posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 08:25 AM
reply to post by grandmakdw
Autistic's are aware of themselves and what they are doing; black outs and moments of clarity happen in a delusional psychotic episode...if this
person had a mental issue; it was a type of schizophrenia or sub type, sociopath, or antisocial personality disorder.
Autistic's are not manipulative; I wouldn't even know how to begin to control or manipulate someone; that requires well honed social skills; that
just aren't there. Can autistic's be manipulated? You bet our intentions are pure; so we have other blindness; and think others intentions are pure
also...i suppose gullible suffices, for the best descriptor.
On another note; for someone to become violent from a video game; they would have to identify with the character, then they would have to emulate the
character, then they would have loss of self between themselves and the character at some point in this cycle; the person has entered into a
delusional state. I have never been delusional; I have been out of sorts; from too much sensual stimulation, without the ability to filter it. If an
autistic is forced to stay in such a situation over whelmed; then over course they will fight, or exhibit some violence; only in an attempt of self
preservation...because they are not allowed flight; from an overwhelming situation.
How about perpetual procrastination? That an unmentioned symptom of autism. Always looking for the best possible answer in a myriad of conflicting
information; we wish order not chaos, we seek knowledge to have the best possible answer and rational action possible its a compulsion to seek order.
This shooting was an act of chaos...an impossibility for an autistic to deal with, an illness always seeking to remove chaos and disorder, escape
chaos and disorder...creating it on purpose? Sorry, that block will not fit into the slot you are trying to hammer it into...
The responses; that you are so surprised by, the majority are letting you know you could not be more wrong. I do believe if you spent some time back
in psych 101; you would see that correlation does not equal cause and effect; and that's what your "theory is" a correlative speculation. That has
no foundation upon which to stand.
My apologies for the confusion in the first post; I only got to the second break before I had to let you know just how wrong you are in in your
determination. If you cannot see it; then perhaps you are in denial; or feel some superiority on the subject itself, and refuse to see the obvious;
that is not speculation.
Without being autistic yourself; and claiming this person that ripped these children's lives from them so early is autistic or anything else for that
matter. You are creating victims just like him; who do we attack? Autistic's, who do we blame? That is a witch hunt. How about blaming the shooter;
and the poor choices this person made? There have been enough victims already in this sad tragedy. The choice to do or not do is an individual
decision regardless of any previous influence. There is no such thing as the devil made me do it...free will exists its not a fantasy.