I just came on to put my account on away. My husband is off and we are going to the beach. (with our three kids - anyone have experience with how much time, brain power and energy kids 11, 9, and 8, and a husband etc., consume and still not understand that I am doing my best?)
Who knows how things are taken if someone Pm's me or inquires on a thread and I don't respond. So, I had 3 PM's and checked out the Bar area where grumpy is serving drinks... the last couple of posts talked about illusion etc.,
I have heard there were people "deny" the holocaust. My G*d, that is very wrong, if it is denied it can repeat. If illusion is one of them, this is not the forum for him. He should be banned. Perhaps, a questionnaire on other forum group memberships should be given, with hate groups in a couple categories not allowed... or a read this : rules, and sign here ?
Or a "provisional" license to browse and not post in all but a few categories when someone is new, to learn the lingo, or the culture (of AFF)?
I am not going to look up those links, it would be too sad and I don't give those types of sites any traffic.
I am guilty of thinking that people should be given the benefit of the doubt, and for feeling that people should have the freedom to learn understanding by feeling understanding. On a foorum, and this is my first forum, I am not "vetting" people, I am taking them as they come.
Who knows the age or country of origin, how others come by their ideas and prejudices or bias and how set in them they are? If any of those above accounts are true - though I was brought up to believe nothing that I hear and barely half of what I see. It seems you guys who were looking for the dark and found it. That is not a skill that I would like to hone.
I am not ashamed for my so called "support". I did not support or make friends with illusion, I did not ever myself in real or forum conduct treat anyone with prejudice. But I also did not kick "someone" when he was in the minority. Equal treatment for all. I am for freedom and against, being against.
Got to go.
ANd my suggestion for forum help and suggestions, is that when someone puts together 100 words or a thousand, we should all try not to take one sentence out of it and shred it. No ones words on here canhold up to that kind of scrutiny. I say that becasue aspies for freedom, as a forum, needs to go back to being open to the fact that people communicate in different ways. AND people are fallible.
Freedom is my aim, for all. And yes, Particularly for those on the spectrum, BECAUSE they are in the minority and the minority can get shouted out or steamrolled. It happens all the time.