To true Eric. I think the ancient and wrong belief that persons with disability were the cause of their condition (as a punishment for sin for instance) and therefore should be shunned by the righteous is still with us in today's society, if only as a media manipulators psycological tool to sucker in the less thinking. It taps in too easily to the rather them than me tendency, the sort that stood ideally by whilst the not-us others were slaughtered at various points through history.
We all have elderly in our families, just as we all grow old. Any of us could be disabled. I am. Everyone can care - why then do so few make the effort and why do so many jump on the discrimination bandwaggon?
Need is something that can affect any person at any time in their life. If you truly believe that your job, your home, your health is secure - is it? What if you lost your health, would you be able to do your job, would you keep your home? What if it was you needing the benefit, the social home, the support, would you look back and wish you had supported those in need rather than scapegoated them?
I can well imagine the scapegoating posters falling on hard times and being first in the queue for the help they would deny others.