Of dogs, mangers, martyrs and crypts

British law, like U.S. law. requires the physical reconstruction of the universe so handicaps are no longer handicaps. Failure to do the necessary reconstruction is strictly forbidden as a violation of fundamental human decency. That’s what laws against “discrimination” on the basis of disability are all about.

Such laws are yet another glorious social advance that turns out to have stupid and vicious consequences. It becomes much more difficult and complicated to do anything for anyone. You can’t just do something simple for those who benefit, you have to make sure that what you’re doing will have equal benefits for every sentient being in the universe who might want to make use of it. Otherwise you’re not allowed to do anything at all.

An instance: Nuns must find 400,000 pounds sterling for disabled access or close shrine at Tyburn. There’s a shrine in a London crypt near the old location of the King’s gallows at Tyburn that contains the relics of 105 Roman Catholic martyrs executed there between 1535 and 1681. The crypt is open to the public but (being a crypt) is hard to get to if you’re in a wheelchair. Under new antidiscrimination rules the nuns who maintain the shrine must close it down, or else enlarge and rebuild it and add an elevator with money they don’t have so people in wheelchairs can visit it as easily as anyone else. Freedom from oppression, it seems, has its price.

2 thoughts on “Of dogs, mangers, martyrs and crypts”

  1. “If I can’t have it, no one can.”
    Well-known weird left-wing preferences such as communism, confiscatory taxation at levels so high and punitive they actually reduce federal revenues, etc., appeal to the same mentality as the one that’s going to shut these nuns down: to wit, “If I can’t have it, no one can.” These are people who are stuck somewhere at the infantile stages of personality development. In one sense, to those who say, “If I can’t have it, no one can,” King Solomon replied, “You deserve to get nothing, then—nothing at all.”

  2. A Question for the Ministry of Truth in Blairistan
    I just can’t help but wonder how many of the mushrooming musques in the nation once known as England are subject to the machinations of the disability bureaucracy? I expect that even in the unlikely event they were, the Blair regime would spend tax funds to make the mosques compliant as they are a precious part of the New Britain’s multiculture.


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