3 times in one day… (blogging, that is). I came across something completely sickening today. Some people are saying that this person just made all of these rants up, but frankly, someone had to come up with this exact choice of words that I will explain below.
Special needs blogging is somewhat of a tight fitting group. No matter what our children have been diagnosed with, we all find ways to muddle through things together. And show each other kindness and empathy as only other special needs parents can. (No hating on those typically developing kids parents, I know some of them who get it too! )
Here is what I found: (warning, this picture has offensive language in it)
In case it is difficult to read, it says: “What is with all the special needs kids in the regular park? I thought they had parks for them.
This says: “I’m not saying that crippled kids do not deserve to have fun. I’m saying that real kids do not need to look at the cripples. What if my nephew just ate lunch and then went to the park and saw a drooly retard on his slide? Should my precious nephew have to slide through the Down Syndrome Kid’s train? I would argue NO.
Finally: “Amy, I do not really disagree with you. I just think that liberal America uses the term special to describe these kids. They are not special. They cannot contribute to anything useful. They are fine. I am not sure what to do about this. Obviously, I can’t teach my kids that belief. I just hate being with my nephew and waiting for some kid that makes animal noises and drools to slide down the slide. AND then the mom and dad act like it was an accomplishment. The kid deserves the best kid he can have, but he is a genetic failure and should not be afforded priority. Sometimes retarded kids work hard and become ashamed, but I am not going to tell you that I feel differently”
Wow. A lot to take in, right? I don’t even think I can begin to formulate proper sentences. When I first read this, I was seething. I don’t care if it was a joke or not. This is definitely not acceptable. First off: Have you seen many special needs parks? Because I haven’t. And I live in a huge metropolitan area in Canada. The equipment is really expensive, just like all the other things for my daughter.
Apparently “crippled” kids deserve fun too. Wow! How big of you! I really hope your nephews parents are instilling better morals and values than you have. What if my “typically developing” daughter sneezed on the slide. Would it be ok for your precious little nephew to maybe, almost, touch it? And frankly, sometimes when I’m giggling hysterically, I drool too. I best stay off the slides.
I do celebrate every little accomplishment. You have no idea how full of determination my daughter is. So excuse me while I stand at the sidelines, praising the fact that she pulled herself up to standing. With your way of thinking, perhaps YOU are the faulty gene. Maybe you should have a little faith in all retarded kids to help them mainstream. Clearly, they would probably win at the human race more than you would.
Now, please step aside. My cripple and I would like to run over your toes.