First of all, I suffer from a rare mental illness called Schizo-Affective Disorder which without medication distorts my perception between reality and fiction. With that being said, I am the author of 9 books and a Music CD – all of which where written and designed by me and released independently.
I am also the founder of a new online church with its own unique religious philosophy which I call Black Syientology. On behalf of my church, I have released numerous articles on various subjects of a political, social and religious nature. But I believe that my greatest accomplishment in the field of creative thinking was my new approach to gaining reparations for Black Americans which you can read HERE.
But with all of my great accomplishments I am still disabled, and a mentally disabled person in this society is labeled “crazy” by the media and the masses. Being disabled in this society with all of its stereotypes about the mentally disabled being promoted in movies and otherwise is worse than slavery. And the worldwide negative promotion of the mentally handicapped is in my opinion inhumane and Nazi-ish.
Because of stereotypes, the mentally disabled are considered dangerous and psychotic, which is lower than being called a negro – but in my case I am both. The mentally disabled are thought of as un-intelligent, but disabled doesn’t mean – stupid.
Most mentally disabled cannot hold a job and most people won’t hire them anyway because of the way we are perceived. A lot of us have children despite the fact that we are disabled and cant hold a job, although that is not the smartest thing to do when you’re disabled – but it happens.
This is where I come to how we are forced to live, due to the amount of money we are forced to live on in an economy where everything is overpriced. Most low-income disabled Americans (of which there are about 40 Million) are forced to live on a disability check of $733.00 a month. And most of us cant get low income housing because they are packed with single mothers, therefore we are forced to try to rent apartments which start at 500 – $600 a month plus utilities.
And for those that do have children, we cant support them because we don’t receive enough income, so then we are labeled dead-beats. Most of us live in high crime areas and are forced to go to soup chickens and wear donated clothing. Most often, our families shy away from us, or we can not participate in a normal family situation because of our afflictions.
It is never a news feature, but 3 Million people with mental disabilities committed suicide in 2015 alone, and it was probably because of the things I have mentioned here. We cannot function in normal society, therefore we are outcasts and because we don’t contribute to society by paying taxes – this is how society treats us!
We are forced to live off of “crumbs” and suffer ridicule and shame as the mentally ill are promoted as “Psychos in Batman Movies and Friday the 13th.” Interestingly enough, this is the same thing that Hitler did to the Jews, which rallied the people together to support their extinction. Is that what society has in store for us one day when they are tired of supporting us?
R.I.P Keith Scott and Those to Come