Let me introduce you to John Best Jr. I actually started blogging shortly after I stumbled upon his blog. I thought it was necessary to address the sort of nonsense he likes to spout. This guy, perhaps the most vocal representative of the other side of the debate, hates autism, autistics and other minorities. He loathes the neurodiversity ideology and at the same time is obviously obsessed by it. Whenever he is unable to refute an argument, he either (1) explains it away as coming from a brain damaged by mercury, (2) claims that it is all just part of a vast conspiracy led by the CDC, the government and the drug companies, or (3) claims that the person making the argument does not exist.
John will likely claim the following quotes are taken out of context. But believe me, there is no context that can explain these away. I'll just let his own words speak for themselves. Enjoy.
John on homosexuality...
- Some "brilliant" goofball coined the term "Homophobia" in a pathetic attempt to bring some small measure of respectability to a perversion. Fortunately for me, I grew up in an era when people were not subjected to public acceptance of sexual perversion. I never "stomped" a queer and I don't approve of that behavior. I also don't want to have to hear about this nonsense portrayed as anything near normalcy.
It has nothing to do with fear which means there is no phobia.
- You can use any term you want regarding homosexuality. I really don't care. I'd just like to see it back in the closet where it belongs along with wackos who want to send pictures of their groins to people.
- The insanity of agreeing with those who poisoned our kids goes hand in hand with stating that homosexuality is not a perversion. It just shows how screwed up all of you are.
- The normal people who find that stuff disgusting aren't homophobes. They're what sane people call normal.
- The Neurodiverse tribe seems to be in basic agreement that homosexuality is a difference that should be tolerated.
- Claiming homosexuality is not a perversion shows how out of touch you are, Kev. Acceptability doesn't make it normal.
John on women...
- You seem fairly intelligent for a girl but you've been misguided.
- I'd suggest sending a nice letter to shut the dumb broad up.
- Read this post again so you can understand why the dumb broad received an apology.
- I guess she's proud to say that she got a letter that, to me, said "Shut up and don't bother me, dumb broad".
- That's interesting. I always thought you were female. I guess you just write like a woman.
John on tolerance...
- When a kid is already dead mentally due to mercury poisoning, there is no choice. You either try to cure him or you torture everyone in your family with autism until the day arrives that the kid has to be sent away... If he dies young, I will rejoice for him that he has excaped the nightmare that was his life.
- Celebrate their differences, LOL. How many parents do you think are that stoned that they would buy into something so absurd?
- This nut thinks it is demeaning to autistic people to refer to them as train wrecks.
- "Train Wrecks" is not a slur on the person but a comment about the effects of mercury.
- Mr Rollens was accurate in his use of the term "Train Wreck".
- The "Train Wreck" comment did not offend a LOT of people. I don't think it offended anyone. The dumb broad just wanted to use it in her deranged quest to discredit those who help poisoned kids. It has nothing to do with respect, bonehead.
- Were you offended by the "Train Wreck" comment? Give me your address so I can send you a crying towel.
- Get that address to me soon. My wife bought too many bananas so I'll send some for your daughter when I send the crying towel.
- It doesn't matter to them that that "different wiring" will cost taxpayers in the neighborhood of $5 million per person for these people who will never be able to hold a job.
- This sort of Neurodiverse philosophy sounds eerily similar to the philosophy that begets welfare recipients.
- As for spending money on the military, you will change your tune in a hurry if some crazed muslim shows up at your front door with a bomb strapped to his torso.
- As to what I'll do if my son isn't cured by his teens, I probably won't have a choice in the matter. He may have to go away for his safety, the safety of my other kids and my wife.
- I almost forgot your "tossed in the trash" comment. How do you suggest society care for those who can not care for themselves?
- You're right, name calling doesn't help arguments but it does make me feel good.
- Having to resort to insults doesn't say much for your side of the debate.
- You can teach a monkey to do some of the things that ABA does but you can't ever teach the monkey to think. That's why some of these Asperger's adults can repeat the crap they swallow from neurodiversity but they can't figure out that neurodiversity is based on obsolete principles which makes the whole philosophy invalid.
- Any decent father teaches his sons how to fight. Otherwise, they might grow up to be pussies.
- Why don't you just hook up with one of the guys from AutAdvo and have your own kid? That psychobollox guy's divorced. Clay is single and he's old enough that he'll probably croak before you get sick of him. Then you might have an autistic kid and, if not, you can always shoot it up with thimerosal and change it into an autistic kid.
- I'll assume you consider my position to be one of bigotry. Nothing could be further from the truth.
John on freedom of expression...
- In the age of the internet where any wacko with a computer can publish lunacy, I suppose the wackos are more difficult to ignore than they were in the past when no decent newspaper would publish their drivel.
John's profound insights...
- Mr Ed wasn't autistic. Neither was Flipper. In fact, Flipper may have cured some autistic people. I once had a very affectionate cat so it couldn't have been autistic although it didn't talk much. I don't think Hornig's mice were autistic until after she gave them mercury and they became violent like "Hands" from Boston Legal. So, there goes your "all animals are autistic" theory.
- I'm guessing Rett's would've been called a birth defect or brain damage...
Autism could not have been called anything because, as Kanner told us, it didn't exist. It was something that had never been seen before.
- Since we didn't have any adult autistics until the 50's, I think we'd be fine without them. Maybe without them, we could start making good cars again.
- I'm just pointing out facts. If there was no diminished capacity, there would be no need for a label.
- If you can cure all autism without using any chelation, you'll convince me.
- The premiss that anyone is autistic to begin with is absurd since autism didn't exist until doctors started shooting mercury into us.
