Monday, June 23, 2008


I ran across this. While I have to agree with him. It doesn't take into the account the role of anti-neurotypicalism. In all movements the reactionary equivalent of anti-neurotypicalism is essential.

It gives fuel for the fire to do something rather accept the status quo. In fact the impetus to come together under the reaction is more beneficial and likely to lead to positive action than the individual stewing striking out haphazardly.

In response to some of the comments, I did not create anti-neurotypicalism. It will be more pronounced in the future. As more and more NTs become aware of a separate group that they are vaguely aware we will see more irrational bigotry like the infamous group on Delphiforums and outright hate groups such as FAAAS. This will provoke the reaction as it is *doing right now*.

So it really doesn't behoove us to get on our high horses with expectations of universal acclaim to deride this reaction with welcomed slaps on the back to follow.

Have we forgotten William Freunde? He was on all these forums. He was banned one after the other. No one took him seriously. No one was willing to take him on his terms. The community was dismissive with horrific results. The last place to ban him was AFF. Soon then with a gun in hand he murdered and committed suicide. He needed an outlet..

The possibility exists to take that and make something positive. You do have the other extreme like that daughter of a famous movie producer who committed suicide. Their comment was - it was the end result of a brain ravaged by asperger's. This type of reaction while it would seem benign is really the worst of them all. It is the quietism of despair. a selfish act. No one is helped. No cry for the change in status quo to prevent this.


Alyric said...

"It all movemente the reactionary equivalent of anti-neurotypicalism is essential."

I would have some trouble with that conclusion and would certainly like to see some examples from other movements. On the whole it looks to me like a very old fallacy indeed - the means justify the ends, or of you will, that the creation of one kind of unreasoned bigotry will somehow miraculously transform another kind of bigotry. I can't see that ever happening but if you have other ideas, I'd like to see them.

geosaru said...

While it's common, and in some ways understandable, I think ultimately it hurts not only ourselves but the push for rights. I mean, for all those movements that have had their reactionary parts, the returned bigotry gets thrown back at the group as "see? what a bunch of hypocrites; see, we can clearly ignore them".

Anonymous said...

Nikki Bacharach for a memory refresher.

Anonymous said...

A little hack in the explanation page for FAAAS can be found at the whois lookup site here:

If you click on the aboutus explanation on whois, you'll see the hack I did at the bottom: