Pfhorrest wrote:Karilyn wrote:Aluminum Falcom wrote:Actually, if you DIDN'T have Asperger's Syndrome, you wouldn't have to make a post point out everything you just did. So by "aspie'ing out" and making a post that is totally a stereotypical Aspie post, you just confirmed the opposite of what you just said.
I spy with my little eye, a Catch 22.
Not quite. Falcom said that he has Asperger's and yet acts perfectly normal. Karilyn said that in saying so (the way he did, at least), Falcom demonstrates that that is not true, presumably because saying so (in that way) is not perfectly normal. Presuming that Karilyn's assertion is correct: if Falcom had Aspergers and yet acted perfectly normal, and didn't say so (in that way), then it could be perfectly true that he had Aspergers and yet acted perfectly normal. No contradiction. We just wouldn't be having this conversation because Falcom wouldn't have said anything, or he would have said something in a way consistent with (Karilyn's conception of) perfect normality.
Reading your post gave me a headache because you got me and Falcom mixed up repeatedly, and possibly mixed me up with mszegedy. It's hard keeping track of who the heck you are talking about.
The catch 22 is that Falcom claims that Aspergers are compelled to to defend their condition and that they are not normal for it. If you protest that it is unfair to label Aspergers as incapable of acting normal, then you are in fact, not normal. Thus the only way to prove you are normal is to not protest, and thus you cannot defend the position.
To be allowed to leave the airforce, you must be insane.
If you try to leave the airforce, you are not insane.
To defend the position that Aspies can be normal, you must show you are normal.
If you defend the position that Aspies can be normal, you are not normal.