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Monday, December 17, 2012

Denying Reality

A few minutes ago, I was watching Fox News.  On the air came a psychologist who apparently specializes in autism.

She spoke of how we should not be discussing autism as having any possible connection with the horror inside the walls of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on December 14, 2012, because discussing such matters could make autists uncomfortable and cause them to worry about their own mental state.

In my view, the words from that psychologist exemplify much of what is wrong with our nation's approach to dealing constructively with mental disorders.

Video discussion of the autism spectrum

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Blogger Epaminondas said...

It was Eskimoes.

They caused all these incidents.

It was a perfectly normal family.
A divorce is normal.
A gun or two or three, ... inside the bell curve.
Taught at a range? What could be safer or more responsible?
A genius, right?
A doting mother devoted to caring for her child.
Wonderful.

It was our terrible culture.
It was Assassin's Creed, and World of Warcraft
It was Xbox and the Military Channel and reruns of Geraldo getting hit with a chair
It was our glorification of violence and inundation with sex.

That's what caused this perfectly normal boy to MURDER LITTLE CHILDREN WITH A MINIMUM OF 3 SHOTS FROM AN ASSAULT WEAPON.

I want to vomit.
Really.

How more STUPID can we get?
We ar going down the tubes because we cannot actually talk seriously about the roots of this horror.

A SICK CHILD, WHOSE MOTHER, INCREDIBLY IN DENIAL, TOOK UP A GUN COLLECTION WHICH WAS NOT SECURE, WHOSE MONSTROUS IRRESPONSIBILITY RESULTED IN THE DESTRUCTION OF MANY HUNDREDS OF LIVES IN 45 MINUTES.

And yet ALL the stupidity and horror of this woman could have been stopped STILL, with ONE ARMED ADULT at that school.

Just one

Monday, December 17, 2012 9:42:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

That is also how we deal with Islam.

Monday, December 17, 2012 9:45:00 pm  
Blogger Will said...

Adam Lanza baby sitter: ""His mom, Nancy, had always instructed me to keep an eye on him at all times and never turn my back or even go to the bathroom or anything like that, which I found odd, but I really didn't ask," Kraft told KABC. "It wasn't any of my business, but looking back at it now, I guess maybe there was something else going on."


Sounds like more then autism to me.

Monday, December 17, 2012 10:04:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Don't go to the bathroom?

WTF?

Monday, December 17, 2012 10:15:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Epa,
A SICK CHILD, WHOSE MOTHER, INCREDIBLY IN DENIAL

Did nobody tell Nancy Lanza that those on the autism spectrum process things very differently to the point that any little thing can set them off and the lines between reality and fantasy are blurred?

I know a few families with children on the autism spectrum. These families are very selective as to exactly what their sons come into contact with. These parents limit their sons' access to video games, guns, paintball, the Internet, movies, TV, etc. These families are also families of strong faith and have reared their sons with a strong moral compass.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:42:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pasto,
Some autists are absolutely fascinated by feces. Just sayin'.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:42:00 am  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

It used to be that the medical profession blamed the mothers for not bonding with their autistic children. That idea is no longer the norm in mental health circles.

But it could be that Nancy Lanza thought that bonding with Adam was a part of the solution toward getting him to see other people as more than objects.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 11:44:00 am  

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