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Beware the “Autism Friendly City”

Sinéad Murphy

On 6th November, Dublin launched its Autism Friendly City plan in a bid to become the world’s most autism friendly capital city.

‘It’s a really exciting day,’ Dublin’s Lord Mayor said. ‘I do hope where Dublin leads, the rest of the country can follow also because it’s so, so important that we are inclusive and, at the moment, we still have a long way to go.’

Sixteen years ago, the French collective The Invisible Committee predicted that imperial expansion in the twenty-first century would rely on bringing into the fold those previously on the edges of Western societies: women, children and minorities.

‘Consumer society,’ they wrote, ‘now seeks out its best supporters from among the marginalized elements of traditional society.’

The Invisible Committee summarized this latest phase of empire as ‘YoungGirl-ism’ – the strategic championing of young people, of women and of those disadvantaged by disability, illness, or ethnicity.

Though the aim of YoungGirl-ism is to bring the general population under a new kind of control, societies’ focus on cherishing previously marginal cohorts has the look of emancipation and progress. For this reason, The Invisible Committee explained, women, children and minorities ‘find themselves raised to the rank of ideal regulators of the integration of the Imperial citizenry.’

If the theory of the YoungGirl was unsettling at the time of its publication, its prescience is now borne out, as versions of the mechanism it describes dominate the societal breakdown that is the objective of government policies worldwide.

YoungGirl-ism has too many aspects to summarize here. Let it suffice to suggest the following:

  • That the drive to nurture our children continues to license a level of surveillance of people and censorship of the materials to which they have access that ought to be anathema in any society purporting to be free, and that the messaging of the general population by government, corporations and legacy media has become so simplistic as to constitute a widespread infantilization.
  • That the rage to acknowledge and be sensitive to women’s experiences supports the ongoing emotionalizing of work and of public debate and increases institutional control over human reproduction.
  • That centralised solicitousness for those characterised as ‘vulnerable’ has excused a degree of micro-management of our lives hitherto unimaginable and is the ongoing rationale for biochemical interference with the healthy population including children and the unborn.
  • And that the promotion of all forms of sexual expression and identification has robbed us of our most fundamental designators, making us a stranger in our mother tongue which regularly denounces us as bigots.

The Invisible Committee proposed their theory of the YoungGirl as what they called ‘a vision machine.’ There is no doubt that familiarity with its structure sheds much light on what might otherwise pass as disparate and well-meaning social and political enterprises.

Not least of these enterprises is Dublin’s new initiative to become the world’s most autism friendly capital city. Its programme of ‘inclusivity’ is YoungGirl-ism by another term, rolled out by a provincial official with neither the will nor the wit to understand the havoc he wreaks, his head turned by a cheaply bought appearance of virtue.

More than this, the growing concern to be inclusive of those with autism may be YoungGirl-ism in its most intense form, the condition of autism being peculiarly fitted to the dismantling of existing ways of life and submission to newly-invented social strategies that form the basis of the expansion of a new world order.

*

My son is autistic. My remarks here are made in the context of personal experience of autism and sympathy with those whose lives have been changed by the condition.

Firstly, let it be said that autism is a misfortune, not the less so for its often unfolding gradually in a young child, its profound diminution of life’s hopes and joys manifesting over time as an irresistible fate, slowly but surely eroding the energy and engagement of those who live with it.

This requires to be said because there is a vague consensus abroad that autism is not a misfortune – that it is just a different way of seeing things and doing things, even a better and truer way.

The language of ‘neurodiversity’ is partly responsible for this misapprehension, feeding the sentiment that it is only a matter of being more open to autism, of re-educating ourselves and reorganising our society.

But the misapprehension is also bolstered by the widespread and increasing institutional practice of giving a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder to those whose connection with autism is tangential, consisting in being a little inattentive, or somewhat solitary, or otherwise troubled in some way.

We are presented with celebrities who have received a retrospective diagnosis of autism, and we conclude that it is possible in a properly inclusive milieux to live a normal life, even an abnormally successful life, with the condition.

This conclusion is pernicious for all of those who suffer from what we are reduced to describing as ‘profound autism,’ ‘severe autism,’ even ‘real autism,’ whose alarming increase ironically is hidden by the ease with which the label is wielded among the general population.

A 2019 study at the University of Montreal, which reviewed a series of meta-analyses of patterns of diagnosis of autism, concluded that in less than ten years it will be statistically impossible to identify those in the population who merit the diagnosis of autism and those who do not.

