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  1. Oh brother, I feel you. I recently lost a fairly promising relationship when I made similar remarks, and on the one NT forum I use I'm copping a lot of flak for taking an equal approach to equality. Certain movements (let's borrow the term 'SJWs' - social justice warriors) have quite rightly made it difficult for misogynists and homophobes and white racists to express their ideas. But it also gives those 'warriors' a false sense of being 'right' - and some of them have the same human drive to create a class of people they can spit on, the same drive that powers misogyny and homophobia and the BNP etc. The upshot is that they truly believe their own sexism, racism and heterophobia is good and right and just. They're wrong, but you can't reason someone out of an opinion they didn't reason themselves into. I've tried to learn to distinguish when and how to say what I know to be true, but I don't always get it right...
  2. "Johann Sebastian mighty Bach", as Organ Morgan says in Under Milk Wood I'm making random connections on youtube this evening - just had Stevie Nicks covering Buddy Holly, now it's Marty Robbins with 'El Paso'.
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    Hi I'm a 52yo man, diagnosed Aspergian at age 40 - it was like discovering a universal theory of me. I like to think I'd used the intelligence it grants me to tackle some of the problems it presents, even before I had a label for them, but regardless of the occasional run of luck I've mostly lurched from place to place, upsetting and alienating people, and sinking into homelessness on several occasions and poverty as a way of life (I've just been obliged to apply for PIP to replace the meagre £20 a week of DLA I previously got - I expect 0 PIP). My last bout of homelessness got me a housing association bungalow, which is nice - it has a garden and I like gardening, It's in a town and area that could hardly be less appropriate, but thank heaven for small mercies, I say. I've been here ten years, and have no social life to speak of - I have one friend that I met at the homeless hostel, who values my intelligence and non-judgemental approach. I'm unemployed again, after getting a job with a company that said they wanted to employ disabled people and the ex-homeless. The project manager was less keen, felt I'd been foisted on him, and set about making sure I didn't stay. My union were useless, the company refuse to give me a reference, and I struggle to identify a job I could do (and hope to maintain) locally. My username reflects the fact that I learned Dylan Thomas's masterpiece, 'Under Milk Wood' by heart (two hours of characterful dramatic recitation). It's been of some benefit to me - as a way of filling my head with thoughts I want, pushing those I don't; it's improved my own understanding and use of language; and someone once said it was the longest chat-up line in the world I'm facing christmas alone again, which is why I sought out online forums. I've signed up to Wrong Planet too, and use the NAS forum. I hope you all have the best christmas you can.
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