This project wants to connect persons concerned to initiate a cultural and sociological exchange and, if needed, to help to ameliorate the conditions globally. Cripples-unite.de focuses on the individual and self organisation. Though a cooperation with assisting institutions is possible.
It is true, that globally there are big differences how sick and handicapped can be treated and how they are sustained.
Of course, it is a question of colonisation too.
True, there are more discriminations which can also occur at the same time, for example such as being female, coloured, poor, handicapped and they accumulate into adverse living conditions (intersectionality). In such societies as e.g. in classist systems one gets the more downgraded the more “negative” features one person assembles.
So there are very good reasons to unite.
Regarding recent developments in Germany or also in Europe one can say, that they are pointing to classism which means that for poor people it got more difficult than before even if before ist was not easy. Disabled people are often poor, because in difficult conditions health can be underdevolopped or they can not work or work fulltime,
To sum the situation in Germany up, after the unification generally a deconstruction of the social system took place, resulting in an constant cut down of the health system and social welfare, poor working conditions, low pensions, bad education and high living costs such as rent, energy, food, transportation.
Disabled people, especially those with a rare disease or with multisystemic health problems are at the fringe of the fringes of german society. They cause additional costs and their work force is of no or only limited exploitability. On the contrary here one can cut down service and sources, because this group is practically defenceless. Thus they are of not interest of politics and even of the medias.
Low paid wages cause low rents. A health system cut down means that it does not cover or cover only parts of the care and rare or complex diseases need even more care. High rents do force poor people out of the centres. If one is physically weak and mobility is not easy, it will be very difficult to access health care and if there is no family, the former network of friends and care can be lost. Special dietary or energy needs are not to discuss in the current clima of green hostility towards everything what outranges the so called “normal”.
Social welfare does not cover the basic needs. Theoretically one can apply for extra cover when having complex health problems. But if you do this, the responsible authorities will make your life like hell hoping that one will never dare to do such thing again. Individual treatment will cause no uproar and no united actions.
Curiously politicians give themselves the air of respecting the rights of handicapped people. And Mr and Mrs Everybody are believing it.
How a society treats this group of the fringe of the fringes gives a very good glimpse of the situation of the human and social rights and respect towards the individual.