Rio 2016 – We are the SuperHumans

Anyone watched the advert on channel 4 for the paralympic games about to start?


Don’t know about you but it made me crawl in disgust portraying them in such a way like there disabilities make them some Super Human, in a way perhaps they are given what they have gone through in all the years up to that point, but they do not show that on TV and thus many will not understand that.

Maybe if the broadcasters  showed the daily struggles they have in competing it would be different but that side will never be shown.

The struggles packing ready to go to such an event, the struggles travelling and getting the carers to assist the struggles eating, sleeping, managing the pain many will have whilst away the struggles ensuring they have medical back up, the struggles getting up and ready in the morning, the struggles putting on and taking of artificial limbs etc. etc. you see what I am getting at they may not feel they are Super Human behind the scenes as everything is 2, 3, 4 times harder and it is that which you will not see which makes them Super Human not the competing itself.

We too must remember that not all disabled citizens can reach those sporting achievements just the same as not all able bodied can and thus we must not have a repeat of London 2012 were many felt put out after the event including some of those paralympians who lost support and benefit entitlements.

They all make me proud for what they achieve but they are still disabled who need support and help now and in the future and just because they have attained a high level of training to compete in sport does not mean they do not face the same barriers in life other disabled citizens do.

To that end I wish them all well and can bring home a stack of golds because they would have earned them far more in my eyes than able bodied Olympians. .

Democracy MUST win the day

With all the infighting within the Labour Party over the past few month’s one has to ask what for, we seem to be ruled by a bunch of I’m alright jacks and Blairism is keen to jump on the bandwagon with nothing learned over the past 6 years of austerity were harm and suffering yes real harm and suffering has hurt many what for what have we as a nation become.

The UN report on Austerity is a good indicator it is a report all MP’s should be thoroughly ashamed off I know I am and I never even caused it, but we must remember it has nothing to do with fiscal policy and did not have to be this way as we could have just as easily used the bank bailouts to invest to grow and pay down the debt.

No it was a political decision from the start to feed the well off who do not need any more wealth and make those who do to survive suffer whilst blaming them for all the nations ills a pretty plan for the tories and right-wing faction of the Labour Party so much so I bet they did not think the left would rise up and fight back!

The hard fought fights of DPAC are a good example of the weakest in society taking on the elites and making inroads.

I must admit I am relatively new to the political scene it came out in 2010 due to having to give up work through no fault of mine the SAH Stroke I had suffered 27 years previous was taking it’s toll on my body and became too painful to carry on so I left in the hope of taking on a less strenuous role to fill my time.

In the years since 2010 I have had the time to take an interest and learn a lot and get more involved in social media were I have enjoyed connecting with fellow citizens I must say it has been somewhat of a roller-coaster period with many ups and downs but in the main I have enjoyed it. My life before due to fatigue was just work and sleep.

Now this is the rub the Tories dislike, whilst they have been busy making themselves richer they took their fingers off the pulse and the left from from being dumb have been rising and rising fearing the effects of austerity that effect us all to the point we are at now.

Is it any wonder why Jeremy Corbyn and his supporting MP’s are popular? they give the hard pressed and disenfranchised hope of a better future that this nation is crying out for, none of these people wish to be rich and elite they just want enough support to live healthy and full-filling lives something our Government can afford to give to all the vast amounts of money wasted, sent to off-shore accounts whilst still being the 5th richest nation in the world proves that point and by investing in the nations people brings big gains to the Government indeed it is time that Jeremy Corbyn’s vision of Governing for all came to fruition .

Short term doom and bust for the few must end and be replaced with long term investment in homes, health and jobs and let those gains filter through to all and to that end the working classes must continue to rise and rid this nation of the Blairites both within the PLP and the NEC, there days are over and a new beginning must start with real democracy at it’s core.


UN Report on UK Austerity