Spasticus Autisticus

Is this cheating? I’m counting it as Latin.

Ian Dury’s primal rage, ‘ a battle cry and an appeal for understanding’ to quote wiki, standing up and being counted as a disabled person…’ I’m Spasticus!’. Written in 1981 as a protest, deliberately provocative, fed up with being patronised, it got little airplay or record company support. It popped up in 2012, performed by Orbital at the London Paralympics opening ceremony.

As the parent of a disabled child, a carrier of the gene that caused it, I can empathise.


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