I was made fun of on one of my favorite autism FaceBook pages last night. By a commenter, and the page owner, an autism mom herself. All for stating I didn’t support a man who made fun of the disabled.
When you normalize a man who belittles and berates anyone who disagrees with him, I guess this behavior is to be expected.
What’s sad is that the autism community has not rallied together in defense of the strides we’ve made in healthcare and education. It seems we are even more divided than before, to the point that I’m not sure a community still exists.
I try to remain hopeful for the future. I try to tell myself that this too shall pass.
The question is, what will remain when it does?
Sadly, I am seeing more and more of this bullying behavior on many fronts. Compassion, tolerance and understanding seem to be a thing of the past with many who now seem empowered to ridicule and try to make others seem like less. So sad.