Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sutras on Autism Discrimination

Several days ago I remembered a quote by the Buddha that I believe has great relevance to the autistic community.  When governments act moral, people act moral.  And when governments act immoral, people also act immoral.  If the American government were to change the way it neglects the needs of people with autism, perhaps the stigma attached to it wouldn't be so strong.
The Buddha also said that hatred (or it's variations like stigma) are self-defeating.  When you can't accept another person, whether it's because of their race, religion or disability, you only make your own life more miserable.  People with autism probably aught to not worry for too much longer because people who are prejudiced will eventually bring about their own implosion.

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