A hot take for pro–eugenic advocates, a.k.a. Nazis, is that so many people claiming to be disabled are faking it because it’s impossible for there to be this many of us all of a sudden. Last week Richard Vedder wrote for Forbes, whining about how disabled kids in college get “privileges” and it’s hurting his Übermensch. He can’t believe how our numbers went from 3% to 5% so quickly,
“Has there been a very sharp genuine decline in the physical and mental health of our college-age population? I think not.”
Along with thinking he also doesn’t study history or use Google.
There are a lot of really good reasons why the millennial generation has what seems to be a disproportionate amount of disabled members. Let’s get right into it.
“It is perfectly understandable, in a world where the media shout in the same vulgar way about genocides and sexual scandals, to think that silence is the ultimate form of respect for the victims. But the danger is that this honest search for decency, paradoxically in the same way as the screaming media headlines, will end up obscuring the tragedies, turning them into chaotic convulsions in the primeval mud.”
– Gérard Prunier, The Rwanda Crisis: History of a Genocide
Disabled millennial’s are the first generation of Americans who have had had partially integrated education into the public school system. Despite this, segregation still exists in reparational forms due to the 1990 creation of the Americans With Disabilities Act which required buildings in construction or reconstruction to meet basic accessibility quotas. Accessible bathrooms were created in the way of adding became handicap stalls, separate but still available to those without disabilities, often vandalized and left unsanitary. Back door entrances to public venues became the handicap accessible entries, reminiscent of “blacks only” entrances of the Jim Crow era. Public parking close to front entrances became accessible parking, which, while convenient make disabled people highly visible resulting in assault. Special ed, the accessible schooling, is run under County jurisdiction where laws and regulations intended to ensure an adequate education do not apply are separate but not legal; sometimes referred to as a “glorified daycare” basic education is not required and the classes themselves are sometimes held in portable sheds.
Education aside disabled millennials are also far more integrated in society than any other generation and yet they are only partially socialized as free citizens. The social gap has been closing the highest rates in history due to the Internet and consumer interest in accessible technologies such as touchpad technology, these enable abled and disabled millennial’s to have equal access to public digital spaces to equal degrees.
Millennials are the first Western generation to have an actual disabled community as they were born into a world where society was beginning to publicly integrate disabled people and the digital landscape was created where they could meet equals. Normie millennial’s are the first generation to see their YD peers receiving similar privileges like education although separate and unequal.
“Special Education, like so many other reforms won by the popular struggle, has been transformed from a way to increase the probability that students with disabilities will get some kind of an education into a badge of inferiority and a rule-bound, bureaucratic process of separating and then warehousing millions of young people that the dominant culture has no need for. While this process is uneven, with a minority benefiting from true inclusionary practices, the overarching influences of race and class preclude any significant and meaningful equalization of educational opportunities.”
– Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment by James I. Charlton
The sheer number of YDs seen in public (outside of consumerist exploitation) is a new phenomenon so there is a social learning curve for those born before the 1980s. Prior to that time the very act of a disabled person being seen would not only be rare, uncomfortable, but possibly illegal due to Ugly Laws. Normies didn’t go to school or work alongside disabled people. The only point of reference is what they had was from the media; usually wounded soldiers or dying children seeking a cure.
It’s a common misconception that most illnesses have cures or can be managed by regulating your diet. YD who do not have cures are the majority but considered an anomaly; they are put into one of two categories: the bitter cripple trope or the inspirational cripple trope. YDs with invisible disabilities who can pass for normies have the ability to stay inside the closet to avoid these labels but then suffer with the lack of acknowledgment and access to resources for the disabled.
The civil rights movement for disabled people began in the end of the 19th century. In the aftermath of the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, etc. These wars turned many normie soldiers into disabled veterans. Integrating the disabled veterans back into society once they returned home was and still is difficult but is considered a national obligation which coincidentally makes resources available for citizens who had become disabled naturally. Former normies flooded the disabled population bringing better access to appropriate healthcare with them.
Disabled people are still being culled from society through legal precedents advocating filicide murders by judging them as mercy killings, the ability to have selective pregnancies, weeding out embryos that indicates disability, and the lack of public outcry over 50% of murders committed by police officers each year are of disabled people.
As disabled millennials are the first of their kind very little is known about how about how they think or feel, but that has been put to the wayside in favor of commodifing disabled bodies.
“Whole industries have been set up to rehabilitate, transport, educate, house, employ, and service people with disabilities in segregated, “special” settings. In the United States, paratransit companies, private schools, developers, and employment and service agencies are making millions of dollars in segregating people with disabilities. People with disabilities have not escaped the forces of capital. One example of this is the U.S. wheelchair industry. For thirty years, the monopoly of Everest-Jennings fettered the development of lightweight wheelchairs because of their need to maximize short-term profits. The company’s biggest markets were insurance companies and hospitals— buyers that wanted wheelchairs that would last a long time without regard for whether they were user-friendly. While this prevented hundreds of thousands of people from getting around more easily, Everest-Jennings made millions.”
— Nothing About Us Without Us: Disability Oppression and Empowerment by James I Charlton
A common belief is that the Civil War abolish slavery addicts end under the 13th amendment in 1865 but the 13th amendment reads: “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”
Simply put, it is legal for the state/government to enslave a person if they commit a crime that warrants a sentence of imprisonment explaining the disproportionate prison population of people of color and/or disabled.