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  1. #51

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Marshall View Post
    Yesss another abnormal person saying NORMAL PEOPLE DO NOT EXIST! If people stopped wanting to be "normal" and thinking they're at fault for not being "normal", they would be much happier.

    And ftr, I don't think Oberon is autistic lmao. If he is, then so am I, and so are a lot of people (I could be wrong of course, but you seem to be pushing it :P). Not being "normal" doesn't mean you have to put a specific "abnormality status" sticker on your forehead.
    i think most people are - it's a spectrum so mild is included. I think your definition of "autistic" might be a bit different from what I said "on the autism spectrum" - which was not meant to be an insult or dig
    Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Jar Jar the wise?

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  3. #53

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by aamirus View Post
    i think most people are - it's a spectrum so mild is included. I think your definition of "autistic" might be a bit different from what I said "on the autism spectrum" - which was not meant to be an insult or dig
    I guess from that perspective it makes sense, but forgive me if I think the definition of disorder becomes kind of meaningless if everyone is disordered to a lesser or greater degree
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    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
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  4. #54

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Marshall View Post
    In case it's not apparent enough since it got buried, I'm gonna post my edit here lol:

    Trying to put a sticker is trying to normalize abnormality. Can't functional human beings just be human beings lol? I'm speaking in general here, not just in this context. Issues like children being fed random pills they often don't need (like Ritalin) because they aren't robots would be avoided if this mentality was to disappear.
    +1000000
    I didn't realise that was what you meant. I agree with that line of thought completely. There's far too many psychologists nowadays prescribing medicine for things that aren't disorders (like, arguably, attention disorders)
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
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    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
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    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
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  5. #55

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade View Post
    What are you trying to say?
    I think he meant to say that there's some people in this thread, not including Martin, that fall under the "neurodivergent" category.
    Though I'm not sure about the implied amount - wether it's plural or singular - due to both forms being present in his sentence.
    Last edited by OzyWho; April 29th, 2021 at 11:55 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    from time to time, I act very much like a normal person.

  6. #56

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    +1000000
    I didn't realise that was what you meant. I agree with that line of thought completely. There's far too many psychologists nowadays prescribing medicine for things that aren't disorders (like, arguably, attention disorders)
    but if we expand your line of thought, then perhaps nobody is "disordered" and everybody is normal.

    Unless you just want to draw an arbitrary line in the sand for who is and isn't "disordered".

    And any arbitrary line u can fantasize about is going to be clearly less logical than viewing it as a spectrum.\


    What if I am just below this magic line but need help and don't get it since i am viewed as "normal"?

    What if 'I' self-admittedly exhibit neurodivergent behavior but 'I' feel that 'I' function fine and belong in the 'normal' group but this arbitrary line marks me as *GASP* "autistic". Wouldn't 'I' be upset?
    Last edited by aamirus; April 29th, 2021 at 11:58 AM.
    Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Jar Jar the wise?

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  9. #59

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by aamirus View Post
    but if we expand your line of thought, then perhaps nobody is "disordered" and everybody is normal.

    Unless you just want to draw an arbitrary line in the sand for who is and isn't "disordered".

    And any arbitrary line u can fantasize about is going to be clearly less logical than viewing it as a spectrum.\


    What if I am just below this magic line but need help and don't get it since i am viewed as "normal"?

    What if 'I' self-admittedly exhibit neurodivergent behavior but 'I' feel that 'I' function fine and belong in the 'normal' group but this arbitrary line marks me as *GASP* "autistic". Wouldn't 'I' be upset?
    Fair, but can't this line be something like 'who should go to a psychiatrist because they can't deal with their problems on their own?'
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
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    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
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    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
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  11. #61

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by aamirus View Post
    who decides whether i can deal with my problems on my own?
    I guess a psychiatrist. They're the only ones with the know-how.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
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    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
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    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
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    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

  12. #62

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    I guess a psychiatrist. They're the only ones with the know-how.
    so now all people are required to see a psychiatrist? How frequently? For many the problems don't emerge until later in life.

    And who tells the psychiatrist where the line is?
    Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Jar Jar the wise?

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  14. #64

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by aamirus View Post
    but if we expand your line of thought, then perhaps nobody is "disordered" and everybody is normal.

    Unless you just want to draw an arbitrary line in the sand for who is and isn't "disordered".

    And any arbitrary line u can fantasize about is going to be clearly less logical than viewing it as a spectrum.\


    What if I am just below this magic line but need help and don't get it since i am viewed as "normal"?

