Thought I would share with you three of my favourite blog posts this year. All are from the same writer – Katyboo1, all have been in the last couple of weeks and all had me cheering – she does put things so much better that I could. The first one is a fantastic diatribe entitled ‘Rant, Rant, Rant’ on the subject of the recent mass shooting in America.
The second – ‘Kill all the Chartered Accountants’ is on the subject of Geoffrey Clarke, former member of UKIP (until they dumped his ass), candidate for Kent County Council and total gobshite. Apparently Mr Clarke is not only a rascist git but it is also reported in a BBC article that –
He calls for a national debate and an urgent government review of the NHS, which he says “risks becoming unaffordable in the future”.
The review should look at “compulsory abortion when the foetus is detected as having Down’s, spina bifida or similar syndrome which, if it is born, could render the child a burden on the state as well as on the family”.
He says the review should also look at medical treatment for those aged over 80, “which is disproportionately costly to the NHS” and might also include “legalising euthanasia and giving free euthanasia advice to all folk over 80”
I seem to recall a vast number of Brits and allies died fighting against people with ideas like him seventy odd years ago no?
The third of Katyboo1s wonderful blogposts entitled ‘In Support of Anarchist Soccer Mom’ regards the lack of affordable health care in the United States and in particular the needs of those with psychiatric disorders. This posts touches me deeply as I too (as some of you know) fought the black slug of depression, losing my job and being unable to work for years. Poverty or the threat of poverty places a huge burden on people with disabilities. I am reminded of that when people come into the Community Support office where I work, who are obviously seriously disabled by their mental health condition, and who are terrified because our arsehole Conservative government have decided to ‘work test’ them to see if the’deserve’ their pittance of a benefit.
See Geoffrey Clarke – you don’t need to go to the effort of euthanasia to save money..
Hmm – now I am feeling very cross..
So I will leave you now and go and feed Ms Toastie who has been giving me grief for the last half hour vis-a-vis dog food. Nothing like a small terrier to cheer one up 🙂