Get off your self-righteous high horses, guys n’ gals. YOU are missing the point. This isn’t a film called “Autism” is a film called “Bully”, right? Therefore it’s meant to portray BULLYING not AUTISM. Was Autism a factor in the events inspiring this? WHO CARES. This isn’t some goddamn documentary on YOUR FUCKING LABEL. It’s about what bullying itself does to people. If you want to get strung up because your fucking label ISN’T why they are being bullied, it makes it seem like you think that, because you’re Autistic, you’re somehow more important and your “disability” is more important. Do you realize what kind of self-centered ass that makes you? Knock it off. I’m starting to see this all too often that people with Autism, especially in the transition to adulthood, seem to tout that fucking word like it’s a fucking war cry, and they don’t even realize it. Clinging to everything with affiliation and bucking at anything even slightly misconceived as against Autism is NOT going to get you farther in life, guys. You’re setting yourselves back a bit. Stop it. You’re acting more like you’ve got some OCD or obsession about Autism than actually having Autism itself. You’re pissing all over your own points.
Fuck you. You have completely missed the point.
This kid was bullied BECAUSE of his autism. Do you not get that? Is it okay to erase Tyler Clementi’s sexual orientation, then? Is it okay to ignore the fact that he had gay slurs taped to his locker? No? Then it’s also not okay to erase Tyler Long’s autism.
I knew there was a reason I had this asshole’s user name tumblr saviored. Damn it all to hell.
*sigh* Shitstorm incoming, followers, observers, and bystanders….
Does the movie play to his sexuality? Fine, whatever. That’s something America needs to get over. Is this the right way to play it? FUCK NO. But it makes good box office revenue I bet, which is fucking DEPLORABLE.
“Freedom is an illusion only maintained so long as it remains profitable to do so.”
That’s America for you, as paraphrased from a quote by Frank Zappa. And that’s part of what allows this film; the grand glory of profit. Sexuality is having this HUGE counter-culture-esque movement right now, and that, in part, is what’s playing the sexuality in the role here. It’s profitable to play off their rallying cry. To them, and when you really look in depth into it, Autism is the new buzzword disorder, just like ADD/ADHD was for quite a while. It’s the common misdiagnosis, abused label, etc. and it’s attributed to people who ARE NOT AUTISTIC WHO BELIEVE THEY ARE. Why do I feel that’s a point that needs to be made? Because I think the “Aspie” label is complete bullshit for 50-60% of the “clinically diagnosed” people. Hear me out on this. My ex was going to be following child psychology in college. She suggested that I may be an Aspie because of my personality and behavior. My friend Kristen knocked this down due to key factors missing, such as proper “stimming” among other things. However, there’s a tendency within society to have “symptom bleed” in which we attribute things to a label or diagnosis that doesn’t actually contribute to them. It’s also what gets to this self-segregated movement that you’re taking part in. One of my close friends is pretty far down the Autism spectrum. REALLY FAR, apparently. He’s on medication that helps it, but a lot of people don’t like him for being energetic and “weird” but that’s EXACTLY why I like him. He’s not some boring fucking sloth drone. But that’s SOMEHOW part of what makes people Autistic, you see, and the whole nature of labeling Aspies is to take away from their ease of integration into society because they have a label that people don’t understand, and those with obsessive tendencies will cling to that and segregate themselves.
Oh, and YEAH, I think the “aspie” label should be dropped from the Autism spectrum. I’m one of “those people” in your eyes, but not for the reason you’re going to assume. I personally have been in counseling and therapy MY WHOLE FUCKING LIFE. I’m not autistic. AT ALL. I have *some* symptoms of it, but I don’t fit the whole. Neither do aspies, but there’s an outcry to have a label due to the American Hypochondriac Syndrome, which A LOT OF YOU are falling prey to. You have personality quirks. Big fucking deal. Get over it. Go to some counseling. Move on with life. Your social skills develop slowly? So do mine. But I’ve devoted my mind to observing people in a way that allows me to overcome that to a great degree. Autistics are more intellectual? Then use that to your fucking advantage you pansies. Quit hiding behind this arbitrary fear of your own label. I was diagnosed ONCE by someone when I was in the WORST of emotional states. They told me I had clinical depression, almost 6 years ago now. But you know what? I looked at it and had a thought. I was told what I had. That meant I knew what I had to fight. I fought hard against that depression. I *still* fight it. But it’s gotten easier from two things; determination and experience. If you’re not determined enough to try fending off the shit you deal with because of your pretentious label, you’re not going to get anywhere. When you DO have the determination to push against it? That’s how you gain the experience and knowledge to CONTINUE to fight it more effectively over time.
You are ALL a victim of your own devices. Sexuality is GENETIC and BIOLOGICAL in origin. It’s how your body and hormones function. To be bashed for that is fearmongering that religions put into place to control people based on a doctorine that’s a few centuries out of touch with life. It balks science, which, ironically, is what allows you to LIVE EVERY DAY in this “first world” society. Balk that hypocritical aspect and focus on the morals it instills. Your Autism, or claimed Autism, whichever is more accurate (a lot of doctors and medical practice just pray on your wallet, people, wake the fuck up), that shit is a mental synapse. If I gave you a concussion, you wouldn’t be acting Autistic. When you’re stoned, high, drunk, tripping balls…you don’t act autistic. A gay will STILL BE GAY under those influences. Starting to see my point? Of course not. Because I’m the opinionated ass who thinks you can do better than everyone, including yourself, seems to think. And I see everything differently. Deal with it you childish shits. Keep waiving your “Aspie” and Autism banners and walling yourself in your little group. You’re not going to help yourself that way; you’ll only stagnate. And that’s no way to live. It really isn’t. Take note from someone who already learned by making that kind of mistake.
You can all do better than this. To others and yourselves. A LOT BETTER. You’re obsessing over a point about a film that, in the grand scheme of things, would likely have been overlooked or misinterpreted had it been left in. You haven’t seen that side of it, nor will you. Your rallying cry won’t accept that viewpoint as being a great potential obstacle. Someone suggested making a movie on Autism and YOU FUCKING IGNORED IT. Why ignore that? THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT! You got so caught up in fighting a MOVIE that you ignored the ideas of others and the fact that, in reality, they’ve got to pick one angle to play or the movie will lose it’s impact on viewers. They can’t play a gay autistic angle. It won’t sell and people won’t get it. They can only play one or the other right now. And, when you look at it, the sexuality movement is fucking HUGE right now. So guess what angle is going to sell?
I’m kinda shocked you haven’t realized all of this. Taking a step back to observe and soak in details about things helps. You would do well in the future to know the lay of the land you wage war upon. You’re aiming at trenches when there are snipers on the hills and bombers above.
Actually, when I am under the influence of mind-altering drugs (which has only been a couple of times—once under anesthetic after a tonsillectomy, and the others a handful of dentist laughing gas experiences), I tend to act MORE autistic. How do you know whether or not I act autistic when things like that happen?
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