As the descriptive force of ‘autism’ is eroded and the fiction put abroad that our main task is only to be inclusive of the condition, what is more and more concealed is the outrage of the rising prevalence of real autism among our children, the steady growth in the numbers of children whose life prospects are blighted by the condition, children who have little to no hope of being ‘included’ and whose being made the excuse for strategies of ‘inclusion’ is a travesty, children like my son who will never find gainful employment, never live independently, most likely never make a friend.

Autism is not a difference. Autism is a disability. It describes – and ought to be reserved to describe – a lack of capacity for meaningful experience of the world and those in it, condemning its sufferers to a life more or less bereft of significance and sympathy.

Autism may come with corners of aptitude, which we may like to call brilliance. But the reality is that these instances of aptitude are mostly remarkable because they occur in the context of blanket inaptitude, and at any rate that we no longer live in a society in which such uneven excellence is valued or can find an outlet.

My son can quickly add together any two of the same numbers, even very large ones, though he cannot do simple addition. The talent is mysterious and striking, but it occurs in the context of a general lack of ability at maths and, even if developed, would have no use in a world where computer calculation is ubiquitous and where a base level of skills is required to access any form of employment.

And yet the myth is perpetuated, that autism is a problem primarily because we are not inclusive of it.

In March 2022, The Irish Times published an article citing a report produced by Ireland’s national autism charity AsIAm, chiding its readers because 6 in 10 Irish people were found to ‘associate autism with negative characteristics.’

Rather than take this reasonable majority of the populace seriously, the article proceeded to support the view that Ireland requires enhanced policies and programmes to educate the general population that autism is in fact something between a talent and a blessing and to increase access of those with autism to all of life’s opportunities.

The negative characteristics that 6 in 10 Irish people associated with autism included ‘difficulty making friends,’ ‘not making eye contact,’ and ‘no to little verbal communication.’ This was reported in The Irish Times article as regrettable prejudice against those with autism, even though these characteristics are classic symptoms of autism and often the reason that autistic children are given the diagnosis. The Irish Times may as well have blamed the still-thinking Irish public for associating autism with autism.

The article went on to observe that the AsIAm report found that ‘people were less likely to know about the positive characteristics of autism, such as honesty, logical thinking and detail oriented [sic]’.

To describe these characteristics of autism as positive is to actively efface the reality of autism as a disability, obscuring the profound inability to attend to and understand context that is the condition of autistics’ honesty, logical thinking and attention to detail.

My son reminds me to serve him his morning tonic if I forget to do it, though he hates to drink it. This is surely endearing, but it stems from a total inability to identify his own interests, to act in accordance with them or to be strategic in any way. What we call honesty is admirable because it occurs in the context of possible dishonesty. My son is not capable of dishonesty or honesty.

Similarly, if autistic people are logical, it is likely because they have little or no understanding of context or nuance; without the ability to interpret or exercise judgement, everything is reduced to a matter of simple deduction or induction. And if autistic people are detail oriented, it is probably because they are unable to grasp any big picture; they are attuned to minutiae because they cannot be enchanted by the world.

Living with autism has its joys; the human spirit ekes energy and interest from all kinds of calamity and takes its pleasures even if sadly. But make no mistake: autism is a blight; the rise of autism, a tragedy.

*

In March 2020, NHS GPs in Somerset, Brighton and South Wales placed blanket Do Not Resuscitate orders on several support settings for those with intellectual disabilities, including one for autistic adults of working age.

Despite acknowledged objections at the time, during the second UK shutdown similar DNR orders were placed on similar settings.
For anyone who cares for a child with autism and who faces the unhappy prospect of her child being consigned to the state once she herself is infirm or deceased, little more requires to be said about the commitment to real inclusion of those state institutions that like to bandy the term.

Meanwhile, the frenzy of so-called ‘inclusion’ continues apace, and with an entirely other rationale than that of promoting health and happiness.

Quite the opposite. So-called ‘inclusion’ of those with autism is aimed at the breakdown of what remains of our shared world all the better to reconstruct it in accordance with the pursuit of hyper-control.

Children with autism are not worlded – above all else, that is what defines their situation. For whatever reason, the world – our world – does not speak to them. They are not carried along by the projects around them; they are not captivated by the scenes before them; they are slow even to discern the outline of another living being, often colliding with people and hardly ever hearing what they say.

Autistic children do not share our world. It is not only that they do not understand it – they appear not even to notice it.

So, what happens to a city when it commits to the inclusion of those whose situation is defined by exclusion? Anyone who spends their life in efforts at such inclusion knows very well what happens.

Because our world is not salient to young people with autism, the task for those who care for them is somehow to make our world salient, so that every event is not a shock, every arrival not a setback, every departure not a reversal, every meeting not an assault.

