Saturday, August 30, 2014

Drax the Destroyer and the Metaphor Police

I recommend a charming little post at Just Keep Swimming Swimming Swimming. It begins, "I took my little brother (who falls on the autism spectrum) to see Guardians of the Galaxy and after this scene he lit up like a Christmas tree and screamed “He’s like me! He can’t do metaphors!” And for the rest of the film my brother stared at Drax in a state of rapture. "

It reminded me that SJWs don't do metaphors. Now, I'm not saying all SJWs are autistic or that all autistic people are SJWs or even that there's more than anecdotal evidence for a link between SJWs and autism. I'm just noting that they don't understand metaphors—perhaps the best example is their difficulty with "colorblind", which they think implies an inability to recognize hue.

I'm very tempted to refer to SJWs as Draxes from now on. But I think I'll resist that.