Or is this just the usual moral blindness of a MSM who puts Political correctness and the latest anti Trump meme in the place of common sense and the ethics of ordinary folks?
this prejudice goes a lot deeper than politics: it is one of the backstories of a country that stresses success and health over humanity.
I was talking with a Filipino cousin, who plans to retire here with her Canadian husband when they hit 65. Why? One, you can actually live here on social security, Two, like most "Balikbayans" they have invested in land and a possible business to run. and Three: They can age here without worrying that they will be shunted to a nursing home to be neglected.
Yup. That is why Lolo wanted to retire here: He was well until he hit 88, then his energy went down, although he was only starting to lose his mental ability the last few months (and that might not have been dementia but because he was too weak to leave his bed and was becoming socially isolated). Here we could help him stay at home, surrounded by family, and he died in his bed, not a hospital.
If we had stayed in the USA, I would have been working, so we would have had to place him in a nursing home, or else find a part time caretaker for him. Usually adult day care would have worked, but he was a doctor and I doubt he would have been happy with people he had little in common with.
So instead we moved to the Philippines.
So the problem is twofold: too much treatment, and no hands on care, because we no longer have women who stay home full time who can care for their needy members, be they young, old, or handicapped.
Yes, home health aides are a big help to such families, but the dirty little secret is that even in the US, there are over 30 million caretakers who do just that, often meaning they stop working or cut back on their work hours and hence their income to do so.
One good part of Obamacare is that we docs won't be sued if we point out to families that sometimes minimum care is better than overtreatment using extraordinary treatment.
The flip side of this, however, is denying treatment to those who could benefit but are seen by society as "useless eaters" under QALY (quality of life years) protocols. So if you are handicapped or retarded, or elderly and could actually benefit from treatment you are out of luck.
At the same time, society is being shown propaganda to kill the handicapped and elderly: very subtle or not so subtle.
NotDeadYet, a disability advocacy group report here.
From the movie Me Before You to the untimely deaths of 5-year-old Julianna Snow and 14-year-old Jerika Bolen, our society’s message of “Better Dead than Disabled” is as insidious as ever. Those disabled activists who resist this message are often met with scorn, even death threats, yet they stay strong in their fight to defend the lives that are so often devalued by others.
There are not many movies about, or even featuring, wheelchair users, and a high percentage of the ones that do exist end with the death of the disabled person — think Million Dollar Baby. This doesn’t match reality, in which most people with spinal cord injuries or other mobility impairments live well with their disabilities. The unbalanced view in the media about how disability is experienced can have real-life consequences, warn the resisters. That’s why they fight so hard.
This more than racism is the backstory of the story of how four teenagers tortured a mentally disabled man.
The Daily Caller's Matt K. Lewis described the event as "evil." "That's what this is, it's evil, it's brutality, it's man's inhumanity to man." At that, Lemon disagreed. "I don't think it's evil," he said, repeating the point for emphasis. "I think these are young people and they have bad home training." Then, he explained, "I have no idea who's raising these young people, because no one I know on earth, 17 years old or 70 years old, would ever think of treating another person like this."
in other words, to call it evil might suggests evil exists. And the adults who did this will be called "teenagers", their crime minimized because they are from a protected minority group, and because the press is so involved in pushing Trump hatred that they can't see an atrocity against a disabled man as evil.
Their inability to see this as evil has more backstory than the race of the victim. It shows prejudice of the MSM for those with disabilities.
Remember, the press was non judgemental about Holland killing their dying. Then they were cheerleaders to Dr Death killing the handicapped, insisting they were terminally ill. Nor was there much publicity when the architect of Obama care admitted he hoped the aged should just die quickly.
and where is the opposition to the Ich Klaga An propaganda in Hollywood?
In other words, I am happy when Hollywood shows the disabled as part of ordinary life, showing that living with a disability is hard, but not making it a big deal, The Fault in our Stars, about teenagers coping with cancer but also living with normal teenaged problem, is a good example.
But why does Hollywood make movies that echo the Nazi film Ic hKlage An, so that directors like Clint Eastwood or writers like Jojo Myers who dislike useless eaters and who know little or nothing about disability to push their agenda.
“Media has such a strong influential voice on the perceptions of our society and this movie seems to communicate that people with disabilities are a burden,” Driscoll told The Daily Signal. “I would definitely rather see more positive examples of the disability community in entertainment
So who wants to be the poster child for a crip in a wheelchair?
people forget he had polio, and modern kids don't even know who he was. Sigh.
ah, but the modern telling of that story is that he "hid" his disability. Or maybe not. The real story:
Perhaps most importantly, Tobin refutes the notion that there was a “conspiracy of silence” about FDR’s physical limitations. He cites evidence from newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, and the fact that FDR was seen by literally tens of thousands of people who clearly could see his physical limitations, though perhaps remaining unaware of how seriously the disease had affected him. Tobin points out that even the fact that there are very few photos of him in a wheel chair is not because of a conspiracy, but because FDR rarely used one.
one of the better legacies of JFK was to reintegrate the mentally disabled out of institutions to live in communities. And one of the legacies of Bush I, and especially thanks to Senator Bob Dole, who himself lived with a disability, was the Americans with Disabilities Act that insisted on making public facilities wheelchair friendly and insisting on the rights of the diabled.
Bob Dole added: "This historic civil rights legislation seeks to end the unjustified segregation and exclusion of persons with disabilities from the mainstream of American life… the ADA is fair and balanced legislation that carefully blends the rights of people with disabilities… with the legitimate needs of the American business community."Business community? Yup. They were Republicans.
Only Nixon can go to China...