The task is a heavy one, requiring that you ceaselessly intercede between the world and your child so as to bring the world’s most vital aspects into a stark enough relief to break through autistic indifference.

On the one hand, you are a drill sergeant, reordering the world so that some of its patterns are made stable, relentlessly establishing and maintaining routines whose finest detail cannot be allowed to alter without meltdown. A door left ajar, a word carelessly spoken, a glove dropped, a Lego brick lost: grinding trivia are assiduously marshalled under threat of the kind of prolonged and impenetrable distress as will break your heart and theirs.

On the other hand – curious combination – you are a children’s TV presenter, advertising the highly-regulated scenes and scenarios produced by the drill sergeant with the most exaggerated facial expressions, the most simple and carefully articulated phrases, with pictures and signs, with the primary-coloured repetitiveness that is your only hope of selling the hyperbolic version of the world you have constructed.

Certainly, there is some success to be had through these means, though it is slow and halting. Also certainly, the need for such unrelenting efforts would be greatly relieved if our world were a more compatible one.

Children with autism – all children, no doubt – would be infinitely better off if they were surrounded by a stable cohort of familiar people; if the projects that supported them were grass roots; if their food came from the soil and their learning from routine; and if the rise and fall of season and festival were the rhythm by which they lived. Nothing would mitigate the effects of autism better than a fulsome way of life.

As it is, our world is almost the opposite of a way of life: precariousness carries the day, virtuality abounds, the human touch is reduced and anonymous, and what we eat and learn, highly processed and abstract.

Because of this, your efforts to get the attention of your child with autism cannot be suspended for a moment without threat of regression and despair, as you strive to bring our flattened-out, screened-off world up close enough and personal enough for the dawning of significance and sympathy.

And one thing is sure: only you can do it. You, who live by your child daily, who walk beside him with an arm ready to steer, who know just the hold to use to prevent destruction while allowing a modicum of self-determination, who wait just the right amount of time to let a thought reveal itself but not so long that it is lost in the mire. You, who rub along together with your child. You, who know him by heart.

Schools cannot do it, though they spend enough time describing it and documenting it and continue to relinquish their role of teaching children to read and write in their enthusiasm for recording the inventiveness of their inclusion strategies.

And – needless to say – cities cannot do it.

What, then, of the Autism Friendly City? What can it do, if it cannot include those with autism?

If we allow our energies and understanding to be directed at finding solutions to the apparently failing strategies of our Autism Friendly City, what we will miss is how successful its strategies really are – not at including those with autism, of course, which is an impossible task for our cities, but at controlling the rest of the population.

Something that is rarely mentioned and never broadcast is that the effect of your efforts at including your child with autism is that you yourself become excluded. As you translate the most important worldly possibilities into contrived routines with accompanying signals and slogans, the hold upon you of those possibilities is loosened. All that ought to be organic is programmed; all that should be spontaneous is controlled; all that is background recedes or is brought into too-brilliant relief; nothing is taken for granted; nothing relied upon as given.

As you strain to make the world of interest to your child, the world loses its interest for you. You become, well, like someone with autism.

Relationship breakdown is rife where there is a child with autism; some studies estimate that it runs at about 80 percent. No surprise, as shared experience is eroded by the requirement to reorder the world, to stay on message, and to start from zero a thousand times a day. Autism-for-two is no kind of companionship.

But what of autism-for-all, which is the inevitable effect of the Autism Friendly City? How might that play out, and what would its uses be in bringing the population under control?

Luckily in this regard, we have living proof of what the Autism Friendly City would look like. During Covid, quite startling strategies were implemented to seize the routines of human life, to regulate them artificially and promote them with simplistic messaging.

The Covid queue is an easy example, as an implicit human arrangement was taken hold of, made painfully explicit, administered beyond endurance and promoted as for nursery children. Large, coloured dots were stuck two metres apart to pavements outside of supermarkets, sometimes with cartoon feet depicted on them. Signs were posted showing two stick-men with an arrow between them and 2M printed on top.

Gone was the human queue, the rules for its formation embedded in a shared world, relying upon and testimony to the civilized self-regulation of a reasonable people, modified in ad hoc ways by everyone who joins it to give priority to those who cannot stand easily or who appear hurried, the occasion for chat on common subjects and assistance of those with a heavy load, shuffling along effortlessly in accordance with the knowledge inscribed in our bodies’ latent awareness of the proximity of those around.

Gone was one small performance of a shared world. In its place: a hyper-regulated routine, monitored by trumped-up officials, with no requirement for the exercise of judgement and every best impulse remade as a threat to order.

