I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Federal lawmakers approved a $1.3 trillion spending package this month to fund the government through September, which includes increases for several disability-related programs. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)
(Michelle Diament) A $1.3 trillion government spending package will aid those with disabilities who wander while increasing special education funding and tackling restraint and seclusion in schools, among other issues.
The legislation signed by President Donald Trump late last week funds the federal government through September.
My Commentary: The State will now be funding “voluntary tracking devices,” which will be available to “vulnerable children with autism or adults with Alzheimer’s who are at risk of wandering.” So… how long before “voluntary” becomes “mandatory”?
Sick sad world… Some in the world would sooner rewrite reality than to simply accept it… And, of course, the law is on *their* side, like usual.
To think, post-abortion mothers apparently have more right *not* to (possibly) feel bad about a single, personal decision than individuals with Downs Syndrome have to show the happiness they feel in merely existing. Fuck eugenics!
And the reason for the ban is, frankly, appalling:
On November 10th, the French ‘State Counsel’ rejected an appeal made by people with Down syndrome, their families and allies to lift the ban on broadcasting the award winning “Dear Future Mom” video on French television. The ban was previously imposed by the French Broadcasting Counsel. Kids who are unjustly described as a ‘risk’ before they are born, are now wrongfully portrayed as a ‘risk’ after birth too.
The video features a number of young people from around the globe telling about their lives. Their stories reflect today’s reality of living with Down syndrome and aims to reassure women who have received a prenatal diagnosis. Their message of hope takes away the fears and questions these women may have, often based on outdated stereotypes. The video was produced in 2014 to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. A day created by Down Syndrome International and officially recognized by the United Nations for the promotion of the human rights of people with Down syndrome.
The State Counsel said that allowing people with Down syndrome to smile was “inappropriate” because people’s expression of happiness was “likely to disturb the conscience of women who had lawfully made different personal life choices.”
My Commentary: Sick sad world… Some in the world would sooner rewrite reality than to simply accept it… And, of course, the law is on *their* side, like usual.
To think, post-abortion mothers apparently have more right *not* to (possibly) feel bad about a single, personal decision than individuals with Down Syndrome have to show the happiness they feel in merely existing. Fuck eugenics!
The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family, after she shared a Twitter screenshot from here…
“Damien Owens: ‘As long as I live, I will never understand how this along wasn’t the end of it.’ (Under Fire: Trump Mocks Reporter with Disability – CNN)”
Lisa M.: seriously
Terrence B.: Because he wasn’t mocking a reporter with a disability..
Sara: Although in retrospect, he denied he was making fun of the reporter after the fact, is it a coincidence that the reporter looks like this (see attached photo) and Trump is doing that mocking gesture with his arm in the video:
I wouldn’t give merit to his version of the truth, T. He’s a politician and a pig.
Terrence B.: I understand but the story I seen didn’t come from him but it was to dispell the Comercial of where we seen him making the gestures.. It was pieced together to show a negative when actually it was in response to the area reporter getting caught out that when asked a question about his meeting Trump… But I agree with you.. Don’t like the man but it is what it is now.
While it is *technically* true that he wasn’t mocking this reporter’s disability, and that the mainstream media did a lot to help peddle the idea that he did, Trump isn’t totally innocent, either, as he *does* have a habit of mocking people by repeating their words, often in an exaggerated way, while spastically moving his arms, and continuously shaking his head – sometimes even leaving his mouth wide open when doing so. It is no accident that these happen to be classic symptoms of palsy, such as is presented in certain forms of cerebral palsy and in Parkinson’s disease.
I originally posted the following information and statement onto my Facebook wall…
“Buck v. Bell: In 1925, Virginia, like a majority of states then, enacted eugenic sterilization laws. Viriginia’s law allowed state institutions to operate on individuals to prevent conception of what were believed to be ‘genetically inferior’ children. Charlottesville native, Carrie Buck (1906 – 1983), involuntarily committed to a state facility near Lynchburg, was chosen as the first person to be sterilized under the law. The U.S. Supreme Court, in Buck v. Bell, on 2 May 1927, affirmed the Virginia law. After Buck, mor than 8,000 other Virginians were sterlized before the most relevant parts of the act were repealed in 1974. Later evidence eventually showed that Buck and many others had no ‘hereditary defects.’ She is buried south of here.” (Department of Historic Resources, 2002)