Arbroath – A mentally disabled man running for a seat in Ghent’s City Council has split public opinion in the city. Some say all people are equal, while sceptics say the story takes political correctness and tolerance in the city to the limit. Candidate Didier Peleman, 41, admits he has difficulties in speaking and writing, but says his condition should be no obstacle to a political career. Adopted by the Flemish Christian Democrats Party, he is hoping to get the desired seat. “I’ve been active in community work for 11 years. Our party’s slogan is “Everyone is included” so I want to be given the chance to be councilor, to express myself and help people with disabilities,” Peleman said. He says he wants to encourage voluntary social work and make the city more “accessible” to people with handicaps by promoting the use of “simple language”.
Mentally handicapped political leaders? What’s next — animals? Ghosts? Women?
Retarded people can’t get into politics for reasons I once believed were obvious. Their hindered intellect won’t be able to comprehend the proper way to accept bribes from corporate and union lobbyists or finesse a shady taxpayer-funded South American hooker party. They simply don’t have the brain chops to do it. But hey, you find me the retard who can successfully cripple our country in war-debt to China or give tracking guns to Mexican drug cartels then have the tracking batteries run out then maybe I’ll change my stance. But until then, keep the mentally challenged away from office.