Sometimes, when I read something, I get so angry that I want to not only destroy the person who said it, I want to destroy any person who even entertains the thought that it is acceptable. How is voting Campbell “55 million for disability funding is not preferable to 110 million for horse-racing” Newman in working out for you, by the way, Queensland?
But no, sometimes not only does a person say something so utterly ridiculous that it makes me even more certain that at least two thirds of the Earth’s Human populace needs to die quickly. Sometimes they say something so abominably stupid that you make a special exception for them, and say that rather than reducing all populations equally, that person and the population that they represent should be terminated. With extreme prejudice.
Ladies and gentlemen, introducing “sociologist” Fehmi Kaya. In order to understand my full meaning, it is necessary to quote directly from the linked article:
“Autistic children do not know how to believe in God because they do not have a section for faith in their brains,” sociologist Fehmi Kaya reportedly said. “That is why they don’t know how to pray, how to believe in God. It is necessary to create awareness [or religion] in these children through methods of therapy.”
He also reportedly said atheism was a form of autism.
Now, let us consider a few unspoken implications. Fehmi Kaya apparently subscribes to the disease model of autism that has been pushed by Autism Speaks and other curebies. That is bad enough. Nobody who believes in this model should be allowed to speak about autism at all, leave alone determine public policy towards the autistic.
But the more troubling aspect of this statement is that it implies autism and atheism to be mutually inclusive states. Given that religion is something one has to be taught, this is a load of bollocks. As Bob Hoskins says so well in one film, if you get them young enough, the possibilities are endless.
As Carl Sagan said so well, extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence. What he meant with this statement is that the amount of evidence required for a proposition to be believed is proportional to the fanciful nature of that proposition. Let us consider two possible answers to the question of why our sky is blue:
The light from the star our planet orbits refracts through our atmosphere in a fashion that our eye-brain combination interprets as blue.
God did it.
This is a classic example of when the “simplest” explanation is in fact the wrong one. “God did it” takes three words and about a single second to say. Okay, multiple seconds if you are the kind of slovenly hick fukktard who believes it over the other explanation.
The alternate answer, that took many years to come into widespread acceptance because of the efforts of religionists by the way, is the right one. That is, it not only explains the fact for which explanation was solicited, it also sheds a little light on certain other facts of the universe.
This, in a nutshell, is the problem with Fehmi Kaya, and why they should not ever be allowed to determine public policy. And yes, I mean ever.
You see, not only is it not a bad thing to be autistic, it is most emphatically not a bad thing to “lack a faith section” in your brain. Quite the opposite in fact. Disbelieve me? Let us look at the first two points of the definition offered by the American Heritage Dictionary Of The English Language:
- Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.
- Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence.
Both of these points are relevant here. If Kaya is so surprised about the complete disbelief I have in the truth, values, or trustworthiness of people, ideas, or things espoused by the Christian (or Muslim for that matter) empire, he should not be in any position of say over any other person.
The reason for this should be brutally obvious to anyone who has read through my journal, even the emotionally/neurologically-unstable rantings and ravings that have characterised the last few months. When people you consider to be respectable and good abused me, you effectively told me that your values, perception of the truth, or trustworthiness were not worth a damn. Nobody else. It is your behaviour that forms the first component of why I consider the spoiled child sitting on a cloud in your sky to be unworthy of worship, even given the extraordinary claim of their existence.
Which brings us to the second point. I submit to Master Kaya that he has it all backwards. Not only is there nothing missing from or wrong with the atheist brain, it could be logically argued that there is something extra or better-developed in the atheist brain. In order to understand where I get that from, think back to colonial times. It is considered a given that many convicts from European nations were shipped off to colonies in Australia on evidence that by modern standards would be considered flimsy at best or non-existent at worst.
The way it was explained to me when I was about six or seven years old was that a person could be convicted and sent to the colonies on no more evidence than being the closest person to a dead body when it was noticed by the authorities. This is the kind of evidence that theists offer for their god’s existence. A lot of logical failures, non sequitors, and even outright lies.
So, Master Kaya, I would like to ask you something. You can reply to me in the comments at your leisure. I promise nothing will be left out. Tell me exactly what a boy who was punished with beatings and exclusions (among other things) frequently on no more than the false word of others is meant to think of your god?
