It’s Monday in America and the left is outraged. The cause of this outpouring of outrage is people like me. One of the left's little pet causes is making sure that disabled people's feeling's are always bathed in happy sunshine. I guess they think our lives are horrible without their constant reminders of how "beautiful" and "perfect just the way we are" we are. Meryl Streep's speech at the Golden Globes gave the left another chance to remember how angry they were that Trump had the unmitigated gall to mock a disabled person. A disabled person of all people! It gave them an opportunity to engage in more self congratulatory back slapping about how open minded they are about disabilities compared to their Neanderthal counterparts. It's just so unbearably disgusting for someone to make a rude comment to a disabled person! Wow! According to the pity drenched left, mocking a non disabled person, while it's in poor taste, can be forgiven because normal people have the capacity to fight back. The outrage over Trumps derogatory comments towards Ted Cruz’s wife never reached the same level of indignation as the disabled reporter incident because she's a normal looking, middle aged woman. She does not matter.
We, the disabled community matter to the left because they view us as weak, pathetic little people whose fragile egos must be protected at all costs. To pick on a disabled person is to pick on someone that is clearly beneath you. And that’s just not right! Right?
What the left doesn't understand is that the term
applies not only to the bullies who demean us by calling us names and mocking us (and are frightened by how oddly attracted they are to us), but also to those who demean us by thinking we're so pathetic that the tiniest bit of shade thrown our direction must be rebuffed with the most full throated outcry imaginable. ableist
This idea that disabled people are so weak that we can't withstand stupid jokes is utterly repulsive to me. I would rather someone call me names than shower me with pity and wrap me in bubble wrap. At least if someone makes fun of me, I have a chance of winning their respect by hurling grossly inappropriate insults right back. When someone thinks you’re so pathetic that a dumb joke made
an orange, ignorant blob will shatter all the self worth you’ve managed to pile up over the years, there's no way to earn their respect. You will always be nothing more than a pathetic sob story. by
You know what I, a person who is deaf, has a facial disorder, and went through over 15 surgeries, did when Trump mocked the disabled woman? I laughed. I fucking laughed. Because Donald J. Trump is an idiot.
The “empathetic” left needs to stop coddling us like we’ll break at the slightest touch. We’re stronger than they think we are.