Rosie O’Donnell Crosses the Line
As everybody knows, President-elect Donald Trump and fanatical leftist actress/comedian Rosie O’Donnell have had a feud going on which dates back almost 11 years. In 2007, it was parodied in an episode of World Wrestling Entertainment’s RAW television program. However, it seems like the feud between the two has crossed the line.
How? Well last week, she tweeted a video claiming that the President-elect’s son Barron might have Autism due to him being up past 3:00 in the morning the night his father was elected.
As a person who was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome as a young child, I have to say this was an inappropriate and disgusting attempt to go back into the news for Rosie O’Donnell. However, in the event Barron is on the same spectrum as I am, he is in good company. There are plenty of people with Asperger’s and Autism that would eventually have successful careers of their own. Among the list of famous actors and entrepreneurs who have Asperger’s include Walt Disney, actor Tom Hanks, Muppets creator Jim Henson, and Emily Dickinson (NOTE: Dickinson is an ancestor from my father’s side of the family). It looks like Ms. O’Donnell should take a page from any one of the people that were mentioned. Maybe she could learn a lesson from them.
Many of the problems people face today will not be solved with safe spaces, coloring books, or therapy puppies a lot of colleges and universities seem to be coddling twenty-somethings with today, they can be solved with curiosity, fighting dirty looks and sneers, and negotiating with your superiors if you are struggling with an important task.
I have had a lot of obstacles to face with Asperger’s, but I continue to fight these obstacles with courage, determination, and a will to work hard. How dare Rosie O’Donnell say what she said about Barron, and especially people who learn differently from others? Again, she needs to walk in the shoes of someone with Asperger’s or Autism. Have her watch her son struggle with communicating. Have her tell any student with these struggles that they are inferior from everybody else, they might unfairly believe they’re nothing. What she said was irresponsible, not to mention flat-out disgraceful. Shame on her.