I mean bored! Autism forums, boards and "news" sites have become quite a joke lately among the parent's of children and adults with Autism who are truly looking for help. I have been reading these sites for over 5 years now, and they are still fighting about the same thing they fought about 5 years ago. Luckily for the reader, some of the more prevalent writers have become better spellers (my biggest pet peeve when someone is trying to be smarter than another person). I have read the same garbage written by the same people for years. They have nothing new to say. These posters like to cut and paste from other forums and act like they actually have a clue. They call names, malign people, and actually...believe me this really happens... start letter writing and petition signing campaigns. PEOPLE....you are just pissing off the people you are intending to get to change their minds.
On one board, there is a particular person who truly thinks they are smart. These types are the scary ones. They read something somewhere...usually a site that promotes propaganda and actually believe the crap that is written. They take every twist and turn the propagandist makes and pushes it so far down in their brain, it actually looks like the truth to them. How sad they forget to think for themselves.
These places are like watching a soap opera you haven't seen in years... btw, I do not watch soap operas (so don't go there with me). You happen to stop on the channel and there are the same characters with the same problems..just more grey hair and they have a couple of adult kids by now..having the same problems. Do ya get where I am going here?
In 5 years, we will be reading the same thing on these boards.
Parents of Autistic children who practice the biomedical approach to Autism will still be singing the praises of Jenny McCarthy and Dr. Andrew Wakefield. Jenny and Andrew will be nicely retired after earning a butt-load of money from these parent's. The parent's who gave money to these retirees will be working to pay off the large amount of debt they incurred while paying these "Autism prophets". The good thing is though, Jenny's face will not have changed one bit...due to being able to keep on affording the Botox she so greatly loves.
Oh, and Winnie...thanks for the chuckle today on the AW site. I have been home all day with a sick child and needed a giggle. "Verifying Facts"....tee hee!!!! I hope if she is writing a book, she gets someone to spell check for her. ;)