A champion ahead of his time

August 14, 2008 Kyron No Comments

Obviously the whole Tropic Thunder thing has touched me. I’ve seen those looks. I’ve seen them used at my cousin Edith. I’ve seen them used at my daughter Katherine. I’ve seen them used at my friend Joey at the local Publix. I’ve heard the casual use of the word retard. I have to tell you I don’t consider myself the most PC individual in the world. I guarantee you however I wouldn’t walk up to my friend Debra and use the “N” word. I wouldn’t walk up to my father-in-law and call him a “S”. I can tell you for certain however that if I did I feel confident that both these individuals would feel well within their rights to defend themselves and WOULD defend themselves – whether verbally or physically.

I think generally speaking, people at least think twice before they use racial or gender biased terms. I am pretty certain (my personal observation) however that people don’t think twice about degrading the people in our society who cannot defend themselves. What is it?? Is it the easy shot? How can it be so un-PC to speak about gender, race, orientation but its devastatingly obvious to me that the issue of bias against intellectual disabilities is viewed as almost a joke. A fairly prevalent note I have seen is that it’s PC gone “too far”. UH HELLO?? Its gone too far?? HOW SO??? Seems to me that for all the “equality” speeches that you’ll ever hear no one seems to think it means for people who are intellectually disabled – THAT’S DIFFERENT. Please don’t ask me HOW it’s different. I sure as hell don’t get it.

That’s why I was so happy when I was looking at my facebook account to promote the R-Word site I found the R-word cause started from what I can tell by a young man Soeren Palumbo. I’ve added it as my featured cause on my facebook account. But then I found a real gem I wanted to share with all of you. It’s just shy of 10 minutes but it’s worth it!! IF this works I’ve embedded the video here. If not you can see it by clicking here.

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