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  •  As much as I hate to say this (0+ / 0-)

    those with mental (and physical) disabilities are not seen as being equal with the majority of the population.

    They do have harder times figuring things out, making their way in the world, which is exactly why you are here trying to protect them.

    Their mental capacities ARE retarded.  That's just a fact you need to face.  That doesn't mean they are not great people.  

    I am a gimp.  I am lame.  I have rheumatoid arthritis.  So what?  It is what it is.

    Your protection of them is saying the same thing as a person calling another 'retard'.  You want to be seen as their defender, because you cannot imagine them defending themselves.

    You are saying that these people are not equal.  You just do it in a PC way.

    But I play a lot of online gaming, and a lot of mental insults are thrown around.

    My response is to tell them they are a lot less likeable than those supposed "retards".

    But your attitude is a lot worse.  You pretend to be a friend, while still claiming these people need your personal protection.

    •  "PC"? (0+ / 0-)

      You know, my experience of people who use that phrase are those like Rush.  Your's is the same argument that has always been used to keep doing what they have always done, belittle people.

      BTW, ask a gay person if "that's so gay" is insulting when used to denigrate someone or thing. You are being completely dishonest. See not that hard to say it w/o being insulting.

      When you say it is "common sense" what you are really saying is "I don't have any evidence to back up my argument", because it is quite often neither common nor sense.

      by kaminpdx on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:08:17 PM PST

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