The Autism campaign and the New World Order.Submitted by McClarinJ on Sat, 09/22/2012 - 23:59
I don't watch TV but do listen to radio, so if there's a broadcast ad campaign running that's where I notice it. In recent years there has been a seeming non-stop ad campaign from Autism Speaks on the radio that has me wondering.
When I first noticed these ads they claimed the odds of a child being born with autism were one in 150. Later this number changed to one in 110. In just the past few days the odds were changed to one in 88. This mushrooming of a congenital mental/emotional defect should be alarming from a medical and public health standpoint and that is clearly the aim of the ads. However, a nagging suspicion about their broader objective has prompted me to lay it out for your comment.
I first became aware of autism in 1980 when my campaign manager at the time (I was running for congress) explained that her son was autistic. Simply put, her son was said to be incapable of relating to others in a normal manner. In cases of severe autism this inability to relate to others is accompanied by fixation on things and sensations other than human beings to the exclusion of other humans. One common behavior associated with severe autism is to fixate on the sensation of repetitive motions, rocking back and forth or side-to-side, even alternating light/dark sensations that can be produced by waving outstretched fingers closely in front of the eyes. However, most autistics never exhibit such extreme detachment behaviors.
I have heard than the rise in autism has been largely a case of the condition being more broadly defined, taking in more and more traits or behaviors into its category. Whether or not this is so there is certainly motive for expanding the definition of autism. Children affected by autism can be more readily classified as Special Needs students, a victim group that qualifies for special services in and out of school (read special funding). This points to a crass but not uncommon drive by bureaucracy to grow irrespective of any actual need for their services.
I am not prepared to say that there is absolutely no change in the rate of autism using older definitions as a constant. There are changing environmental factors that could be causative: GMO foods, trace amounts of new pesticides or food additives, bombardment by an ever-richer dose of radio waves from cell phones and towers, new medical practices that could have (all too common) unintended consequences. Yet the ad campaign neither addresses the alarming change in autism rate nor suggests any cause for it. The ads simply ratchet up the number every so often. Why no acknowledgement of the alarming growth? Do they expect people not to notice? Or do they perhaps hope prospective parents will notice and become alarmed by the increasing risk of giving birth to a child with autism?
It is this last possibility that leads me down the rabbit hole. The ads are so frequent that they must either be very costly to air or, if free PSA's, risk crowding out other PSA's. The sheer number of ad impressions would seem to go beyond mere public awareness. Could there be an ulterior motive? Here is one possibility:
Suppose you were an immensely wealthy member of the global elite who openly opine that Earth would be a much nicer place with 80% fewer people. Suppose you and your peers discussed ways of achieving this goal. Some advocated invasive means such as sterilization with chemicals in the food or water supply, widespread death via laboratory-made pathogens, mass round-ups and elimination or forced sterilization. You however were burdened by a conscience and preferred a campaign for voluntary limits on the birth rate. If only you could alarm prospective parents and dissuade them from having children. If only you could convince them that their pregnancy ran a higher and higher risk of producing an autistic child. If only you could get medical authorities to agree that autism was much more common than initially thought. It might be worth many billions of your dollars if you could thus voluntarily change the birth rate.
Well, that's my rabbit hole that links autism ads with the New World Order. I'm not saying I believe this to be so, only that it is my growing suspicion. What do you think?