When Ann Coulter decided to degrade herself, I posted, ranting about her refusal to utilize her expansive education. Irritated that she would choose to offend those who were already hurting from society's slights and lack of inclusion and down right angry by her offensive refusal to apologize. Her attempt to neuter the power of words was ludicrous.
Words have power. Power to change. Power to change minds. Power to poison minds.
My irritation grows with every year. The fact that folks refuse to remove the word "retarded" from their vocabulary, when they have so very many delicious words to choose from!?!!?
Today I find the irony that those that continue to use the word retarded actually are branding themselves with the same word.
Merriam-Webster defines Retarded as: slow or limited in intellectual or emotional development or academic progress.
Do you really want to leap about today's world proclaiming your lack of emotional development? Your personal stagnation of academic progress? Do you REALLY want the world to see your diminishing compassion to those who are constantly having to fight for their rights as contributing members of society? When the ultimate summation of your behavior is quite simply: Bully.
And bully is defined as: a blustering browbeating person; especially: one habitually cruel to others who are weaker
Last year's post is HERE, with links to other thoughts...