Save Rion McNeally

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About Autism and Video Games

It’s not enough that autism advocate Temple Grandin is talking about how horrible video games and technology is.  Now this here popular magazine called Time is doing the same thing.  It’s enough to make me wonder if them what’s talk about autism in the media ever met anyone what’s got autism.

If they met Rion McNeally, he’d set them straight on all this malarkey what gets published about autistics and video games.

Time magazine said two hundred studies proved that there’s a connection between ADHD and autism and screen addiction, aggression, depression, anxiety, and psychosis.  If you is like me, you wants to know what words mean so I looked up psychosis on the Internet.

Psychosis is a mental defect what makes people behave strangely or believe things that aren’t true which means you has lost touch with reality.  Seems to me that don’t describe no autistics I ever met, even them what plays hours of video games every single day, day in and day out.

But if video games is that dangerous to autistics, then Rion McNeally must be the safest of us all.  He’s been locked up at East Burmington Hospital for weeks now and he doesn’t have no access to technology while he’s in there.

We need to get him out so he can get back to advocating for autistics what need his help.  Spread the word of his plight and let’s #SaveRionMcNeally for the sake of all autistics.

Here’s them hashtags again.




Muzzling Autistics

One of Rion’s American friends sent along a story about a woman in Michigan in America and a nasty note she got about her son while she were shopping.  It were because the boy were making noise while they was shopping.

Noise isn’t bad unless you’re somewhere quiet like a church or a library, or if it’s bloody loud like some kids can get sometimes.  The news story said the young lad of six were going off like a fire alarm.

Story goes that the mum were quieting the boy by putting his shoe back on, and when she stood up again, there were a note on her bag what said for her to “buy that kid a muzzle.”

I doesn’t know if that story is true though.  Stores got these here cameras everywhere these days and the mum never asked the store manager to look at them tapes they has from them cameras.  Looking at them tapes, she could see if the person were an employee or a senior or just a regular shopper.

It don’t matter no way.  By the time the mum were done with her boy, the person weren’t nowhere in sight so all that fire alarm screaming weren’t bothering that person no more.

I hate stories like this here one because it makes autistics look cheeky at best, and gormless at worst.

When people get it in their minds that autistics got no manners at all, they doesn’t treat autistics very well.  That’s what’s happening to Rion McNeally and why we has to #SaveRionMcNeally.  The #AutismAbuse he’s suffering isn’t right.

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Medical Coup, Not Military

I were reading in the Independent yesterday that Turkey canceled 50,000 passports.  It were part of the crackdown after there were a military coup a couple weeks ago that didn’t end well for the military coupers.

Then I seen that Turkey’s prime minister got 18,000 government staff detained and under investigation. To top that all off, he went after 60,000 soldiers and journalists and teachers and government workers and suspended them mostly.

Seems that nearly half of them top ranking officers in the army been fired and lots of them been arrested, too.

Meanwhile, Rion McNeally’s locked up in East Burmington Hospital, and no one’s making a sound about that injustice.  The world isn’t worked up about that injustice the way they is worked up about what’s going on in Turkey.  No one’s going on about that Dr. Aidan Beresford-Smith the way they is going on about Turkey’s prime minister.

I suppose a lot of it has to do with the fact that in Rion’s case it’s just one person what’s been detained and arrested and not thousands of autistics.  But keep this in mind:  It could be thousands of autistics instead of just Rion McNeally.  The next one they detain and arrest could be you or your mate or your family member.

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