[SATLUG] Re: Re: Aspergers thoughts; real danger sociotism

Mary Yatti yatinhat at gmail.com
Thu Jun 26 13:27:25 CDT 2008

I have to take issue with you.  Aspergers has nothing to do with Andrew's
(from Slashdot article) newly coined label of "sociotism".  I searched the
Internet and the only reference I found to "Sociotism" is from Eugene.
Eugene uses irony to get his point across.  I wish he would use his writing
talent to create a more positive image of AS.  In my opinion, AS (unlike
"sociotism") should not be regarded as a mental disorder..just a character

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 09:14:48PM -0500, Brad Knowles wrote:
> > On 6/25/08, Ernest De Leon wrote:
> >
> >>  Actually, if you read the last article I sent out about Asperger's and
> IT
> >>  (which includes Linux) it really does have something to do with
> >> Linux...how
> >>  deep the tie is can be debated, but it can't be denied...
> >
> > You know, I have this suspicion that the only people who really care are
> > the "Closet Aspergers" types that don't want anyone to know that they
> have
> > this condition, or maybe they are annoyed at a subconscious level at
> > hearing people talk about how their brain works, but they don't
> consciously
> > recognize the way their brain actually works.
> >
> I tried to post this message before, but I don't think it got
> thru somehow.
> The real danger is sociotism.
> The following was culled from Slashdot.
> >The dangers of sociotism (Score:5, Funny) by Eugene O'Neil on Monday
> >December 17, @12:55PM (#2715259) (User #140081 Info)
> >
> >
> > Sociotism is a mental disorder characterised by an undue obsession
> > with social interaction and eye contact, which often interferes with
> > healthy interests such as computer programming and science fiction.
> >
> >Sociotistic people often band together in tightly-knit heirarchies,
> >where social status is determined by subtle shifts in "body language"
> >rather than skill or experience. Sociotistic children often play cruel
> >tricks on their healthier playmates for no logical reason. They prefer
> >brutal team-oriented games like football over healthy, abstract tests
> >of individual merit, such as video games.
> >
> >Victims of sociotism of all ages tend to be less intelligent than
> >healthy people. They are capable of learning skills that have an
> >obvious and immediate short-term benifit, but profoundly lack the
> >social independance and intellectual curiosity needed to explore new
> >frontiers of knowledge. As a result, sociotistic people rarely succeed
> >in feilds such as science or engineering, and when they do succeed in
> >these feilds it is usually only in a managerial capacity.
> >
> >If you know anyone that fits the description of a sociotistic person,
> >please pat them on the head in a sympathetic but condecending manner
> >and tell them to get professional help for their obvious
> >deficiencies. With any luck, we will some day discover powerful
> >mind-altering drugs that will force these people to be as healthy and
> >well-adjusted as we are.
> It is unpricipled decisions made by those afflicted by sociotism
> that is responsible for most of our problems today.
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