Neurodiversity bloggers seldom fail to comment on any autism or Aspergers related news event. Invariably they put the Neurodiversity spin on autism disorders as they play out in the real world. It is strange that with news of the conviction of a 25 year old man with Aspergers Disorder,Christopher Monk, not a word has been splashed on the internet by the ND bloggers.
Christopher Monk has been convicted by a British court of conspiring to have his parents murdered. Mr. Monk, despite being 25 years old, lived with his parents who doted on him even while he spent much of his time on the internet. One of his male friends who he met on line agreed to kill his parents at Monk's urging but failed when they fought back. The parents, notwithstanding their son's hideous crime, remained supportive of him through the trial and sentencing.
There has been no comment from the ND crowd about this case. If this story were about a crime by parents against a child with autism or Aspergers the Autism Hub would be buzzing with diatribes against the evil parents. Yet the ND crowd ignores a conviction of a man with Aspergers of conspiracy to murder his parents. The implications of a case such as this for an irrational ideology which sees Aspergers and Autism as just differences not disabilities or disorders is not mentioned because the case itself is not mentioned. The strange silence of the ND crowd on this case speaks volumes about the irrational ND ideology.