Recognizing the rights of people with disabilities is clearly the right thing to do. But the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is just as clearly the wrong way to do it.
I’ve been corresponding by email with a friend who was active in Occupy Portland (OR). This is the first part of my response to her response to my response to her response (still with me?) to my original post on Occupy Wall Street.
CCL Igal Koshevoy
Thanks for your good email. I’m sorry to be so long in replying. I’ve kept waiting for a nice, long chunk of time to sit down and reply. In retrospect, I should have just written a bit here and a bit there. Which is probably what’s going to end up happening now anyway! I’m actually writing this longhand by flashlight on I-82 on my way to visit friends in Moses Lake.
If you serve or have served in the U.S. military, you can get a free meal at Applebees, Chili’s, Golden Corral, or McCormick & Schmick’s; a free donut at Krispy Kreme, a free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke at Outback Steakhouse and a free six-inch sub at Subway. Home Depot and Lowes are both offering you 10% off purchases. Thousands of car washes around the country are offering you a free car wash.
And Congress is offering to cut the health care and retirement benefits they promised you when you signed up.
Today is United Nations Day. The UN was founded on October 24th, 1945, by 51 countries committed to (according to the UN’s official website) “maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations and promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights.”