openmind I quote
"The Dude's been Mentally incapacitated for the last 40 years almost!! Probably as a result of some really intense Drug use!!
He bricked up his windows, spent long hours staring at the door. He only left the house to get tobacco or visit his sister and had no input into "Dark side" or "The Wall"
Hardly inspiration for a generation is it?
How is that not using is disability to attack him?
"The dude's been mentally incapacitated for the last 40 years almost" -Fact. (note: "Mentally incapacitated", not "loony" or some other derogatory term!)
"Probably as a result of some really intense drug use" - Fact.
"He bricked up his windows" - Fact.
"spent long hours staring at the door" - Fact.
"He only left the house to get Tobacco or visit his sister" - Fact.
"and had no input in The Dark Side or The Wall" - Fact.
"Hardly inspiration for a generation is it?" - My Strong Opinion.
Hardly material to report to The UN Crimes Commission is it? No ridicule or attacks, just a series of Hard, Sad facts and my assumption at the end. Perhaps you saw something that just wasn't there?
Disability be it mental or physical is not to be used to attack an individual or groups.
Everyday those suffering endure the predjudice, the redicule and the ignorance of those who will use their conditions against them.
I am disabled, I am in a wheelchair and I know all to well that predjudice that ignorance.I have to endure almost daily and believe me it hurts.
But fortunately there is right on the side of those who suffer disablilty, those being the UN Declaration of Human rights. And no doubt the statutes of you own Country. Also the rules of this Forum and the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.
If I see that behaviour here I will always take action accordingly.
Your disability means nothing to me. There's undoubtedly things you can do that I can't, there's probably things I can do that you can't, just like anyone else. Doesn't mean that you can't be a D*ckHe*d just like everyone else, (even me!) I shouldn't need to tell you that you are Far more than your disability, just as Syd was. Doesn't mean to say that he was a musical genious either.
I'm sorry that you have to go through ignorance and predjudice, most of us do for one reason or another, but (again just my opinion!) if you let it rule the decisions you make every day it's going to be a long, hard journey.