I am not happy about using Fudgebook. I have repeatedly posted in many places that the figurehead of its corporation is a stereotypical wanker who steals other people’s ideas and gets called a genius for it by the mainstream media. I have also had plenty to say about the fact that he says a lot that clearly does not reflect his actual behaviour. If he does not believe in privacy, why is he not posting us pictures of every time he shits, flosses, washes his hair, and so forth?
But use Fudgebook I do, and I read a lot of different people’s posts about a myriad of subjects. The two that pop up in my news feed with the greatest frequency relate to autism civil rights and black American civil rights.
Autism civil rights is a sorry subject to be studying when you are autistic. In my news today, I found the following image that was taken from the page titled Boycott Autism Speaks:
I am going to put on my Vincent Bugliosi hat for a while and tell you why I feel this note does not do me justice.
First of all, whilst I agree that directing people to the web pages or names of actual autistic people is a good thing, one is setting up a massive burden for themselves with “X only uses X percent of their donations”.
I hate to break this to people, but donating to any charity, not just Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes, is like throwing your money up in the air and seeing where it lands. People who donate do it not because they want to help the people that the charity are claiming to represent, but rather to feel better about themselves. It is very rare for people to donate either their time or funds to a charity that works upon an actual illness such as cancer unless they know someone dear to them that has been affected by cancer.
People do not donate to Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes because they genuinely want to help autistic people. They do it because they want that convenient “there, I did something for someone” buzz that all charities including Diabetes America rely upon. It is no exaggeration to say that if all charities were eliminated tomorrow and the funds they receive taken and placed into the coffers of a government-accountable taskforce that is directed to find real solutions, much more bang for buck would be obtained.
The truth is that if you told me every charity in the world only uses four percent of the donations that they receive from the public to aid the people they trade upon, I would not be in the least bit surprised. Not only can charities not help people outside of the local community that they are based in, the manner in which they collect money is actively preventing them from doing so. People who donate to charities donate to charities based on their expectations that the charity will give something back to them or someone like them. This is why the poor donate to “poor” charities, the rich “rich” charities.
Then there is the very loose definition of support. Diabetes Australia supports people suffering from diabetes by campaigning to have governments fund more research, fund pharmaceutical welfare for products relating to diabetes, and keep the medications that people who suffer from diabetes need in order to live. That is support.
What Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes does is psychologically abuse autistic people in the media in an attempt to make autistic people accept that they are neurologically inferior. It convinces outsiders, third parties, that the autistic individual would give anything to not be autistic. And it tells people who can and should know better that it is okay to abuse autistic people.
These actions do not match those of an actual charity. In fact, they more closely match actions undertaken by groups that have been charitably labelled as hate groups in prior times by governments all over the world. Groups with names like the Ku Klux Klan, the Nazis, and so forth. No less a source than the founder and CEO of Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes has said that she lives to see a day when autism is only read about in history books. This means she wants autistic people wiped out like text from a whiteboard.
This is a very long way, I am sure some will agree, from only using 4% of one’s donations to “help” people.
All of the above points, really, should be put into a form letter. Something that reads like:
I have attempted to bring you this letter because of the advertisement for Autism Speaks [For Normie Assholes] you have adorned [something of yours] with. What you may not be aware of is that by doing so, you are upsetting a number of people to great degrees.
Autism Speaks [For Normie Assholes] is considered a hate group by autistic adults. Autistic adults all over the world are calling for Autism Speaks [For Normie Assholes] to be labelled as a hate group by their governments.
This hardly coincides with a benevolent, helpful charity organisation, I am sure you can agree.
Autism Speaks [For Normie Assholes] does a number of things that upset the autistic population greatly. In no particular order, a partial list of these is as follows:
- Promoting a pathological model of autism that encourages others to think of the autistic as diseased, damaged, and/or crippled. Given that autistic adults can be found in disproportionate numbers employed in scientific endeavours, this is a highly insulting thing to do.
- Complete refusals to acknowledge that autistic adults exist, and that autism has existed for a very long time. Much of their propaganda rests on the idea of autism being a new phenomenon, which is ridiculous in light in the fact that autism is considered largely heritable.
- Complete refusals to acknowledge any research about autism that conflicts with their model. Autism Speaks [For Normie Assholes] only promotes the piteous, thoroughly disabling model of autism that they have in order to solicit money. In effect, they are making autistic children their dancing monkeys.
- Just for kickers, Autism Speaks’ [For Normie Assholes] founder and CEO Suzanne Wright has stated that she wishes to see a day when autism is only read about in history books. Since the absence of autism in the world’s population means the extermination of autistic people, this is an explicit declaration of intent to commit genocide.
Based on these actions, which only scratch the surface of Autism Speaks’ [For Normie Assholes] reprehensible behaviour, we ask that you cease and desist from promoting them. Please understand that whilst we are asking nicely, there are countless examples of autistic adults who have been abused during their lifetimes and no longer feel like being polite about it.
When you read this material, and look at such things as the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network online, remember that a growing percentage of autistic adults may respond to your promotion of their genocide violently. This is because you are promoting the agenda of someone who is still actively abusing them.
This is only a rough draft, but it conveys the idea of what I would be writing to this idiot.
There are many complicating factors to a form letter like this, but the important point is that one needs to get their point across a lot more strongly than in the above note. Whenever there is doubt in a person’s mind that they are doing wrong, they will continue to do wrong. When a person is told “what you are doing is so wrong that people feel murderous as a result of it”, they think twice.
If this hastily-written note does have any effect upon the recipient, it will not be because of the note. It will be because of the manner in which they have been publicised and shamed online. Someone is probably looking at the image above right now and thinking “wow, that is my car, and someone was upset enough by it to write me about it like this”.
You might remember this image that I posted aeons ago on my journal:
I do not know about anyone else, but I think the behaviour of the angry black men who see Bruce Willis‘ character with this sandwich board during subsequent shots of this sequence pretty much matches exactly how I feel when I see anything relating to Autism Speaks [For Normie Assholes]. Managers and staff at Morayfield’s Woolworths (amongst other places) can testify that this is the case.
One of the many problems I have with the mainstream version of the autism civil rights movements as it presently exists (other than “we rock, we flap”, I mean) is that it neuters us all. If someone had said that all people with diabetes should be killed so they do not harm the rest of the population, Diabetes America would be calling for America’s government to tell that person “sorry, you are not welcome within our borders any longer”.
So when you are saying “softly, softly” or telling me that we should try to be nice to ignorant curebies, to try and coax them out of their ignorance as opposed to blast them out with a ton of TNT, remember the following, mainstream autistic:
Suzanne Wright has gotten away with an explicit declaration of intent to commit genocide.