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Don’t Give Up! Work, But Demand An Equal Chance!

To all of whom have decided to follow me, I humbly thank you.  However, this is not truly about myself.

It seems to me that many who read my submissions either know someone who has a developmental disability or deal with the consequences of the same themselves.  Not only is there the disability itself, but the stigmas which this society places upon the particular conditions.

American society is often more subtle in its prejudice, as many Americans ask stupid questions in order to shift the blame on the victims of blatant discrimination.  Some of these insulting questions which we are asked are:

“How come you just can’t get it together?”

“Can’t you pay attention?”

“Will you hurry up, please?”

“What’s wrong with (him, her)?”

“You seem smart enough, so why can’t you keep a job?  Do you just want to get free money from the government?”

Do you think I should higher taxes just so you can get a handout?

Why don’t you want to work, like everyone else?

Why can’t you stay out of trouble?  Do you think that the laws don’t apply to you?

What did your parents do to offend God, that you were born with this problem?

The ignorant statements are even worse:

“Try harder!”

“You can do it if you really apply yourself.”

“Sounds like a liberal excuse to me (My uncle actually said this to my face)!”

Here’s the one which makes despise the right-wing as much as I do-just watch these:

GOP Congressman: The Disabled are a Drain on Society

Rand Paul on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Okay, so Rand Paul suggested local solutions to discrimination against people with
disabilities in that , so why didn’t small towns in red states do the right thing?  It is ironic
that I’m about to show you what  President George H.W. Bush, although I know now, as he
did then, that Bush knew that the Democratic Senate would have easily overridden his
veto-along with the fact that 1990 was a midterm election year.

George H.W. Bush signs Americans with Disabilites Act

What does the current Republican Party want to do with this landmark civil rights
legislation?
Read Rachel Maddow’s assertion on the matter with reagard to the current Republican
platform.

Would the ADA pass today?Would the ADA pass today?
Now, here is a video which should clear up any confusion anyone might have about what is
considered a reasonable accommodation.

ADA Title I: Reasonable Accommodations

Republicans admit that they take their marching orders from Rush Limbaugh, according to
the March 10, 2009 from CBS News.
Rush Limbaugh: Republican Party Leader?
Well, here’s what this addict of oxycodon said about Michael J. Fox, who suffers from
Parkinson’s Disease.

Rush Limbaugh makes fun of Michael J. Fox, who suffers from Parkinson’s Disease

Worse, Republicans admit that they act in accordance to whatever this bigot tells them to do.
It is time for those who struggle with disabilies and the families who have a child or young
adult who struggles with acquiring an education or struggles with acquiring a full-time job
with benefits so that they can leave their parents and experience the full potential of their
lives.

Petitions, legislation, public awareness campaigns, and public demonstrations have
been demonstrated practically no results, as the American Psychological Association
states that it is harder for us to find employment (sources: Fact sheet disability
(http://www.accessiblesociety.org/topics/economics-employment/).  That being stated,
there is only one thing left, and most who read this will vehemently oppose this, but
there is no longer any alternative.

It’s time to take the advice of Malcolm X and the Black Panthers:

By Any Means Necessary

Black Panthers’ Ten Point Program from chapel history.  Click on YouTube link.

We must adopt The Ten Point Plan, as this also applies to us, and we must do it as Malcolm X instructed us.

Another reason why we no longer have any choice is due to the statistics of police brutality
which continue to occur, not just in the black population, but also in our own population, as our population continues to suffer the same results from bigotry in this “free” country, as well as from police brutality.

 

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