Some People Are Just RetardedSome People Are Just Retarded5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Amidst our broken world, with all of the war, bloodshed, corruption, tyranny, injustice, poverty, and disease, a new beacon of hope has been kindled, one that will guide us into a better future. I am referring of course, to "The 'R' Word Campaign," a new social activism movement hellbent on eradicating the use of the word "retard(ed)." I wish George Carlin were still around, because I think he would have had the same response I did: "What are these fucking retards talking about?!"
The "R" Word people, under the spokesmanship of actor John C. McGinley (Scrubs), contend that use of the word "retard," is a demeaning and devaluing act which must be stopped, even when not being used to refer to those with "intellectual disabilities," (Carlin just rolled over). And of course, they sell merchandise and accept donations. I have problems with this campaign on so many levels.
At best, the "R" Word campaign is a heinous mismanagement of human time and e