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Monday, October 15, 2007

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BigHeathenMike

I posted a small piece in memoriam - I'm just starting to get educated in the anti-anti-vac stuff but have been talking to clients who believe some weird stuff for a while now (I'm a massage therapist in Ontario). I'm sad I never got to become familiar with Leitch's writings.

My bit is here

Bronze Dog

I've had some time to make some expressions, not just of regret, but mostly rage. I need some help cooling off.

Karoli

Not only is it beyond appalling and disgusting, it's one of the most valuable sites for information about autism as well as the anti-vax debate.

it pisses me off that an anonymous, obnoxious, lawbreaking troll can cause such a great resource to shut down.

Timelord

If you want a review of this idiot's comments you might want to have a browse through here;

https://philsworld.wiki-site.com/index.php/Fore_Sam

The posts are back by the way after disappearing for a few weeks.

hectorineastlababy

I don't understand all the hate towards John Best. The man has a severly autsitic son you heartless thugs. Yet, you hipocrites call him a thug? He's the one targeted and abused by you all. Hey, man up or woman up whatever. This is USA, not North Korea folks, if you don't like what he says, defend your position or don't listen to him but to go on a campaign to destroy his freedom of speech says more about you than I cared to really believe. Now I will spread the word to all other parents of autistic children about how abusive and cowardly you people are for going after John Best. You owe th is man an apology. He's obviously under a lot of stress. People are aggressive when they are under stress and feel hopeless. You cold hearted thugs.

Liz Ditz



Thanks for taking the time to comment. I'll take your points one by one.


I don't understand all the hate towards John Best.



Perhaps you didn't notice that the post you commented on was from 2007. At that time, Mr. Leitch, whose daughter also has autism, was at that time 7 years old, non-verbal, and had several problematic behaviors.

Mr. Best, in the months leading up to the post:

  • Appeared at autism conferences using a nametag with Mr. Leitch's daughter's real name
  • Encouraged others to mock Mr. Leitch's daughter
  • Wrote blog posts purporting to be written by Mr. Leitch's daughter
  • Made internet appeals for funds for treatment for Mr. Leitch's daughter, the funds to be sent to Mr. Best's home address.

Sources: https://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/2006/10/too-far-attacks-on-autistic-people/>https://leftbrainrightbrain.co.uk/2006/10/too-far-attacks-on-autistic-people/; https://onedadsopinion.blogspot.com/2007/10/hate-is-unmistakeable.html; https://thefamilyvoyage.blogspot.com/2007/10/loving-will-prevail.html; https://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2007/10/the_mercury_militia_silences_a_voice_of.php


From Mr. Leitch's blog in the fall of 2006



John Best at AWARES

John has developed what seems to be an unhealthy interest in my daughter. I find it incredibly disturbing. More so than I can possibly convey in writing. I don’t give a stuff if he or his crowd insult me personally, I’m a big boy – but time after time he has seen fit to abuse my daughter. Who can forget his charming comparison of my daughter to a trained monkey:

"My wife bought too many bananas so I;ll send some for your daughter"

which came about as a result of me detailing her progress (the crime being of course that she’s progressing without chelation/ALA/megadose vitamins or HBOT).

Well now he’s stooped even lower. This years AWARES conference is well under way. John has apparently changed his stance from last year where he stated that AWARES was a made up conference solely to trap him (John has a little problem with ego and reality) and decided to attend again this year.

This time though he joined up with the username ‘Megan Leitch’ and made numerous posts abusing autistic members of the conference and pushing chelation as the only cure. When I was made aware of this, I contacted the conference administrator and after satisfying himself that what I was saying was true, he deleted all posts from that user and deleted the account.

What sort of utter coward assumes the identity of a six year old autistic girl? I am in two minds at whether to follow up on this legally. I’m not sure what constitutes identity theft in a legal sense but I intend to find out. But of course this goes far beyond identify theft. To anyone with an ounce of morality, posting in the name of a child to further your own agenda is so tasteless that I don’t think there are adjectives to describe this particular act. Assuming the identity of an autistic child because you don’t like the child’s father or what he has to say is…..disturbing….


In the fall of 2007, Mr. Best upped his attacks on Mr. Leitch, using the voice of Mr. Leitch's daughter. As a consequence of these actions, Mr. Leitch felt he must close down his blog.

Mr. Best's intemperate comments were well-known before the Leitch affair. A father of an autistic child collated some of Mr. Best's more objectionable statements here. I think you might want to read through the sections on

https://autismnaturalvariation.blogspot.com/2006/03/john-bests-greatest-hits.html

The man has a severly autsitic son you heartless thugs.

I'd like to point out that of the folk repudiating Mr. Best's behavior on the blog post above, five have children who are "severely autistic": nonverbal or minimally verbal, some who still struggle with toilet training, some with self-injurious behaviors.

Yet, you hipocrites call him a thug?

Of those five bloggers (and others who blog) who have children severely affected by autism, none have threatened another blogger, or impersonated or mocked other children on their blogs.

Mr. Best's behavior was beyond the bounds of civilized behavior.

He's the one targeted and abused by you all.

No, you are mistaken. No one would pay attention to John Best (or Foresam) if he did not repeatedly show up in blog comments using vile language and threatening others with harm.

Hey, man up or woman up whatever. This is USA, not North Korea folks, if you don't like what he says, defend your position or don't listen to him

I think that is exactly what the bloggers listed in this post in 2007, 2.5 years ago, and have continued to do.

but to go on a campaign to destroy his freedom of speech

How is remonstrating with Mr. Best for his uncivilized, reprehensible behavior a "campaign to destroy his freedom of speech"? No one organized a campaign to have his blog (hate-spewing though it is) shut down.

However, I think you might be referring not to this post from 2007, but the current situation.

Earlier this week, Best's blog was briefly shut down, and now has a content warning.

https://www.blogger.com/blogin.g?blogspotURL=https%3A%2F%2Fhatingautism.blogspot.com%2F

I had nothing to do with Blogger's decision to first shut down, and then re-install with a content warning.

says more about you than I cared to really believe. Now I will spread the word to all other parents of autistic children about how abusive and cowardly you people are for going after John Best.



That is your perfect right.

You owe th is man an apology. He's obviously under a lot of stress. People are aggressive when they are under stress and feel hopeless. You cold hearted thugs.



Some of Mr. Best's "stress" is self-imposed.



Th^ r^@l phil gluy@s

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Zach

I posted my thoughts on John Best: Autism Troll. I hope you enjoy the comparison pic!

tranfersyourpaincarrey

edited to redact namesJohn Best rocks. He is NOT afraid to take on the misdiagnosed, frauds of autism, who are obsessed with attacking people who are actually dealing with REAL autistic children. Let's say, for example, ph1l gl^y@s, and @ndr3w @ckn3r, for example, a couple of disgusting thugs who target families raising severely autistic children, and are somehow living double lives, as they PRETEND to care, but then attack the people they pretend to care about after they get sensitive info on them. Yuk. Truly pathetic. These scumsuckers will rot in hell for the pain and torment they've caused people like John Best , foresam. Foresam has more guts and turth than most of you self absorbed mentally ill freaks posing as autistics and aspies will ever know. Screw you all for your lying hypocrisy.

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