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Colin Meloy Doesn’t Like it When You Criticize Neurodiversity

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The Decemberists’ frontman Colin Meloy – who has a son diagnosed with high-functioning autism – really does not like criticism of neurodiversity. He hates it so much, he blocked Autism Investigated’s autistic editor on Twitter and then bragged about it:

Meloy gained notoriety for apparently pushing Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein to play ignorant about the evidence vaccines are linked to autism, before the Green Party officially weighed in with their party line that there is no causal link between the two.

He is also an admirer of Forbes’ writer Emily Willingham, who has been caught pretending that government results implicating mercury in vaccines as causing autism do not exist. Willingham is a board member of the “National Association of Science Writers”, which is supported by Johnson & Johnson. She has also blocked the editor on Twitter.

But even more disturbing is Meloy’s adoption of neurodiversity – an insidious ideology that seeks to push a particular agenda by making already-controversial topics like vaccines even more off-limits for discussion through political correctness and professional victimhood. Neurodiversity SJWs (“social justice warriors”) are trying to mischaracterize legitimate discussion about autism’s etiology or treatment as hate speech against autistic people for not accepting them as they are.

But the fact of the matter is that autism is a real disorder that severely impacts many people, and there is plenty of evidence they are caused by vaccines in the very studies the US government fraudulently uses to say they’re safe. If Colin Meloy refuses to acknowledge any of it but is nonetheless happy with how his son is doing, then he should just be grateful for that and stay out of issues he clearly does not understand and does not want to.

Green Party: “there is no causal link between vaccines & autism.”

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After presumptive Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein tweeted “I’m not aware of evidence linking autism with vaccines,” the Green Party has officially weighed in:

Apparently prompted by The Decemberists frontman Colin Meloy as well as that defamatory, bankrupt excuse for a blog known as Gawker. But apparently, Gawker caught Stein in the act of deleting a previous tweet where she repeated the common lie that there is “no evidence” linking vaccines to autism. So the Green Party’s official Twitter account swooped in to save the day.

If anybody is still wondering whether there is any choice for vaccine skeptics this presidential election, just compare Stein’s and the Green Party’s remarks, Crooked Hillary’s remarks and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson’s to what Donald Trump said in the second Republican debate:

Autism has become an epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, 35 years ago, you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control.

I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Because you take a baby in — and I’ve seen it — and I’ve seen it, and I had my children taken care of over a long period of time, over a two or three year period of time.

Same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump — I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me.

Just the other day, two years old, two and a half years old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.

I only say it’s not — I’m in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount.

But just in — in little sections. I think — and I think you’re going to have — I think you’re going to see a big impact on autism.

Even though the pressure is much higher in a televised debate than it is on Twitter, Donald Trump didn’t backtrack or require saving by anyone in his own party.

Jill Stein? Not so much.