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Monday, May 10, 2021

The Autism Post

Just some random thoughts on my experience with autism. 

I'm not a fan of loud conversations or loud rooms with lots of conversations. I've noticed over the years that you can be in a large room with a few people and those people will all be having very quiet conversations. Then more people come into the room. At some point one person suddenly starts TALKING REALLY LOUD and then everyone else jumps up their volume! That's when I leave the room. 

Loud TV commercials make my anxiety go crazy! The worst advertisements are the damned truck dealer ads! Why do they have to yell their damned heads off to sell a truck? It's part of why I don't watch any local TV is because of these awful ads with the screaming idiots. 

Wokeness is lost on me. Sorry, but to me a guy in a dress is a guy in a dress. He's not a woman and no matter how much surgery he has or how much hormone therapy he has he's still a guy to me. There's an old story called The Emperor's New Clothes that illustrates how people sometimes fool themselves into saying things that are obviously untrue just because everyone else is doing it. It's really stupid and I wish people would stop trying to force everyone else to play this stupid game. 

I mean if a guy wants to wear a dress I'm like so what? Wear your dress and call yourself whatever name you want, that's fine with me. But don't expect me to play along with the pretend game of saying someone like Bruce Jenner is instantly a woman just because he says so. It's not true and you people who insist it's true are deluding yourselves. Please stop asking me to play along with this! 

Lots of the other stupid ideas in wokeness don't work with me either. All I see with woke people are people who claim a moral superiority in order to bully and intimidate other people. Like saying that math is racist because some people do poorly at math. Math isn't racist, it's just math. It's like calling water racist because some people can't swim. Just stop

At the same time I don't understand actual racism where people hate other people just because of how they look. Lots of mean people look really nice. Lots of evil people are attractive. But hating someone just for how they look is stupid as hell when no one has a choice about how they look. 

Empathy is a challenge for me. Especially when stupid people get themselves hurt or killed. Like I have a very hard time feeling bad for someone who protests on a high speed Interstate highway and then gets splattered by a large high speed vehicle. Duh. If anything I feel bad for the person who hits the protester and then has to deal with vehicle damage and the police who often blame innocent people for the predictable outcomes of other people's stupidity. 

Social rules mystify me. Like why is the truth offensive to some people? Why do you say "Hello" when you answer a phone? Is there a law? I don't think so. Why do people shake hands all the time even when you know too many people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom? Why do people get to insult you and you're not supposed to call them out on it? When someone bad dies why is it impolite to be happy about it? Why do people stare at the door of an elevator when they get in it? Myself I like to watch everyone in the elevator especially if I don't know them. Why is looking at people in public considered rude? If they don't want anyone looking at them they should stay inside. 

Why isn't politics like actual science? I hear people argue politics the same way they argue about their favorite sports teams. It doesn't matter how much someone likes something in politics, all that matters is does it work? Why aren't political ideas measured the same way as scientific ideas or medical ideas where you test it out and test it again and again before you decide to go with the idea? 

I don't understand sports teams and fan loyalty. Like the NFL, MLB, and NBA are actually three big businesses with lots of franchises. It's the same as McDonald's, Burger King, and Subway. They're just businesses and people spend billions watching other people play games. Why not watch your local McDonald's do business and cheer them on? What's the difference? And why get all insane saying nonsense like "WE WON!!!" when you did nothing at all to help the team win? And like someone says "New York won the World Series!" when sometimes absolutely no one from New York is on the baseball team? It's like Kuwait saying they won the wars against Iraq when no one from Kuwait did any of the fighting. 

Why do people wear company advertising on their clothing? It makes no sense to me to go to a store and pay money so I can wear an advertisement for some clothing or shoe company. I get it if you work for Nike or Gucci or something like that but if you're supposed to walk around advertising for these companies why aren't they paying you for doing it? I won't. 

Why can't people talk about sex the same way they talk about using dental floss or exercising? I know this is big news but most people have sex! But then they don't talk about it unless it's in the right social circumstance and that often seems to involve alcohol. Like guys drink beer and talk about sex. Or women drink wine and talk about it. Why do people need alcohol to give them an excuse to talk about something that most people think is really important? Sometimes it's fun for me to talk about sex when someone else is trying to be subtle or clever about it. Why not just say what's on your mind? 

I generally don't like patterns on my clothes. I've never understood why but patterns don't make me happy. I like solid color clothes unless it's flannel shirts and then for some reason I'm okay with most of the tartan patterns. Paisley is really disturbing to me with the curves and dots and all sorts of things that don't seem to do anything or go anywhere. I don't mind bright colors. 

Angry rap music. It's similar to not liking people who yell. I've heard some rap music I like where it can be calm and sometimes even pleasant. But it seems some people listen to loud angry rap music all the time and then they become loud angry people who get upset because I want nothing to do with them. I don't get the attraction to this kind of music. Isn't the world loud and angry enough already? 

False Christian prophets. In my head I group the people who like false prophets with the woke people and the sports fans. I mean these self-proclaimed prophets have to be right 100% of the time to be a genuine prophet of God and it seems to me the best most of these people can do is to be accidentally right once every few years. I've known a few people who totally lose their shit when you tell them Kenneth Copeland is not only wrong most of the time but that he's seriously crazy. Maybe even clinically insane and possibly dangerous. Then they go seriously crazy! They tell me I have to believe and have faith when it comes to their prophets even though these prophets are usually wrong. 

I guess people like to be deluded and they get deluded over lots of things. 

I guess that's enough for now. Just always wanted to write some of this on here. 😎