Friday, July 18, 2008

Savage on Autism: "It's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out"

I remember when Limbaugh claimed that Michael J Fox was feigning his illness and I thought that was as low as right wing shock jocks could go, but they've actually managed to plumb new depths with these comments from Michael Savage:

SAVAGE: Now, you want me to tell you my opinion on autism, since I'm not talking about autism? A fraud, a racket. For a long while, we were hearing that every minority child had asthma. Why did they sudden -- why was there an asthma epidemic amongst minority children? Because I'll tell you why: The children got extra welfare if they were disabled, and they got extra help in school. It was a money racket. Everyone went in and was told [fake cough], "When the nurse looks at you, you go [fake cough], 'I don't know, the dust got me.' " See, everyone had asthma from the minority community. That was number one.

Now, the illness du jour is autism. You know what autism is? I'll tell you what autism is. In 99 percent of the cases, it's a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out. That's what autism is.
What do you mean they scream and they're silent? They don't have a father around to tell them, "Don't act like a moron. You'll get nowhere in life. Stop acting like a putz. Straighten up. Act like a man. Don't sit there crying and screaming, idiot."

Autism -- everybody has an illness. If I behaved like a fool, my father called me a fool. And he said to me, "Don't behave like a fool." The worst thing he said -- "Don't behave like a fool. Don't be anybody's dummy. Don't sound like an idiot. Don't act like a girl. Don't cry." That's what I was raised with. That's what you should raise your children with. Stop with the sensitivity training. You're turning your son into a girl, and you're turning your nation into a nation of losers and beaten men. That's why we have the politicians we have.
I don't know what it is about these moronic right wingers and people of disability, but they seem obsessed that every ill person is somehow feigning it to scam the system, as if the amount of money offered by the system is enough to make such a thing even remotely desirable.

I suppose somewhere deep down they worry that the disabled might pull people's heart strings and force the US closer to "socialised" medicine, so they attack everyone with a disability as a faker.

I honestly don't know how these creeps sleep at night. They are loathsome toads. When you find yourself attacking the disabled you really should know that your last shred of humanity has just walked out of the door.

He should be fired for what he has said.

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Ingrid said... ignorant can you be?? Plus, he's insulting a major sensitive group of people who have enough on their plates DEALING with autistic children..I did not 'realize' autism was the disease du jour seeing it has been around for longer than that..
how despicable .. so why aren't people making a fuss over this yet??


Anonymous said...

Holy shit.......what a f***ing IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!

Kudos to you for calling him out in your blog. As an autistic person, I take very much offense to these kinds of garbage statements from people who more often than not have very little or no education on the subject they are railing about.

The autistic community needs more people like you, to call BS on blatantly false crap about autism/autistic people.

Thanks very much, again


The Integral

Kel said...

Ingrid and Athenivanidx,

It's got to be one of the most moronic things I have ever read from any right winger. It's literally breathtaking. And I mean it when I say I think he should be fucking fired for that.

Anonymous said...

I say to Mr. Savage, "Bring it on!" Come on over to my house and solve my kid's autism by yelling at him. So damn effective! NOT! My son would keep walking, bite himself, or hopefully bite Mr. Savage. I get know help from the state. My husband and I have been married for 20 years. We live in the ssame house and raise our child together. So, if this is the only answer to the autism problem, then my son would not have a diagnosis. That would be nice. Oh, and by the way, Mr. Savage, he also has asthma and is whiter than you. And once again, gets no state assistance for that "disability dy jour" either. So, shut your pie hole and become a neurologist if you really want to know and study and figure out this disorder.

Kel said...

Amen, anonymous!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, one of those little brats continually bit my dog and pulled his tale. Finally, the dog had enough and bit him back and then MY DOG was supposed to be taken away from me because of this fucking kid?

Keep your washed up reptilian brainchildren at home under your supervision at all times. Austitic children can learn, but they are fucking brats too.