If there is one thing I hate more than a curebie, it is people who go into an autistic adult’s space and proclaim their support of curebies. And then act surprised when that autistic adult or adults respond with anger and hate.
First of all, piss and moan all you like about threats being made. What you need to understand is that when you say “yeah I wanna walk for a cure for the autismz!”, you are the one making the threat. The threat is unspoken and so psychological in nature that you do not understand you are making it. But not only is it a threat to the autistic people you are speaking with, it is a threat that reverberates through the entire autistic community. It goes something like the following:
I think that a series of characteristics you cannot help having make you a lesser Human being. I am therefore giving support to this group of people who want to torture you and murder you. If you try to tell me that you are upset by what I am doing and why, I will use the series of characteristics you cannot help having to silence you.
If you can read that and seriously fail to understand that you are the ones threatening us when you come into our spaces proclaiming how you are going to walk to “cure” us, then you deserve every bit of rage, abuse, and yes even violence that you get.
From a personal perspective, I would also like to tell you that there is a very big difference between what you think you are saying and what I hear.
When you say that you are walking to “cure the autismz!”, you think you are saying:
I want to help you.
What I hear instead is something like this:
I want to hold you down on a table against your will and poke around inside your skull with surgical instruments until I destroy your brain. Every part of it. I do not care about what happens as a result of that. I do not care if it removes the parts of you that I find undesirable. I do not care if it leaves you a drooling, pants-shitting mess with no quality of life. I do not even care what happens to you afterwards. All I care about is eliminating something in you that bothers me. All I care about is eliminating that something from the entire world.
To say that I find the message I am receiving from you to be utterly unacceptable, and quite frankly cause to complain to authorities (if any authorities would listen) is an understatement. And thus, I do not feel inclined to treat anyone with kid gloves when I receive this message from them. In fact, if this were a world where the rights of autistic people were treated with the same respect as the “rights” of a rich white male normie, you would be going to some form of protective custody for some time as a consequence of giving me this message.
Think about it, think about it properly for a moment. If your children took someone at school they found did not act the way they thought they should, tied them down and chopped into their brains for the sole purpose of making them act they way they thought they should, would you consider that acceptable? Or to put it another way, do you think it is acceptable to be done to you?
You propose that autistic people, or to quote your offensive way of putting it, “people with autism”, should be excluded from the population until they display the characteristics you think are consistent with not being “people with autism” anymore. If the shoe were on the other foot and people proposed to put you in death camps until you behaved in a manner autistic people felt comfortable with, would you be okay with that?
In one exchange I had with an ignorant fool who clearly does not understand the above principle, I quoted this particular meme just to be funny. In it, the Tumblr user presents quotes. In the latest edition as of this writing:
___ is a disease upon the community…and [a cure] must be behind all our thought and effort for ___
It [destroys lives] faster than [influenza], cancer, and [polio] combined .
The Tumblr user themselves summarises their work this way:
This blog takes quotes from Autism Speaks, Hitler, and other Nazis and changes the subject to be blank. Can you tell the difference? It’s disturbingly harder than you might think.
What the user might have left out is that individual perception of difficulty with this awesome meme might provide some important clues as to the player’s neurotype. A moronic curebie or moronic normalist like my asshole idiot male parent (and yes, I know I am being redundant by calling curebies or normalists morons) will likely fail at this meme more completely than an autistic, PTSD-suffering Powell type like myself.
Now, some people who do not get this protest that they are “the parent of an autistic child”. Woo-ee. Congratulations and all that. Except there is one thing you must understand. Being autistic, and being the parent or other relative of someone who is autistic, are two very different things. And when what you have to say contradicts what the autistic individual has to say, then I am sorry, but your voice is secondary, or in cases like mine, even completely and utterly without value.
In fact this defense of your sympatico with our enemies is akin to saying “but my best friend is black”. Black people will still want to give you a barbed-wired necktie for joining in at Ku Klux Klan rallies, and autistic people will still want to put your head on a spike for protesting their existence. And that is exactly what it is, curebie: you are protesting our existence.
Nor is the argument that comparing Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes to the Nazi Party weakens our case valid anymore. As the above-demonstrated meme proves, the comparison is not just valid anymore. It is apt.
Nor is the position that being considered a charity by governments elevates a group tenable. Conservative shitheads have elevated charities to the status of being able to replace government-organised welfare systems. In this document, the late Steve Kangas refutes that position utterly. There are, however, some important points to remember when considering Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes’ status as a charity. In no particular order:
- People do not donate to charities without the expectation of something in return. (In Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes’ case, the destruction and “replacement” of autistic children.)
- Incomes and charity groups that receive donations tend to go hand in hand. That is, rich people donate to rich charities, and poor people poor charities. That Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes is largely funded by rich people that are insulated from and even blinded to reality is not a coincidence.
- Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes’ allocations of donated funds never match what autistic people really need. In the vast majority of cases, these allocations directly contradict the needs of the autistic.
- Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes’ solicitation model relies upon serious, and possibly criminal, misrepresentations of autistic people. Their behaviour suspiciously resembles taking money from celebrities and rich people under false pretences. It could even be legally construed as fraud. As the meme mentioned previously demonstrates, it is possible to construe this behaviour as criminal solicitation. Or worse.
- There is no charity or series of charities protested by the people they purport to help other than Autism Speaks. Think about this. The idea of people with diabetes or cancer protesting the actions of charities soliciting on the behalf of people with diabetes or cancer is unthinkable. But it is a constant with Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes. This is for a reason.
These facts alone make the position that Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes is a charity ergo good completely untenable. And in the opinions of pretty much all autistic people, offensive.
Nor does Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes’ behaviour ever coincide with anything that can be considered charitable. A charity organisation is rife with politics both internal and external, but many would consider it unimaginable for cancer charities in any part of the world to tell people who are suffering or have suffered from cancer that their opinion does not matter. Not only does Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes do that (that is, tell autistic people their opinions do not matter) constantly, they encourage people whose interests are contrary to those of autistic people to ostracise and make pariahs of persons whose viewpoints concerning autism contravene theirs.
The words “raped all over again” are often applied to the feelings produced by the process of going to court to testify against a rapist. That is a fairly apt way to think of the manner in which Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes bullies autistic people. The effect of their pariah-making and negationism is, effectively, a statement of “stop speaking up for yourselves or we will shove this broom handle even further up your arse”.
In light of all of this, autistic people getting angry at people who profess wonder at the protestation of Autism Speaks For Normie Assholes’ existence should come as a surprise to noone. It is the societal equivalent of punching a person in the face every time they pass you, then wondering why they punched you first on the hundredth pass.