The massacre in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, has many to blame. The ignorance of many persuaded by so-called experts becomes knowledge and hence the undeniable truth to the ignorant. Worse yet, this false sense if reality’s heavily pushed especially by those in the media mostly concerned with ratings and/or sales.
Biological disorders like autism are being blamed for the shooter (said to have been trapped in Asperger’s Syndrome) and his wicked behavior and/or reality, plain evil, drugs (interaction of medicines with one another or with the chemistry of the brain), and/or form of Oedipus complex.
At the same time, intelligence’s also been demonized as the shooter’s being called a computer whiz. When did learning about computers and/or other technologies become a crime?
In any case, this reckless attitude by the media, mob mentality and general ignorance hurts the attempts to fix the health system by the Congressional Autism Hearings of 11/29/2012.
DR. COLEEN BOYLE (CDC)
“We have actually done a number of studies looking at the relationship between thimerosal vaccines and autism and other developmental disabilities…”
REP. BILL POSEY (R-FL)
“So clearly, definitely, unequivocally, you have studied vaccinated versus unvaccinated?”
DR. COLEEN BOYLE (CDC)
“We have not studied vaccinated versus unvaccinated.”
REP. BILL POSEY (R-FL)
“Never mind. Stop there. That was the meaning of my question. You wasted two minutes of my time.”
It’s also an excuse for many to ask to and/or simply outlaw the Second Amendment.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
In short, the misery of a few (parents of dead children in the massacre, those with autistic children and mentally disabled due to mercury-poisoning or other agents) will be violated and used for cheap political gain by a law-hating, hypocrite and power-hungry federal government led by the ignorant and inept. It’s a shameful disgrace.
ARI Adult Leadership Committee’s Statement on Newtown, CT
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From: “Autism Research Institute – AGI Committee” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Dec 15, 2012 9:34 PM
Subject: ARI Adult Leadership Committee’s Statement on Newtown, CT
ARI Autistic Global Initiative Committee’s Statement on the Newtown, CT Tragedy
The staff at the Autism Research Institute is deeply saddened by yesterday’s tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the hours following the attack, some in the media reported the shooter may have been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. This morning, the leadership of ARI’s Autistic Global Initiative project — a committee of adults diagnosed with autism spectrum conditions — issued the following statement:
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Newtown, Connecticut today in the wake of yesterday’s tragedy. Some public comments have drawn potentially inaccurate and stigmatizing conclusions about a link between the diagnosis and a propensity for violence and lack of empathy.
Autism is not a mental health disorder — it is a neurodevelopmental disorder. The autism community has long labored toward building understanding, awareness, and trust within communities throughout the United States and the world. As adults with autism living productive, peaceful lives, we urge the media and professionals who participate in speculative interviews about the motives of the accused shooter to refrain from misleading comments about autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. The eyes of the world are on this wrenching tragedy — with 1 in 88 now diagnosed, misinformation could easily trigger increased prejudice and misunderstanding. Let us all come together and mourn for the families and exercise the utmost care in discussions of how and why it occurred.”
Valerie Paradiz, Ph.D.
Director, Autistic Global Initiative
on behalf of the AGI Executive Leadership & the Autism Research Institute
The Autism Research Institute‘s mission is to meet the needs of the global autism community through research, networking, education, and support for families and people of all ages on the autism spectrum. Established in 1967 by psychologist and renowned father of modern autism research Dr. Bernard Rimland, ARI continues to pioneer in research, outreach, and cooperative efforts with other organizations worldwide. ARI advocates for the rights of people with ASD, and operates without funding from special-interest groups. Media Contact
reprinted by permission, thanks Denise & staff at ARI
With the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, one must wonder if the end‘s really merely five (5) days away.