    What if 'I' self-admittedly exhibit neurodivergent behavior but 'I' feel that 'I' function fine and belong in the 'normal' group but this arbitrary line marks me as *GASP* "autistic". Wouldn't 'I' be upset?
    Autism isn't an arbitrary line. It's usually pretty easy to tell if someone is autistic.

    It's dangerous to pretend that autism is just a category created by some arbitrary line drawn in the sand. If we truly believed that before autism became an official disorder, how would autistic people receive treatment today?

  15. #65

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by theoneceko View Post
    It's usually pretty easy to tell if someone is autistic.
    Source?


    I did not say to "pretend that autism is just a category created by some arbitrary line drawn in the sand". In fact I did the opposite and mocked this approach, as the alternative view of autism as a spectrum is commonly accepted nowadays by anybody arguing in good faith.


    However, you may not realize this, but your notion of "it's usually pretty easy to tell if someone is autistic"
    uses some kind of arbitrary line. A possibly offensive, inaccurate, and just dumb line.

    How in your model do you identify those with autism?
    Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Jar Jar the wise?

  16. #66

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by aamirus View Post
    Source?


    I did not say to "pretend that autism is just a category created by some arbitrary line drawn in the sand". In fact I did the opposite and mocked this approach, as the alternative view of autism as a spectrum is commonly accepted nowadays by anybody arguing in good faith.


    However, you may not realize this, but your notion of "it's usually pretty easy to tell if someone is autistic"
    uses some kind of arbitrary line. A possibly offensive, inaccurate, and just dumb line.

    How in your model do you identify those with autism?
    You're going to extremes by saying that "perhaps nobody is 'disordered' and everybody is normal." If we believed that, how would we treat people who are clearly autistic? If someone is showing obvious symptoms of autism, then you should treat them. I don't care if that's offensive.
    Last edited by theoneceko; April 29th, 2021 at 09:34 PM.

  17. #67

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by theoneceko View Post
    You're going to extremes by saying that "perhaps nobody is 'disordered' and everybody is normal." If we believed that, how would we treat people who are clearly autistic? If someone is showing obvious symptoms of autism, then you should treat them. How is that offensive?
    i didn't claim that, i just noted it as a result of the trickle down logic being used by oberon
    Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Jar Jar the wise?

  18. #68

    Re: The future "racism"

    I should've seen the original post you replied to for context, but I just wanted to bash someone ^-^. Even though I argued against something you said specifically, in the end I was arguing against the broader idea behind Mag's point that "attention disorders aren't a disorder."

    What is that broader idea? I forgot.

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  20. #70

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by aamirus View Post
    Source?


    I did not say to "pretend that autism is just a category created by some arbitrary line drawn in the sand". In fact I did the opposite and mocked this approach, as the alternative view of autism as a spectrum is commonly accepted nowadays by anybody arguing in good faith.


    However, you may not realize this, but your notion of "it's usually pretty easy to tell if someone is autistic"
    uses some kind of arbitrary line. A possibly offensive, inaccurate, and just dumb line.

    How in your model do you identify those with autism?
    I disagree. Autism is a functional category, because psychiatry is sort of an applied science - it's designed to help people, not to analyse the world 'as it is'. Just like medicine. We label things as "disorders" if they're useful to be thought of as such for treatment. People go to a psychiatrist because they think they may have a problem - or, as is oft the case, because their parents think they might (for children). Being labeled autistic is no insult, but designed in such a way that a person with special characteristics that impact oneself negatively can be treated in an adequate manner.

    It's true that deciding whether someone has a disorder or not is subjective, but hey medicine is like that too. Go to five different specialists and you'll be met with 5 different diagnoses. The line is indeed somewhat arbitrary, but it's not based solely on the psychiatrist's whims. There's diagnostic criteria for autism and tests that were arrived at through research, in some cases, probably statistically. I'm unsure whether this is the case for autism itself, but it probably is for the vast majority of 'real' disorders out there.

    I leave you on a beautiful note: "autism causes vaccines"
    Last edited by Oberon; April 30th, 2021 at 01:03 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
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  21. #71

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Marshall View Post
    Yeah, and it's still retarded and only held by a small minority XD. There also are people saying the Earth is flat nowadays, but they're dumb and a minority too.
    Never disagreed on this btw
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
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    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted View Post
    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
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    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

  22. #72

    Re: The future "racism"

    Autistic people should absolutely not be categorized together. Sure as an all-encompassing label, but it's such a vast and nuanced neurological condition it's just downright retarded. The only way "Autism is a functional category" has any real world use is as a general descriptor of someone on the spectrum, that's it.

  23. #73

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    the effects shouldn't change from time to time - they should be permanent, with perhaps minor variation.
    Everyone has their own trigger points, hypothetically speaking if you are on the spectrum you simply may not realize yours which makes it seem inconsistent.

