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Autistic Man has Trouble with the National Anthem - But Then Something Amazing Happens

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posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 10:08 PM

Originally posted by knightsofcydonia

Originally posted by mikemck1976

Originally posted by StealthKix

Nothing special here.. props to the autistic man singing the anthem

That's quite heartless. Also very disrespectful.You are one of the reasons I thought I lost hope in America. Thank God I saw this video or my thoughts of you would be much worse.

referring to an individual with autism as a "poor man" is disrespectful if you ask me. You clearly have been misinformed on the subject. Forming an opinion requires gathering facts.

is it that you lost hope in america, or yourself?

I said that merely to ram home a point to someone who was being quite insensitive and you took it out of context. Did you happen to read my other posts on this thread? Did you happen to look back on the previous comments to see what we were talking about? I’m guessing no, you didn’t.
That conversation did not involve you and you had no valid reason to get into it.
What right do you have to say I’m misinformed on the subject? Do you know me? No you don’t.
Because if you did, you would know that I am a Home Health Care Specialist. You would know that I have worked for a family (for just over 5 years) whose son is a 39 year old Special Needs Patient, and yes he is autistic. His name is Ricky and he is my best friend.
When I take him to the Mall or for pizza to get him out of the house for a while, I see how people look at him and treat him. I have even seen people go out of their way to avoid him. I see what he goes through every day and so does he. I have felt his pain when he looks at me and says “Why can’t I be like everyone else?” How are you supposed to hear that and look at his face and not feel any pity?
I don’t like to give out the specifics’ of my life here on ATS, but in this case I felt I had to.
So don’t judge me on one word you can take out of context and try to blow it out of proportion just to start an argument and yet again designed make someone go off topic. Save that for the Elenin threads.
Now do I sound misinformed?
I’m done here.
You have a good evening.

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 10:11 PM
reply to post by phiktion

Now this is what America is all about, goose bumps and all. Two awesome things today, this and a Marine.

I hope the mod re-opens up that thread above, this is what makes Americans proud.

S&F for this thread.

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 10:12 PM
Now if that video does not warm your heart, you better check to make sure it's still beating. God bless him, and all those people at that game.

And, God bless us all.

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 10:12 PM

Originally posted by Whateva69
Are you telling me you didnt sing Advance Australia Fair every Monday morning along with God save the Queen while you were at school ?

I know I did.

We never sang God Save The Queen thankfully. We sang Advance Australia Fair at school assembly i believe it was Monday morning yes. But i never said "I" didn't know more than one verse. I said most of the population. The older people (50+) are more familiar with God Save The Queen while the younger ones were taught to sing Advance Australia Fair. My point is, if you go out and ask anyone 15-40 to sing all of the anthem, you're going to have a few problems.

Most people tend to just hum it or pretend they're singing but in Swahili or something.

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 10:14 PM
so uhmm..
am i the only one that found this funny?

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 10:29 PM
I must be living in a strange place. We have no problem busting out into a party. The video looks like a normal occurrence here. Am I missing something?

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 10:52 PM
So the question remains...
Who or what is America?

Is it the hard working honest folks making ends meet every month, barely, or its government that makes corporate greed the true fuel in its engines, or maybe its unmatched military forces, waging 2 or 3 wars at the same time, draining the coffers in a mad rush to spend what it has purchased.

Yeah united we can achieve everything, we can move mountains if we wished, we could turn this pile of uncertainties into something less inhumane.

Unfortunately we can only get together for this kind of things, yeah its beautiful, but what about the loosing of our freedoms? or the unfair trading systems we depend on to ultimately, break and then sell everything we believed in.
Why cant we get along on other things?

I wished my beautiful anthem could save America, if only a song had that power...
who knows?

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 11:03 PM

Originally posted by phiktion
I think they may of all tapped into this connection and love and were more easily able to express it, then maybe they could on a normal day routine. You know how people go about their days with blinders on scurrying past one another hurrying to get to where they are going, true connections with your fellow man is few and far between.

