Long before Kate was diagnosed I was invested in autism and other exceptionalities because I am a teacher. I was not an advocate, or even well enough informed to do my job property, but I was interested and compassionate and ready to learn. And then, this prick said his piece and I cringed and moved on because it really didn't threaten my world.
Oh, how wrong I was.
If you think he is alone in his ignorance, you'd be wrong. I didn't post this because I want Michael Savage's dangerous message to spread anymore than it already has. I posted this as a warning. Just because people do not say it as loudly and confidently as this loser, does not mean they do not perpetuate this idea every time they question your parenting or your child's diagnosis or your choices.
In some ways, Savage has done us a favour, and shown his true colours. He is like the racist that is vocal about his archaic beliefs. We can spot the crazy easily and make efforts to avoid it and protect our children from it. The more dangerous person, is the one that silently agrees with Savage's rant; the one, that knows his minority opinion would not be welcome, so he stays mostly silent and instead preserves Savage's mantra quietly.
Below, I have left Savage and his supporters directions to where I think they might be most welcome.
Happy Mail to:
27 Wellington Row
Saint John, NB
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)