I probably should not give this any attention, but I'm going to vent anyway.
Someone located the following description of a group on Yahoogroups and is circulating around an email encouraging people to write to Yahoo requesting its removal.
Welcome to the Blind Tards yahoo group.
Have you ever had to deal with a stupid blind person? Someone so stupid they deserve to be on your better off dead list?
Have you seen someone who has the social grace of a pet rock, the brains of a giant sea turtle, and the common sense of a sunbather in the antarctic? Well, here's the place to tell the world. We would encourage you to change names where appropriate, but if you don't, then we're not responsible for any backlash.
We don't give a rat's a$$ if you like or dislike this list. If you don't like it, then don't subscribe. Bitching about the subject matter of this list will just get you kicked off, and then we'll talk about you without mercy. And just imagine that email. Hey, I got kicked off the blind tards mailing list. What will people think?
The only requirement here is that we have to stay on topic. We're not going to be socially conscious, or discuss the merits of one issue or another. We're here to talk about blind people being idiots. Surely there are plenty of examples./p>
This has got to be the absolute worst display of social skills I've seen! Talk about hypocrisy! Starting a group just to bash blind people who are intellectually disabled and/or have poor social skills is downright hateful and invites libel. In case people don't know, libel is the written defamation of character. It's something that can be sued over. It's cruel, especially to a person who is disabled and unlikely to realize there is a problem. The answer to the problem isn't going on an email list and spreading evil talk about the person. The answer is helping the person where possible--or if you can't, just avoiding him/her. After all, it could be the talker someday with dementia and poor social skills. Then who will be talked about on the blind tards list??? Why, oh WHY must people act so high and mighty only because they were fortunate to be blessed with intelligence and social ability???