The Autism Friendly City would be the Covid queue writ large – seizing upon our human rituals, dismantling their organic reciprocity, undoing their taken-for-granted equilibrium, and remaking them without the human element in primary coloured inertia and infantile slogans. The mutual experience of formation in and by a shared world, rendered null and void by an artificially constructed submission to hyperbolic routines and their garish promotion.

It is true that children with autism are not easily attuned to the human queue, lacking receptiveness to the implicit judgements that order it, being largely unaware of the presence of other people before them or behind them, and, most of all, not being prone to waiting. You must keep a firm hold of them for many years before they get a feel for the human queue. But it is good formation for them, a chance to be in sync with those about them, to share in a worldly routine, and to realise – oh so slowly – that they must stand and wait and move and wait in concert with others around.

But children with autism have no chance at all of joining the autism-friendly queue, which lacks the physical scaffolding of nearby bodies and the purposeful hum of voices. They will not appeal to the coloured dots on the pavement with their abstract depictions of feet because they will not be looking for guidance on queue formation. They will not consult the signs with the stick men because they will not be seeking assistance with queue formation.

The autism-friendly queue only works for those who already wish to form a queue – who are already part of the world but suddenly unsure about the rules that apply there. For those who are not already part of the world, nothing could be less effective than the autism-friendly queue. Nothing could be less inclusive.

The Autism Friendly City would mean little to those with autism. It would mean control to everyone else. For, the Autism Friendly City is blatant YoungGirl-ism, cynically championing the disadvantaged in order to replace the humanness of our shared world a with top-down deadness overlain with primary colours and Tannoy infantilism.

Let us not forget the dystopia of the Covid queue. The hush where there had been hum. The inert progress, nervous and accusatory.

Let us not forget that as we inched forwards like automata, self-conscious and humiliated, we gradually ceased to make eye contact with our fellows, engaged in little to no verbal interaction and found it increasingly difficult to make a friend – those very characteristics that 6 in 10 Irish people associate with autism.

Beware the Autism Friendly City, which delivers autism for all.

Sinéad Murphy is author of Effective History (2010), The Art Kettle (2012), and Zombie University (2017), and co-editor of Pandemic Response and the Cost of Lockdowns (2022).

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Grodley
Grodley
Dec 5, 2023 6:20 PM

Rather than take this reasonable majority of the populace seriously, the article proceeded to support the view that Ireland requires enhanced policies and programmes to educate the general population that autism is in fact something between a talent and a blessing and to increase access of those with autism to all of life’s opportunities.

Of course it’s easier for authorities to identify and maybe even punish people who resist these programmes than it is for them to provide genuine support for families who’re affected by autism or other disabilities. If families and wider society struggle to cope with something that’s being depicted as some kind of a blessing then the authorities can tell us the fault lies with those families and communities.

Very interesting article, thanks Sinéad.

Stella
Stella
Dec 4, 2023 7:57 AM

Thanks for this article maybe one of the most interesting I have read lately.

niko
niko
Dec 4, 2023 1:12 AM

Foucalt’s biopolitics of power sums up progress of enclosure of the commons by capital beyond earlier industrialism’s Weberian bureaucracy to postindustrial population control by technocracy. The humanitarian fronts of the scientific-technological complex annex life as something to be constantly monitored and treated, disciplined and punished, within the panopticon of the biosecurity state.  

The perversity of power, continually capitalizing on crisis as opportunity, pathologizes the general population to disguise the destructive conditions manufactured by ruling institutions for our further control under corporate state monopolized knowledge, or rather systemic misinformation, as with pharmaceutical medicine, itself a leading cause of injury and death predictably creating more if not worse disease from its allopathic toxification of terrain.  

Accordingly, rather than cleaning up living habitats suffering chemical pollution, subjects – both governable and experimental – are ‘vaccinated’ by further toxic stew and brew, only to see increases in ‘autism’, for instance, beyond conventional cancer regimes recycling cause and effect under public ‘health’ management over poisons. And if any of us suffer the psychosomatic effects of systemic abuse and trauma in ‘our’ society, mental illnesses proliferate to ensure our demise under psychiatric ‘care’.  

This and other fraudulence, like ‘climate change’, lead us into the biodigital control grids of the ultra-nanny state, where social credit scores monitor and treat, discipline and punish, a patient population. 

