All in the Family, When Everyone Was in on the Joke.

Published February 28, 2017 by Maryanne

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Archie wasn’t PC — but his lessons were learned via REAL humor, not hate 

I am friends with one, two, three, at least, couples who have an autistic child; and had the honor to write articles about their triumphs and struggles. Years ago, people who had autism were referred to as “retards.” Sadly, it’s an ugly word that people are using today, especially in the political sense when they disagree with people. The word “Libtard” (meaning that a person who has liberal views is retarded) is ugly. I don’t do ugly.
I am not a “snowflake” as I’m been called. Nor am I PC obsessive.I just have compassion and will definitely stand up to something I don’t think is right, especially when I see it in my news feed.
Years ago, you had celebrities joking around name calling, like on the Dean Martin Show and on All in the Family. But in the end, the one who was wrong was made the buffoon and a lesson was taught. Just like in modern shows like “Superior Donuts” and even going back a few years to the movie “Zac & Miri Make a Porno.”
On these television shows and movies, everyone is in on the “joke” and they are written with humor — not hate. There’s a punchline, people laugh, and no one is bullied.
Hatefully using a word, comparing a person to someone with autism is more than not right — it’s scary, condescending and insulting on so many levels. What really gets me is that I’ve heard so many parents say it. How would they feel if their son or daughter was autistic and they had to hear that nasty word on a regular basis?
I do not have children, but I’ve spoken to friends who have and both Republicans and Democrats views and agree that it’s not cool to say that unkind word.
I’m just really shocked at how many other parents think that word is “okay.”
It’s NOT okay.

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