguided medical model assumption that anyone with an impairment, which is everyone, has a right to call themselves disabled, and have access to label based services as oppose to what they actually need. This means it is argued overweight people have the right to a free car , regardless of the cost to the state, pushing the government to make cuts to people with higher support needs, because they have no voice and none of these rights activists care about people they believe should be written off at birth.

The argument is also based on the belief without hesitation that having an impairment makes you an inferior being because their appearance, function or behaviour is different, someone who will never be able to make a full contribution and therefore someone who needs to be looked after in a manner that is passive. While this now out of date movement rejects previous warehousing solutions that have long gone out of fashion, like special schools and residential care, they have merely offered their own range of warehousing solutions like passive benefits and at home care that has no interest in enabling and empowering everyone to move forward with their lives as individuals.

The selfish movement of disabled people has only ever been interested in benefiting the white middle class elite of people with physical impairments who alright had the motivation, social skills and social capital to achieve. The 99% of disabled people who lacked this privilege have either benefited accidentally by schemes like ILF or Access to Work, built on a rights without assessment or responsibility agenda, and these schemes have enabled families and professiionals to institutionalise, disempowered or even abuse them with the ful support of most disabled charities, user led organisations, and activists, who are dependent financially with fat cat salaries on continuing their grave and systematic abuse of disabled people.

They have turned the negative attitudes and bigotry towards disabled people, similar to what existed in nazi germany and fuelled by left wing rhetoric into an industry of abuse that the United Nations has to protect, because of the corrupt money driven agenda to keep disabled people disempowered. The attack of the government by user led organisations and an anti-inclusion United Nations is because this government is no longer fooled by user led organisations promise to deliver inclusion through government funding, After 20 years of empty promises and outright lies to keep disabled people abused similar to how black slave traders kept black people abused, this government is bypassing them to help all disabled people in society.

This country has a long way to go to deliver what I envision for all disabled people and the government is far from perfect, but this country is miles better than any other country in the world. If activists hate this country so much because our government refuses to write off anyone seen as abnormal, warehousing them until eugenics is publicly acceptable, then I suggest they move to another more abusive country so the disabled people who want to live here can enjoy it free from their endless hate speech on how worthless disabled people are as vulnerable pointless burdens. This country is great despite the systematic campaign to make it publicly acceptable to consider disabled people unfit for society and better off dead. This is the real reason for the many so-called benefit deaths, which shows blood on the hands of the left wing medial, user-led organisations, activists, EHRC and the UN.

The UN’s rant and demand the UK systemically abuses disabled people by throwing them on the scrapheap without any assessment or hearing, unlawfully imprisoned against their basic human rights, shows that to save lives and empower disabled people in a meaningful way, it may be time to leave the convention and maybe the UN itself.

Summertime memories

 

The best thing about the summer should be the weather, which is never going to happen in the UK, and so for me, the best thing for me is the many memories I have from the many activities and holidays I have enjoyed. I am not sure precisely why but memories feel more positive when they are in the sunshine or warmer weather. The sun has always had a positive effect on my mental health, as I am sure it does for everyone, which is why people crave holidays in the sun.

When people talk about poverty in terms of not having money, or struggling with money, which is something I often face, I simply remind myself of how on earth can I feel poor but I have so many wonderful memories to bathe in? I feel immensely rich to have had all the many wonderful experiences I have, and in many ways, to be able to contrast them with a wide range of negative experiences that has helped me to grow and develop.

The summers of my life have been full of adventures, watersports, travels and intercultural learning. As well as many proper holidays, where my time has been my own, to many working holidays, volunteering my time to help others, which is always a rewarding learning experience. It is sometimes easier to forget your own stresses by throwing yourself into a whole new set of short term stresses as opposed to sitting on the beach doing nothing. However, age with wisdom and stability has made me able to enjoy and appreciate proper holidays more, especially cruises, which has now become my favourite kind of holiday.

Next week I will be in Belgium, windsurfing which I have now done 3 times before, being the only English participant in a cahoot of Belgium participants and volunteers. I will return with a handful of few members, and the photos to prove it, to add to my vast collection. If I ever doubt if life is worth living, I simply need to remind myself of what I have achieved, and the many wonderful memories I have, as this can rescue me from any state of dispair.

I believe it is important we all value the summer memories we have, and make an effort to make new memories by enjoying the here and now as oppose to worrying about other things when we should be enjoying ourselves. This means that during the times when we are meant to be worrying about things, we can take a quick mental bath into wonderful summer memories to help us remind ourselves that everything works out in the end.

Our summertime memories are precious gems to value and to enjoy when we experience darker days.

Choice and Control and what else?

 

Choice and control are often regarded as key goals for people with impairments to achieve and they have been key campaigning issues for the independence living movement for many years. While I agree that choice and control are important to the process of inclusion, they are only a stepping stone to the real outcomes we wish to achieve. There is little point having choice and control if it is not used to achieve a greater outcome.

Choice and control is both a right and a responsibility we have as citizens of society. There is no such thing as free choice as every decision we make has consequences in one way or another. The choices we can make in the real world will be restricted by a number of factors including time, resources, required outcomes like having food or the impact on others. While I do not sign up to the idea of good and bad choices, as that is a decision we must make for ourselves, some decisions we make will have negative consequences for ourselves and others. Sometimes we are faced with having to choose between two or more options that all have negative consequences to some degree.

I believe the choice and control rhetoric of the independent living movement faces the same problems that is related to the disability sector, which is a low expectations of what people with impairments can and should achieve. While many professionals in the field have claimed to have embrace choice and control, I believe they have tried to manage choice and control by ensuring the users of their services appear to have they illusion of choice and control. In offering their uses ‘safe’ choices that have little consequences, they can make users feel good about themselves, and tick the box, without actually achieving anything.

I am the kind of person who wants to see choice and control for people with impairments to be taken as far as it can , so everyone can have the full autonomy that I enjoy, with all the ups and downs. The problem is I believe the choice and control of people with impairments, particularly those with higher support needs, are restricted by many factors including the influence of their family and the staff around them, a poor education, and fundamentally a system of services that requires them to stay disempowered and therefore unable to make meaningful choices.

The expectations of the choice and control agenda has to increase and become focused on achieving meaningful outcomes. I have lost count of how many youtube videos I have seen where individuals with impairments are celebrating they have choice and control in a manner that shows they still lack full autonomy. I believe we should instead be celebrating the achievements people have made in diverse ways because they simply used the choice and control they have. Choice and control should become so normal and everyday to everyone, it is not something we need to celebrate.