Monday, October 13, 2014

A new word

Maybe you have heard it before. “Ableism.” It is not a disability; far from that. “Ableism” is the opposite of disability, and if you do not completely, wholeheartedly 100 percent support all aspects of The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, you are an ableist.

Many of us have disabilities of various kinds. We got those from: being soldiers; participating in war; and now becoming older. Non-military, non-war, non-older people have disabilities from birth defects, accidents or disease. All are kind of in the same pot, except … Not many of us go around saying, “By g-od, I am a disabled vet’run and you have to give me stuff.”

My rant of the day, so far.

(The expressions expressed herein in no way, shape or form are meant to degrade or denigrate those disabled persons who do not use their handicap as a means of purloining stuff.)

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