Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By RedState (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Rosie O’Donnell and Internet Doctors Attempt to “Diagnose” Barron Trump

Thursday, November 24, 2016 17:17
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

As the mother of a son who’s been incorrectly labeled as autistic by well-meaning (and some not-so-well-meaning) friends, relatives, and acquaintances, I wanted to rant about internet “doctors” diagnosing Barron Trump as autistic the moment I saw a story about it a week ago, but didn’t want to bring more attention to the rumor.

But now that Rosie O’Donnell is talking about it, claiming that it was out of “care and concern,” here we go.

A 7-minute video was posted to YouTube on November 11 detailing Barron’s behaviors and interests (computers, solitary play) and linking them with symptoms of autism or being “on the spectrum.” Rosie tweeted the video and wrote… 

Barron Trump Autistic? if so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic https://t.co/Acgy1Qxyqi via @YouTube

— Rosie (@Rosie) November 22, 2016

There are so many things wrong with this entire subject that it’s difficult to even know where to begin.

The most important thing to remember here is that Barron Trump is a 10-year-old boy who did not ask to be in the spotlight, and that any medical or psychological diagnoses he has or doesn’t have are solely his family’s business. No one else’s.

Beyond that, how can one possibly diagnose autism from the examples in the video? They are all from public appearances in situations that would be stressful for any child. He’s a boy having to wear a suit for hours (any male RedState writer will tell you how tortuous that is) and he’s not gladhanding and smiling for the cameras like a politician would. Ooh, and on election night he was standing on stage falling asleep at 3 a.m. And your point is?

Further, what gives any of these people the right to speculate about someone else’s child? There has always been a tendency in society to virtually parent other people’s kids, but social media has taken it to a whole new disturbing level.

On a deeper level, this reflects society’s need to label anything which deviates from its definition of “normal” as a disorder. Over the last 20 years, as autism awareness expanded, so did its definition, to the point where almost anyone can be judged as “on the spectrum.” Just display some sort of anti-social behavior, flap your hands once or twice while doing “The Bird,” and presto, you’re on the spectrum.

For boys who don’t act like traditional boys, who are computer nerds, who like to play alone or with just one or two friends, who are socially awkward, who obsessively study one subject, this shift in society means that they’ll be (quite possibly inaccurately) labeled as autistic. We used to just accept that people all had different personalities and that one’s eccentricities didn’t constitute a “disorder.”

I’m not denying that autism exists. I am saying that many of the people who are labeled with a “disorder” really just have a different way of thinking, and that whether Barron Trump is autistic or simply has an eccentric, computer geek personality is none of our business. His parents have it covered. If they want to have a national conversation about their son’s development, they will let us know.

But back to Rosie and anyone else speculating about this child out of “care and concern.” You know how people make rude or hurtful suggestions to friends then try to cover up their rudeness by saying, “What? I was just trying to help…”? When you tweet something like this then say, “It was just out of care and concern” when you’re called on it – we know it wasn’t out of care and concern.

Seriously, stop it. Let Barron be Barron without your faux-caring inferred diagnoses.

(P.S. My son’s diagnosis is mixed expressive-receptive language disorder. Children with MERLD display a number of autistic behaviors due to their inability to process language, but the treatments are different so it is critical they’re not misdiagnosed with autism.)

The post Rosie O’Donnell and Internet Doctors Attempt to “Diagnose” Barron Trump appeared first on RedState.

~~~~~

BIN NOTE: If by now you haven’t figured out that Facebook and Google are in cahoots with the corrupt government, then I feel for you, but for those who are well aware of the issues it’s high time you switched over to Seen.life. It is a website that is similar to Facebook but without all the censorship.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Total 3 comments
  • I’ve had a littler experience with psychiatrists, nevermind garbage MSM’s projections.

    ?Autism, ?Schizophrenic, ?Schizotypal, confusion at home. Not shitting you, that’s what the psych wrote on the assessment sheet.

    Strangely enough, I was able to ace some of their polarizing attempts in some of their “empathy” tests (which is of course designed to demonize individuality or free thought), both ways, those be some stupid obsolete cambridge motherfuckers.

    • So I’m gonna be giving Barron Trump the benefit of the doubt. He’s probably already infinitely more intelligent than these homogenized fucktards.

  • I saw photos of him involved in his photography hobby, does this sound autistic to you?

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.