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DentArthurDent
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04 Jan 2010, 7:58 pm

I find this 'NT's are so .......' bloody tiresome. The OP talks ''NT folk that hurl insults at aspie folk'' what a croc of s**t, ok I have come across a couple of nutjobs who think all aspergers males are potential rapists (dues apparently to our lack of empathy :roll:) Other than that I have not come across any mainstream insult hurling, I would say there is a general lack of understanding of ASD, which I might add is not helped by the ridiculous rantings of 'aspie elitists'.

Aspiewordsmith talks about "aspiephobia'' I too grew up in the 70's and 80's and like aspiewordsmith had a particularly miserable time. Unlike the inventor of this term I do not blame discrimination against my condition , rather, I blame a lack of social understanding on my part, coupled with virtually no knowledge of ASD within the general population and bugger all in professional medical circles either (my mother, realising something was not quite right me took me to see a number of shrinks and drs, had various blood tests done and I got no diagnosis. so for all practical purposes I was labeled as a kid who was a pain in the ass.) It is only recently that aspergers has become so recognised.

Not recognising apsergers is NOT the same as being fearful of it, grow up!

I do get insulted when WP members generalise about people with a neurotypical personality. The friends I have are all neurotypical, and do not fit into the pathetic descriptive rantings of some on this site.

Aspergers is NOT something to aspire to, it is something to come to terms with, something to inform others about so they might make allowances for us. It does not give a person high intelligence, you would have the same IQ whether or not you had aspergers, and it is NOT up to the general population to learn and understand us, if we want to be understood it is up to us to inform others. Behaving like a bunch of spoilt, wingeing, brats, will not exactly engender empathy in the general population.


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05 Jan 2010, 1:01 am

I think it is human nature for the oppressed to become the oppressors once given the opportunity.This goes way back in human history.I can give many examples but can only give a few since if I gave them all, it would take a whole book on the subject.Such examples would include the French Revolution where nobles, clergy, and royalty were arrested and executed, followed by the Jacobins taking power, the the Girondins, who once oppressed by the Jacobins, began banning then arresting and executing all Jacobins.

It is human nature for one to go after those who oppressed them by oppressing the oppressors.


This being said, albeit that I find it wrong, it is the way humans react when they find themselves mistreated.They go after those who mistreated them, and sometimes that results in innoccent members of that group sufferring the brunt of the retribution as a result of what others in that group had done.


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05 Jan 2010, 3:06 am

Tory_canuck wrote:
I think it is human nature for the oppressed to become the oppressors once given the opportunity.This goes way back in human history.I can give many examples but can only give a few since if I gave them all, it would take a whole book on the subject.Such examples would include the French Revolution where nobles, clergy, and royalty were arrested and executed, followed by the Jacobins taking power, the the Girondins, who once oppressed by the Jacobins, began banning then arresting and executing all Jacobins.


I think this is just a wee tad over stating the 'oppression' faced by those on the ASD. If we want the rest of society to learn about our difficulties caliming to be 'oppressed' is hardly the way to go. Explaining our situation and how it can be misinterpreted by others would be a good start. Even then, to be able to spot someone having social difficulties which arecaused by aspergers, is asking a heck of a lot. Especially considering the difficulties we ourselves get into on this site with regard to misinterpretation, how the heck do you expect those without an ASD to cope.


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