The "Paralympics" are a total virtue signalling fraud


Now that the real Olympics are over, the "Paralympics" are taking place in South Korea, featuring people with all kinds of debilitating illnesses:

including impaired muscle power (e.g. paraplegia and quadriplegia, muscular dystrophy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida), impaired passive range of movement, limb deficiency (e.g. amputation or dysmelia), leg length difference, short stature, hypertonia, ataxia, athetosis, vision impairment and intellectual impairment.

The whole thing is politically correct madness. Forgive me for being blunt, but these people are not the best of the best in anything.We don't have a special olympics for people of average ability, or below average ability, so why do we have one for disabled people? It's all to make them feel good, but the defining characteristics of the olympics is to showcase the best of the best.

Click here to see the rest of this article
The winners of the Paralympics are far from being the best of the best. In fact, we don't even know what it means to be the best in the Paralympics. There are so many different kinds of disabilities. Is it fair for a partially blind person to compete with a dwarf in downshill skiing? Should people in wheelchairs be competing against guys with one robot leg or two?

There is no examination of degrees of disability and how each kind of disability affects the particular competition, so in essence the participant with the least relevant kind of disability to the event usually wins, which renders the whole disability olympics irrelevant. If the organizers wanted to make it partially relevant, they would only allow people with the same kind of illness to compete against each other.

Additionally, the problem of fraud is rampant in the paralympics, with may I say "normal" people sneaking in to compete in events:

Fake Handicaps a Growing Problem for Disabled Sports

Cheating is becoming an increasing problem in sports events for athletes with disabilities. Rigorous inspections are supposed to root out those who are only faking a handicap, but some imposters get through -- like the supposedly blind athlete who cheered when she saw her result on the board.

There are plenty of dissemblers among the participants, people who, in medical inspections, deliberately paint their state of health in more dramatic terms than it is, thereby competing under false pretenses in events that are becoming increasingly popular and also provide the opportunity to make a lot of money.

One of the most spectacular cases was discovered about three weeks ago. The Dutch handbiker Monique van der Vorst had won two silver medals in the 2008 Paralympics. But after that she suddenly experienced a seemingly miraculous recovery. In the summer of 2010, she claimed that she had regained sensation in her legs after 13 years in a wheelchair. Since then, she said, she could stand up, walk and even ride a racing bike again.

Now Van der Vorst has had to admit that she was also able to stand and walk during her career as a paraplegic handbiker.

Many other cases of fraud were cited in the article above.

I think the whole idea behind the Paralympics is virtue signalling, to indicate that disabled people are capable of doing great things to. If we were to speak honestly about it, that's simply not the case. Many disabled people cannot even hold jobs, which is why the federal government gives money to disabled people. Of those who do work, where their disability relates to their job they certainly don't do it as well as others. But disabled people doing things as well as non-disabled people is simply not true, on average. And the purpose of the Paralympics is to spread the propaganda that they are just as capable as the rest of us.

They are not. Disabled people should be cared for. They should be employed in circumstances where their disability doesn't interfere with their work. And we should have sympathy for them. But we should not hold them up as symbols of virtue who are equally capable as normal citizens. They are not.

The Paralympics are like Olympics for people of below average ability. It's a patronizing joke that rather than elevating disabled people simply makes them the target of ridicule, and should be cancelled in future years. You wouldn't want to watch a football team of parapalegics play a game of football, would you? Or a blind man playing golf? Or a dwarf playing the game of thrones? No, because it would be ridiculous and competitive sports are supposed to highlight the best of the best.









Feminist Prof. says husband's repeated requests for sex were violations


Vox had a very long op-ed by an anonymous feminist professor who claims she was violated every time her husband had sex with her. She "acquiesced", learning coping strategies, such as reading a book to distract to keep her upper half occupied while her husband engaged her lower half.
CONTINUE READING

Related articles:
Male journalists love gender-based pay cut

Dem Women to wear black to State of Union to celebrate sexual harassment

How does marriage turn women into Republicans?




What's the difference between Russian Twitter bots and liberal media polls?


When I was younger I wondered why candidates running for office would pay to put up signs featuring the candidate's name. Nothing else, not even the party the candidate was running with, and certainly no policy positions, would appear on the signs. Why would people vote for a candidate knowing nothing about him except his name?
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Let's replace the words "Trump" with "Obama" in biased headlines

How many buzzwords can the liberal media use in one sentence?

