Brilliant interview with disability activist Andy, representative of DPAC, discussing what the organisation fighting for disabled, against exclusion, for equality of opportunities and outcomes. An interview that is worth watching for all people in caring services, on social science and social work academic courses for people who care about others for a better society.
Mentioned in the interview are the complexities of modern world, macroeconomics that mystifies the masses who don’t understand what really happens, the root cause of poverty around the world, due to unfairness, exploitation, a corrupt financial system largely set out from London and New York, Russian oligarchs, Chinese billionaires and many other rich and powerful around the world, often backed up by military power. In Africa or in any country where inequality is part of the system. Political groups and corporations play on the ignorance of many with media promoting propaganda that the only way is austerity for the poor. It’s a complete myth, an abomination a corruption of a just and fair society, with far too many driven to despair, hardship, even suicide. It’s false, but an argument used and repeated. Even its obvious similar amounts of money saved from those least able to do without are given away to those who have plenty, like Robin Hood in reverse.
All safety nets removed for the poor and disabled, the Independent Living Fund removed that was there to help give disabled a means to gain from society in a way that people fortunate enough not to be disabled take for granted. Disabled living lives “who will end up having to go into homes”.
The poor, destitute, those unwell, mentally and physically, the disabled of all levels and kinds, those excluded due to discrimination, for being a different race or colour, gender, religion, faith, too young, under 30, too old, over 40 or for being disabled. The disable as “second class citizens ..excluded.. starving to death, living in the dark.. taking their own lives..”
The poor, destitute, those unwell, mentally and physically, the disabled of all levels and kinds, those excluded due to discrimination, for being too young, under 30, too old, over 40, a different race or colour, gender, religion, faith. All going against most faiths essential messages for a better society, for people, for the human race, real spirituality, Christian, Muslim, whatever faith, religions that anyone has centred on valuing human life and sole, natural world, an eternal sole, where money for greed inequality is the root of all evil, for truth, justice, fairness, equality.
“The value of people.. the worth of people… as individuals,.. people over profit… the kind of society where people are valued…”