Peer Review and Natural Blinders
Peer Review the process that disciplines use to be self policing generally provides a working safety net keeping many views of a subject in check. Generally I think Peer review is an OK idea. However, peer review does not account for innovation, double-blind Autism Experience or knowledge gained via trail and error. The inside information that made our success possible is an embarrassment to the peer review system of Autism. In a way it could be considered a stand against the Good olde boy network. Even, IF some in the peer group felt a need to discover or smear our Autism Anthropology they might only get the go ahead to smear us. Peer review also has been known to cover-up a few things as well.
Of Course, It is just plain easier to ignore Autism's working populations than admit Post Rain Man Autism might have jumped the gun. If we are really lucky Parents, concerned professionals or perhaps other disciplines will be intrigued with our True Science Fiction stories and insist we be admitted to. As it stands "No retarded autistic citizen" could ever be smart enough to ever figure out autism, according to the peer group. Well, that is indeed true, we can't figure out "THEIR" warped version of Autism the one they invented and the one they have cursed so many parents and autistic people to endure with the best of intention.
Autism our unique thought process, our self taught (to this point in history) knowledge has never been available to be peer reviewed. Our Thought process although tried and true and even proven with a living anthropology will remain hidden forever, as long as, the peer review folks piss away the very last generations of Autism before Rain Man to have grown up minus the curse of modern times. While we are indeed a pain in the *** to the establishment it is not all that intentional. It is just our knowledge is unique, exclusive and proven over time and it DOES NOT match the ideals of today thus no matter how right we might be ,we are dead wrong. We have an obligation and a responsibility to tell our story, explain our never before in print thought process despite the best efforts of Autism to keep us hidden. Some of their obvious ignorance is well, Ignorance (of Picture Thought) and lot of it is simple fear of the unknown, as well as, the fear of a few thousand lawsuits from the Post Rain Man generations.
To complicate matters our anthropology is the first that I know of that is living-and-spans the entire globe. The Internet IS our connection that united us, and that keeps us connected and apart all at the same time. We don't have the luxury of just flying around the globe to unite for an autism convention. Many of us do OK in life and do a traditional life and hold a traditional job but, few of us can afford to travel. We have compared notes however, of our double-blind Autism Experience and find we share the same milestones, the same thoughts and the indeed the same basic autism. It is just like learning to read at the 1-2-3rd grade levels. It is possible to condense our experience from 40 years to just 6 years. We note that many of us spent 4,-5-years between various milestones in autism development and we learned those with experience and happenstance, We WERE self-taught after all and traditional thought is our second language NOT our First, No wonder we missed a few points growing up. Our natural 1st language "Autism" has never been in print before short of Temple and Bill Stillman and others. Needless to say Peers don't have a clue and naturally they have a built in bias against an Autism they never thought to think about. We are indeed coming in from "Left Field" or" another planet" Well at least we come in peace and offer new insights for mankind, trouble is Mankind is too smart to be anything but $tupid.