The only crusade this guy is on is getting exposure for his podcast. That's why he's so loud about this.
Actually No, Read up. Let me ask you. If you let's say did a job u genuinely cared about and happened to be working with certain people, let's say a certain ethnic group and you cared about these ppl you are working with, helping and perhaps even educating. This job would then give you some sort of satisfaction in life, which I assume u have no idea what that is. Now given you were (hypothetically) in such a position as I listed above, some ppl start calling them ppl u enjoy working with an ethic slur (slurs are all the same, ethnic or not) would u sit there and just say "meh" while they go spewing it around and acting like it doesn't hurt anyone? No, u would do something about it. That's What Hbomb is doing and so would you if were involved with something amongst the same lines.
Also, let's say you ever have kids and it turns out having down syndrome, autism or one of multiple mental disabilities out there, are you still going to think someone calling your Kid retarded is still funny/acceptable? Put yourself in the fucking shoes of ppl who have to deal with that every day without going postal. Twelve years ago you could still say F*g and snicker it off and times have changed. So will these.
Originally Posted by Kosh
This great crusade to get the word retard out of everyday use is a failure. r-word.org has a whole 48,000 pledges, there's a little over 300 million people in the US alone.
Kinda Like Vegetarians/PETA/Vegans/gun control/world peace/getting rid of racism in the USA? There is a start to everything and if PETA can throw bags of flour on $10,000 fur coats (being an illegal act of vandalism), place ads that make try people guilty for eating meat that clearly do not work doesn't mean other causes like the r-word.org can do things that are more civil and it's a start. Read what I wrote to Vegan and out yourself into the shoes of a parent who has a child with special needs and see how they feel, if you can't without feeling some empathy I will assume that you are rather too naive or daft to know what human emotion is other than anger and hate.