'Do my homework' hmm. Do you mean 'do your homework' or 'instantly agree with our opinion and methods or I'll bite your head off'?
I belive either Gareth or Amy have said two things. (I could have interpereted them wrong though)
First, free speech policy. That's self explanitory
Secondly, what I'm saying isn't totally out of whack with what they've said themselves; they wanted the name and the logo of AFF to be something positive, not aggressive despite their advicacy goals
Of course I don't agree with what Autism speaks has done. But how you conduct yourself in the face of adversity says alot about you.
Demonstrate that last part or it's total BS.
Advicacy shouldn't only be about destruction (eg. tairing down an organistation) but making sure that the group you're advicating for is well supported. Otherwise you just become narrowly focused on just the one thing; destroying someone. What is the community left with if you all you've done is destroy something? Nothing, it will still be underfunded and in dire need of support. All I'm saying is, broaden your horizans.
Anger is something to be had in moderation.
I doubt this is something you would know a great deal about, given your abusive tone of 'discussion' at AFF so far. Not that I'm complaining... I've dealt with twatty posters before and I can easily fight fire with fire.
Also, I note how you say you've got better things to do than argue with Skyblue than write a near essay-length argument about what he initially said.
The narrow-mindedness excessive anger brings, auctually makes it much more difficult to bring harm to someone, if that's what you feel you need to do. Because you don't think about strategy when you're very angry. That's what leads to people just spamming their forums, and other things that don't work.
I have alot to be angry about, but I've decided not to let it be the driving force of what I do. I'm driven by empathy, and helping the community.
That's a joke, if I've ever heard one. If there is one thing you seem to specialize in, it is tell everyone else what (you think) they are doing wrong, and act self-absorbed while doing it.
If something's in the way of that I'll do what I can to stop it from hindering me, but nothing is ever more going to be important than than helping an underfunded and neglected community.
By the by, I don't give a *** about having stars under my name or bieng in a group who's only goal is to be pissed off and not help the community themselves.
So think about it, what is activisme? Is it about hate? Is it about demanding things and attacking people who disagree with you?
Is it about toning down the public image you've pigeon-holed us into? Well, no... not really. But I see you are, if nothing else, an amusing master of hypocrisy.
Yea, auctually, that's a point; rationalism and objectivity doesn't stir people up very much.
If you are referring to your own rationalism and objectivity; where is it? I sure as hell don't see it.