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It appears that Adam Lanza’s brother, Ryan, says that his brother was Autistic or had Asperger’s. It is probably true, and it is true that the media will probably fixate on that in order to find some explanation for his unfathomable actions. To make sense of it.

Already they are interviewing his neighbors, even his elementary school classmates and people who barely knew him to investigate whether there was any way of foretelling/forestalling this horrible event. “He was off.” “He was quiet.” “He kept to himself.” “He was strange.” A lot of those descriptions could be made of many high functioning autistic adults.

I think there is more to this than autism/Asperger’s. There is evil in this world.  And people with Autism/Asperger’s and comorbid conditions are capable of it, just like everyone else. Autism/Asperger’s is not the reason this occurred. The dark side of humanity is.

An unspeakable tragedy.

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