If Ignorance is bliss…

If Ignorance is bliss.. .Ron Liddle must be the happiest person in the world.

I need to vent. I am so upset about this post. I read this last night on another Fibro site. I noticed today that there are now 59 pages of posts replying to this insulting article. I am actually speechless (ha.. someone can actually get me to stop talking).
http://politicalscrapbook.net/2012/01/rod-liddle-disabled-the-sun/
Is Rod Liddle’s column in today’s Sun the most disgusting attack on disabled people yet? Here are some choice quotes:
“My New Year’s resolution for 2012 was to become disabled. Nothing too serious, maybe just a bit of a bad back or one of those newly invented illnesses which make you a bit peaky for decades – fibromyalgia, or M.E.”
“And being disabled is incredibly fashionable. The number of people who claim to be disabled has doubled in the past ten years.”
“I think we should all pretend to be disabled for a month or so, claim benefits and hope this persuades the authorities to sort out the mess.”
“It has become easier to claim those benefits, partly as a consequence of the disablement charities who, out of their own self-interest, insist that an ever-greater proportion of the population is disabled.”
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Below is my post that I put on with the other replies to this article. I hope the Editor or someone writes an article with the facts.

Melissa Swanson 6:35pm Jan 26
I just read the article and then all of the posts that replied. I am just as upset reading this as the many posts before me. I have only been diagnosed a few years but I have had to fight for those around me to understand how very real Fibromyalgia is to those suffering with it and their Families. It isn’t enough that Fibromyaglia takes so much from those who have it but takes so much from their families as well. I don’t wish it on Mr. Liddle. I don’t wish this awful thing on any body. I think we may have given him too much attention already. Instead we should be writing our own articles. I think we need to continue to educate and Mr Liddle appears to be to be in need of an education.
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