Monday, June 26, 2017
The Disabled: Scapegoats of the Republican Party
I am with ADAPT in spirit for protesting the cuts to Medicaid and Medicare. If the health care bill is passed the cuts will be so deep, disabled people know our lives and health will be in danger. I probably will lose my main doctor and the office will have to close.
Many disabled people depend on Medicaid and Medicare to live independent lives in the community via waiver and other programs not to be warehoused in nursing homes.The Republicans are trying to wipe away money for all these programs. The Republican party has promoted hatred of many groups, but disabled people are chief among them.
This reminds me of Nazi eugenics, where disabled people were targeted first to be disposed of in that case. Think about how no options are being offered to replace their Medicaid and Medicare cuts, but "go die". I almost did die before I was able to get on Medicare. I remember the years where I could not afford or get medicine or treatment, sure the ER would keep me breathing, if I went into severe acute asthma attacks but once I was "stable" I was dispatched home with nothing more. I suspect even these rules will be changed one day.
I can't tell you how it feels to live in a country, where more and more, you are told that your life is not valued. It creates a dread inside that is hard to fathom. There is more hatred for the disabled now. I feel it among the Republican set the worse too. One is JUDGED. I and my husband have explored options, it is scary. We have said, ":What will we do if it gets bad enough?"
I am going to write about how my family has adapted scapegoating Republican attitudes of eugenics towards the disabled and how the ACON life is affected with the double barrels of abuse and disability married together. They told me to my face my life was "less worthy". How do I explain the triggering of PTSD as they work to wipe away programs of decades in age that served as the safety net for so many? By the way I used to have Medicare be the supplemental to being insured under my husband's employment, for YEARS. I didn't need Medicaid back then, but now that the bastards have wiped away all the jobs and employers have cut medical benefits down to nothing, we have the worse politicians at the worse time in history.
One thing I have noticed is there has been a decline in the inclusion of the disabled in society, these hypocrites won't provide jobs or employments with people who have disabilities but are still able to work. The Republicans if anything promote the weed out rules, and the endless oppression. They have nothing to offer us in trade. Do you see any talking about job programs for the disabled who can work? Do you see any talking about housing or other options? Trump by the way has cut housing funding too for a variety of programs, including disabled and elderly housing. We live in private housing for now, but there goes even more options in the future. The death panels are here today, and being run full force by Republicans.
In talking with Republicans, it can be frightening, I unfriended one woman on Facebook, who was big into the "pro-life" movement, That was ironic. She told me my health problems should not be paid for by her, and that my most honorable position would be to go die instead of being a burden on her taxes. She advertised herself as a Uber-Christian, I see her as a Satanist. She had no qualms about more money for war or the endless war on drugs. Talking to these people time and time, they go on about "productive" citizens, and by "productive"they mean employed and making a certain amount of money and volunteer work and other causes don't count. I still remember that ex-project friend and how I unfriended her the day after she shamed me for being disabled, and told me I was a slave to Social Security. She was supported by her parents into her 60s and got free rent. I cut off toxic people who have Republican "go die in the gutter" ethos about life. These types have no mercy, no goodness and the scary thing is how many consider themselves "Christians",
The disabled have become a scapegoat in American society, and I have noticed the target painted on our backs. Ever wonder why the disabled are the focus for so many cuts. Why has Trump and his men gunned for us first? When a society goes fascist and loses honor and goodness, they no longer care about the most vulnerable in society, and that is who it starts with. Sociopaths go for the easy targets. It started in Nazi Germany too. We know Trump has other scapegoat groups he has gotten the peasants to rally against. First they came for the disabled. I feel terrified for the wheelchair bound and the disabled who cannot speak up for themselves, this is a cold society and growing worse. Nazi Fascist America, where sociopathy equals "strength". Notice how the politicians did not try to talk to these people or compromise or offer discussion, they just had their hired jack-booted thugs, drag them away in the worse way possible, even removing many from their wheelchairs and mobility equipment.
The disabled have no other choice but civil disobedience, especially if our lives are on the line. I fully support ADAPT's protest. I am protesting myself too as much as my health will allow.