Revenge of the Special Needs

As I was sipping my morning coffee and reading about yet another closure of public services for special needs kids, this time in Hamilton, I had a great idea.

I think it is time to close all political offices and send their residents home to their families. This would be done on compassionate grounds, naturally. They need the love of their family members, and care that only love can provide. Political office, and its rights and privileges, has become an institution. Institutions are bad things. The citizens of this country do not need the expense, especially when their residents are not serving the public. After all, it just costs money! And who needs that potential for legal liability, when bad decisions are made, that can cost taxpayers millions of dollars, even billions. A few platitudes that resonate:

There is a lot that can be done to help our politicians, today…..

Our politicians and their servants will now need to be integrated into the community. And that is something only the community can do…...

Lets be compassionate and close their buildings, and make them find real jobs and work like we do. No skills? Cannot cope with reality? Don’t worry, expensive private programs will emerge to fill that potentially lucrative gap. Oh, and did I mention – there is NO public money for you, NONE AT ALL, unless you can demonstrate abject poverty! You now have no severance, no pension, no kickbacks, no career, no future – NOTHING! Welcome to special needs, you and your family are now considered worthless, without value! And for that privilege you will have to PAY to become integrated into the community. And you can pay with that nice big house that you can mortgage.

Its Thanksgiving. For you it is just a bad dream. So stop complaining and just be thankful that you are not a victim of your own thoughtlessness.


About lifewithautistickid

I am a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), with an MBA and BA. My job title is Accounting Manager, but I prefer the title: bookkeeper. As an accountant I am in the money counting business, but even I recognize the greater significance of value, which can be immeasurable. I believe in the value of all people, even those who are differently abled. So instead of trying to redesign people to suit a common mould, I support the idea of making a round hole square. For the last 15 years, I have come to know a reality that insists repeatedly upon bashing a rather big square peg into a narrow round hole. Raising a son with severe autism and developmental disability has opened my eyes to a world that lacks understanding of issues like his. As a result it is a great challenge to integrate him. The effort to accomplish an impossible task has brought to my life humour, insight, bitterness and frustration. I am very fortunate to have wonderful hobbies, gardening, knitting, & candle making; and simple daily life chores that ground me and remind me of the importance of the everyday things which we all have in abundance.
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