of Munkees and Savages

Send Karl Rove’s hiney to Jail,
End Michael Savage ability to rail.

The Prof found Mr. Weiner’s defiant non-apology here. I will reprint it here so that you don’t have to give him a pageview. He cares about those. Here’s his self-aggrandizement for your displeasure. I promise something happy at the end. 

The Autism Controversy

“My comments about autism were meant to boldly awaken parents and children to the medical community’s attempt to label too many children or adults as “autistic.”

Just as some drug companies have overdiagnosed “ADD” and “ADHD” to peddle dangerous speed-like drugs to children as young as 4 years of age, this cartel of doctors and drug companies is now creating a national panic by overdiagnosing “autism, for which there is no definitive medical diagnosis!

Many children are being victimized by being diagnosed with an “illness” which may not exist, in all cases. Just a few weeks ago doctors recommended dangerous anti-cholesterol drugs for children as young as 2 years of age! Without any scientific studies on the possible dangers of such drugs on children, corrupt doctors made this controversial, unscientific recommendation.

Increasingly, our children are being used as profit centers by a greedy, corrupt medical/pharmaceutical establishment. As the brother of a severely disabled person who suffered and died in a New York “snake-pit” of a “mental hospital,” I know first-hand what true disability is.

To permit greedy doctors to include children in medical categories which may not be appropriate is a crime against that child and their family. Let the truly autistic be treated. Let the falsely diagnosed be free.”

Michael Savage

Mr. Weiner thinks himself a noble and brave truth-teller who apparently feels free to exploit his dead brother’s suffering as a shield. His brother knew first-hand what disability is. Savage at best understands it second-hand. Having any kind of relationship with a disabled individual does not grant one a privileged position to spew ignorant and malicious misinformation about disabled people over the public airwaves any more than having a black half-brother would make it okay for you to call black people ‘n*ggers’ on the radio. His rationalizations about provoking a discussion are sad and pathetic at best and certainly not worth acknowledging beyond that. If for a moment anything he wrote in his statement seems reasonable, please refresh your memory as to what his venomous mouth said. Then please consider taking a moment to sign this petition.

I promised to end on a happy note. Miss Mayweather and I went squeeeee with delight at the latest installment of Fillup Munkee. This is my new wallpaper.


2 Responses to “of Munkees and Savages”

  1. The Prof Says:

    Sir Winston,

    Wow! Congrats on your increased visibility (still have that creative nonfiction piece on you on the back-burner, to be moved to the front when current story-collection-in-progress is done). And you have some luminaries as readers–Fillup, of course, and Steve Gorelick. (I hesitate in still calling myself The Prof when he might be reading, as it seems arrogant even in his virtual presence.) You are getting noticed, sir.

    In response to Dr. Gorelick’s very articulate response, I’ll paraphrase you–there IS, in fact, such a thing as having the courage to make fun of disabled children, and as you yourself pointed out, the creators of “South Park” have hit on it: they’re allowed to do so because Timmy and Jimmy are fully-realized characters–whole persons, in a fictive sense. What Savage was doing was not satire, of course (I’m still not sure what to call that), but he made a sweeping and false generalization, using inappropriate hyperbole to make (if his explanation is taken at face value, which is iffy at best) what might be a valid point (overdiagnosis of autism). I don’t know that overdiagnosis really happens, of course, but if there’s evidence that it does, he could’ve simply said that and abstained from horrific, hurtful, and uninformed comments. In other words, he’s a dick.

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