It’s Politic

Carolyn CC Hart

I don’t typically wade into politics; it has always felt unwise to post content that might be fractious when all I really want is for people to gain a greater appreciation for neurocognitive differences. It’s enough work for me to advocate for neurodiversity and to write clearly on the topic, pointing my readers to scientifically accurate resources on synaesthesia, ADHD, autism, and other brain variations. But, the recent American presidential election has me thinking about lame duck incumbent Donald Trump and an incident that shocked and saddened me, leaving me befuddled as to how he was able to win the 2016 election and muster more than 70,000,000 votes in 2020.

In November 2015, Donald Trump was campaigning for the presidency in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Covering that event was NY Times reporter Serge F. Kovaleski, an individual Mr. Trump knew by name and had met in person on…

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My name is Nathan Young. I'm the founder of the Autism Candles project. I am a self-advocate. The candle project exist to make a statement about inclusion and opportunity. My email is nathan@autismcandles.com. Feel free to contact me. https://www.autismcandles.com

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