    Example: Coworkers friends kid is on the spectrum. Speaks very erratically (fast, ever changing the topic, etc) yet sometimes he just completely shuts down and goes silent. Seeing this happen without knowledge of his trigger would make this sudden change seem inconsistent, however this kids trigger was the amount of people around him. If there was 7 or so or more people in the room he would shut down completely.

  24. #74

    Re: The future "racism"

    Yeah, but you should still see other behaviours. It's not like autism is just about problems with social interaction. Besides, people with autism betray a lack of understanding of social mores. It's one thing to not understand them and another to be afraid of them.
    Last edited by Oberon; April 30th, 2021 at 03:41 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkstorteddd02 View Post
    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted View Post
    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoatseOntheCupboard View Post
    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

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  26. #76

    Re: The future "racism"

    Autism is inborn, and doesn't change. Trigger points or not, it's not like an autistic person is gonna be autistic only half the time. If they are then they're not autistic.
    Autism causes a fundamental lack of understanding of social interaction. It's not like you can understand it from time to time. You either do or don't.

    Your coworker's friend probably displayed signs of autism constantly, not just when he had meltdowns. That's just when they became especially visible.
    Last edited by Oberon; April 30th, 2021 at 03:49 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkstorteddd02 View Post
    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted View Post
    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoatseOntheCupboard View Post
    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

  27. #77

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    Autism is inborn, and doesn't change. Trigger points or not, it's not like an autistic person is gonna be autistic only half the time. If they are then they're not autistic.
    Autism causes a fundamental lack of understanding of social interaction. It's not like you can understand it from time to time. You either do or don't.

    Your coworker's friend probably displayed signs of autism constantly, not just when he had meltdowns. That's just when they became especially visible.
    I'll be real this just makes me think you have no idea what you are talking about and just pulling this out of your ass on the fly, let alone understand what a person with autism is like. My lived experience with a brother who is autistic, as well as a close family friend with an autistic child contradicts this entire post. This notion of someone being autistic means that they have X symptoms across the board consistently is just plain wrong. Autism is not that rigid.

  28. #78

    Re: The future "racism"

    Have you ever met an autistic person that understood social interaction?
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkstorteddd02 View Post
    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted View Post
    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoatseOntheCupboard View Post
    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

  29. #79

    Re: The future "racism"

    And the point of my example was the kid had something trigger him. Your post where you said your inability to read social queues comes and goes implies this is inconsistent behavior. What I am putting forward is perhaps, hypothetically speaking if you are autistic, you also have your own trigger you do not realize which makes your inability to read social queues seem like it "comes an goes" or in other words seem inconsistent. This is why I said my previous post, because this is literally an example of my brother. His symptoms come and go, and its a constant battle to identify what triggers him and how to resolve/deal with it.

    Autistic people can in fact be incredibly normal for a good portion of time.

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  31. #81

    Re: The future "racism"

    @rumox
    Could you provide a source that supports for your claims?
    I googled autism triggers, but I only found things that can trigger someone autistic to become agressive or anxious.
    Last edited by OzyWho; April 30th, 2021 at 04:42 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    from time to time, I act very much like a normal person.

  32. #82

    Re: The future "racism"

    https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/hcp-dsm.html
    Deficits in social interaction is literally one of the diagnostic criteria of autism spectrum disorder. So yes, ALL autistic people have problems with social interaction, by definition.
    This isn't just a symptom that some people have - everyone with autism does.
    Therefore, if the problem is with understanding, you cannot expect understanding to come and depart occasionally; it either is, or isn't. Even the article says that the behaviours have to be persistent.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkstorteddd02 View Post
    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted View Post
    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoatseOntheCupboard View Post
    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

  33. #83

    Re: The future "racism"

    My claim that autistic people can be triggered to 'lash out'? My brother. You could be having a normal conversation with him, but if you slip in the word 'ants' he would freak the fuck out quite unreasonably. Interestingly enough this longer triggers him, he doesn't even bat an eye to it anymore. Another example is the one I said before. A kid would be talking (not normally, but that's irrelevant), however if there were too many people around him he wouldn't say a single word, ever.

    I'm not saying a normal person can be triggered to be autistic if that's what you think I am putting forward?

