Dumbass Sayings: “Mental Midget”

One insult you hear tossed around a lot these days is “Mental midget.” People say things like “Sarah Palin is a real mental midget!” Let me be one to say that is some offensive ass shit.  Ironically, usually liberals are using this term to describe people like Donald Trump, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, etc. It’s a little hypocritical considering “mental midget” is a very ignorant, politically incorrect term. First off it’s the m-word. Also, just because you’re short doesn’t make you less of a person than anyone else. I don’t like how the m-word is used to denigrate people in this term. It’s as if they’re saying being dwarven folk is one of the worst things that can happen to you. I’m sure reduced height individuals would have a thing or two to say about that. Only an emotional midget would call someone a “mental midget.” The point is, height has almost nothing to do with success and failure. “Mental midget” is like the opposite of the term “intellectual giant” but when was the last time you met a genius giant? If you see a guy who’s 7 foot 5, there’s a pretty decent chance he’s not winning a Nobel Prize anytime soon since his brain is working overtime just to send impulses all the way down to his feet to walk. Meanwhile, did you see “X-Men: Days of Future Past”? Peter Dinklage played a Bolivar Trask, a character of genius intellect. Where are all the 7 foot 5 actors? Former NBA center Gheorghe Muresan co-starred with Billy Crystal in “My Giant” in 1998 and while I enjoyed the film we haven’t heard much from him since. So think about that the next time you want to call someone a “mental midget.”

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