“Let me remind you that until recently, liberal assemblies were held in an elevator and there was a lot of space,” Javier Milei honestly acknowledged, in order to appropriate the achievement that political insignificance that liberalism has historically had in Argentina to have cartoon burglary but that he apparently believes that convincing the populace of his liberal ideas, atavistically linked to military coups or grand deceptions of the populace promised other realities, is a real phenomenon.
La Libertad Avanza candidate Javier Milei wanted to disqualify another Liberal by calling him “Mogolian”, thereby angering thousands of social network users and also those suffering from Down Syndrome. Viviana Canosa showed it on TV because now she hates it.
However, none of the swear words that Javier Milei poured out in a waterfall made such an impression as the use of the word “Mongolian”, that disqualifying word that demonstrates a lack of tact, empathy, mental balance, selfishness and various other psychological pathologies in one who who pronounces it .
THE AUTHORIZED WORD
It is always clarified by ASDRA, the Down Syndrome Association of the Argentine Republic: “The term Mongolian is a misrepresentation of the term Mongolian, which in turn is derived from Mongolism, the concept coined by British physician John Langdon Down in 1866. Describe Down syndrome based on the similarities in physical characteristics he found in people with Down syndrome with the Mongolians. There are still organizations today that have been working with people with Down Syndrome for many years and have the word Mongolian in their name. When we say the word Mongolian, we are referring to this origin. The word Mongolian is usually used as an insult, referring to the lack of intelligence of the person to whom it is addressed. That is, it assigns normal parameters to individuals—abnormality, and understands intellectual disability to be something extraordinary, incorrect, or ridiculous.”
Its use constitutes a clear act of discrimination.
The Mongolian term used as an insult has a strong impact on the dignity of people with Down syndrome, who are stigmatized by a word that, in current usage, hides the perversity of binomial thinking about what is normal and what is not.
Javier Milei is clearly a lot less ‘normal’ than what he wants to disqualify