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[Activism] A Thank You Letter to David Burrowes

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Dear Mr Burrowes

My thanks for our helpful chat today, you clearly are a very sincere man and your compliance with the party line is clearly out of ignorance. I do not mean to be insulting in saying that, after all it was only a couple of months ago that I found out the full extent and impact of the existing reforms of ESA via various internet support groups and the work of the infamous “Keith Ordinary Guy.”

The Black Triangle Campaign has done sterling work documenting the abuses of this legislation including providing news from the horse’s mouth through the wonders of the internet.

The original UN Complaint is HERE though many have sent their own since then. I’d imagine some poor bureaucrat is sat under a pile of them at The Hague.

When it comes to their choice of name and their use of language you may well be appalled. As someone who was forced by our excuse of an education system to study Nazi Germany non stop for 4 years nobody believes in enforcing the famous “Godwin’s Law” (when you invoke Hitler you lose the argument) any more than me but what we are seeing here, whether the fault of ministers, ATOS or the Rhetoric of the tabloids is VERY reminiscent of the initial campaign waged by the German Coalition in 1933.

I attach the key screen shot from the FOI request which, being released on the internet, has been used in many picture memes against the WCA over the last few weeks.

Whether this is carelessness or maliciousness this has to stop. As I said my solution of transferring disability support to ACTUAL DOCTORS as part of the NHS rather than the DWP is probably impractical but the possibility should at least be explored.

Thanks

Ian Warner

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[Activism] Letter to David Burrowes MP- Round 2

Grown Back

Dear Mr Burrowes

In a slightly more upbeat note from my last letter (dated 11.09.2012) I am writing to thank you for your work in standing up for a fellow autistic lad Garry McKinnon.

You are absolutely right that it is immoral and inhumane to drag a vulnerable young man thousands of miles to face particularly flimsy charges from a government too incompetent to work out how to make a computer system secure.

Then again I am somewhat puzzled how you don’t see the parallels with this country’s benefits system. Vulnerable people like Gary are being assumed to be criminals just for being disabled or unemployed, not over the pond in that backward corporate-fascist nightmare but over here in Britain.

Friends of yours at St Thomas’ have said how much you admire William Wilberforce but this year your party undid his fine work and reintroduced slavery via the notorious Workfare program who’s operators cannot even be bothered to provide the appropriate training, equipment or even overnight accommodation for the people who are, in legal terms, their slaves.

Add to this the well documented crimes of Unum/ATOS (the full report from Black Triangle is linked on my Blog) in driving over 32 people a weak to death through how sick its making them and it really becomes difficult to hold the moral high ground for the McKinnon case.

As I said I greatly appreciate what you have done for Garry. I would have worded it a lot stronger as I do not believe in this destructive “special relationship” that brings us nothing in return but dead soldiers and regressive ideologies but I appreciate the political mainstream hasn’t quite caught up to how morally bankrupt that regime truly is yet.

I would however appreciate some action on the forgotten vulnerable young (and old) people of this nation who also face trumped up charges based on failed government computer schemes that have already cost many of them their lives and are likely to cost many more in the days to come

In Faith

Ian Warner
Directing Editor of Kittiwake Classics

Member of…
The National Autistic Society
The Dyspraxia Association
Republic UK
The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
The Social Welfare Union
The Black Triangle Campaign against Defamation of the Sick and Disabled
The Justice Union of Great Britain (As Mr Fowl)

[Activism] The True Story of ATOS

Disabled Hunting

I know I’ve talked a lot about this scandal but really word needs to get out.

This is the biggest most disgusting act of Corporate Fascism the UK Government has perpetrated since the Opium Wars.

Click the picture for the full facts as have been established so far and please share the article far and wide.

I really don’t know how anyone working for the Cabinet, the DWP or the so called “health insurance giant” ATOS can sleep at night or why they are still at large.

[Activism] Open Letter to David Burrowes MP on ATOS and the Right to Die

Annoy A Conservative

Dear Mr Burrowes

Forgiveness is something I have always found difficult but through the wise counsel of others I am learning that even in these harsh times it is by far the most productive course of action.

I have made no secret of my strong disagreement with you in the past.

I believe you ran a very spiteful and unfair campaign against our greatest ever MP Mr Twigg that you only really won because of the actions of his (now convicted) war criminal boss.

I have seen you continue in full time employment in conjunction with being an MP which should be the most full time of all full time jobs.

I have also seen you use your political office to further a fundamentalist theocratic agenda that has no place in a civilised nation such as the UK.

Worst of all your ridiculously sized family is not only, doubtless, another full time job in itself but a horrifically bad example in a ridiculously overpopulated nation and indeed world.

All of this I am willing to overlook, however for the greater good of the nation and specifically my people the mentally and physically ill and disabled.

I know you think your colleague Mr Grayling’s “reforms” are part of a “big society” that will see people off the state’s care and into the care of private charity however the fact on the ground is private charity cannot cope with the people it has to care for at the moment let alone millions of our most isolated and vulnerable who’s only recourse is the state.

Worst still his employment of known “outlaw company” (a quote from an “elected” official in the United States, a barbaric land where you have to be stinking rich to get any restitution in law or government) ATOS who’s broken system and heartless employees directly lead to the deaths of some 1200 people is considered an act of wilful genocide on the part of your government and party by a great many disabled people.

As you can imagine your colleague Anna Soubry’s recent comments about the right to die have only inflamed this already red hot rage amongst the disabled.

I understand and I support the right to die debate as of critical importance. Regardless of what side of it you are on it is clear existing laws are woefully out of touch with modern medical technology and the feelings of the people at large. However, now is not the time to have this debate and yours is not the government that should be anywhere near writing the legislation.

Already the disabled live in fear of the ATOS “Gestapo” coming for the paltry sum they are paid and dragging them through confusing, nonsensical kangaroo courts like political prisoners in some third world tyranny: What do you think having this same government many are already calling crypto-fascist talk openly about legalising Euthanasia?

Already the hateful rhetoric and propaganda of some of your colleagues and their media allies has created a general consensus that accepts 32 disabled people dying every week as acceptable.

It won’t take much of a push for people to similarly coldly accept disabled people being “put down” rather than being driven to take their own lives or dying naturally from the stress of the cruel and unusual punishment of the ATOS assessment process.

You pride yourself in your claim to be a Christian Mr Burrowes. Your definition and my definition of what that actually means may well be wildly different but I hope you at least see the value of human life even if it is a human life that is reliant on wider society to survive.

Please at least do all you can to bury this issue in the typical Tory way, if not outright speak out against it: The sick and the dying are calling out to this regime, if they answer with “you have the right to die” they may just snap.

One young Tory said to me quite brazenly “spastics can’t fight back can they?” Of course he’s right that the poor and disabled have few means to do so but there are plenty of rumblings amongst their dependants and carers that combined with the exposure of ATOS crimes past and present could turn very nasty indeed.

In faith

Ian Warner
Directing Editor of Kittiwake Classics
Member of…
The National Autistic Society
The Dyspraxia Association
Republic UK
The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
The Social Welfare Union
The Black Triangle Campaign against Defamation of the Sick and Disabled
The Justice Union of Great Britain (As Mr Fowl)

[Activism] Cause Days

At my Church’s Men’s Dinner Last Night I was inspired to get more involved in causes I believe in.

As such I shall be announcing Cause Days on the first of each month.

All ecommerce takings on these days shall go to a cause which shall be announced in good time to give you plenty of notice.

The first shall be my old friends Crossbones. This campaign aims to raise funds to preserve this pauper’s graveyard for the people and build a proper memorial.

Information here…