There is an old joke about a man reading the morning paper and when he opens the middle pages one side says Just 99 cents can buy malaria medication for a family for a week and the other side says MC donalds Has a 99 cent breakfast special a burger and a coffee and the next morning the ad for malaria is in the bottom of the bird cage and the man is eating McDonald’s!
Now people think that’s funny and unreal, But every day someone tells me their restaurant isn’t disabled accessible because they simply don’t care for our money so that’s okay? The Americans with disabilities act is in the bird cage and the restaurant is eating foi gras?
I regularly am told “oh the building is old so were grand fathered in” ? There is no grandfathering in the ADA it doesn’t exist but I can show you 50 Manhattan eateries who spew that bullshit daily.
All this week all the media is talking about is Miley Cyrus shaking her barely dressed ass at the VMA’S but did anyone care that Neil Armstrong died ? Yes while little Hannah Montana was getting her freak on a national icon left this world?
Today every media show on morning TV was still showing Miley’s moment yet today 50 years ago a great man told the world on the Washington mall that he had a dream!
Moscow Is imprisoning the gay community ordering their harassment their beating, hell even their murder and Putin has told the world he will imprison every gay Athlete at the Soc hi Olympics, or even those suspected. All the world knows about the intended genocide of every person even suspected of being gay in Russia, yet the front page of the paper yesterday had the republicans stating that they found Michelle Obama’s family tree?
Russia during the soviet USSR days told the world they were a perfect race disabled people didn’t exist in the soviet republic so today elevators or ramps do not exist the wheelchair using public are banned from public transport and rehab doesn’t exist and there is a major belief held that if you’re physically disabled you’re mentally retarded and noone is doing a damn thing about it.
We the disabled are not an alien species we didn’t come down from mars we didn’t invade were your family your neighbor were the soldier that fought for you and paid the cost we simply ask for equality.
It took 300 years for the black civil rights to even break through to the paltry rights they have today it took 100 years for homosexuality to stop being listed as a medical illness and not until 1996 did the disabled get any form of rights, my friends always say I am the most unlucky bitch on the planet because I’m gay and disabled and seriously all jokes aside I feel that double whammy every time I roll out of my home.
Folks you the abelist community need to collectively pull your heads out of your asses and quit the “I’m OK so screw you” attitude. We found out the hard way with black rights with w omen’s rights with gay rights that unless the whole community believes and supports nothing changes so next time some quack preacher telly you were from the devil that disability is gods punishment for sinning as a community remember a famous man once said a country is not judged by its military might or it’s wealth but by how it treats the least amongst it the weakest the poorest the disabled and oppressed. So how do you rate on the humanity scale?