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Re: Legitimate Complaints - Systemic Problems
"I know about health damage that can occur.
The family that used to live across from Champion had
two kids that regularly had respiratory related problems
and sinusitis from their exposure to Champion's airborne
Speaking for the whiners, many of us have worked without a day off or a
days pay for years...with disabilities that have put strong men in the
fetal position in a corner and caused many others to commit suicide. Not
that having a chronically runny nose and not being able to breath is a
piece of cake, but there are many chemically disabled folks that would love
to have only those starter symptoms to live with. If these are the worst
cases of "victims" you have come in contact with you are either
deliberately trying to marginalize the suffering of the chemically disabled
or you wouldn't know a poisoned person (or acknowledge one) if they died
and fell on you.
Survivors, who may also be victims, unavoidably deal with the
"justice" issue because they have lived the injustice of being disabled
unnecessarily by pesticides/pollution/chemicals. It has been my experience
that when people know where to direct their rage they are very effective
advocates for justice.
Rather than calling survivors "whiners" grassroots groups should be
getting us, counting us, lining us up and pointing at us and saying, "Look
here this is what will happen to you if you don't drink your milk and stop
all this poisoning".
This country is seriously afflicted by a disease called "walletitis".
This is when a citizens vision and morals are obscured by their wallets.
It would behoove environmentalists to embrace and humanely empathize with
people who have been disabled by chemical poisons. For too many until it
is clear how very expensive it is for these survivors (not victims) to live
and that the tax payers will be responsible if the polluters will not...in
other words they will not care until they get the itemized tax bill. This
is why so many (especially polluters, their henchmen and others that due to
guilt from a failure to respond) would deny the tragic consequences of
chemical injuries or want them to appear as if it is only a runny nose and
an occasional chest cold. God forbid they should be forced to deal with
the anger and the gory details of chronic daily severe illness.
Our organization is attempting to educate the public and other
non-profit groups about the glaring discrimination against children and
others with disabilities caused by chemical poisoning. There are no
facilities for these children. No summer camps. No special schools or
educational facilities, no organized public effort to provide needed
remediation. As they degenerate there are no nursing homes that
accommodate their needs. Hospitals and doctors offices are a nightmare as
they exacerbate symptoms and cause accumulative degenerative damage. I'll
stop here before I get accused of whining, but a "drink your milk" campaign
could be a very effective campaign in our material world where we seldom do
something because of it's innate "oughtness" but contingent upon the tax
cost. It would seem if the poisoning would be stopped we had better all
start whining more about this "victimization".
Of course if the poison pushers are allowed to exclude the chemically
injured by calling them whiners and denying their injuries...these
children/people will continue to be one of the most vilified, discriminated
against and hated groups of disabled citizens ever.