When Al Sharpton and crew decided they were going to hold a funeral for the word nigger…I shook my head in disgust.¬† I understand that some times you do things out of symbolism, but trying to bury or even ban a word has to be the single most pointless thing anyone has ever done.¬† It’s a word, you can’t ban a word, even if you don’t like it.¬† What’s next?¬† Sending a word to its room without supper?¬† Its on the same level of banning and burning books.¬† If you don’t want to say it…don’t.¬† If you don’t want to hear it…fine, don’t associate with people who do use it.¬† End of the problem.¬† Of course, that’s too much like right.
So the latest fugitive of the word police is the word “retard.”¬† Apparently it’s degrading and hurtful to those that have intellectual disabilities.¬† In my opinion, what we have here is a disconnect in what a retard is.¬† I’m going to use Sarah Palin and her family to demonstrate the proper use of the word retard.¬† Sarah Palin’s son Trigg, is a baby with the chromosomal disorder, Down’s Syndrome.¬† People with Down Syndrome typically have lower than average cognitive ability, along with other developmental disabilities.¬† This is no fault of the individual, it’s in their genetics.¬† Therefore Trigg, is not a retard, just a baby with a disability.
His mother, Sarah Palin on the other hand, is a retard.¬† She’s a person whose brain developed normally, yet she still thinks that merely being able to SEE Russia from the State she governs, gives her foreign policy experience.¬† That my friends…is retarded.¬† Running for Vice President and not being able to answer questions about the economic bailout is…retarded.¬† Claiming you’re against earmarks and wasteful government spending when it’s public record that you supported a construction project called “The Bridge to Nowhere” is…you guessed it…retarded.
If you go to the webpage of the campaign against the “r-word”, you’ll be greeted with a banner that shows some individuals with Down’s Syndrome.¬† I actually find that offensive.¬† Why would you associate the word “retard” with an individual with a developmental disorder?¬† What they should have done is put up a picture of George W. Bush instead.¬† Now that’s a well known retard and if you’re going to start a campaign against the word, you need a spokesman.¬† See, when I think of a retard, I think of the George Bush’s of the world.¬† I think of individuals that have nothing but their own idiocy to blame for their repeated brain farts. Let me give some examples of real functional retards:
John McCain – Finished damn near last in his class at the Academy.¬† After beating all odds to become the Republican Nominee for President, this mofo says that the fundamentals of the Economy are strong…in the mist of the worse economic crisis we’ve ever seen.
People who listen to Rush Limbaugh – Rush Limbaugh himself isn’t retarded.¬† He didn’t finish College, doesn’t hold degrees in economics or politics.¬† He’s never held an elected position in the government.¬† Rush is just an idiot with a microphone.¬† That’s what you do with idiots, you give them a toy to hold and they sit there and make a bunch of noise.¬† Normal, “intelligent” people with degrees however that listen to Rush are retarded.¬† Only a retard would listen to someone who has zero legitimate credibility when it comes to an issue and allow that unqualified person to dictate what they were thinking.
John Edwards – Cheating on your cancer stricken wife and then trying to run for President knowing that it was only a matter of time before the truth came out…retarded.
Soulja Boy and Plies -¬† Soulja Boy is from Mississippi, retard runs in the water from there (oh that’s going to get me into so much trouble).¬† Just look at the way he dresses.¬† When you wake up in the morning and make a conscious effort to dress like that…you’re retarded.¬† As for Plies, the jury is still out.¬† I want to say that Plies, with his “slavery english”, is retarded but the more I think about it, he might just have a developmental disorder. I think he might have been born with about half the brain cells of a normal human being.
21+ year olds who “Do the stanky leg” – Kids I can understand, they’re minds are still developing.¬† But if you’re an adult in the club doing the stanky leg, you my friend have some form of retardation.
Delores Parker-Jackson – I saw Delores on Dateline NBC last night with Chris Hansen.¬† Even though she reported a negative income of $6, 813 one year and had previously filed bankruptcy, she was able to get 6 mortgages for 4 condos totaling $1.3 million.¬† When Chris asked her how much responsibility does she bare for getting loans when she know she was in essence poor…she said “none.”¬† My friends, that is a major retard.¬† Even an individual with Down’s Syndrome know when they’ve shitted on themselves.
So you see, we don’t need to ban the word “retard”, we just need to educate people on its proper use.