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Dec 3, 2023 11:03 PM

In 1988 this scene from Rain Man made sense. However, if the true rate of autism were in the 2-3% range, as it is now, the scene would not make sense – since everybody in a medical environment would be familiar with the condition (whatever label it may be assigned). This indicates that the film was commissioned to introduce “autism” to the general public – and TPTB knew what was coming!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Childhood_Vaccine_Injury_Act
The National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (NCVIA) of 1986 (42 U.S.C. §§ 300aa-1 to 300aa-34) was signed into law by United States President Ronald Reagan as part of a larger health bill on November 14, 1986. NCVIA’s purpose was to eliminate the potential financial liability of vaccine manufacturers due to vaccine injury claims[1] to ensure a stable market supply of vaccines, and to provide cost-effective arbitration for vaccine injury claims.[2] Under the NCVIA, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was created to provide a federal no-fault system for compensating vaccine-related injuries or death by establishing a claim procedure involving the United States Court of Federal Claims and special masters.[1][3]

Nurse: He’s artistic!?
Tom Cruise: No, he’s AU-tistic.
Nurse: I’m not familiar with that.
etc

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Dec 4, 2023 3:35 PM

1986: The Act – The Movie (2020) – A Film by Dr. Andrew Wakefield, MD
https://archive.org/details/1986-the-act-the-movie-2020-a-film-by-dr.-andrew-wakefield-md

1986: The Act (Official Trailer) 2020

YT Channel: 1986: The Act
Jun 30, 2020
Streaming On-Demand: July 8, 2020
Pre-Sale Tickets, Merch & Info: www. 1986TheAct .com
https://7thchakrafilms.com

Man and microbe, from Polio to COVID19… a never more relevant forensic examination of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and its consequences. What happens when an ancient wisdom – a mother’s intuition – is pitted against powerful interests in a race against time?

Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine
Dec 3, 2023 7:53 PM

I doubt that they are trying to give people autism. I suspect that all they are trying to do is make more money by selling more vaccines.

SJames
SJames
Dec 11, 2023 9:02 AM
Reply to  Thomas Paine

I tend to agree. It’s one of a myriad of harmful side effects and frankly I don’t believe “the science” is to the level required to have been able to intentionally produce ‘autism’. The problem for me is the fact that they simply don’t care that these products do cause it. Now if people’s limbs were falling off or their heads exploding – something acutely visible where causality is irrefutable – it would be different and I’m sure they would tweak the recipe until the adverse effects were more muted.

Barofsky
Barofsky
Dec 3, 2023 6:49 PM

I think it’s fairlly obvious that the disease of autism is caused by environmental pollution, probably in the womb but definitely on growing bodies/brains. Another crime on humanity.

Straight Talk
Straight Talk
Dec 3, 2023 2:48 PM

Dr. Jeffrey Bradstreet was doing breakthrough work with autistic patients, until his life was tragically cut short by a bullet. Luckily, his work lives on.

Another great doctor we have lost:

The late great Dr. Shiv Chopra on why vaccine-by-injection disrupts normal biological function:

Vaccines and the Basics of Biology 

Anyone knowing the basics of biology should know:

1. That all vaccines by their very nature are antigens and that every antigen by definition must be a foreign protein or a substance attached to one’s own or some other foreign protein;

2. That no foreign protein can be absorbed into the blood stream unless it is digested in the alimentary canal into its basic amino acids;

3. That it is these amino acids which after being absorbed into the blood stream are reconstituted into one’s own proteins and it is these proteins which distinguishes every being of existence into self and non-self.

4. That any interference or tampering with these laws of existence can bring calamity to the being in which it occurs such as by causing auto-immune conditions like autism, etc.

This is precisely what may be occurring due to vaccine injections in people. Surprisingly, I am presently the only scientist who is reminding others about this phenomenon of existence. If I am wrong, I would like to be corrected by those claiming to possess better knowledge of same.

The foreign proteins in vaccines originate from not only the infectious organisms against which one wishes to produce infection-fighting antibodies but also the artificial media in which these organisms are grown. Contained in such media may include one or more of the following materials: bovine serum, horse serum, chicken egg, monkey kidney, insect cells and even human fetal cells.

Apart from the foreign proteins, vaccines may also contain other harmful substances, including mercury, aluminum, formalin, oily adjuvants, etc., plus untold number of stray viruses with the potential to cause cancer, HIV, serum-hepatitis and so on.

Meanwhile, evidence indicates that except for smallpox, no other infectious disease, e.g.: tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid, anthrax, measles, mumps, rubella, DPT, polio, influenza and others, has been eradicated and that this continues to be so despite the decades of vaccinations against each of these diseases. Also, during the same period, the incidence of many previously uncommon diseases, such as autism, diabetes, allergies and cancer has been increasing in pandemic proportions.

I feel that it is time to demand a moratorium on, at least, the compulsory vaccinations for children, health care professionals and military personnel until such time that these issues are reviewed and discussed in an open and transparent manner with the due involvement of the public. 