  34. #84

    Re: The future "racism"

    Have you asked him why he hates that word so much? Does he hate ants?
    Last edited by Oberon; April 30th, 2021 at 05:15 AM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
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    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted View Post
    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoatseOntheCupboard View Post
    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

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  36. #86

    Re: The future "racism"

    Well, autistic people have a brain, so even if they can't understand situations immediately, they can learn to analyse them intellectually and be rid of most of their difficulties. This I can believe, but isn't necessarily the way 'normal' people work.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkstorteddd02 View Post
    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted View Post
    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoatseOntheCupboard View Post
    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

  37. #87

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by rumox View Post
    The way you asked that question implied to me you think people with autism can't (internally and externally) navigate a social interaction normally, ever. This is simply not true, I say this because it seems like you do actually believe this.
    You yourself made it sound like autism is non-existent in certain situations for autistic people.

    You're talking different things tbh.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    from time to time, I act very much like a normal person.

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  39. #89

    Re: The future "racism"

    Returning to the original topic. I think it will be handed much better than sexism and racism for a few reasons.

    Firstly, it's not always visible. So there isn't that easy method of splitting into groups from just simply observing.

    Secondly, its something we have only recently realised and classified that it exists, which has also fitted within the anti-disability discrimination. So the fact that we are sorta already fighting against the discrimination, paired with we have created it (in a sense of being able to diagnose it) which enables how people can view it

    One of the Major changes we need to make. Is to teach kids more real life knowledge and skills.

    My education had 0 teaching of disabilities, personal finance, government and council explanations and basically just sociology

    Yet we forced people to learn a language (which is now near obsolete due to translocation technology)
    Religion (A somewhat dying ideal which is all down to interpretation)
    History (on topics that teach very little value and is completely biased towards w/e nation is teaching it)

    Sorta gone off topic a bit there ^^
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  40. #90

    Re: The future "racism"

    I think ceko isn't wrong. The difference between normal people and autistic people is so great that it's not really correct to view autism as a spectrum.
    I just read what an autistic meltdown is, and it looks something akin to having a major temper tantrum whose effects are drawn out over a significantly longer period compared to normal tantrums regular people have. I can't possibly see how you could have anything 'in-between' those two.
    Besides - I think it's incorrect to view it as being merely a functional diagnosis. There seem to be significant neurological differences associated with autism, and as such is not merely a diagnosis of convenience - it's representative of something real that exists.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkstorteddd02 View Post
    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted View Post
    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoatseOntheCupboard View Post
    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

  41. #91

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperJack View Post
    Returning to the original topic. I think it will be handed much better than sexism and racism for a few reasons.

    Firstly, it's not always visible. So there isn't that easy method of splitting into groups from just simply observing.

    Secondly, its something we have only recently realised and classified that it exists, which has also fitted within the anti-disability discrimination. So the fact that we are sorta already fighting against the discrimination, paired with we have created it (in a sense of being able to diagnose it) which enables how people can view it

    One of the Major changes we need to make. Is to teach kids more real life knowledge and skills.

    My education had 0 teaching of disabilities, personal finance, government and council explanations and basically just sociology

    Yet we forced people to learn a language (which is now near obsolete due to translocation technology)
    Religion (A somewhat dying ideal which is all down to interpretation)
    History (on topics that teach very little value and is completely biased towards w/e nation is teaching it)

    Sorta gone off topic a bit there ^^
    Yeah, those sound pretty useful to know. For instance, I don't actually know how to do my taxes yet. I'm fortunate I haven't to declare them yet xD
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkstorteddd02 View Post
    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
    Quote Originally Posted by Distorted View Post
    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
    Quote Originally Posted by GoatseOntheCupboard View Post
    NOT TOWN = NOT INNOCENT

  42. #92

    Re: The future "racism"

    I've known maybe 5 or 6 people with autism over my life, as friends. One was like a stereotypical sheldon cooper, a couple were ridiculously weird, a couple were just nervous with a few weird social ticks, and the last who I know quite well was all over the place in school but with age has gotten much better at social interaction, to the point where you wouldn't have guessed he was autistic, unless maybe you got to know him for a while. From an anecdotal perspective, it doesn't just seem like a spectrum - it looks like it actually manifests in different ways from person to person. I can't possibly imagine how you would define such a thing as a binary, because trying to imagine some definitive link between those people beyond being "kinda awkward" is very difficult. And a lot of "kinda awkward" people aren't autistic at all.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkstorteddd02 View Post
    naz, he's claiming to have been at your house last night and infected you. I know u were drunk but PLEASE try as hard as you can to remember... That burning you felt the next morning when you went pee was from me, not him.

  43. #93

    Re: The future "racism"

    Like, okay that friend I mentioned clearly did have the "autistic tantrums" where he'd just go utterly apeshit over something absurd and unreasonable, but it wasn't like that was who he was, 24/7. Get me? XD. And as he aged he got a lot better at controlling it. He was the only one I knew to have "tantrums", but perhaps they're more common than I know, or I didn't know some of the others well enough to see that happen.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blinkstorteddd02 View Post
    naz, he's claiming to have been at your house last night and infected you. I know u were drunk but PLEASE try as hard as you can to remember... That burning you felt the next morning when you went pee was from me, not him.

