Autism Politico

Discussing the politics of autism.

Editorial #315: Thanksgiving Lessons II

Autism Politico can’t help put comment on another thing that supposedly happened on Thanksgiving…

Thanksgiving 2a

“My sons weren’t invited to grandma’s and maybe not their dads.”

Why not?  Aren’t they fine young boys who know how to behave at a Thanksgiving dinner?  If the answer to that question is no, then none of the people on the spectrum here at Autism Politico would want those kids at our Thanksgiving dinners either.  This is because as people on the spectrum, we learned early on that if we were going to be accepted by others, including our relatives, that meant acting just like them, so we learned how to do it.

It’s easy to do, and there is no reason why other people on the spectrum cannot make similar efforts.

“I hate the holidays they always seem to hurt.”

Then the parent should teach the kids to be the type of children that get invited to Thanksgiving dinners.  Otherwise, this parent should quit the selfish puling.

“I tried to take them to grandma’s but it was just hurtful.”

Good. People, remember, these kids were not invited, and it was rude to bring people to celebrations who are deliberately excluded from celebrations.  What this parent appears to have done is teach her kids how to buck and flaunt social etiquette instead of learn it.  Sounds like grandma has her head screwed on straight and deserves a lot of praise for how she handled the situation.

“Had to listen to them cry the whole way home about wishing they didn’t have autism so they could celebrate thanksgiving.”

That would have been a prime time to remind the children that autism is not the problem.  The problem is that, unlike other children with autism, they are not changing and making themselves likable people.

“My poor babies.  I feel so bad for them.”

The parent should do something about it.  Teach them not to be babies anymore, maybe.  Teach them  not to be “poor babies.”  Shut up and do something.

“On top of this my neighbor is mad because my son was out playing and the children were being mean to him so he melted down and now we are like pariahs.”

No.  The parent isn’t understanding.  They are pariahs.  Even grandma doesn’t want the kids around. Now why is that?  And why were the kids being mean to this person’s son?  Amazing how many people bully those kids.  Even grandma is in on it.  Why doesn’t the parent call the police on grandma and have her arrested on Thanksgiving?

Did it ever occur to this person that the reason these kids are rejected is because they are problem children?

“I give up, hope everyone else has a good thanksgiving.”

We did, thank you, and Autism Politico encourages people to ignore parents who make the trials and tribulations of their children all about them while failing to take strong measures to get their children in line. And as for those on the spectrum who screw up the holidays for your parents, take a look at how much anguish the parent in the above example felt because of your behaviors. Why can’t you try to do what others on the spectrum do and try to get along like they do?

Replies to this editorial are welcome.

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November 28, 2015 - Posted by | Autism & Exploitation, Autism Community & Its Politics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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