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Working poor hate the handicapped

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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 22 Sep 2008, 19:48
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 09:12
Believe it or not, but in Denmark the working poor are allied with the rich in their fight against the handicapped and elderly.

The rethoric against the weakest members of society, that is those who can't work because of disability or old age, has been increasingly sharpened, as the economic crisis raged.

We have a red government, consisting of Social-Liberals, Social-Democrats and Socialist People's Party supported by the Red-Green Alliance party.

The Socialist People's Party was traditionally a very left-wing party, but has now allied with the blue (bourgeosie) opposition in their fight against the burden of the handicapped people.

The only party left in the Parliament which takes care of the weak members of society, is the Red-Green Alliance party.

But they only recieve about 9 % of the votes according to the polls. The remaining 90 % are so eager to discriminate those who can't work and the rethoric amongst ordinary people towards people with disability, is so sick that I am getting nausea from this.

Even those disabled who DO work what they can, in easy-jobs, are being discriminated against.

This article (in Danish) tells the story about what to be faced with, if you are handicapped in Denmark:
http://www.hsknet.dk/artikler.php?id=81

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A car belonging to a woman with Schlerosis gets the side windows smashed. A man in a wheel chair gets followed by a total stranger in a super-market and is being accussed for leeching on the society. And the parents to a spastic boy gets told by randomly passing people that it is people like them, who are the reason for the economic crisis.




This, folks, is Denmark. This is the country I live in. Unfortunatly, I can only confirm that this is all true.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 06 Dec 2009, 23:17
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 10:10
What a shame.
Of course that a part of the working class will always be scumbags and general assholes, but if the majority thinks and behaves like that, well, that would be a real problem.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 22 Sep 2008, 19:48
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 10:28
Loz wrote:
What a shame.
Of course that a part of the working class will always be scumbags and general assholes, but if the majority thinks and behaves like that, well, that would be a real problem.


The working poor are generally licking the rich in their *** to get jobs, instead of focusing on improving the collective welfare of society (and that way generate jobs).
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 28 Feb 2012, 16:12
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 12:29
That's a near-fascist development, and it's quite scary. You need to start a counter-propaganda drive ASAP. Find handicapped people (amputees, wheelchair-bound folks, that kinda deal) who work regular clerical jobs. You need to portray their plight in a positive light, folks that need to expend extra effort every fragging day to live a meaningful, productive life).

Y'all need to show those that are doing it. That'll help kill the 'parasite weaklings' fascist rhetoric. The fascists are trying to reach out to the working classes through their basest prejudices: Ableism, chauvinism, sexism, reactionary prejudices... Only an ideological struggle on all of those fronts will be able to stop the fascists. This is vital, 'cause many backward workers will often be unable to discern their real enemies as long as they've got a ready-made supply of scapegoats.

Stopping fascist hate campaigns against helpless scapegoats is a critical part of the wider anti-capitalist struggle.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 22 Sep 2008, 19:48
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 14:51
KlassWar wrote:
The fascists are trying to reach out to the working classes through their basest prejudices: Ableism, chauvinism, sexism, reactionary prejudices...


It doesn't work. Whenever I call them "fascists" they respond, either by saying that the ideology that takes care of the sick, disabled and elderly is the same that killed millions of people, far more than Hitler.

- or they simply respond by saying they are not fascists but are using their common sense...
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Dec 2011, 00:54
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 15:01
Im with Klasswar on this. This is a terrible terrible development. I would add however that as well as a focus on those disabled via military service or workplace injury, illness should also be heavily emphasised. Ram it down peoples throats that if they fall ill they are in the same boat. Empathy is a rare trait, usually the most you can expect from people is comparative self referencing eg: if they have experiences of what they can identify with, they think they understand. true empathy is being able to relate without having experienced similar situations. dont rely on empathy, make sure people are forced to imagine a situation in which they themselves or their spouses and children are suddenly vulnerable through no fault of their own while facing alienation, hostility and attacks.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 24 Jun 2011, 08:37
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 15:45
This is indeed very shameful. I haven't been home for 10 years, how much of this is recent developments, as I don't recall it very much.

How regional do you think it is, as well?
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 26 Jun 2006, 15:59
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 16:02
You're only revealing the contempt in which you hold the working class for failing to live up to your ideological standards.
The moment one accepts the notion of 'totalitarianism', one is firmly locked within the liberal-democratic horizon. - Slavoj Žižek
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 06 Dec 2009, 23:17
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 16:14
It's about basic human decency and a basic feel for others and society.
Perhaps, these are social-democratic "ideological standards".
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 26 Jun 2006, 15:59
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Post 08 Apr 2012, 20:56
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It's about basic human decency


No, it's about politics.

Something woefully lacking from this hate-letter to the really existing working class who lack the left-wing purity and humanist selflessness that it seems the OP expects. We could have had a thread in which we have a meaningful discussion about attitudes to disabilities benefits and welfarism among the proletariat of developed countries and what the appropriate marxist approach should be to these things. But the original post left little promise of that, instead extending an invitation for posters to tut-tut and endulge their moral self-righteousness.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 29 Jul 2011, 11:37
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Post 09 Apr 2012, 10:05
I am a disabled person and this fragging terrifies me. And it is not just easy jobs disabled people do. I am preparing in school to be a translator. Stephen Hawking is extremely disabled and he is one of the best scientists in the world. Einstein had dyslexia and perhaps slight autism too. If it were not for "subhuman cripples and trash" human civilization would not fragging exist. The bourgeoise that spreads hate against handicapped people should be taken out and fragging shot. And those proletarians who fall for this filth have to have seriously empty brains.

Wonder if somebody will accuse me of being a "leech" when I leave school and start working as a translator. They have a leech in their freaking brain to spew this bullshit. And those bourgeoise who propagate this are straight out sociopaths.

By the way, I go to a school for physically disabled people and nobody there wants to live only on welfare when they leave school. The invalid's pension is cca 200 Euro here in Slovakia anyways, so it is not like it would be survivable anyways. Even those people who barely move their body want to do a job. Guys who type keys using their nose because their bones are slowly falling apart learn programming. I don't care if I am "moralistically judging" people who bully parents of a spastic boy, frag them. Both the bourgie mofos and those idiots who fall for their shit.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 28 Feb 2012, 16:12
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Post 09 Apr 2012, 10:45
Whitten wrote:
this hate-letter to the really existing working class who lack the left-wing purity and humanist selflessness that it seems the OP expects.


Plenty of people in the really-existing working class have lingering reactionary prejudices: We shouldn't uphold, defend or even tolerate the reactionary disease just 'cause it's proletarians who've got it. When proletarians hold reactionary views, it's a textbook example of false consciousness. Marxists and other hard leftists must fight that false consciousness with propaganda.

There's no compromise to be had with racism, sexism, chauvinism, homophobia, ableism, ageism, fascism, prudishness or social conservatism. All that's reactionary shit that needs to be erased. It will only get erased when Marxists and other folks in the Hard Left manage to counter bourgeois/fascist/reactionary propaganda with their own.
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