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Clearly not all neurotypical people are capable of being decent to others, so how would it make sense that all autistic people are?

No, to assume that forgiveness or empathy to one autistic individual denigrates an entire spectrum of autistic individuals is the same as assuming that from the actions of one we can confer some sort of collective responsibility. This assumption is the root of all prejudice.




>Clearly not all neurotypical people are capable of being decent to others, so how would it make sense that all autistic people are?

If you believe that some autistic people can be decent, though, it's no longer an excuse for Stallman that he's autistic. I'm on the spectrum myself, it's not a free pass for being offensive.


> Clearly not all neurotypical people are capable of being decent to others

This is not clear to me. Many people are assholes but that’s by choice, not because they’re incapable of not being assholes.




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