Look, I usually don’t care so much for any conservative crap that reaches airwaves. My word boils down to let live and let go. If anyone doesn’t get it, let them figure it out for themselves. But the one thing I can’t help but bring up is the social ignorance of Michael Savage, the conservative shock jock from California, otherwise known to me as some of those who generally top the charts for giving Republicans or people in general a bad name. Well, he’s No. 2 to Bush, but I digress.
On my MySpace, I read the news that he was the one that flat out stated that Autism is a sham. when I heard this, I wanted to scowl at the guy. After all, autism isn’t a disease, and he also presented himself as the type of person who would force his child to act like everybody else, and assume nothing is really gonig wrong.
I sent this to everyone else, after knowing that I have Asperger’s Syndrome, a learning and social disability. And if I was the type of child who faced Michael’s iron fist as a child, I’d be more screwed up, fearful and autonomous than I am now. I’d probably be called “an idiot”, “a type of kid who corrupts humanity and society” and whatever mess he probably let out on the radio. Autism shows creativity, a new way of looking at life. Sometimes kids line up their toys or let their brightest imaginations come to life. This doesn’t really line up with the usual thoughts of a snide Republican like Savage. And what I learned from my own childhood is that you don’t ever force a lifestyle or a thought on a child, because that is when they start to rebel, as well as blame you for their social inability.
To this day, he still doesn’t take the words back. So people with Autism, family members of those with Autism or parents of children who have Autism, if Michael were to read this, what would you have to say? If he can take his freedom of speech way too far without even looking it up, what’s stopping us from doing it, too?