Large groups of people making a connection like this is breath taking. Inspiring, and I'm sure that the rest of their day, week and maybe month following this event was a little lighter, brighter and happier than the normal, dull and blind scurry-of-fury rat-race that is so typical these days to fall into the monotonous repetition of.

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 11:06 PM
Im actually lost for words here.People shaking with emotion, crying hysterically?

It was embarrasing for him,why would they make someone with some form of tourettes sing this and start laughing(as they knew he would).

As someone else said,he messed up and some people in the crowd sang.

It takes more than that to make me well up...a lot more.

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 11:06 PM
reply to post by phiktion

Its videos such as these that make me proud of being human...such beautiful emotion captured by lens! i couldlitterally FEEL the energy of the crowd

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 11:11 PM
I just spent an hour looking at all the videos that were linked to this post. Thank you so much. I loved it all.

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 11:24 PM
reply to post by outsidethesquare

I'm sorry i misunderstood. Yeah, you are correct, it’s a shame though. It’s actually pretty appropriate, well the new version is the old version actually warns off any invading army lol which i think is pretty cool lol not many anthems threaten invaders

Shou'd foreign foe e'er sight our coast,
Or dare a foot to land,
We'll rouse to arms like sires of yore
To guard our native strand;

i love this
: shame its been removed
edit on 17/10/11 by Whateva69 because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 11:36 PM
reply to post by Shadow Herder

Wow that was so wonderful. What a great man he gave his son the physical he was born without.

That made me cry more than the national anthem video.

posted on Oct, 17 2011 @ 11:47 PM
That was great.
Please repost to any OWS thread.

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 12:33 AM
I'd be laughing too if a lady was signing the national anthem as I was trying to sing it in front of thousands of people.
Especially them folks up in bAstan, they can get a little rowdy.

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 12:51 AM
This thread is a good example how desperate people are for a bit of love and kindness. And you dont need anything special to change the world. Just follow your hearth.

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 02:17 AM
NeseScott posted on 2011-05-25 09:14:43 - Reply Directly
Matthew 25:40 (NKJV)

And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

This video brought tears to my eyes. I am so proud to be an American, especially in times such as the one shown in this video, when we truly show what being an American means; when we show our pride and love for fellow Americans without regard to disabilities, race, color, gender, etc. This is a humbling video.

May God Bless You all, especially GregM142. I also pray for GregM142's salvation that he may come to know the Lord our God.
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Lol this was a comment from someone on the site of the original video. Notice how he left out religion and sexuality.
Gay Jews still cant get love from Christians
All in all though that was great. That made me proud to be American and that's hard to do these days.
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posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 02:36 AM
You say "something amazing happened". I see an autistic man messing up a national anthem and people laughing BECAUSE IT WAS FUNNY. They were only singing to get it over with. Couldn't watch the whole thing because I find your national anthem and every other aspect of your nation totally repulsive and sickening.

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 02:54 AM
honestly, i wonder where you people live where something like this would amaze you.
if you had lost faith in humanity, i wonder if you were actually basing that faith in reality
to me even imagining that a huge group of strangers, in public not the internet, would all act like trolls is extreme and absurd.
i think you all are too willing to absorb the "terrorism is everywhere!" propaganda, and i think you all spend way too much time on the internet, its warped your common sense.
the human race never turned into monsters, i dont care how many youtube videos you find.

like a few other posters said, this is nothing special in my neck of the woods.. crying over it seems a bit extreme.

and attacking others for having a different view and expressing it instead of parroting the same thing over and over??
yet again i have to ask, what is the motto of this website again? was it "reject individuality" or "embrace conformity"?
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edit on 18-10-2011 by BohemianBrim because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 18 2011 @ 03:38 AM
reply to post by phiktion

Praise god? I thought the U.S. was supposed to have separation of religion and state

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