netflix is the enemy of autistic people

Someone mentioned Netflix’s Atypical to me. I don’t have Netflix because it’s incompatible with Linux, which I guess is an Aspie thing to say. I thought I’d watch some clips on YouTube, and I was offended immediately, after clicking one that’s not even about autism! “Are you offended because I called her Mexican, because she…

anarchists are just people who take this seriously

I thought it was weird when the New York Times wrote about anarchism back in February. The Washington Post just followed suit: “What draws Americans to anarchy? It’s more than just smashing windows.” OH GAWD. Of course the article is actually about smashing windows. First paragraph: By day, they are graphic designers, legal assistants, nonprofit…

on getting concern trolled about how to talk to conservatives

The Washington Post published some concern trolling about how to help liberals talk to conservatives. Of course this advice would come from a guy named “Maximilian” from the Harvard economics department. World-class work, I guess. Worries about “political polarization” and of our “post-factual era” impeding political debate in our society have become commonplace. Liberals, in…

the autism people need continuing education in eliminative materialism and the social construction of emotion

The importance of what Lisa Feldman Barrett has to say in this article at Nautilus cannot be overstated. It has a very profound implication: much of what is said about autism rests on folk psychological assumptions that are false. The traditional foundation of emotional intelligence rests on two common-sense assumptions. The first is that it’s…