~ Dr. Shiv Chopra

Marc
Marc
Dec 3, 2023 9:59 PM
Reply to  Straight Talk

Wasn’t smallpox eradicated with the introduction of clean drinking water and sanitation?

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 4, 2023 8:27 AM
Reply to  Straight Talk

Foreign proteins also get in through defective (leaky) intestines. Though “medical science” offers a plethora of diagnoses and treatments, there seems to be no interest in the causes and sources.

The content of the jabs includes plasmid DNA (30%), graphene (6 forms), heavy metals, stainless steel, “microcrystalline calcite with carbonaceous inclusions” and hydrogel. Videos and photos of the last self-assembling into various shapes at room temperature have been going around.

Infection and relapse from diseases (including quite rare ones) in the jabbed also comes from the mRNA or DNA wrecking genes that manage immunity. Other damage comes from directly wrecking nerves, organs or limbs.

Freecus
Freecus
Dec 3, 2023 2:21 PM

Excellent article. Large investors like BlackRock are creating a new global asset class generally known as “Impact Investing”.
They work along the lines of mortgage-backed securities that get packaged together and traded on Wall St, imagine being able to go “long” or being able to “short” a financial derivative that is made up of autistic children who are surveilled & tracked on digital dashboards as they interact with the “system” on prescribed “wellness” pathways.
This is all being coordinated by the UN system.

Hele
Hele
Dec 3, 2023 7:15 AM

‘Schools cannot do it, though they spend enough time describing it and documenting it and continue to relinquish their role of teaching children to read and write in their enthusiasm for recording the inventiveness of their inclusion strategies.”

This describes so many mandated policies that we the people are supposed to support.

Thank you for this brilliant piece.

NikkiBop
NikkiBop
Dec 3, 2023 6:32 AM

I am kind of surprised that there’s no mention of J.B. Handley and his book and documentary “Spellers” about autistic’s using letter boards to communicate. It was shocking to me how many with autism have minds that are actually working quite well, but it’s a motor skill issue that keeps them nonverbal.

https://youtu.be/aOk6pBnY7hQ?si=NdKHCx052yR0vIUN

Johnny
Johnny
Dec 3, 2023 3:34 AM

This piece should be mandatory reading for all the authoritarian control freaks.
Thank you Sinead.

KarenEliot
KarenEliot
Dec 6, 2023 4:02 PM
Reply to  Johnny

Seconded, from this autist. And thank you Sinead, for resisting the temptation – so far – to cudgel one of those parents who likes to pretend that autism is their child’s ‘superpower’. Or well done on hushing it up 😉 Unfortunately the expectation that the world will bow before you and adapt itself to your superpowered special-ness is no basis on which to build a satisfactory life. Unfortunately it is all too common for people to expect absolutely no friction whatsoever, no dukkha, but that isn’t how the world works and it isn’t how an autism-friendly city can work. Chaos is exhausting, and quite scary, but a few germs, some unexpected noises and constant surprises are what give life some colour and some savour. Long may it continue.

Stevens
Stevens
Dec 3, 2023 2:59 AM

Its believed that diets like the Carnivore and keto diet (low carb) can help reverse the effects of not only Autism but many other neurological and health disorders. Many of the reasons they’re trying to get good wholesome animals products and organic produce off the shelves and replaced with ze bugs and ze lab meat.

Penelope
Penelope
Dec 3, 2023 2:39 AM

According to Dr. Mercola, data from the first few months of the covid pandemic seems to confirm this link; the death rate for American children dropped during lockdowns when many parents were unable to take their children for their scheduled vaccinations. During this period, childhood deaths dropped by 30%, going from an average of seven hundred deaths per week to fewer than five hundred during the months of April and May 2020.

Earlier, In 2011, Neil Miller, PhD, and Gary Goldman, PhD, in the journal Human & Experimental Toxicology showed how infant mortality rates correlated with childhood vaccination rates, with high-uptake countries having higher child mortality.

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 3, 2023 7:20 AM
Reply to  Penelope

To see the effect of suspending institutionalised industrial medical service, you could search for the various incidents of strikes by doctors. The drop in deaths was significant in a number of countries.

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
Dec 3, 2023 12:10 AM

Its not free of charge to do something for our vulnerable minorities.
Autism needs funding, and who are going to pay for doing good for humanity and our vulnerable autism children?
If you are an evil, cynical, brutal, cold hearted white man, you will refuse to pay higher taxes.
Why? Because you will give a f… about vulnerable children and innocent people.

Penelope
Penelope
Dec 3, 2023 2:43 AM
Reply to  Erik Nielsen

Erik, autism needs a free press that will publicize what is already known about its causes.
More money spent under the present political control will result in more lies & claptrap.

