Thursday, January 5, 2012

Do You Have a Disabled Sense of Humor?

Have you ever been in one of those awkward situations where you offer to help a cripple - I don’t like to beat around the bush so I call things as they are – and they give you this fake arrogant attitude and go “I don’t need your help!!!” ?

I was taking a walk the other day when I noticed a guy in a wheelchair next to a ledge and he was obviously having some difficulty doing what he was there to do. As I came closer it became clear to me that he was trying to commit suicide and he clearly needed a push. So being the helpful person that I am I approached him and asked him if he needed any help and the conversation went like this:

-Back off asshole I don’t need your help!
-From where I’m standing you kinda look like you do
-Who do you think you are? You’re not better than me!

I clearly am better, at least from a mental point of view, but I chose not to reply because I didn’t want to get in a fight with a handicapped because there’s no winning in that one; if I kicked his ass I’d be that guy who kicked the cripple’s ass and if he kicked mine (with his hands because let’s face it if he had full use of his legs he wouldn’t be in a wheelchair) I’d be the guy whose ass got kicked by a cripple! So I just turned around and walked away…

He’s not the only one with that type of behavior, many people are like that. How messed up do you have to be to get to that kind of attitude? Is it society’s fault? Has the hidden notion of inexplicable guilt mixed with pity pushed us to bullshit them long enough till they became knee-deep in denial? “I don’t need your help”, oh yeah? Then why do you ask me to make special arrangements and force special laws for you in order to be able to function independently? You have your own parking spots, your own toilets, you get subtitles on DVD’s, special phones, beeping crossing lights, laws that force companies to have a certain percentage of its employees disabled, sign language, your own Olympics, and the list goes on and on…

If I’m not better than you then why don’t you challenge me in a triple jump competition?

Now before all you righteous whinos start petitioning against me, get one thing straight, I’m not attacking all “disabled” people. A lot of people with disabilities have always and continue to fascinate me every day. In fact, one of my earliest childhood memories was seeing on TV a man with no hands playing guitar with his toes. Look at Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, and Jeff Healey but don’t stare because they can’t look back as they are three of the greatest musicians out there and they are all blind. Do you need another example? Two words: Stephen Hawking. The man is practically just a brain and one eye because I’m not sure the other eye functions correctly. I’m sure he felt really inferior and got offended when they created a technology just for him to be able to keep throwing his genius theories at the world, didn’t he?

There are a lot of great people with disabilities and there are a lot of dickheads who “don’t need any help!” and people somehow seem to tolerate this type of behavior only because of their handicap. Well excuse me, but a dick with erectile dysfunction is still a dick! 

The point I’m trying to make is this: it’s all about attitude; it’s how we perceive life’s difficulties that sets us apart from the low-lives. Attitude only counts when one is faced with a difficulty. So in order to separate the inspiring handicapped from the assholes or maybe just to mess with their heads, I would like to take this opportunity to declare that I’m running (another thing they can’t do) for President of Earth and this is my plan of action:

--No more of these fancy cute names that are actually condescending euphemisms like "hearing impaired" or "differently able" or "mentally challenged" 

--Random wheelchair ramps around the world shall end with stairs or start with ones, just to keep them guessing.

--I shall force messing around with the DVD subtitles in order to make the plots illogical and incoherent.

--I shall bring back hanging as the only form of executing people and people in wheelchairs shall be forced to hang the nooses.

--I shall cut off the fingers of everyone who knows sign language. Let me see how you will understand then…

--The Special Olympics or the Paralympics or whatever politically correct douches like to call them shall be named The There’s Nothing So Special About Them In Fact They Are Pretty Boring Olympics

--Earth will be run through a communist system and all the companies shall be forced to hire no one except the disabled who shall do all the work!

--No more handrails in special toilets!

--I will keep the special parking spots but they will be sporadically distributed around the lot. If you are equally able then I expect you to equally be able to spend as much time looking for a place to park as the rest!


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