Coppermine wrote:I take no offense to using "retarded" in everyday speech as derogatory. Madison brought up a good point that we're all retarded to some degree; it's all about to which degree. I would assume that anyone retarded enough to take offense to such a distinction would probably be disabled enough to not even understrand the nature of being offended. If the offense comes from a family member or loved one being labeled "retarded" then that's simply a reflection on the derogatory nature of labels than actual disability.
Also, get used to it; my girlfriend is a middle school librarian and being "retarded" and/or "gay" is a bona fide insult, not so much to degrade those who fit those categories, but rather a childish and juvinile way of affirming one's own perceived superiority. We've clearly come a long way in the last 50 years, so Madison, an avid pro gun/death penalty advocate surely would understand the distinction.
I was just trying to lighten up the situation a little.....you know, make a dumb joke?
I mean, Bill Cosby says all parents have "brain damage" due to their kids, and I have a kid, so I have "brain damage" according to the logic. Kinda the same thing here. Lol.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....