The United nations has declared today the international day of the disabled and today the UN will vote on a message to the world to put in place laws everywhere for we the dis and otherwise abled to have equal rights.
Sounds like a shoe in doesn’t it? I mean who wouldn’t want that? well I can tell you the newyork landlords association and the American retailers association the New York taxi cab owners association and the groups who own private buses for hire and the restaurant owners association, the hotel and bar owners association just to name a few. I could keep going on because all these groups have hired lobbyists to jump into action, whenever the topic is brought up.
In the recent election debacle Romney said he thought the Americans with disabilities act was oppressive and unnecessary.
What kind of world do we live in where human rights decency and giving everyone a fair go are considered oppressive?
Politicians play to the crowd, and I can tell you according to the vox populis we the disabled do nothing, go nowhere and we have people to wipe our collective asses and clean the dribble from our chin while they spoon feed us.
Whenever I am at the climbing gym I can guarantee someone will comment “Oh wow surely your people can’t climb?” Or “oh poor thing it must be hard watching others climb bet you wish you could”
Giving us a National day is both a good thing and a bloody horrible thing,the good is the media pays attention but the horrible is the rest of the year you are pushing shit uphill for a teen with camera phone to pay attention let alone a major media outlet because disabled doesn’t sell!
John Mc Cain today made a long flowery speech in support of us today, and would have raised his hands in praise if he could get them past his elbows. Yet just a month ago he is on record agreeing with the Romney-bot that equal rights for us were oppressive?
So If you are disabled or love someone who is or god forbid are both a loving caring compassionate human and vote, tell your senator and congress and councilman or woman to get off their asses and support the disabled. To the war mongers who bought the “weapons of mass destruction” bullshit and sent our boys and girls off to this war if you sent them to war and they came home broken and you don’t support equal rights for them I’ll vote your ass out of office.
I am off to Manhattan right now, and I can assure you that there will be at least a dozen episodes of abuse and stupidity, that’s not a problem that’s just a Monday. It would be great if they actually could read signs that say “PLEASE ALLOW WHEELCHAIRS ON FIRST” or “THESE SEATS ARE FOR THE DISABLED AND ELDERLY” or if they could read the 2 inch high bright white sign on Zeus’s back and right and left side that read SERVICE DOG and not think a service dog is a breed that were just so proud of we put it on a vest.
We have rights folks,
We have the right to be treated with decency
, We have the right not to be abused
We have the right to not be assaulted
We have the right to not be refused entry because your fragile sensibilities are offended
They are just the ones that being born should guarantee us, without even getting into actual federal and state laws.
But here’s a concept COMMON DECENCY TOWARDS ALL, try it on the next person you see who is disabled, who knows you might like the way it makes you feel.
Today and every day RESPECT OUR EXISTANCE OR RESPECT OUR RESISTANCE