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Aspergers/autism does NOT cause violence by TheCGly Aspergers/autism does NOT cause violence by TheCGly
With Elliot Rodger's tragedy in the news, the media is doing their usual thing and randomly speculating as to why he killed a bunch of people. Like with Adam Lanza before him, some (though way less, this time) of the media seized on the fact that he was diagnosed with Aspergers, also known as high-functioning autism, which I myself have. Let's see, last I recall, I have killed a grand total of zero people during my lifetime.

But uninformed people have the dumb tendency to jump on anything that's different or unfamiliar and blame that for a tragedy. With autism spectrum diagnoses so high that supposedly 1 out of every 68 kids (to say nothing of adults who may have gone undiagnosed for a very long time) have it, that's a lot of people who are at risk. The risk of being treated as potential killers simply because a lot of people are too stupid to realize that if autistics literally make up millions of the population and only TWO committed massacres, then our rate of being mass murderers is 0.00004%. Wow, that's a lot of murderers. PHEAR US.

Sadly, some people genuinely do fear and hate us. After Adam Lanza's massacre, a Facebook page called "No More Massacres" was started. It blamed the killings on Aspergers, and even said "if this gets 50 likes we will find an autistic and set it on fire." It? That's what they call us? And of course their goal was ultimately to kill innocent people, stupidly blaming them for the actions of a single person. Now, I'm convinced that Adam Lanza did have Aspergers/autism after reading what's known of his life story, but he also had way more problems than that, as anyone who read his story would realize that the average high-functioning autistic is nothing like him. Elliot Rodger appears NOT to have had it, from what I'd read or seen (such as his videos) of him, but had completely different issues and was likely misdiagnosed. If he did have it, though, that still means so very few of us are mass murderers that it's still dumb to blame autism/Aspergers for killings anyway. Idiots will do it only because, as I said before, they jump on anything that's different.

Besides, the average Aspie has far more in common with that lovable goofball Sheldon Cooper than with a mass murderer. Once I though about that, I knew of a perfect way to express myself with a quick, punchy message to get the idea out. 

I'm selling this as a bumper sticker. Please get the word out so others can put this on their cars (or wherever else) and spread the message: www.zazzle.com/aspergers_does_… You can also spread this stamp around or even make variations; just please credit me with the original.

UPDATE: Zazzle deleted it. They claim it violates their guidelines. I read their guidelines. I don't see any that it violates. What idiots. Anyone know of another site to put this on?
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fancynutcake Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
just because us autistic people are different doesn't mean we're murderers. =_=
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TheCGly Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Yes. I wish people knew more about us. There are many bad stereotypes about autistics, that we're stupid, that we're creepy, etc. Adam Lanza and Elliot Rodger don't help, but again, those are just two people out of millions.

How'd you find this pic btw?
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fancynutcake Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
i found a ad on your callob comic so i clicked on it and then it brought me to your fav thing so i went on your gallery and there was the pic!

why are so many peope asking how i found them these days? ._.
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TheCGly Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Ah, nice. What do you think of the comic btw?
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fancynutcake Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
i haven't checked it out yet but i will once im done with my school project. ;u;
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TheCGly Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Great! Bear in mind it's on KimchiCrusader's account, not mine. 
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fancynutcake Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member
ok then. >U< i'll remember that now!
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TheCGly Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Yup. I hope a lot of people comment on it. If you have any comments to give, I'd like to see them too!
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fandomverse95 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Professional Writer
Well said.
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love people with Aspergers, since I am autistic and I've learnt that Autism and Aspergers have a few similar traits.
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