Sunday, April 16, 2017
A United Front
A United Front.
Right now those three words have multiple meanings.
1. The airline, United, is currently putting up a Front that they're remorseful for the severe beating of a defenseless man. In reality it's big time damage control.
2. A United Front is required to hold companies accountable. If we don't point our finger, tell our opinion and boycott, then our voice is never heard and we are invisible.
I have friends of all races, colors, creed, age, body type, social standing and sexual orientation. Why? Because a truly good friend is a very hard thing to find. Why would you limit your chance of finding people you care about and will be there for you when you need them? Exactly.
The man recently attacked by employees of United Airlines is Asian and believes that played a part in why he was chosen. That is incredibly scary for anyone of a cultural/national minority.
What does this have to do with Autism?
Because Autism is invisible.
Autism is found more in males, but it definitely doesn't discriminate.
So follow me for a minute:
Airline employee tells random person they have to give up their seat.
Person is then humiliated, harmed or both.
The following is included in the description of Aspergers on Wikipedia:
So what do we learn here? That someone with Aspergers or Autism can have difficulties in basic social interactions. They may have problems making eye contact or responding to someone's questions. They may inadvertently make a gesture they cannot control that could very well be misinterpreted.
Now do you see my fear?
If a PHYSICIAN couldn't make these horrible people listen to him, what chance does someone with Autism have?
Thank you, United Airlines, for giving us yet another reason to fear for our loved ones who are on the spectrum.