Nov. 16th, 2009

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Many disabilities are invisible. Pain cannot be seen. I know that, you know that. But, it is not a personal slight upon you to say that there are people in this world who also realise that and use it to their advantage. If you weren't who you were I'd think it was a case of "The lady doth protest too much", but I know you are not like that. You're deluding yourself if you think everyone congregating under your banner is praying for the same results as you. There are a large number of them who hope and pray daily that no medical evidence is found, that the nebulousness of the condition remains, that there will never be any way to separate those suffering, from those who exploit that suffering to their own ends.

The enemy is within, not without. You are only hurting yourself if you cannot see that. You are destroying your cause if you refuse to understand that there are certain people, people who I have actually interacted with in real-life and once considered to be close friends, who take your words and those of your compatriots, and use them for personal gain. I know that hurts. I know you can't bear to think that the same thing that holds you hostage is a mask for the weak and idle to hide behind, but it is. Every time you rail against someone who speaks out against that, you are hurting any chance of advancement.

Some people lie. Some people are bad people. Slighting those people does not mean I am slighting you. The internet is full of vagaries and blank spaces, but one word would've been enough. Your silence speaks volumes. I understand that, nobody wants to think that they are being conned, that their experiences are being used as form-fodder , that their sympathy is being manipulated. But hey-ho, ignorance is bliss I suppose. I hope reality doesn't bite you too hard, they way it bit me when I realised that not all of our compatriots are what they seem. I hope that you are not cast under a veil of suspicion and doubt because someone who parades under your flag is found to be a liar and a cheat. I believe you, but not everyone will until your group of people rid themselves of the militancy, superiority complex, and belief that everyone is honest. There are far too many bad apples on your tree, but then, you already know that, you just won't acknowledge it.


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