Autism Acceptance; mention of Nazi Germany and eugenics; long post, audacious I guess. oh well Show more
Yesterday, in regards to superpowers, I tried to write about how we are forced to think for ourselves, how our lack of social intuition makes us run against walls when trying to be part of society.
How we are forced to analyse, day by day, minute by minute just in order to make it through the day without being found out as an "other".
How is this a superpower?
I'd like to quote this article: https://www.spectrumnews.org/news/new-evidence-ties-hans-asperger-nazi-eugenics-program/
"Hans Asperger described the behavior of children with autism as being in opposition to Nazi Party values. For instance, a typical child interacts with others as an “integrated member of his community,” he wrote, but one with autism follows his own interests “without considering restrictions or prescriptions imposed from outside.”"
I'm not saying it's in our power to save the world.
Autistic Pride however, means to me that I don't need an excuse to be myself. I don't need to apologise to allistics for not fitting in.
I'm also not saying it's only autistic people who have that power, not even that autistics all have this trait. But as somebody whose stepfather wanted to see conforming to his values, those of nationalism, white supremacy and normativity, somebody who survived this and other attempts at brainwash from various institutions of society, I honestly don't give a damn how small scale this is or how vain it might be considered.
I'm proud to stand with a community that is willing and capable of showing society where they err. Disagree and question this all you want. This is how I feel about it. No matter how long it takes to empower us, including myself, or what it may mean whenever I'm ready - hell, even if I never get there, this feeling won't go away. It never left me in the past, no matter how alone I felt in this. Even if I won't figure out what I can do, how I can contribute, I'll be right here thinking about this, trying to support the idea of unified survival and resistance in ways that I can.
Yeah, it isn't much. But it's me. Among you.
Seems I fell into preaching again...