Pistorius looks like he’ll win some gold. I can’t imagine the hope he gives to someone who has lost a limb. I love watching him, and you can see all the work he has done. He deserves to be there and I don’t know how anyone considers the loss of both your lower legs as having an advantage. I hope he wins big. Encourage more “handicapped” to try out for the games.
In fact, why are there TWO Olympics, one Special, one not so much? Why are they separate? There may be things some to change, like adding wheelchair basketball, wheelchair racing. I’m sure there are a lot of practical reasons for keeping them separate, but it stinks of “ism” to me. Like racism, only keeping separate but equal for the Un Normal ones? Not sure if it’s a word, but I suggest we use disabledism.
Have you ever seen the Special Olympics on national TV? I haven’t, but I don’t watch much of the Regular (?) Olympics. The separatism of “our” world and “theirs.” Why don’t we hear about these Little Darlings of America?
Did I ever mention how I hate the media. If you think you are in control of your life, think again. The media (CNN) dictates what you see, when you see it, and whether or not it is “clean” enough for you to see it. Big Brother might be watching me, But who’s got an eye on them?
The media make or break a person, not their PR. It just depends on if “the powers that be” like them or not. The media can convict a black man of murder, even though there is blonde hair at the crime scene.
The media (CNN/Times) decide which stories to report. Based on what they “think” we are interested in seeing. So what’s tonight’s lead story? Man murders woman, or hundreds killed in Syria? NO. Kim Kardashian just launched a new color nail polish. That is their lead story.
I could go on, and I did, but I tried to add a graphic and had to revert to a previous saved version and had totally forgotten all the great stuff I said. Rats. You, dear bloggers, would have liked it too.