Autism and the Status Quo

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 01:09 -- C_Bass

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Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor Rd
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42° 12' 19.1844" N, 84° 33' 12.1248" W

My mom said that being an Autistic is being something special

But what she doesn't know is that it can also be stressful

 

Knowing that I can’t say things right

Or even fight my own fights

And always fall short night, after night, after night

 

And yes…I know we all fall

But I feel like they tell me I can’t fall at all

 

Because one slip up and they laugh

Or they’ll beat me because I’m “daft”

And when I tell the school staff

They don’t do a thing because they think my I.Q. is half

Of what they think it should be

 

But the real reason why they pick on me

Is because my mind works differently

Than the status quo tells me I ought to be

 

You see, the status quo tells us all to behave in a way that they don’t consider weird

And to sneer at those who they consider weird

So the normal rise to the top where they can be revered

 

As you can see, that makes me their mortal enemy

 

Because “weird” is the new leprosy

And since Autism is “weird,” can’t you see

That they’re trying to get rid of us desperately

So they can go on building their own legacy

Well I’ve got dreams too!

 

Only my dreams don’t involve being the best of the best

I just want to go to school and pass that big test

I don’t want to save any damsels in distress

And even though I want a wife someday she doesn’t need to be the best dressed

Because beauty is more than just big breast

But they don’t seem to know that because they’re obsessed

With the girls who they think are the sexiest

 

But anyway, back to the point

I feel like all I do is disappoint

 

Because they say “my life is useless”

 

And it’s all thanks to whom we appoint

 

Now let me be clear, I’m not talking about any politician

But rather the people who are on a mission

To worship the status quo in which they follow like tradition

And everyone else just gives them more munitions

They are Celebrities, Actors, and sometimes even Musicians

And we raise them up to be like gods and goddess

Even though the status quo is their main mission

 

Now let me clarify, I know that there are some Celebrities who are good people at heart

 

But before you give them your money you should think, “Do I want my children to grow up like them?”

 

And “Are they doing good for good reasons, or doing good for selfish reasons.”

 

If not, then why should we give them our money if instead, we can pay the physicians

So they can find a more accurate rendition

To people on the Autism Spectrum, that should be our mission

So we can get better college tuition

So we can be better Musicians,

Technicians, Politicians, Mathematicians, Physicians, Tacticians, Opticians, Christians

Instead of being the opposition

 

Of the status quo,

Which, by the way, say that we’re too stupid to be in a place of position

But their just saying that so we don’t ruin their vision

Of what perfect looks like

Well guess what, I’ve got a vision too

 

Only my vision is to eradicate the status quo’s thinking

And throw it to the ends of the earth, like what God does when he forgives our sinning

And give the status quo a new meaning

So that everyone can be accepted, that’s what I’m dreaming

To destroy what’s wrong with the status quo and give it a new beginning

And I’ve only got one question for you guys

 

The question is “whose with me”

Is there anyone out there who can help me find the key

To fix the status quo so it’s about morality

Instead of being a safeguard to those who follow its false ideology

 

So everyone regardless of whether or not there’re Autistic or Normal, Black or White, Asian or Caucasian, Beautiful or Suffering, Male or Female, Christian or Islamic, Atheist of Buddhist

It doesn’t matter who they are, anyone and everyone can live a nice life

 

And it all starts with you

 

I’m done…no wait, I got one more point

 

To those of you who might be wondering who “they” are

 

Well, in reality, “they” can be any of us in this very room

 

The “they” that I’m talking about is anyone who follows and agrees with the status quo

 

These kind people follow it several different ways

 

They can do anything from using us as punching bags, or to sexually abuse us

To simply ridicule us just for being ourselves, or even to think badly of us

 

And I’ll be the first to admit, I demoralized my own kind too

But I’m over that now, that’s not what I want to do

And it’s not too late for you either

 

For those of you following the status quo as is right now

I urge you to think twice about us before you allow

Yourself to judge us, to damn us to the pits of the hell

That you guys created just for us, it is that kind of thinking that we should disallow

 

So I ask again, “whose with me”

 

But think twice before you make your judgment call

Because if we say even one thing wrong, the status quo will damn us all

 

But in reality, it’s not like they don’t care about us anyway though

Because false judgment, is what originally started the status quo

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