Death Threats on Ari Ne’eman
There are few people in the world who piss me off as much as “John Best”. All in all, I think I’d rather go up against Voldemort in a rage than have to listen to the insane and hate filled drivel of John Best, the demented and psychotic man who writes a blog called “Hating Autism.” I’ll let you look that one up, if you will. I’m not linking him.
While he does have somewhat of a point in saying that Asperger’s and autism are not exactly the same thing, the validity of his statements ends there. And for him to lever death threats against someone who has done far more good in this lifetime than anyone like Best, allows for even LESS credibility to be extracted from his statements on anything.
Asperger’s Syndrome and autism are not the same thing, but they are related, and often in more ways than one. I can relate an example as to how I know this to be true. For people experienced in the world of autism, they should know that autistic people on the lower functioning end of the scale often have episodes of self-harm or commit bodily injury against themselves, like throwing themselves into walls.
As for me, with my aspie status, I still have the desire to throw myself into walls, I just tend not to listen to it. It is a partially a sensory thing and partially an emotional thing, which both lead to an uncontrollable bout of sensations that I, and I’m sure others like me, experience an overwhelming desire to just make stop, damn the costs.
Really, in a way, aspies are more like gatekeepers into the world of the autistic spectrum itself.
A great many would argue that we do not experience the same things and therefore do not have one inkling of understanding as to what it is like to be a lower functioning individual.
I beg to differ. It’s true that while the severity of the sensations is often not the same, the sensations themselves are still felt. I don’t think it’s a question of intelligence, but rather it’s levels of understanding and expressing that are different.
And let me say this, all of us, across the spectrum, we all know fear; we all know terror, and what it does to our lives.
And you, John Best, are no better than anyone, especially for thinking that you can just add to that fear that makes all of our lives harder to experience here in your fucking world.
So fuck off and leave the death threats where they belong – out of the conversation.
~ by lastcrazyhorn on May 11, 2009.
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