This post cries out to be included here. EM’s usual analytic style and depth of comment adds a wealth of factual, meaningful information and opinion. How different from the sensationalist propaganda and the agenda-driven government responses. An injection of plain commonsense that is clearly appropriate.
OK, I’ve tried to avoid this, but I can’t. On The News (if you can call it that) is an endless stream of histrionics over the shooting in Newtown. Endless parade of “the usual suspects”. Ban the guns. The kid just had to be a sociopath. Now on Hannity they are going on and on about lack of empathy and being emotionally empty by ADHD kids and / or Aspergers folks.
A big pile of crap.
The notion that Aspes lack emotional connection is just daft. The idea that there’s no empathy is even more brain dead. I have trouble with too much empathy, not too little. Some bum on the street has no coat, I feel his cold and want to give him my coat, shirt, shoes, you name it. Admittedly, I’m at the ‘on the border’ range, not deep into the ‘spectrum’, but I’ve known others and there’s…
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