Well, the Michael (Weiner) Savage thing is now the rage. Per his own mouth…
Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I’ll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it’s a brat who hasn’t been told to cut the act out. That’s what autism is. What do you mean they scream and they’re silent? They don’t have a father around to tell them, “Don’t act like a moron. You’ll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don’t sit there crying and screaming, idiot.”
This moron has managed to get his conservative cohorts to actually believe him instead of real science. I’ve read posts that attribute increased diagnosis to bad parenting (correlation is NOT causation…which anyone who knows about science would concur) to Michael’s own comments about parents being parasites on their host children to get services that are not needed. As if fighting for those services is so easy that everyone is rushing right out to do it. Bloody hell. He even mentions that autism is a label of stigma that stays with kids for the rest of their lives and create problems. Well, yeah, if you’re a person who thinks in the dark ages about autism being a disorder in which children should be locked away or who act exactly like Rainman, maybe that’s true. But, if you’re an educated person who knows your facts about autism and that it’s a spectrum disorder (wonder if he comprehends that?…guessing not) you’ll know that early intervention means less support needed later and possibly even being treated to the extent you lose the diagnosis, much like Ari is on his way to do. You know that huge efforts to mainstream our children are being made and being shut down by elitist assholes who want everyone on this earth to be “normal” Stepford kids. Finally, you KNOW that the CDC, in response to believing autism was overdiagnosed at 1 in 166 a few years ago, did their own study, with their own very terrific scientists, to find that it was 1 in 150. Thus, if you believe Michael Savage, you doubt the CDC. Pretty stupid move, if you ask me.
This is just so ridiculous. But, I take solace in it. You see, what will happen if everyone believes this moron is that we’ll lose more funding and won’t be able to get to the bottom of the disorder. With it’s rates of increase, these morons will undoubtedly start to have autism diagnosed in their families very rapidly. Then they can blame their own shitty parenting. Or, should they blame their shitty thinking?
Yeah, you know the answer. It appears as though Savage is the Tom Cruise du jour.
P.S. It’s a shame he’s part of the mishpachah!