Are we the new fat? I've seen so much absolute hatred on messageboards this year for the disabled and poor. I've been surprised by it. It's not just those of us who have our illness, I've seen this widespread hatred going on. Any program that helps us, people will posts all these awful comments about they "work for their money" and "they didn't know we could have computers and phones if we were poor". And then they go on to make these comments about how "their tax dollars pay for our stuff". You don't see them making the same comments about how their tax dollars pay for alot of other things, too. What happens if they get sick, will it then be okay that "their tax dollars" go to pay for some of the disabled and poor programs? Their resentment and hatred just freaks me out. Is it ignorance? Are they just too stupid to realize that they, too, may one day be too sick to work or take care of themselves? What would they like us to do? Are we really not supposed to have phones, computers, or tv's just because we are too sick to work and are now low income? Are we supposed to live in one room with nothing just because we're disabled? It just feels like we're the new target lately. I don't know if it's because of the bad economy or what, but people have decided they hate disabled and poor people. Or maybe I'm just noticing it more? I don't know. It's a horrible world we live in. People have no sympathy or compassion. And they seem to think it will never happen to them.