It has come to my attention that that ignorant parents, in an attempt to “cure” their child’s Autism, have been feeding their kids bleach. Does this surprise me? No…but it pisses me off to no end. FUCKING BLEACH?! REALLY?! Apparently, the notion that bleach can “cure” Autism was started by a Scientologist by the name of Jim Humble. According to the article, “They believed autism was caused by pathogens and parasites, which chloride dioxide kills. Doctors said claims of adherents were groundless, and the solution was untested and could cause serious harm.” NO SHIT! Kids are dying from this so-called “miracle cure”! According to the article, you can take the bleach orally or as an enema. Um…WHAT?! Who the Hell is so determined on curing their kid’s Autism that they think, “Maybe I’ll feed my child bleach through his ass and hope to God he gets cured.” Talk about child abuse! Jesus tap-dancing Christ!
Maybe I am being overly-dramatic here, but for me, this is the line. I think Autistic people are fine JUST THE WAY THEY ARE! They are not inferior. They are merely, well, different. When it comes down to it, we are all human beings. Some of the brightest minds of all time have had Autism, or so we think…like Einstein. I have a different outlook on life due to my Autism, and I feel fortunate to have that outlook.