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steve  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Last Children of Down Syndrome  ·  

You know... I originally posted a picture of a friend of mine with Downs and jokingly said “my other friend Ben said you can eat a bag of dicks”.

But I had to delete it. This Ben would never say that. Frankly, he’d never say anything mean like that. Ben reminds me of all that is good in the world. He is a man filled with love. He lights up a room. He is happy.

So I deleted the picture of Ben because he would be sad if he knew that I weaponized him because I was frustrated with your disregard for his life. He would hug you and tell you he “loves you too much”.

So you don’t get a picture of Ben with a snippy response from me. Instead you get this response. Which is me being sad for you. Sad that you’re so angry at the world that you would rob the humanity from people who are often times the best of us. I’m embarrassed that I sunk to your level.





ButterflyEffect  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hope Ben had a good thanksgiving yesterday. If there’s ever a happy opportunity to share Ben with the site, please do!

OftenBen  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Have any other sick kids to trot out with big sad doe eyes and make scapegoat of?

user-inactivated  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Might want to back off here OB, you're pushing it.

OftenBen  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Nah.

Advocating for the spread of disease is.

cgod  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If I was pregnant and found out my kid was going to be like you I'd get an abortion.

OftenBen  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I should be dead 4-5 times over. Mother nature agrees.

cgod  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So is all your anger really just rage at god over your fate?

Are you even willing to answer yourself honestly?

OftenBen  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Stop. Breeding. Sick. Kids.

End of story.

OftenBen  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm so intensely nauseated at the idea of parents intentionally giving birth to sick children when they knew and could have done otherwise.

You must hate kids.

OftenBen  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm sorry, at any point in this did I say that I believe that we should mistreat people with Downs or any other disability? I firmly believe that we should treat people with all varieties of disability with nothing less than the upmost compassion and with as much dignity as we are capable.

THAT. IS. DIFFERENT. FROM. SAYING. DISEASE. IS. THE. SAME. THING. AS. HEALTH.

Grotesque.