A Crip Led America #disability

After much of the outright obnoxious behavior of Donald Trump towards a reporter with a disability, there has been, quite rightfully, anger from the disability community. I say anger because rage, disgust, fury, etc. will quickly move me to extreme language…and that’s not hyperbole. It would also seem the rest of the country isn’t particularly fond of “Presidential-hopeful Trump’s”  picking on a person with a disability. In response, some enterprising person crafted the meme below. And…I LOVE IT.

 

Crip Led America

Image: Photo of Donald Trump book cover with photographs of Trump and text that says, “Crippled America: how to make America great again.” Coupled with book cover style photograph of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s text saying, “Crip Led America how FDR’s new deal made America great in the first place.”

If anyone knows the original author of this meme, please let me know.

And although I tend to steer clear of the political or at least represent multiple perspectives, this is one of those times where I have a hard time doing so, and frankly there IS no other side to such bullying.

Resources:

Donald Trump under fire for mocking disabled reporter: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34930042

Trump mocks reporter with disability:  http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2015/11/26/donald-trump-mocks-reporter-with-disability-berman-sot-ac.cnn

Donald Trump Says His Mocking of New York Times Reporter Was Misread:  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/27/us/politics/donald-trump-says-his-mocking-of-new-york-times-reporter-was-misread.html?_r=0

 

2 comments for “A Crip Led America #disability

  1. November 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    Hi! Your friendly neighborhood ventilator-dependent quadriplegic here. I’m very glad you like my meme, though I wonder if it–or anything, really–is capable of making Donald Trump reflect on his words and actions, and the underlying attitudes they expose.

  2. December 21, 2015 at 11:34 am

    You are right Sandi, there is an incredible stmgia against the disabled, especially against the mentally ill. It is terribly unfortunate that this stmgia exists. There is little that can really be done. I mean the Americans with Disabilities Act basically lets you lie and say you don’t have a mental illness or whatever kind of disability you might have, at least that’s what I think the main benefit of the law is. For example I don’t say my disabilities publically on my web pages or anything. Once a lady called me on the phone and scolded me for this and I told her to review the ADA because it clearly lets me keep my medical status private. I’ve been in touch with President Obama and my Congressional representatives and my state authorities and local authorities advocating for the diabled and myself. I have an extensive education from University and I don’t back down I let them know exactly what I think on subjects they are making decisions about. Be bold, do not stand back and let yourself be trampled upon.

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