Crossposted at DailyKos.
If you haven't read the diary "...is surely better off dead" by Auntie Neo Kawn of DailyKos yet, go read it now -- I'll wait.
This diary is an additional build upon it -- my own experience as one of those who the comment "better off dead" refers to.
When you're ready and you've tipped, rec'd and commented over on Auntie's piece, feel free to drop below the fold to get my take. And thank you for your time.