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Pat’s petition may fail because good people did nothing

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If you’re thinking, “She doesn’t LOOK disabled,” you’re a fool. Many disabled people don’t LOOK disabled. They hide the pain and try to live lives that are as normal as possible. If you’ve looked at someone with a disabled badge, or who you know claims benefit for a disability, and decided they didn’t deserve it because they don’t LOOK disabled, you need to tell yourself, it’s time to grow up. (In fact, I chose the picture because it represents despair. I have no idea whether the person in it has disabilities or not. But the point deserved to be made).

As I type this, the petition calling on the government to “stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families”, informally known as “Pat’s Petition”, which requires 100,000 signatures to secure a debate in Parliament, has gained just a few more than 60,000.

With less than half a day left (deadline is 10.12am on November 1) it seems likely that it’s not going to make it.

This petition may fail because good people did nothing, reblogged from Pat's Petition, Mike Sivier- Click to read the full article.

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  1. It’s sad that a petition to save badgers can get more signatures than a petition to help disabled


    01/11/2012 at 6:01 AM

    • The whole world’s upside down; don’t get me wrong- I don’t want badgers culled, I don’t believe they are the threat they are purported to be but cannot understand when Brock or any other furry animal, personalised in fairy tales is threatened, the country goes all gung-ho to protect them; threaten a section of humankind in another country, and we rally to stop the injustice- I am not against that either but threaten a vulnerable group in this country, and suddenly, thanks to government propaganda and the support of the mainstream media, the attitude becomes ‘it’s no more than they deserve’; it must be true because the government says it is; what’s it to do with me and perhaps worst of all, ‘I’m alright, Jack’.

      Smiling Carcass

      01/11/2012 at 6:50 AM

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