Guilty as Charged

Ignorance must be here to stay permanently. Apparently some ignorant individual chose to use the word “retard” in derogatory manner. Of course, if the person is reading this, they probably won’t understand anything that I say. My youngest son was out shopping and was labeled “retard” by someone he came in contact with. I don’t who you are, but your true stupidity is showing like a neon sign at night.
Ever heard of a dictionary? Yeah, that book that contains definitions of words whose meaning you don’t know. Yes, there is an online dictionary for those who don’t have the actual book. The word retard means slow and when you use the word as in insult, you insult my brother, my son’s brother and others who are mentally challenged. I’m glad my son didn’t punch you. I would not stop him if he had.
Disabilities are becoming more public and that’s good. Understanding and acceptance are greatly appreciated. Of course there are those that choose to act like bigots and just treat everyone who isn’t like them like dirt. Then again, if you aren’t respectful to others don’t expect to be treated with respect. Not going to happen.
Don’t give me that,”I didn’t mean it that way.” Yes, you did and no I don’t believe you when you say different. For some unintelligent reason, the word retard is supposed to sound funny. Uh, no. It’s not humorous to use a word in the wrong manner. The old saying, “hope springs eternal” well that’s a joke. We all make choices on a daily basis: good, bad, neutral, or maybe not choice at all.
Just for the record, my son, whom you chose to make fun of, is not mentally retarded. He has a bright future ahead and can do anything he wants to do. He has the smarts, the talent and the ideas to back him up. Everyone is smart; just give the opportunity for them to demonstrate. But you’re the exception to that, because you are a small minded, rude, ignorant human being. Have someone read this to you as I doubt you can.

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