The truth behind the underreporting of terrorist incidents



Johns Hopkins proudly employs convicted killers


The PBS NewsHour (at the 9 minute mark) last night had an inspiring story about a black church which helped ex-cons get jobs. The program focused on a very sympathetic obese black lady named Cally Thomas. She's soft-spoken, she dresses well, and she even dyed her hair blonde like Beyonce. We're still somewhat sympathetic even after we learned that Cally Thomas is a convicted killer because, as NewsHour assures us, the murder was "domestic violence related", so maybe she won't kill anyone else except boyfriends. But then we learn where Cally has a job; as a janitor at John Hopkins Hospital.
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
GOP pushing bill to reduce jail time for armed robbers and drug dealers

Oregon emptying jails to terrorize citizens into paying higher taxes

Liberals say 24 year olds should be tried as kids but vote as adults



GOP pushing bill to reduce jail time for armed robbers and drug dealers


What often happens when Democrats run the government? As "Sideshow Bob" says in the clip below:
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Oregon emptying jails to terrorize citizens into paying higher taxes

Liberals say 24 year olds should be tried as kids but vote as adults

Liberals demand felony murderers, shooters, robbers be released from jail



How can banks discriminate against blacks in a free market economy?


The PBS Newshour, which I love for telling me what to think and when to think it, had a piece yesterday about a black lesbian woman who claimed she couldn't get a mortgage because racist banks wouldn't lend to a black person. When her Japanese lesbian partner applied for a loan, however, she quickly got it.
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Help a black woman choose between black and white sperm donors

Black racists enraged by Malia Obama's white boyfriend

What happens when African-Americans becomes American-Africans?



Trump reportedly pleads with Congress to raise gas taxes on all Americans


In a closed door meeting President Trump repeatedly asked Congressmen to raise the gax tax. President Trump is so eager to raise taxes that he even volunteered to take the blame for it:
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Is Trump well-served by saying "I'm totally opposed to domestic violence"?

Trump calls for money for border wall by 2028, a week too late

New budget allocates no money for border wall for two years



Is Trump well-served by saying "I'm totally opposed to domestic violence"?


When Richard Nixon said, "I am not a crook", what did most people think?
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Trump calls for money for border wall by 2028, a week too late

New budget allocates no money for border wall for two years

White House calls for citizenship for "Lazy Dreamers"



How many people did useless heart stents kill?


For years the "gold standard" for treating clogged arteries of the heart was to perform very invasive surgery to insert a small plastic tube, or stent, into the clogged artery to reduce the blockage. It sounds like common sense, doesn't it?
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Would you take a vaccine that is claimed to be "10% effective"?

World Health Organization, FDA question efficacy of Tamiflu

Massive outbreak of the flu not deterred by fake vaccine



Why does replacing food stamps with food so anger liberals?


President Trump has proposed replacing some food stamp grants with actual food. This has curiously enraged liberals, who you would think would be delighted to see "hungry" people getting food. The program in question is called "SNAP", which I think, due to repeated accounts of fraud, is more appropriately called SUCK (Stealing Unearned Cash Knowingly).
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
Medicaid recipients find $1 premiums too confusing to pay

Amazon offering 50% off on Prime Membership for people on food stamps

If there are "Well-to-do", are there also "Well-to-don'ts"?



Trump calls for money for border wall by 2028, a week too late


President Trump's budget calls for funding for his border wall. Kudos, President Trump, mega-kudos to you!
CONTINUE READING Related articles:
New budget allocates no money for border wall for two years

White House calls for citizenship for "Lazy Dreamers"

Phony ICE raids warn illegals in advance and catch none




Next Page





Search Topic Areas
o Donald Trump
o Best articles
o Abortion
o Economy
o Education
o Environment
o Hairy feminists
o Gay agenda
o Gun control
o Illegal aliens
o Pop culture
o Radical islam
o Republicans
o Reverse Racism
o Ted Cruz
o Transvestite agenda




NewsMachete.com Copyright 2015
Feedback


Who is NewsMachete?

Privacy policy
Search Topic Areas
o Donald Trump
o Best articles
o Abortion
o Economy
o Education
o Environment
o Hairy feminists
o Gay agenda
o Gun control
o Illegal aliens
o Pop culture
o Radical islam
o Republicans
o Reverse Racism
o Ted Cruz
o Transvestite agenda