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Friday, February 16, 2018

Our Child has Autism... The Genius Type

They will frown with a serious tone when they announce it, but underneath the Parent is bathing in the opportunity to show-off to you that their child is a genius and better than your child because they have Asbergers, they are Autistic... on the Spectrum.

Adults are children. Showing off, exagerrating, fibbing, pretending, na na na na na, the adult is just a big kid hiding their childish one-up-manship in the language of adults.

Here's a message to those parents: we philosophers and actually smart people can see right through you. You're showing off like a child, and your kid is just another wanker.

Autism and Asbergers are the terms invented by child psychologists to describe a set of behaviours displayed in some children that are consistent enough to be categorised under the list of psycho-social mental illnesses and disorders.

The behaviours of some mentailly ill children were first noticed in the 1930s by Leo Kanner, a trained cardiologist turned self-taught child psychiatrist, taking the term Autism from Eugene Blueler, who used it to describe the introspective behaviour often seen in adults with schizophrenia.

Kanner modified the term to coin Early Infantile Autism.

Kanner was prejudiced before studying scientifically the behaviours he saw. He was driven by the terrible treatment and public perception of mentally ill children. Both treatment and perception could be improved if Kanner could prove scientifically that certain children were suffering a real, discrete medical and psychological disorder.

We believe Kanner was simply studying a small band of  behaviour on the Wanker Spectrum, and had inadvertantly discovered the genesis of the adult wanker. Thanks Kanner, we always suspected that wankers were suffering a mental disorder, albeit just outside the official Autism spectrum.

Kanner unwittingly discovered and explained for us the origins of the behaviour performed by amoral, compassionless, callous, indifferent arseholes in the adult world, who dominate the range of leadership and executive roles, but are suffered by us in all walks of society.

The addition to the Autism disorder of the term Spectrum is welcome to philosophers and thinkers.

Autism advocates claim the behaviours are spread across a spectrum, from minor to severe.

This is great news, because it means that the claim is logically tied to further claim that, like the visible spectrum of light, there must be behaviours beyond the official Autistic spectrum - just as infrared and ultraviolet radiation are beyond the extremes of the visible light spectrum.

This means there must be behaviours outside the officially defined Autism disorder, and therefore indicate that less intense behaviours can be seen in the "normal" part of the spectrum of Autistic behaviour.

For example, if the Autistic behaviour is a lack of emotional response in social situations, the spectrum claim demands that people without Autism must include those next to this level of non-emotional response, in other words, people who have very little emotional response.

Further down the spectrum, there will be people with strong levels of emotional response in social situations.

The same logic can be applied to all the behaviours found on the Autism spectrum. All of these behaviours are a matter of degree, from none, to just the right amount, as accepted by society, to too much.

Yes, we're all on the spectrum!

The kind and compassionate at one end, the wankers and arseholes at the other.

Have a look at this list of behaviours. Are we talking about someone with a developmental psychological disorder, or one of those callous wankers out there we keep running into in life?

  • Poorly developed nonverbal communication skills, such as lack of eye-contact
  • Unable to understand communication via facial expressions and body language
  • Failure to establish friendships with peers
  • Lack of interest in sharing enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people
  • Lack of empathy
  • Difficulty understanding another person's feelings, such as pain or sorrow
  • Difficulty understanding their listener's perspective: failure to understand implied meanings

Aspergers Syndrome = The Genius Version of Autism

Austrian paediatrician, Dr Hans Asperger noticed in the 1940s that among the autistic children under his study, a sub-group appeared displaying all the usual signs of poorly developed social and emotional interaction, but were not retarded. 

Some even exhibited a superior intellect in some fields, particularly in mathematics.

We wish to destroy the charade performed by childish adults, whereby parents announce to us with airs and graces their child's staggering brilliance, their vastly superior intellect, their offworld imagination and insight, their connection to the mysteries of the universe, their astounding musical and artisitc skill and talent. 

They may as well add that the tears of their child could cure cancer.

We argue here the "so what" approach. Your child is not only a wanker, he's a genius. Great. That's just such great news for us all. Another smart-arse wanker walking the streets.

So, your child is brilliant. So what? How does that make you or him superior? And how does your understanding of a superior human being transfer into positive social capital for the rest of us inferior dummies?

What's the implied benefit to us all hidden behind the thinly veiled pride of your announcement to us?

If you genuinely want us to know how awesome your child is, what is your reason for us knowing?

Why should we share your happiness at this news?

Is your child ever going to cure a disease? Are they going to invent a new benefit to humanity, a new means of kidney dialysis, a new way to get drugs to target only the cells and chemistry they should? A new form of generating energy? A new understanding of life, the universe and everything?

Probably less likely than someone not Autistic.

As if the childish pretense above weren't enough, there is another aspect of the Autism trend that is tangibly detrimental to the rest of us inferiors.

They're getting a lot of stuff that we're not allowed, and we're paying for it.

Like a child, adults seize any opportunity to get something for nothing, to gain a valuable thing without having to do anything for it.

The parents of children on the spectrum can access a range of welfare and healthcare concessions and income supplements, as well as benefits in other areas of life, e.g. one-on-one teaching for their kid in the school classroom.

Autism and Asbergers are not discrete psychological disorders, they are an extreme degree of behaviours found in all human beings.

Your child does not "have" Autism. They "have" less compassion, empathy and social interaction than others.

On a Spectrum theory, our social behaviour is all just a matter of degree.

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