Shocking title. No one would say such a thing surely? No one would hold such beliefs that they would harm a child with disabilities? No one would even hint that they had those thoughts? No one out there believes that a disabled child does not have a right to live on this earth?
Well ladies and gentleman let me introduce to you the delightful councillor Colin Brewer.
When confronted with a disabilities charity at a conference Mr Brewer was in a bad mood. Mr Brewer was feeling poorly. Mr Brewer had had a hard day. So Mr Brewer said a bad thing to these people, who devote their life to supporting and campaigning disabled people. Mr Brewer told these good people, many who probably have a disabled family member that disabled children should be "put down at birth".
Wow Mr Brewer! That's one helluva bad day you were having! That's a vile statement you made. That's a disgusting attitude to hold yet alone voice. What with you being a councillor and all? Not the best opinion to hold, certainly not wise saying it out loud.
You didn't really see the bad in that statement though did you Mr Brewer? You told the national, and international, press you were playing devils advocate. You were being facetious. You wanted a rise out of them. You deserved a kick on the nuts! But, Mr Brewer, what you haven't really gathered from people's appalled attitude is that under whatever circumstances you don't say those things to people. Especially not those people. In fact Mr Brewer, your average person of average intelligence doesn't even THINK those things yet alone utter them!
You left your position and the world breathed a sigh of relief...the nasty man has gone. But now you're back, and by god have you gone to town on this and said some idiotic things again. I didn't think you could be any more monstrous than you already are but now you're giving an interview to a disabilities newspaper and daring to compare killing disabled babies to putting down a deformed lamb at birth! You're bemoaning the state costs of looking after a disabled child when there are public toilets closing down! God damn it people Mr Brewer needs to pee and your special needs child is getting in the way. People are transient according to Mr Brewer, we all die eventually he says..so I guess it doesn't really matter to him if a few people die before their time so he can enjoy his ablutions anytime anyplace he feels like.
But, Mr Brewer, my kids aren't physically disabled. So does that count? At the moment they don't have complex physical care needs? You couldn't tell in uterus there was anything 'abnormal' nor could you tell at birth so what would happen then? They didn't show signs of being autistic until after 2 years of age...but now they are costing the state dearly...using resources for two places at a special school. They cost the NHS medically in tests and assessments. They get DLA benefits...jeez they may even need a spot in residential care..maybe a nice one down by the sea, say in Cornwall. So Mr Brewer..what shall we do with these drains on society now they're not babies anymore? Do you want me to bring them to you to do away with or are you expecting me to do it myself? Maybe you can open up some sort of death camp in all the public toilet buildings you're going to have down there?
In fact, isn't your health in decline Mr Brewer? What if one of those strokes that you claim make you say awful things about good people is so bad it lands you in a wheelchair, with physical care needs, taking up societies resources in a care home? Or is it only babies you want putting down Mr Brewer? I'm confused where this ridiculous notion stops. Because some of your constituents, those wonderful doctors and farmers that hold similar views to you. Those constituents who line the streets to shake your hand. Those 300+ people who voted you back in as councillor maybe they will get sick, or disabled. They are obviously "lucky" enough not to have the burden of a disabled child in their family otherwise they'd "smash it against a wall like a deformed lamb....bang!" (sadly I am quoting from his interview there) but what if one day their son or daughter gets MS or a brain injury (say, from a stroke?!) and ends up needing complex care? What then Mr Brewer? What then constituent?
You really haven't thought this through have you? You ridiculously tried to justify your despicable logic on murdering disabled babies. But after you have finished your Herod like mass culling, well you're going to need to move on to school age children, teenagers, adults and the elderly? They cost too don't they? I mean heaven forbid anyone should escape your mass genocide.
The issue is though Mr Brewer I love my kids dearly. And who's to say they can't contribute? I have dreams for my children. I had them before they were even born. And who's to say a severely disabled person can not do great things with their lives? Two words Mr Brewer, Stephen Hawkins. But of course, his electrical voice box and power steering would be too expensive for your liking, might mean you have to do without a few bins on your hillside walks.
I've tried to treat your comments with the contempt they deserve Mr Brewer. But the truth is, it's heartbreaking to think that anyone can value a toilet above someones life?! Its incredulous to me that you express these views so willingly and try to justify them by saying "other people share your view"...that doesn't make it right?! It just means there are more loathsome people walking the streets of this country than I care to imagine.
I would like to say you are a vile pathetic individual Mr Brewer but I won't. I don't know you personally, but then again you don't know me or my children or the millions of other families you have insulted in such a grotesque way but you're OK with saying nasty things about them so why should I hold back?
I hold back Mr Brewer, because one day in the near future I can guarantee you are going to wish those words had never passed through your insignificant little brain. A shit storm full of your own undoing is coming Mr Brewer, and you're right in the centre of it. You have rattled the cage of a large community with your lack of empathy. You have woken the grizzly poppa bears and there's nothing fiercer than a lioness protecting her children. We are warrior families raised with fight in our blood. And the attention of the whole tribe is turned towards you right now.