Hence my posit: autistic adults generally have better-developed brains than religious adults. There are two explanations for this, and both of them should be brutally obvious to a sociologist who knows his anus from a drain pipe. The first of these is that it takes a great deal more effort to make an autistic child believe something that does not come naturally to him. A lot of consistent and constant effort. The second is that autistic children are hard-wired to ask questions, and Odin only knows quite how they will respond when they fail to get a satisfactory answer.
A good summation of this latter fact occurs during The Exorcist. One of the many people called upon to investigate Reagan’s apparent possession tells her distraught mother that if we did not ask “what is this fungus?”, we would not have penecillin today.
And that, I think, lies at the heart of the matter. It has long been a pet theory of mine (and that of others), that the vast majority of the Human populace is a mass of drones who only want to hear echoes of themselves. Esoteric summed this up best in the song Bereft with the statement, “Lies are all Humanity knows, for if they spoke the truth, it would show that they are nothing but a shadow of each other”.
Master Fehmi Kaya, I have some unfortunate news to break to you. You are not a thinking-class person. You are not even, as far as I can discern, in possession of all of the faculties I would consider necessary for intelligence. Put bluntly, I believe you only think what you are told, and know what you are told. Which makes the fact that you are apparently employed in the government of any nation all the more insulting not just to me and the rest of Humanity as a species, it marks the kind of country that would employ you in a position of say over others’ lives as a discredit to the Human species. That you would view a long-persecuted and anti-anti-intellectual position as a weakness or an illness makes you exactly the sort of person I do not want to be on the same planet as. That you would speak of a lifelong neurological configuration that mandates intellectual curiosity as if it is something that prohibits people from learning something.
Oh wait, I get it.
I meant that they were disabled, in a way, like a hearing disability, because they are not aware of why people believe. I did not say that all autistic people are atheists
So now we get to the heart of the matter. In Master Kaya’s mind, atheists are inferior people. So it naturally follows that people he believes to not be capable of having the shit he wants to push into their minds pushed in must be autistic. This is a person in a position of leadership in Turkey, I hasten to remind the audience. Well, I guess I can add that to the list of places I would sooner not go.
And again, I add for emphasis. The evidentary system of justice is based upon the tenet that the person asserting something as fact assumes all of the burden of proof, no matter how daunting the task might end up being. The reason such a system was adopted in the first place was because people started looking at the manner in which people could even be sentenced to death on the whim of a powerful person and deemed it unacceptable.
That last point is critically important. People like Fehmi Kaya apparently do not understand that countries like Turkey are regarded as dictatorships by the outside world because of stories like these. They give the people, especially autistic people, of the outside world the impression that your country is one where you have to think correctly to be considered a citizen. Which is pretty much the entirety of what I, as an autistic Child Of The 1980s, take away from statements like yours, Master Kaya. I picture myself setting foot in your country, being kidnapped at the international arrivals gate, and being battered, tortured, or even surgically messed with to make me “think correctly”.
At this point, I am sure a lot of Turks and Islamic assholes will complain that I am unfairly stereotyping them. Indeed, Kaya has told the Daily News that his remarks had been taken “out of context”, with news reports “fixating on autism” (his words). Master Kaya, can I ask you a little question? Specifically, in what kind of context do you think a statement that I do not believe in your repugnant god because something is missing from my brain would not be repulsive and aggravating? Because let me tell you something, if you had said this around me in a factory or a pub, there would be pieces of you bouncing off the walls within seconds.
I also wish to ask Engin Güngör, the apparent president for an organisation called the Association of Protection of Autistic Children what is so unfortunate about these remarks. Are they unfortunate because they indicate something is very sick about your country? Or are they unfortunate because they expose the sickness of your country and highlight it for what it is to the rest of the world? Well, to quote Güngör:
We believe that the press should feel the responsibility of that as well, and should look better into these things before publishing them.
Look better? Excuse me? I think the second anyone ever says anything this ridiculous, prejudiced, and normalistic, they should be dragged out in the street and castrated by an autistic surgeon. And Engin, I can assure you that I am far from the only one.
Let me quote Master Kaya once more, just to give you some understanding that this is not all in our heads and not all exaggerated.
The message I wished to give was not about autism and atheism, but to highlight that these children cannot communicate, cannot form empathy, live in their own worlds and are isolated. I meant that we should take them out of their isolation with proper therapy methods
My response is two-fold. One, I must quote an Adrian Edmonson line from Bottom: Slime in this ear. Slime in that ear. Just. Stop. Talking.
