There is some overlap between symptoms of autism
- Avoid eye contact and want to be alone
- Have trouble understanding other people’s feelings or talking about their own feelings
- Give unrelated answers to questions
- Get upset by minor changes
- Have obsessive interests
- Have unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look, or feel
- Avoids eye-contact
- Prefers to play alone
- Does not share interests with others
- Only interacts to achieve a desired goal
- Has flat or inappropriate facial expressions
- Avoids or resists physical contact
- Is not comforted by others during distress
- Severe emotional distress or physical reactions to something that reminds you of the traumatic event
- Negative thoughts about yourself, other people or the world
- Hopelessness about the future
- Memory problems, including not remembering important aspects of the traumatic event
- Difficulty maintaining close relationships
- Feeling detached from family and friends
- Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Difficulty experiencing positive emotions
- Feeling emotionally numb
- Being easily startled or frightened
- Always being on guard for danger
When the physical event is existence in a dying civilization itself, everything is the trigger event. People in this state tend to be unstable, paranoid, and emotionally numb.
Most likely, autism integrates these behaviors at a biological level, making an organism adapted for living in a state of constant PTSD.
Generation X may have been the first group to grow up with such symptoms, since it was clear by that point (post-1960s) that civilization had collapsed and no one was paying attention to the problem or how to address it, and they never would because it clashed with their egalitarian pretense of being “successful.”
Consequently you get this as a standard viewpoint:
In the view of people who have grown up in a hopeless time where most people are stubbornly entrenched in denial, the only “solution” begins by removing those who are oblivious to the problem. Once you have that 95% of humanity dead, you can move forward.
Seems robotic, like autism and PTSD, but it shows a bottom line thinking that unlike everything else, will actually address the problem. When those in denial are gone, humanity can address its problem, for once.