Veri Tas
Veri Tas
Dec 2, 2023 11:27 PM

The tragedy is that we even need autism-friendly cities or services. Meeting children and adults on the autism spectrum is now pretty much the norm, and hardly anyone is up in arms about it, let alone asking questions.

Jin_Tonic
Jin_Tonic
Dec 2, 2023 11:09 PM

Ow dear this lot really have drunk the alt media believe any old shit coolie aid.
another red flag is the double Ireland shill in short succession.
on the other forums they point out how the likes will drum certain talking points.
autism Ireland = death
migrant Ireland – death rape murder death fear be scared ;;;;;;
translated = baddies leftie labour government in Ireland, voting season is upon us, so go and vote for Conservative and everything will be better safer securer.

according to alt media having Autism means the government and it friends is more likely to kill you. beam me up scottie..!!!
DNR only appeared during covid and Liverpool care pathway never existed or the medical instrial complex never done a thing wrong and the war machine is friendly and government and the church is there for our protection..?

Ireland is so dangerous it needs a new political government in power to make it safer.

I off to watch Nigel farage on celebrity big brother as this is the type of mentality your selling as alternative news (which it is not)

lit-nat
lit-nat
Dec 2, 2023 10:35 PM

Thank you for this thought provoking essay Ms. Murphy. I recently took a job as the everyday substitute teacher at a local elementary school serving ages 5-11. Frequently my role is to fill in for absent education aides for severely autistic kids. I enjoy working with these kids because connecting with them often involves using spontaneous creativity to play and enter their imagination worlds, whether through sounds, physical actions, small strings of words, etc. However it is disheartening to contemplate the future roles for these individuals in society, which are slime to none (unintentional pun acknowledged). The fact that classroom harmony and to a large extent the learning integrity of the whole school is seriously compromised is also troubling. One can certainly criticize the free and compulsory education offered in public schools but that is a subject for another post. My new job is an interesting vantage point to view the decline of society. May all who read this be well and happy.

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Dec 3, 2023 6:20 PM
Reply to  lit-nat

You might check this out as you are working in the belly of the beast:

“The country’s 2nd largest teachers union heavily lobbied the CDC to not reopen schools. While they framed their efforts as health and safety focused, there is more than meets the eye to the union’s push for indefinite remote learning.”

https://unlimitedhangout.com/2021/08/investigative-reports/american-federation-of-teachers-sells-out-to-rockefellers-trilateralists-and-big-tech/

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Dec 2, 2023 9:11 PM

Autism is a vaccine injury. When I was a kid only 6% of children had chronic diseases, now 60% do. This is a direct correlation to the increase in the number of vaccines kids are now compelled to take by the Vaccine-Media-goverment Industrial Complex, brainwashing parents into believing that they are protecting their children when in reality they are permanently harming their children.

mgeo
mgeo
Dec 3, 2023 7:33 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Agreed, but medical malpractice or industrial poisons may also cause the scourge of autism. Pehaps the author did not want to kick this hornets’ nest. Devaluing or normalising autism serves medical capitlism, e.g.,
-. deflecting from its recklessness in jabs
-. profits from the largely useless care for victims
-. normalising the drugging of pre-school children.

SJames
SJames
Dec 3, 2023 10:30 AM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

I never consdiered this until what I saw with my now 3.5yo son, who is seemingly a definite ‘azzy’, as the social services I am dealing with seem to so flippantly refer to a child with this disability. At least it is a term of affection I spose. My son was almost 2, and due to COVID lockdowns was behind on his immunization schedule. The one thay excludes us from sending him to daycare etc and is embedded into our government identity, health and taxation system. He was given 4 catch up injections at one time – one in each limb. For the next 5-6weeks he suffered repeated, daily meltdowns that were of no known trigger and could not be placated or even interrupted through any means. He screamed as if in agony for average 35mins, sometimes more. He screamed until his voice was gone and he would stop only from exhaustion. He was perfectly ok before this. Life since that day has never been the same, and we know deal with a child who exhibits all the things that we associate with autism, many of those mentioned in this article. I never felt comfortable with mandated injections and in fact refused my employer mandate for COVID injections and have been banished to remote work from home ever since (a blessing some might say, until you have a child with probable autism). I and all my family received all the usual, insane immunisation schedule and seemingly suffered no ill effects. But mark my words I will not be allowing anyone to inject these terrible industrial concoctions into my son again, and certainly not my 1yo daughter.
Soneone sent me this article and while the tone and prose doesnt really do it for me, the message resonates – https://newagora.ca/your-child-is-retarded-not-autistic-and-heres-why/

Best wishes to the author and to anyone trying to bring joy and stability to a child under these circumstances.