The second half of my response is a bit longer, of course, and I must directly address Little Kaya in it.
Resign. Quit. Apologise to autistic adults over the world, leave politics forever, dig yourself a hole, and pray to your disgusting, shit-speaking god that nobody who calls themselves a Powell type ever finds you. And I can assure you that if that Powell type turns out to be anything like me, you will know hurt and pain the like of which only victims of Mengele et al knew.
For one thing. I am not a child. I am about 1.74 metres tall (yes, I know that is not much by modern standards), weigh around 100 kilograms, and am taken as a representation of the very dark side of what it means to live autistic. If I could send a nanobot to eat away the piece of your brain that stores the word “children” and how to speak it, along with everything that is between that and your scalp, I would do so with no more thought in the matter than it takes me to buy a bottle of milk.
I say things like that in regular speech, to a lot of people, every day of the week when I am outdoors. Which brings me to point two: we can communicate, and in some cases, we can communicate a hell of a lot more than you might wish. The common autistic trait between myself and Albert Einstein, echolalia (enunciated “echo-lay-lee-ah”) means that we had so fukking much to say that we would repeat things we heard from other sources (in my case, films) to the embarrassment and bewilderment of all around us. The real problem, Baby Kaya, is the same one that intellectual infants like you have imposed on the autistic, on people of different races, and even “lesser” people of your own race for eons. Namely, we communicate, and in many cases well enough to knock peoples’ socks off. The problem, Baby Kaya, is that you are not listening.
Nor is the “cannot form empathy” part of this statement in any way reflective of reality. Again, Little Smear Shit On The Walls Kaya, if you refuse to listen, how do you know what a person is thinking or feeling? Come and sit and watch TRON with the five year old me, or watch TRON: Legacy with me and the ghost of five year old me. Instead of watching the actual film during the deaths of Ram or any development involving Quorra’s nature, watch the mes. Watch how they react. Watch how both mes react at the end of TRON: Legacy. And then kindly apologise to every autistic individual all over the world separately for the use of these three words. Because just those three words alone make me want to use the drum beat from a particular part of Hand Of Doom as a backing beat to kick you in the arse until your ears bleed. I am sure fellow Powell types know which part of Hand Of Doom I refer to.
And as for the bit about living in our own worlds? Every Powell type in the known universe, sing it out with me: I. FUKKING. WISH. I wish I could live in a world that I could bar to moron pathetic assholes like you, Pindick Kaya. In fact, I wish I could have a little planet of my own where normies like you, and the passives who lick your buttholes, are either used as fodder to have something to battle, or just plain not allowed to live.
Can I say this clearly enough, Brain The Size Of A Microbe Kaya? The PTSD I suffer, the serious mood swings and difficulties in communicating with other Human beings in any positive fashion, are a direct result of people like you trying to push your world into mine. Often at the expense of my comfort and ability to be comfortable in my surroundings. I am not going to use the typical rape analogies such as sensory rape or mental rape, but you have quite the other think coming if you think a person who behaves as you do would be welcome in any world that I am the master of.
Taking autistic children out of isolation is also a monumental stuff-up on your part. Are you really an example of the kind of sociologist that Turkey’s tertiary education system turns out? If so, then I know damned well not to send any of my sister’s children to school in Turkey. Because here in the English-speaking world, it is considered part of a rudimentary understanding of sociology to know that Human beings do almost nothing alone. We are born in packs, we survive in packs, we die in packs. Sometimes, hell, we even jack off in packs (and yes, sometimes even autistic Human beings jack off in packs, but I would not expect a Turkish sociologist to be capable of knowing that).
Oh yeah, and that analogy to rape I said I was not going to resort to making? Well, autistic children, when physically grabbed and forced to do things in the middle of a profound sensory event, feel like they are being raped. Do either often enough, and oddly enough the effects tend to be very similar, if not identical.
In short, Protoplasmic Mess That Even Fungii Turn Their Nose Up At Kaya, you fail on every conceivable level. Your presence in a government solidifies my belief that your nation is a backwards, theocratic, disgusting little nation. And in honour of that, I am going to paste this video in which Aphex Twin demonstrates how Jesus, Allah, and all who think they have any place in a civilised society look to me. Enjoy.