Mentally Ill people are the most discriminated against
It's no longer okay to make jokes about minorities and religious groups, no longer okay to use the n-word or the k-word, but it's still open season on the mentally ill. This whole sad episode with Chris McKinstry proves it. How many times have I read here that he was "crazy", "psycho", "lunatic" etc. Those words are just abusive to the mentally as the n-word and the k-word. Nobody makes fun of cancer patients, diabetics, AIDS sufferers, but for some reason our society thinks it is okay to abuse those with mental health problems.
Heck, they even shot one guy on a plane recently just because he had bipolar disorder. You don't hear about diabetics being executed that often.
January 28th, 2006 2:27pm
January 28th, 2006 2:36pm
What's the definition of mentally ill?
IMHO the term should apply to both the discriminated as well as the discriminators. What differs is only the amount of help that they need.
That's so gay you psycho bastard.
(Being gay isn't a mental illness, but it's something else that can be openly discriminated against)
January 28th, 2006 2:38pm
It's like I always say about medical marijuana. There is no such thing as "recreational" use. If you are smoking pot, you are doing it to relieve some stress, axiety, depression, or to escape your ordinary mental state. Therefore, all pot smokers are medical marijuana patients, whether they admit it or not.
January 28th, 2006 2:52pm
Is is OK to make fun of retarded nigger kikes?
January 28th, 2006 3:14pm
Man I don't blame Joel for throwin you off
January 28th, 2006 3:23pm
Other than Joel's shameless self promotion, what does has he *really* done? Fuck all.
He's just a small step about Steve Gibson for entertainment value.
January 28th, 2006 3:30pm
I hope you're no relation, whoever you are...
When somebody on the web is attacked as being a psychotpath, or sociopath, or lunatic, people don't presume he's mentally ill. They are commenting on his ideas or behaviour.
The reason McKinstry was attacked was that his ideas were just plain loopy. Equally muppet's behaviviour varies from the sociopathic to the psychopathic depending on the mood he is in. However neither were considered to be mentally ill.
January 29th, 2006 12:06pm
"Nobody makes fun of cancer patients, diabetics, AIDS sufferers, but for some reason our society thinks it is okay to abuse those with mental health problems."
Bullshit. People make fun of them all the time. I live in a town where you still hear AIDS jokes.
"Heck, they even shot one guy on a plane recently just because he had bipolar disorder. You don't hear about diabetics being executed that often."
Nor do you often hear about 'diabetics' going on a fucking rampage.