Well it seems once again some hatemongers and dishonest people from the ND movement are using me as a punching bag to use the Freudian defense mechanism of displacement due to their own hatred of themselves. Out of the clear blue sky someone mentioned me as someone who is a collaborator and traitor of some sort and added the nice personal insult that I was somehow not clever enough to make money at what I was doing unlike someone else who the post was originally about, but this person who, i did not know about until the other day seems to be thoroughly intoxicated with hatred and bitterness:
Totally agree with that, and suggest that the SECOND most notorious collaborator is Jonathon Mitchell, who fortunately, doesn't have the wit to make any money at selling out as MJC has.
This person goes on with more of a barrage of insults and an outright lie:
You're "number two" all right, a whole pile of it!
The "Quisling" part comes in because he's best buds with JBJr and Doherty, and for his anti-autistic comments on LB/RB.
AND, the mere fact that he's inept and ineffective doesn't take anything away from his status as a traitor.
And then there is the topper of not only stooping to bringing my mother into the mix but stating something that is an outright deliberate lie and fabrication on his part:
He admitted on his blog that he learned his attitude about autism being a "horrible tragedy" at his mother's knee, and refuses to consider any other point of view.
Before going on with the rest of the blog post. Let me say this now, this is an outright lie on clay adam's part. I never admitted on my blog that I learned about autism being a horrible tragedy from my mother. This person who calls themselves Ivar one time asked about my mother and her attitudes. I sort of knew what he was leading up to and should have rejected this comment but I chose to take the moral high road and answer him telling him my mother was still alive and had a similar attitude about a cure that I did. Then Ivar made a comment which I rejected stating that I had learned this from my mother's knee. I never in any way shape or form said that I had learned any of this from my parents. Clay Adams is an out and out liar. But many in the ND movement are not above the fray of ethical or honest behavior it would seem. I learned to hate autism and wish for a cure, from having to suffer from years of rejection, years of having to be addicted to self-stimulatory behaviors and not being able to attend regular school or make a living or have any sort of a near normal life that many if not most of the neurodiversity proponents enjoy and take for granted and a multitude of other disabilities and problems that are too lengthy to mention in this already long post.
Adams then goes on to imply that anyone who disagrees with the neurodiversity philosophy is not welcome to comment about it on another blog other than their own, engaging in the well known censorship that neurodiversity has seemed to advocate since its inception:
Jon M. doesn't just stay on his blog, but takes it on the road to infest other people's blogs.
Then, David Andrews, someone who says they are autistic and has a masters degree in educational psychology somehow weighs in on my character Andrews main claim to fame is helping to encourage Simon Baron Cohen write that absolutely inane article claiming that high functioning autism should not be considered a disability. Andrews also seems to enjoy engaging in abusive insults:
I get the feeling that Jon Mitchell hasn't really learned much from his degree studies. Nor from life, really. Like... so he wanted to go into brain research but his autism has kept him from that? BOLLOCKS!Other people's reaction to the diagnosis, or his own behaviour (regardless of the autism), may have done. His unwillingness to learn, too. They fuck your chances of getting on pretty badly. Other people's prejudices are one of the biggest pbstacles for autistics or any other 'differents'. Pity he can't see that... I guess he didn't listen too well in his social psychology lectures.
I in turn made the correct response that andrews just happened to decide he was autistic well into adulthood, never went to special schools, was able to get married and never had problems of the magnitude that I have had in my life so he can't possibly judge me, he responded with all of these great words of wisdom:
Oh dear, Jonny boy, what an ignorant assuming piece of shit you really are, eh?"David, it does not matter whether i listened in my social psych classes or not." Yes, it does. You'd know more about the influence of other people's prejudices and their effects on the everyday lives of those subjected to them. Dipshit."I am not an M.ED. pending or distinguished, but I have learned about autism from the inside out, the real world, unlike you, who just learned from books," Learned from real life, inside out. There sems to have been as suspicion of autism when I was younger, but not much was done about it. Very nearly ended up in a special school but - if you are a product of special education - I'm glad I didn't fucking go! LoL!
I know more about autism than you'll ever fucking know, tosspot! LoL And yes, I was able to get married... not all that rare, actually! And I was diagnosed by two psychiatrists in the UK as an adult back in 1997. Get your fucking facts straight, and contend with being an idiot. My god... this is why you only have a Bachelor's degree.Now we know the REAL Jonathan Mitchell, don't we? Hates anyone on the spectrum who did a shitload better than he feels he did.Self-sorrowing arsehole.
i think all you deserve is insults when you can't get your bloody facts right. and i can tell you now, you were way out of bloody line.pity you didn't learn to get your facts right when you did your degree. plus, on insults and abuse, you're nobody to talk.so STFU.no wonder you can't get work.it ends here, this does.
One has to wonder about what "latrine lips" Andrews says about the suspicion of autism. Why wasn't anything done? Perhaps it was because his autism was nowhere nearly as severe as mine. If he never had to go to special ed schools, he was able to get married and have a daughter. He could not possibly know what life is like for a typical autistic person. He knows nothing about autism from the inside out. As far as my only getting a bachelors, then according to Andrews convoluted logic, then why was he only able to get a masters and not a doctorate. Something must be terribly wrong with him also. He has to personally attack me, the fact that I am currently unemployed and all of the other things and Clay Adams has to bring my mother into the mix and intentionally lie about what I said on my blog. Andrews parents certainly would have done something if his autism was significant enough to warrant a diagnosis when he was younger which he did not receive. Andrews by his own admission was not diagnosed until 1997 which would have been when he was over 30. So I stand by my statement that the problems of autistics are really an abstraction to him. Furthermore, as far as I can tell Andrews was diagnosed with asperger's not autism, whereas I had a speech delay as a child so his condition is really different from mine and the others who have autism.
If I am as truly inept and ineffective as Clay Adams claims, then I wonder why I managed to get noticed by him and clearly get under his skin so much. Perhaps I have been effective and adept in putting at least one misguided member of the ND movement in their place who has to respond with such blatantly hostility and lies about what I said in my blog.
I truly feel sorry for Clay Adams and David Andrews. I feel sorry for Andrews' daughter that she has a father who would stoop to such nastiness and obscene language. I feel sorry for any potential client/patient in Finland that Andrews would see.
The entire exchange can be read here
I am thankful though, in my blogging to expose neurodiversity as the terrible philosophy that it is that these two individuals can allow us to judge the entire ND movement by the delightful company they keep.