Humor: Blame Jimmy Carter for Autism
John Quiet satirically explains that autism is a liberal plot:
However, in 1979 Jimmy Carter commissioned a medical study that produced evidence that a collection of symptoms be classified together as forms of autism in order to appease a liberal media that sought answers to why their son or daughter could not read or was too high on sugar to pay attention in class that could seem clinical. Medical doctors at the time were delighted to learn that this was not simply a scapegoat to explain away societies shortcomings but that some people could legitimately be diagnosed with a treatable disorder.
The Internet has helped autistic individuals bypass nonverbal cues and emotional sharing that they find so hard to deal with, and has given them a way to form online communities and work remotely where they can play their online games and fritter away the time without bothering people as much.
His list of signs that your child might have autism includes things like being a Libertarian, gay, or mulatto. I thought it was funny, but you might find it offensive.