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WILLIAM SHATNER PLUGS AI, RIPS “SELF-ADVOCATES”

William Shatner

William Shatner – the man, the legend himself – plugged Autism Investigated’s piece on Twitter that caught Forbes’ contributing Emily Willingham denying the existence of government research implicating mercury in vaccines as a cause of autism. He also slammed the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and its opportunistic founder Ari Ne’eman for attacking other charities and then currying sympathy by playing victim.

It started with yet another hit piece by neurodiversity blogger Emily Willingham in Forbes Magazine, this time against President Trump for his acknowledgement of Autism Awareness Month and views of autism being caused by vaccines. William Shatner was not impressed:

What followed was a slew of vitriol directed at him by the online proponents of neurodiversity – the cancerous, social justice movement that preaches autism “acceptance” – egged on by Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) founder Ari Ne’eeman. Unfortunately for Ne’eman and friends, Shatner didn’t take their attacks lying down. In particular, Shatner slammed Ne’eman’s group and movement for its tendency to play victim:

For the past decade, Ari Ne’eman and his group have received mostly positive media attention but little public scrutiny. No mainstream journalist or big name celebrity has taken on their movement directly. Without question, they were in for one hell of a surprise when William Shatner stepped up.

But even better: Shatner tweeted a link to Autism Investigated’s 2014 post which exposed Forbes journalist Emily Willingham’s omission of the existence of Centers for Disease Control data implicating mercury in vaccines as a cause of autism:

And for his tweets of truth, Shatner received a couple of warm and well-deserved thanks:

H/t: Jonathan Mitchell

Short Bus Stops at Sesame Street

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Julia, Muppet with autism

And drops off an autistic Muppet.

The much-anticipated Muppet with autism named “Julia” will make her debut on the famed children’s show next week. Neurodiversity activists hailed Julia’s creation as a major step towards “acceptance” in popular culture. Not everyone was pleased, however.

Many parents of children with autism lambasted the program for what they saw as a normalization of the fastest-growing childhood neurological disorder in the United States. They argue that they would consider their children recovered from their condition if they ever reached the functional abilities of Sesame Street’s new ginger sped.

The bizarre media portrayal of autism as some kind of positive virtue is also happening on the other side of the pond where the BBC is doing a documentary film arguing that autism is an “ASSET” in the workplace. It’s not going well.

Meanwhile, there is emerging knowledge that higher-functioning autism comes with even bigger hurdles than previously realized. People with autism suffer a disproportionately higher rate of gender dysphoria, girls with autism have a disproportionately higher rate of homosexuality and men with autism have a disproportionately higher rate of trouble finding girlfriends.

Taking all the aforementioned issues of the spectrum into account, shows like the BBC documentary and Sesame Street appear more likely to give their viewers a confused look at the disorder rather than an informed one. Meanwhile, higher functioning people with autism are given the contradictory messages of fitting in and embracing their off-putting social woes. But the worst consequence is leaving the most severely disabled out of the picture entirely while the cause of their horrible disabilities remain covered up by the deep state, the mainstream press and the doctors who are now being cranked out of medical school dumber than they were when they entered.

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