I was always cold sensitive. I am a native of Florida and for most of my life I would grab for a sweater if the temperatures got down into the 70’s. Now I am comfortable going barefoot right to almost freezing. What has made the difference? I believe it is mainly due to good nutrition.
Autism is not a disease or an entity. It is not something that we must seek out to eradicate. Rather, it is a mode of being, the word “autism” simply being an umbrella term to describe how one relates (or does not relate) to the world. When autism is viewed as an entity, a “thing,” professionals are then led to develop programs that seek to transform the person into something they are not, nor will—or can—ever be. This errant perspective may prove dangerous, as it can function as the impetus to alter the affected person by force, coercion, or manipulation.
As the holiday season approaches, many of us like to celebrate by baking special things to go with the season, like cookies or nut or fruit breads for the festive time. Bread is a staple of nourishment for all. In all cultures and countries, we find types of bread—tortillas, rice, and flat breads, to list a few. Bread is also a sign of hospitality and warmth, which we want to share during the holidays in abundance.
That is where we failed you. We have left you with a country that is in the last stages of economic collapse and did not do everything we could to prevent it.