  44. #94

    Re: The future "racism"

    I know a guy who (probably) had autism. He had some weird, extremely specific interests - he had an obsession with railways (specifically Swiss and Austrian ones) and mountains and I think he knew almost everyone of them. He was also obsessed with Ítzi the Iceman (some mummy located in the Alps) and said he would want to sleep next to it. You can't make this shit up. He was hella weird, but a kinda cool guy. He got bullied a lot by morons though.

    I remember I used to play Hangman with him in grammar school and the motherfucker would give me random railways or peaks in the Alps.
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    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
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  45. #95

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by aamirus View Post
    but if we expand your line of thought, then perhaps nobody is "disordered" and everybody is normal.

    Unless you just want to draw an arbitrary line in the sand for who is and isn't "disordered".

    And any arbitrary line u can fantasize about is going to be clearly less logical than viewing it as a spectrum.\


    What if I am just below this magic line but need help and don't get it since i am viewed as "normal"?

    What if 'I' self-admittedly exhibit neurodivergent behavior but 'I' feel that 'I' function fine and belong in the 'normal' group but this arbitrary line marks me as *GASP* "autistic". Wouldn't 'I' be upset?
    "Functionality" is the line that indicates a "disorder". Else, it's not a "disorder", it's just a difference. If you're talking about a spectrum like this, them it would mean the "spectrum of autism" is something everyone is on to different extents, which I agree with just like I'd agree with a "spectrum of empathy" or a "spectrum of mathematical intelligence" or anything similar. That isn't an issue at all, as long as you define what autism exactly is. What is an issue is when you start confusing being at some place on a spectrum with a disorder. There will be correlations, but "being on the spectrum of X" is not a disorder; "being dysfunctional due to the consequences of being on position A on spectrum X, position B on spectrum Y, etc." is.

    As for the "I" part, that is a permanent issue with anything related to humans. Science has to establish reasonable criteria to make categories if it wants to make any. Being "upset" about it is ridiculous: if you're upset about biologists saying 50 Celsius degrees is too hot for most human beings, that doesn't change the correlation between "temperature of 50 degrees" and "danger for human beings". Of course, things are not always that clear, but that doesn't mean trying to draw a line about disorders has to be banned, unless the very principle of disorder is to be banned (which it isn't, because then you'll have people needing help who won't recieve it).
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  46. #96

    Re: The future "racism"

    Yeah, I pretty much agree with what MM says.
    Quote Originally Posted by Huey The Long View Post
    Naz will die, i can promise you this, i visited there home, i shared the wealth, placed my book on their nightstand and said every man a king 3 times so they will die from my glorious contagion of my political program
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    You sure you dont want to lynch Voss again? he may flip scum this time.
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    mags my highest townread and i think hes scum.
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  47. #97

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by rumox View Post
    I'll be real this just makes me think you have no idea what you are talking about and just pulling this out of your ass on the fly, let alone understand what a person with autism is like. My lived experience with a brother who is autistic, as well as a close family friend with an autistic child contradicts this entire post. This notion of someone being autistic means that they have X symptoms across the board consistently is just plain wrong. Autism is not that rigid.
    no, mag has a doctorate in this stuff.

  48. #98

    Re: The future "racism"

    Quote Originally Posted by Oberon View Post
    I think ceko isn't wrong. The difference between normal people and autistic people is so great that it's not really correct to view autism as a spectrum.
    I just read what an autistic meltdown is, and it looks something akin to having a major temper tantrum whose effects are drawn out over a significantly longer period compared to normal tantrums regular people have. I can't possibly see how you could have anything 'in-between' those two.
    Besides - I think it's incorrect to view it as being merely a functional diagnosis. There seem to be significant neurological differences associated with autism, and as such is not merely a diagnosis of convenience - it's representative of something real that exists.
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  49. #99

    Re: The future "racism"

    I'm much more inclined to listen to . more than anyone else in this thread because of his extensive personal experiences with autistic people. I could learn a lot from . about autism.

    I haven't researched the autism spectrum, but I think the claim that autism is a spectrum makes sense. It's what everyone says anyway, except for Mag »\_(ツ)_/»

    I just don't want to see people on TikTok look up autism symptoms, then claim they're autistic once they realize they've one or two of these symptoms. I hope that isn't how the spectrum works, but there are people that are dumb enough to interpret serious mental disorders that way.

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