Thursday, January 7, 2021

While Nero Tweets, the Elderly and Disabled Suffer


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This post is a response to this post:

I can definitely relate to the feeling of being a shadow of my former self. In fairness, my former self was a workaholic who didn't take care of herself at all. I'm kind of surprised that I didn't end up in an early grave.

I have been waiting on a disability determination for almost a year now. That people are punished for becoming disabled is unconscionable to me. However, seeing as my country is figuratively burning while Nero tweets (or he would tweet if he hadn't been booted off Twitter at least temporarily) nobody gives a rat's hindquarters about handicapped and elderly people, I can assure you.

Ornery Owl Has Spoken

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  1. Sadly ALL of the disadvantaged are ignored. Or told that their disadvantage is their own fault. And not just in your country.

    1. To be honest, I think that both the U.S. and Australia inherited the attitude from Britain, although the British are certainly not the only ones to harbor such attitudes. Canada seems, on the surface, to be more evolved, but my son pointed out that their rules make it nearly impossible for disabled people to marry without losing their benefits. I'm just not able to complain as loudly about other countries as I can about the U.S. since I experience our particular brand of nastiness and prejudice first-hand.


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