Esmeralda
Esmeralda
Dec 3, 2023 7:10 PM
Reply to  SJames

My heart absolutely breaks for you and your son. Thanks for sharing your story. What agony he went through and now you’re also going through the pain of regret and anguish. It’s such an evil system ruining so many lives in so many different ways.
There are incredible protocols out there for helping jab injured kids. Find a holistic doctor specialising in this, there are many. High dose vitamin c and zeolite also helps. Cod liver oil (rosita) and Thuja homeopathics too. All the best.

Notta Doktor
Notta Doktor
Dec 3, 2023 6:04 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

Autism is a diagnosis injury and a means of identifying and controlling or excludiing those whose behaviour and mental processes are perceived as different (undesirable) from the “normal” (desirable) obedient worker, as I believe is the premise of this excellent article. People come into the hospital where I work saying “my child is autistic” and hoping for a diagnoisis or just diagnosing it themselves. We had a young man in last year and his disfunctional support worker was mistaken for “the austistic pt in cubicle X”. The young man was fine. A colleague described herself as autistic and has seen “experts”. Sure she has some MH probs she is on top of but she can survive a busy shift and communicates well with everyone and has no probs with exams. I could go on, sorry.
Anyway….
Vaccines injuries include messed up immune systems, confusion, myocarditis and other yet discerned cardiac problems. Stroke, abdo probs, clots anywhere and everwhere. We haven’t touched the tip of the tip of the iceberg(s) with that lot.

Jos
Jos
Dec 3, 2023 9:55 PM
Reply to  Tom Larsen

And Andrew Wakefield was right: the MMR jab contained thimerosal which is an adjuvant derived from mercury (please correct me if I’m wrong but I read a lot about it back in the day). I knew several children who had severe reactions to this jab and who became non-verbal and withdrawn shortly after getting it. The reason Wakefield was so discredited is that the compensation which would have had to be paid out to the parents of affected children would have been so high, Big Pharma would have been bankrupted. The jab no longer contains thimerosal but I would still do what I did for my daughter and refuse all childhood injections. Of course that would now mean having to home school her, I believe, as schools in the UK won’t accept unvaxxed kids.

CK_
CK_
Dec 2, 2023 8:08 PM

“Autism friendly” cities wouldn’t be necessary if we simply stopped vaccination. The real reason for vaccination was revealed in the “Secret Covenant”:

When they give birth we will inject poisons into the blood of their children and convince them it’s for their help. We will start early on, when their minds are young, we will target their children with what children love most, sweet things. When their teeth decay we will fill them with metals that will kill their mind and steal their future. When their ability to learn has been affected, we will create medicine that will make them sicker and cause other diseases for which we will create yet more medicine. We will render them docile and weak before us by our power. They will grow depressed, slow and obese, and when they come to us for help, we will give them more poison.”

https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sociopolitica/esp_sociopol_illuminati_21.htm

Cloverleaf
Cloverleaf
Dec 2, 2023 11:04 PM
Reply to  CK_

Hmmm sounds like something out of the protocols.

ariel
ariel
Dec 3, 2023 5:02 PM
Reply to  Cloverleaf

It is.

George Mc
George Mc
Dec 2, 2023 7:28 PM

I have a son who is autistic and I also work with a number of autistic people in my role as a care worker. And I have noticed a couple of autistic traits that are attractive to those who are obsessed with control.

First, part of my son’s autism is that he loves to go out and buy what he has already bought. And, even in the process of buying, he has already lost interest in the specific item in front of him and is already looking forward to buying the next one which is identical. He is a consumer capitalist’s dream.

Second, one of the autistic women I work with seems to live in a world without content. This is produced by what lies at the root of autism i.e. an inability to process sensory input by filtering. So much piles into the senses that the autistic person reacts with extreme anxiety which she can only control by a severely organised routine. And she will actually say, “I am going to go to the pub at 7 O’clock and I will have fun until 7.30 when I will go home”. So “having fun” is something that must be pencilled in for a specific time and duration. This is what I mean by lack of content. Everything has been set into little boxes with labels to be read off. So with her, the strict routine is something that obviously creates opportunity for absolute control with no surprises.

Put these aspects together and you have the perfect human recepticle to receive, with no fear that there will be any surprise moves.

May Hem
May Hem
Dec 3, 2023 4:45 AM
Reply to  George Mc

This intense need for control of one’s environment sounds almost machine-like …. almost transhuman-like.

Is there a connection here?

Mark Millward
Mark Millward
Dec 3, 2023 5:05 PM
Reply to  May Hem

Definitely, a description of the ideal citizen of the smartcity metaverse.