29 11 2007

In life, there are trying times. All men, women, and children face hardship and sorrow. It is from these events of life that people grow, mature, and become responsible citizens in an ever-increasing global environment. Discrimination is a global societal issue. It is not a localized phenomenon in the United States of America.

The disabled of Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America face discriminatory issues on a daily basis. It certainly is relatable through millions upon millions of individualized accounts and horror stories. My account of discrimination is but one of the multitude.

It is safe to say that society failed to accept the severely disabled individuals of this world. Historically, society shunned, isolated, and institutionalized the severely disabled. It was a mistake for society to view the disabled as throwaways in a throwaway culture. In effect, society failed to grow and mature responsibly due to an able-bodied cultural bias where the strong, athletic, beautiful people prosper.

Society must grow and mature into what it is destined to become an open prosperous society for everyone. Perhaps, the severely disabled driver of the future can drive the thoroughfares’ and byways without harassment. Perhaps, the severely disabled driver of the future will not have to endure the pursuit and chase by ordinary citizens and police. Perhaps, the severely disabled driver of the future will not have to endure the ordeal of otherwise intelligent members of society boxing their vehicle at a traffic light and refusing to allow further access on a public thoroughfare. Perhaps, the severely disabled driver of the future will not have to endure hours of waiting for the highway patrol in order to release them from a non-probable cause traffic stop with a line of eight to ten police units and utterly perplexed officers.

Technology may solve some of these issues with the vehicle of tomorrow: robotic driverless vehicles, however, the severely disabled of the world can only hope for a direct societal change of attitude toward the disabled in the years to come.

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