In Behavioral Reformation the host of Ed's Autism Page actually equates behavior modification with some of the major acts of oppression and aggression committed by European and American powers in the last 400 years including the aggression against the native inhabitants of the American continents, enslavement of African people, and the violence against those accused of withcraft. Ed, an autistic adult, makes it clear that this authoritarian based behavior modification is exactly what is being used today to oppress autistic persons:
Rather than accept public responsibility, overcomers of what are considered afflictions of thought, perception, or behavior, are glorified and if the one whose behavior is seen as "abnormal" cannot be punished in a way that society will readily agree with, the force that dictates the person's behavior must be seen as either demonic, provoked by disease, or promoted by genetic defect that must be eliminated.
What is important to remember is that once a behavior can be described to the public as wrong instead of different, it can and does lead to the worst and most savage methods of the behavior modificationists. Those who modify behavior that is different in the justified name of "correcting what is wrong" go unpunished and their methods (once justified in this way) are not only accepted, they are promoted. These are the REAL wrongs that need to be researched, investigated, and fixed!
It takes a lot to beat the rhetorical excesses of those who ascribe all manner of evil to allegedly misbehaving behaviorists but the host of Ed's Autism Page seems to have pulled it off. Is it possible to talk to the host of Ed's Autism Page and suggest that using behavior modification to eliminate self aggressive behavior by an autistic child is not really oppressing the autistic child ?