Wednesday, July 23, 2008

He is a kind and gentle soul.

Michael Savage has made a tremendous mistake. If you haven't heard, he made quite disparaging remarks about children with autism.

Parents are understandable up in arms, but the best response comes from news anchor Jim Watkins:

But he is a kind and gentle soul, who loves his family and caretakers in whatever way he’s capable of loving. He always does his best, and when he smiles, it’s enough to make the sun come out from behind the clouds. Liam is definitely “somewhere” in life, Mr. Savage, but it’s a place I’m afraid you don’t have the capacity to understand or relate to.But he is a kind and gentle soul, who loves his family and caretakers in whatever way he’s capable of loving. He always does his best, and when he smiles, it’s enough to make the sun come out from behind the clouds. Liam is definitely “somewhere” in life, Mr. Savage, but it’s a place I’m afraid you don’t have the capacity to understand or relate to.But he is a kind and gentle soul, who loves his family and caretakers in whatever way he’s capable of loving. He always does his best, and when he smiles, it’s enough to make the sun come out from behind the clouds. Liam is definitely “somewhere” in life, Mr. Savage, but it’s a place I’m afraid you don’t have the capacity to understand or relate to.But he is a kind and gentle soul, who loves his family and caretakers in whatever way he’s capable of loving. He always does his best, and when he smiles, it’s enough to make the sun come out from behind the clouds. Liam is definitely “somewhere” in life, Mr. Savage, but it’s a place I’m afraid you don’t have the capacity to understand or relate to.

His whole response is here.

As this wonderfully insightful father points out, there is much more to being successful than getting a job, earning lots of money and having a big house. People like Savage will never figure that out.

Blessings to all those families who have children with special needs. May Our Lord richly reward you.

2 comments:

adoro said...

You know, the ignorance of celebrities is astounding. I've worked with several autistic kids, and have known adults with mild forms of autism. NONE are "brats"!

I could name some people, however, with nothing apparently wrong with them, who fit the description better, though. And other words I'm not allowed to say.

uncle jim said...

i put up a post today re autism