A letter a day to number 10. No 886.
Friday 17 October 2014. The disability of privilege.
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Dear Mr Cameron,
Another of your cabal of mental cripples came out yesterday, trashing, and discriminating against, disabled people. Jackie Doyle-Price (Conservative and not too bright) Tweeted – “Anyone who denies that the minimum wage is a barrier to employment for the less able is living in cloud cuckoo land.” I hope we’ll be spared another forced yet unreserved apology, my sick bucket is close to over flowing.
Let me see if I can help you all out here. A work force is made up of people, no two alike, each uniquely made by nature and of differing abilities. As far as I am aware the British Standards Institution has not yet established a standard labour unit to which all human kind must conform for the purposes of work.
It comes down to this, Mr Cameron, pay the person, not the job and what companies get, as they always have and always will, is an overall average of ability doing the work and, hopefully, doing their best. It’s not rocket science but you have to stop seeing us as stock in order to see it.
I see your difficulty in all of this, you are the victim of privilege. You might think that my problem with you is class envy, it isn’t. I neither envy you your privilege nor your wealth, it is just that your closeted privileged world gives you an entirely blinkered view of the world and especially ordinary people. I have no issue with your breeding, privilege or ignorance, you just should not be in a position to inflict your myopic view of the world on others. You were raised for the Bullingdon Club and to be a rich thug, you just have no place in high office.
We both know, were you honest enough to admit it, that your government is in chaos. Osborne is an innumerate incompetent and the economy is a disaster. Universal Credit is a vastly expensive catastrophe along with Iain Duncan Smith and Freud. Hunt is a privateer plundering our NHS like the rich pirate he is. You demolish our public services for profit because you are incapable of imagining that services don’t have to make a profit, they can just be services that we, the tax payers, collectively pay for to the benefit of all, without prejudice.
Your rich boy, corporate, money grubbing world is killing us off at an alarming rate, starving our children, with a quarter of all children in the UK in poverty and 13 million of the overall population, What that means is that you are no good for us or the country as a whole, you are just not fit to be in government. I am really just stating the bleeding obvious to anyone not blinded by privilege. You can call me a socialist if you like, but that’s just a silly label for you to use to dismiss and ignore me. The real problem in this country is class, as an accident of birth, and that is an issue you had better pay attention to and stop treating people who are not of your small privileged class like trash.