This is a post where some of you will say, "What does THAT have to do with autism?" Everything has to do with autism, because our children, tots to teens to adults are members of an ever declining society. I am NOT saying I think the shooters are autistic. But clearly there is something very wrong happening in our society.
Many years ago, when neurodiversity was growing at an alarming clip, I started to think, "It's as if we are intentionally creating autistic males." I didn't mean the actual epidemic. I meant the cleaving to the idea of self-diagnosis for troubled males. This weekend was another bloodbath of violence, with a 33 year old male shooting innocent people at an Outlet Mall in Texas. He is 33 years old. Which brings me to the video below. Please watch this 10 minutes on the radical shift that have affected males. I know it seems”off topic” for AofA. I’d value the thoughts of our smart readers.
I listen to Michael Smerconish on Sirius POTUS (Politics Of the United States) channel daily. I started listening to him more than 25 years ago when I lived in his hometown of Doylestown, Pennsylvania. He's straight down the middle. He talks about our nation from all points of view. He also has a show on CNN on Saturday. He's been talking about the epidemic of loneliness in America. And how social media is proving to be devastating to our mental health. Recent focus has been on teen girls, whose body and face image have been forever crushed by filters, influencers and cosmetic surgery on demand. Smerconish has also been talking about males - and the demographic and social changes that have decimated a generation's formerly instinctive patterns.
I don't think we can talk about gun violence without also talking about changes at the deepest levels of humanity brought on by pharmaceutical use, drug use, social media, school changes, every warp and weave in the fabric of society today. Can we ever find safety again?
By Wayne Rohde
The Vaccine Court looks at the mysterious and often unknown world of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP), the only recourse for seeking compensation for those who have been injured by a vaccine. The NVICP, better known as the ”Vaccine Court,” however, is not without controversy.
Established by Congress as a direct result of the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, the NVICP was supposed to offer a no-fault alternative to the traditional injury claims filed in state or federal courts and was to provide quick, efficient, and fair compensation for those who have been injured by vaccines. The reality, however, is that many cases take several years or longer to complete and require tremendous commitment from families already pushed to the brink of bankruptcy caring for the vaccine-injured family member, only to discover that the end result is manipulated by the government in defense of the US vaccine policy.
A Letter to Liberals: Censorship and COVID: An Attack on Science and American Ideals
By Robert Kennedy Jr.
A leading Democrat challenges his party to return to liberal values and evidence-based science
Democrats were the party of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and faith in scientific and liberal empiricism. They once took pride in understanding how to read science critically, exercising healthy skepticism toward notoriously corrupt entities like the drug companies that brought us the opioid crisis, and were outraged by the phenomenon of “agency capture” and the pervasive control of private interests over Congress, the media, and the scientific journals.
A Letter to Liberals is Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s, challenge to “lockdown liberalism’s” embrace of policies that are an affront to once cherished precepts.
Denial: How Refusing to Face the Facts about Our Autism Epidemic Hurts Children, Families, and Our Future
By Mark Blaxill and Dan Olmsted
Even as the autism rate soars and the cost to our nation climbs well into the billions, a dangerous new idea is taking hold: There simply is no autism epidemic.
The question is stark: Is autism ancient, a genetic variation that demands acceptance and celebration? Or is it new and disabling, triggered by something in the environment that is damaging more children every day?