posted on Apr, 12 2013 @ 06:08 PM
The government is definitely trying to divide the nation.
I was born deaf, sent to a "special school", and fitted with a herring aid. When I was in junior school, a bully hit me in the ear, driving the
earpiece of the herring aid down my audio canal, perforating the eardrum,
So now I was deaf, and had a perforated eardrum, which would never heal due to the size of it.
I made it through juniors, then high school, and eventually got a job in a chemistry lab, while studying for a physics degree. During which time I
acquired cancer, testicular cancer to be precise. Probably due to exposure to some noxious rubbish in the lab. The company fired me, because it was
predicted I would need 2 to 3 years at least.
I underwent surgery, followed by a year of x-ray therapy. After which, I was unable to complete my degree, because government rules at the time said
if you dropped out of a degree they wouldn't fund further studies. No exceptions existed in the books, for legitimate dropouts due to illness.
I got a job working in a restaurant. working 9hr shifts for £2.35 an hour (pre-minimum pay laws), wasn't much but it kept my head above water. I was
diagnosed with diabetes mellitius, possibly caused by the x-ray therapy killing the pancreatic cells responsible for insulin production. I learned to
live without candy.
Due to complications with diabetes, I developed a degenerative eye condition, which means I'm slowly going blind. No, its not glaucoma, thats
treatable, this isn't. All they can do is slow it down. The company I was working for went bankrupt.
I got a job with a friend, doing landscape gardening. During which, I had a nasty fall, and shattered my right talus bone, and right leg bone (forget
the name of it). They spliced me back together with pins and rods. However the outcome is that I can't walk unaided, or for more than 50 to 60
meters without excruciating pain.
The government signed me off as unable to work on long term incapacity benefit with DLA at the lower rate (mobility component), because:
1) I'm deaf, can't use phones,
2) I can't walk any significant distance.
3) Visual issues.
I worked all my lift when I was able. From 18 to 32, and I worked hard.
I would give back ALL my benefits, if I could be healthy again, because taking "free cash" is, for me, soul destroying.
Now at the age of 42, my landlord is suggesting I move out of the house I was born in, into a bedsit, because its a 2 bed property and I'm a single
man. This would be a loss for them, as the house has been modified to accommodate my disabilities.
A lot of people only see that I am on long term incapacity benefit, with DLA, and automatically label me as a "scrounger". This view is encouraged
by government propaganda.
Thanks for that.