Post-Strange-States Election Day

There was some state level elections yesterday in states who think they can be like cities and run local elections on odd ears. Regardless I know what’s going on, and I carry on. It reminds me of 2010 when the Tea Party made their first rounds in politics. As I recall those days, anyone who felt they could get involved, even if they weren’t even qualified to be in office, could get elected. Thank you Ted Cruz and other airheads who from that era started to not make “a revolution” but a serious regression of trivializing politics to become a high school clique network.

That is the lone reason why I do not give The Tea Party any respect, not because they are “racists”, because they got elected on single-policies, with empty results. 

While at the same time the start of 2021, CRT may meant Cathode Ray Tube, though by September, it had a second meaning, Critical Race Theory. I am not going to go into specifics if CRT is good or bad, I think certain ideals should be taken several looks before reacting. The Karens (or should I say “Mama Bears”), and I am quoting ones who appeared on FNC! Loudion County is yet the epicenter of outrage from these mama and papa bears who are overprotecting their kid’s intelligence based on heresy and fear.  Yes, I’ve heard some of the books the mama bears want to ban, but I do not know the context, yes it’s provocative, but is it intended to be bad for the kids, or dare I say a teachable lesson with perverted acts that some see as such? 

It’s not a discussion, it’s just these Gen-Xers whining like children and wanting to get their way. They are “too busy” to take time out of their busy lives to go to their PTA (or in some places PTO) and get involved in that proper channel, they are abusing the channels to bitch about their narrowed-view.

Hey why don’t these parents take the time to meet their teacher than the board of directors of the school system? Isn’t this said generation to follow “chain of command”?

I cannot stress further that I am really disgusted on how public discourse and dialogue has gone so deep and shallow. This was what I feared if The Tea Party was going to rise, full frontal assault to local democracy. As many of you know Donald Trump did hostile takeover of The Tea Party, and dropped the “e” and “a” in “Tea” and made it indirectly the “T” Party, “T” for “Trump”. But Trump, the Donald, is on the level of the Tea Party, of if Joe the Truck Driver can run government the way he runs is one man band trucking company, then it’s that simple huh?

So why in the last decade The Tea Party members picking fights if they think it’s so easy? Apparently it’s not that easy and they aren’t doing the right thing by stepping down and letting someone else that can do the job. So much for being a libertarian!

The Driving Off the Cliff Metaphor

If there isn’t another way to describe my emotions over the last month, the last year to see what’s ahead for the next year, put it this way.

Imagine you’re driving a “Crappy American car” as I liked to describe the Big 3 autos; and that Crappy American car just like any other that will sputter unexpectedly. The car looses control. You try everything to avert a major disaster.

You’re up against a cliff and the road. But lets say there is a Big Scary Truck that is carrying hazardous materials. What do you do? Do you plow into the BST or go off the cliff and risk your life?

If you were a sane person, you’d drive off the cliff, to prevent a major disaster going into the BST.

“The system” in my state, the “supports” (the lack thereof) and the out of control government both on the state and Federal level is this Crappy American car. All the things I’ve previously discussed since inception in October is what this car is made out of.

You have no choice to avoid disaster, you’re going to wreck no matter what. Your peddles are failing, the steering wheel is about seconds to lock up.

And this is where I am right now. I can’t seem to try to navigate this broken car that I am riding at a “high rate of speed.” I have no driving force. I’m a passenger in the driver’s seat. There is no 9-1-1/Tier 2/3 helpline  for hopeless autistics. I have to navigate this myself.

And sadly the only option is to drive off the cliff. Will I survive? Who knows. At this point what worse can happen? Or is the worst yet to come?

I can’t answer that question. Because I am at a loss for answers. Just asking unanswered questions.

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Autism – The Cause “No different, No Less”

Never in the history of mankind with the advances of medicine and technology and information delivery, could the autism spectrum disorder could’ve been the progressive cause that any civil rights before or after could look up to.

In fact the autism spectrum disorder is “no different, no less” than any other cause before. In other civil rights like Down’s or gay rights or freedom for African Americans, the disorder was on the rise with advancements of technology. Information delivery was not just radio, TV, print or even cable, online services or the Internet, Facebook and the web to follow; the most disturbing thing was the lack of addressing the disorder at all. And when the the media did give autism a media play; the focused  on the narrative on the MMR vaccinations causing autism.

As this media scare tactic occurred, it wasn’t till a few years ago some hippies in hippy neighborhoods decided to not vaccinate kids and the debate has even continued into the race for the 2016 Presidential Primaries. Of course let’s not let the facts get away of a good lie. And let’s not accept the fact that measles in the US is on the rise. And lets not diss the graduates of University of Google, such as Jenny McCarthy who has claimed changing the diets has helped her kid be “cured” from autism.

As painful as autism can be for some families, I’d take the autism over the really sobering measles any day. And to be positive, the “D” in ASD does not stand for Disease unlike what David Wade at WBZ-TV wants you to believe, who allowed such reckless copy to exist online. (More on the mainstream media’s association with Autism Speaks will follow.)

There was so much opportunities missed in the early days of the rise of autism (some children were diagnosed as early as the late 1970s to mid 80s before the massive rise in the late 80s.) The leadership (the lack thereof) just decided to make it a very political one, instead of trying to work for the common good for the individuals, whether or not they can speak or wear diapers or not. If there was a strong leader or organization that knew all the various ranges of ASD, they could’ve made an honest narrative, showing the struggles for one family, and other struggles for other individuals.

At this rate, the 10 year delay has already caused damage. By being behind the eight ball, people in the first generation, the ones who were getting the “bad news” and if they were so lucky to find content on America Online by paying by the hour on a 36bit telephone connection on the subject are the ones that are hurting today. I grew up in a town where they were so snooty, they tried to not expose the special ed community to the general public. The local library had little to no content on the disorder, despite so many people with special education when I moved in 2010. Imagine being “in the dark” being raised by a low middle class family with a single parent, when the media wouldn’t cover this subject at all. Now there are children today that will be “taken care” of similarly to a “hack hire” in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or Cook County, Ill. They’ll be taken care of before they turn 21 and the wheels won’t fall off like a Detroit made car unlike their previous generation, born about 8 to 10 years prior to.

(Can’t you not tell my jealousy? )

Sadly the organization leaders at A$, the National Autism Association and sadly the higher functioning people at the Autism Self Advocacy Network has been fighting tooth to the nail for wanting the attention and control of the narrative. All 3 of them make a single autistic not affiliated with any of those groups appear to be the “grown up” after observing the “barnyard politics” that has made the autism cause, regress not progress.