- There is no such thing as neurodiversity. There is only mercury poisoning.
- If you're right and lots of autistics were missed in 1992, then it must be true that autism is decreasing more than the Geier's could see. Or, it was rising faster than we thought in 1992. You're not claiming that we missed the "Train Wreck" types of autism, are you?
- Einstein was not autistic. Autism had not yet been invented when he was born.
- The whole world recognizes that autism is not a normal existence except for a few freaks from Neurodiversity. That makes it abnormal.
- [Geier's] training in genetics makes him the perfect man for the job. Autism isn't genetic and he knows that. You should listen to him.
- Actually, it's your reaction that looks silly. Most people never heard of VAERS. It makes sense that lawyers would know about it and file the reports.
- If you don't want to cure him, why do you bother discussing autism?
- If your uncle wasn't diagnosed until the 1960's, it was probably early Alzheimer's from the mercury he had accumulated.
- If [Temple Grandin] is such a genius at talking to animals, why isn't she at the racetrack talking to the horses and picking up some easy cash?
- I could grasp the science if I wanted to but I'd nuch rather grasp a golf club or a Racing Form. The Racing Form is more of an intellectual challenge.
- If there was more hype and every parent bothered to notify the CDC, the [VAERS] data might be accurate.
- Both [prevalence going up and prevalence going down] can be true.
John's version of reality...
- It is not really a Government within the Government but an organization of wealthy individuals who literally rule the world. This organization has a name but I can't remember what it is. I learned of it in school a long time ago. It is made up of people with names like Getty, Rockefeller, Kennedy, etc.. They decide what rotten things must take place for the good of the world as a whole. They are probably the ones who told China, years ago, to limit families to one child. They probably ordered up AIDS to cut down the homosexual population and the African population. They, most assuredly, allowed Bush to attack Iraq. Yes, this organization exists and it is made up of old money worldwide. Whatever they have done will always be conjecture since they don't advertise their projects.
- I don't believe for a second that Not Mercury is telling the truth and used to be one of us.
- I don't believe Maria Lujan is real, nor do I beleive Not Mercury is real. I think they are just identities that your side conjured up.
- Autism was invented in 1931 by Eli Lilly.
- Your placebo effect may have a point but it's mostly another futile attempt to expect parents to hurt their kids by letting them rot in the abyss.
- I have not lost an argument to any of you wack jobs.
- The Geier's are trying to help children.
- What you consider peer reviewed research is actually drug company propaganda that is reviewed by drug company shills who are engaged in a coverup. It's pure bullshit and you know it.
- The people who want to disprove the fact that thimerosal caused the autism epidemic went into the history books and dug up stuff that they claim was autism.
- Playing horses is much more of an intellectual challenge then playing the stock market and is also more profitable and more exciting.
- Chimps are not related to humans. Darwin was wrong.
- The money and politics are much more important than the science here.
- You call good science junk science and fail to realize that the junk you call good science is actually corrupt science. That is why the science can't give you the answer. The answer is in the politics so you have to follow the money.
- Science doesn't use the word "probably". Chemical reactions either take place or they don't. Good science says that methyl B-12 helps 90% of autistic kids by giving them that substance that mercury prevents their bodies from manufacturing. The kids prove what the science states.
- My son has emerged from the APPARENT vegetative state. If I had not used chelation, he would not have progressed.
- I wouldn't be surprised if neurodiversity was just a sham concocted by the drug companies to make it seem that sane people agreed with them.
- The fact that mercury caused the autism epidemic is old news and only those involved in the coverup and damage control are still trying to deny it.
- I don't think all of these ND's are real people. I don't think some of the others who write blogs are real pepople. There's just too much opposition to curing kids and that makes zero sense unless you're a high functioning autistic who doesn't know any better. For any parent to buy into this crap requires either abject stupidity or an ulterior motive.
- That's the facts. Zero autism in my state in 1993 among school age kids. It did not exist. 1,600 autistic kids in 2005.
John and his knowledge of autism...
- Since the only things proven to cause autism are mercury and fragile X and fragile X is extremely rare, I'll just stick with saying autism is mercury poisoning for simplicity.
- If autism has always been with us as some of you claim, it certainly was nothing like what kids today are presenting like.
- While some Asperger's people claim high IQ's and seem to do well in areas that only require ROTE learning, they are sorely lacking in the ability put two and two together.
- No person with autism could possibly write the pseudo-intellectual musings that come forth from the pens of this batch of lunatics.
- You have not proven there was any autism prior to 1931 and you have also not shown there was more than a few rare cases of autism in China.
- What we do know is that Kanner described autism as something that had NEVER been seen before in 1943.
- The only difference between a profoundly autistic kid and a normal kid is the inability to rid the body and brain of mercury. There is no "wiring".
- The ONLY thing genetic about autism, aside from fragile x, is an inability to get rid of mercury.
John on autism treatments...
- I don't have all the facts about Lupron and have not tried it myself. I'd like to know more about possible side effects. It seems that references to chemical castration are far-fetched since it is suggested that Lupron should only be used on kids who have not yet reached puberty.
- I don't think it would matter if you're studying treatments for autism and the size [of two inequivalent groups] is large enough.
John on proper medical procedure...
- I had him checked for genetics and that wasn't it. The improvement I have proves it's mercury.
- We just did what we were told by Easter Seals to start, play, occupational, physical and speech therapy, bled him with leeches and checked with a priest about an exorcism.
- I saw no need to test for mercury. The improvement from chelation was all the proof I needed.
- I didn't test him. I didn't bother with chelation challenge tests because I thought it was too much DMSA to give him at one time.
- I did use tests. I ruled out genetics.