One rascal called Godwin has a law named after him. In a political argument, this law goes, the first side to compare the other to Adolf Hitler automatically loses the argument. Continue Reading
Lately, it is as if every person and their dog is writing about what autism means to them. So I thought that I would throw in a little bit. However, I am not going to write exactly about what it means to me so much as use metaphors of exclusion. Continue Reading
Yesterday, I posted the first of two essays I wished to offer as penance for not participating in the Autistic Speaking Day exactly on time. In it, I describe the three main ways I know that a collective of people can attain freedom. In it, I explained why I would sleep better at night if autistic people as a whole “manned up” and demonstrated that they were willing to pay the “iron price”. Continue Reading
Apparently November 1 was a day when we were supposed to get online and write, to demonstrate to moron curebies and the rest of the world that we can speak for ourselves thank you very much. I only found this out on my November 1, so I am late to the party. I am used to that. In lieu of my participation, I wish to present two essays. The first follows under the jump.
It seems that my last post must have hit some nerves. I fail to see why (yes, I am being facetious). All I did was point out why a certain stereotype of the autistic that is being promoted by people purporting to represent their interests is not acceptable to me. Continue Reading
When I read this post from someone else’s journal, I was struck by the awesome amount of negative reaction I felt in the back of my head. I do not know this author from Adam/Eve, so I am not going to comment about their journal, nor am I going to direct about the post directly. The reason it is linked here is so the discussion may be framed properly. Continue Reading
Every so often, one hears a friend or neighbour speaking about this or that band. And unless the band is AC/DC or The Beatles or the like, people constantly ask why the band is not “bigger”. Or in other words, not playing to stadiums and making records that go quadruple-platinum all the time and such. Continue Reading