As someone who has mental health disabilities & struggled(s) with a neurological disability, I really dislike the framing of Faux news/right wing terrorists broke peoples' brains. It's a dismissal of the racism that was already there & heaps stigmatization on brain disabilities
I don't remember a time where my brain wasn't disabled in some form. And, no I'm not immune to racism that has been taught to me since birth. But when I learn about how my actions and words prop up racism, I try to change them and apologize.
I don't think it's too much to ask that should these people ever see the forest beyond their single, hate filled tree, that they do the same. Do you ever stop to consider why your loved ones are drawn to these people?
Or do you think those of us with brain disabilities are a monolith & we all watch faux news & are racist, entitled, genocidal, assholes?

My brain, by nondisabled standards, has been broken possibly since age 2 (thanks, dad.) my first memories of it start around age 6.
Tl;dr stop dismissing racism, misogyny, lgbtq+ hate as a 'broken brain' and maybe actually ask why your loved ones hate those more vulnerable and oppressed than them? Just a thought.

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