Monday, November 1, 2010

Shallow brooks are noisy

There is an old saw that some will remember- still waters run deep. When I think of the parents, persons with autism who will neither be participating in the silly moratorium on facebook and twitter posting nor the equally silly autistics speaking day who suffer from autism of a loved one or themselves, but who don't have time for internet wars because they are too busy trying to care for their loved ones or they are too impaired to go online and refute neurodiversity's baloney, I think of this old saying.

I also think of the corollary, shallow brooks are noisy. Neurodiversity's latest gimmick is the autistics speaking day. They are going to make a lot of noise today, but will there be substance? Neurodiversity has nothing of substance to say, gets very minimal media attention and has nothing but superficiality imbibed in it. Most of what they say is just nastiness and meaness to those who want a better life for themselves or their children. Or advertising how offended they are by anyone intimating the autism is some sort of affliction or burden on society. I think the corollary of still waters run deep-shallow brooks are noisy- describes neurodiversity in a nutshell.

10 comments:

JediKnight2 said...

Maybe if language therapy programs had real treatment solutions instead of quick-fix solutions that I don't need to apply myself to in every circumstance (i.e.- withdraw money from the ATM the day before work when I had almost 2hours to grab some and now know which bank I should go to in case I get into that same situation in the future), then disabled people would look into those programs and live satisfactory lives!

JediKnight2 said...

Oh, I know what to do to improve language therapy programs!

Assign an interpreter to each speech therapist internationally who's pretty familiar with how people with MRELD, ELD, RLD and other people on the autistic spectrum process information and use language. Just as how I've been posting on your blog to help you to interpret to Neurodiversity folks as to why the Neurodiversity of the Internet is a sham, that's what SLPs need in order to hire more clients and keep them more satisfied. As a result, the Internet world would be more peaceful without any angry autistics griping about how unfair the world is.

Roger Kulp said...

I still don't get the point behind this "Autistics Speaking Day".It does sound like a fake gimmick.I am not on Facebook,Twitter,or the rest.I read an entry last week,explaining it,over at Liz Ditz's blog,and frankly it sounded dumb.WTF does Facebook,etc,have to do with having no social skills in the real world? We all know how great computers,and the internet have been for allowing so many of us with an autism diagnosis to communicate like we never could before.So what's the problem?

Then I went over to this woman's web page,and was assaulted by a video with loud pulsing noises,and flashing lights,that nobody with an autism,or sensory integration disorder could bear.

Then I knew she must be a fake and a poseur.

Oliver M Canby said...

I actually saw something else that said today was "go silent" day to represent all the autistic people who can't speak. I thought that was bullshit from the beginning, because it was nothing but counterproductive. If we feel bad that the autistic people can't speak, the we should speak for them on their behalf, and advocate for a cure on their behalf, rather than going silent in order to try to be like them. We need to take them into our world by curing them, and not try to enter theirs, because we are the superior ones who rule this world, and autistics must bow down to us in every regard. I wonder if neurodiversity's "autistics speak" (an obvious jab at Autism Speaks) was to counteract or even somewhat avenge this "going slient" idea, because I'm sure they realized it was a dumb idea, and they used their con artistry to take advantage of it. Both ideas are bad, one intentionally so and the other out of its sheer naivete. We need a cure, and going silent isn't going to help at all. Neurodiversity knows that, which is why they intentionally and deceptively made it "autistics speak" day, so they could fool any first-time readers into thinking that neurodiversity was still the dominant philosophy. (part 1, more to come)

jonathan said...

@Roger: I don't get the point of autistics speaking day either. Though I believe the "go silent" day is a waste of time and accomplishes nothing, it was actually one day where people did not tweet or facebook.

On the other hand, autistics speaking day is no different from any other day where the neurodiversity crowd loudly proclaims their hate mongering and what ogres those of us who long for a cure and better life for those on the spectrum are.

Oliver M Canby said...

I still don't see how avoiding Twitter and Facebook helps autistic people get cured, and it actually does the opposite. It gives neurodiversity the limelight when they don't deserve it. The only positive to the "go silent" day was to avoid getting a text message every 5 seconds when someone Facebooks, but most of my Facebook friends aren't autistic and were ignoring this proposition anyway. Anyway, both sides need to get smarter if any real progress is to be made toward a cure. Awareness rallies and fundraisers do nothing except steal money. We need to know where that money is going, and whether it is actually worth donating, especially with what Autism Speaks has been up to of late. There is an organization called "Talk About Curing Autism," but merely talking about a cure will get us nowhere. We need less talk and more action, which includes getting to the root of autism so we can cure it in all cases. Talk isn't going to do that, only action will.

Roger Kulp said...

Oliver,if what you say is the reason for it,then it is completely out of character,why should these people suddenly care about autistics who are nonverbal,when they have only ignored them in the past,or at worst denied their autism.

It would make even less sense.

Oliver M Canby said...

Roger Kulp: I don't think neurodiversity as we know it today will ever care about nonverbal autistics. They claim to speak on their behalf, but we all know that is a lie. Socrates and Kent Adams are starting an organization called "Neurodiversity 2.0" which will supposedly be much less like Ari Ne'eman's ASAN and put real autistic people first as opposed to special interests. If they do that, I'd suggest they call it something else, because Ari Ne'eman has too badly tainted neurodiversity to the extent that it has a completely negative connotation. They should call it, "The Real Autistic People" or "Autistic People Who Want A Cure" or something else that makes clear its mission. I really hope neurodiversity is put to rest soon, so that autistic people can get the cure they need.

Kent A. said...

Oliver, I'm not involved with ND at all anymore. The word just has no meaning to me. ND is irrelevant to the most profoundly disabled people.

I think everyone can agree on certain fundamentals of dignity and rights but there needs to be as strong an emphasis put on researching a cure for people with global and profound disabilities. Inclusion should also be about their needs as well.

Zhu Que said...

I wonder if you'll actually test your hypothesis.

Some of us may have actually tried to represent accurately your views.

There's only one way to find out...

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I'm trying to successfully communicate with you that I have attempted to understand you. Only you can decide if I have succeeded or failed in my attempt. Please read this. I'm trying to make empathy a reality.