Resilience

“Resilience” is one of the societal expectations concept, enforced by those who gather taxes, yet instead of having a smart Joseph to prepare the country for draught and famine, are spending them on lavish managerial indoctrinations about why employees must be “encouraged” to become “more” resilient.
In the UK, this has become visible through the shameless normalisation of “food banks”, where the majority of those who have thrown away their last molecules of dignity, are employees with full time jobs…
Excellent post from @makagutu!

Random thoughts

Merriam-Webster defines it as capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress. You wonder why I bring this up, but hear me out.

In many fora, I hear people say Africa is resilient. Speaker after speaker talk about how Kenyans are resilient, that we manage as a people to recover after tragedy but I disagree with these speakers. They are spreading a gospel I can’t consciously agree to. I am not in any way opposed to resilience, not at all. So I hope I am not misunderstood.

My argument here is that as Africans, generally, and Kenyans in specific, we have learnt to survive. There is nothing great in surviving bad leadership. What choice have we? We must keep surviving or we perish and I don’t want to call this resilience. It is just basic common sense.

I have…

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So Happy to Have Re-Found You All, and NEW BOOK announcements: DEFIANT HOPELESSNESS: The Dark Side of Asperger’s Autism Reflected in My Poetry – Vol1 -2nd, Revised, Updated & Upgraded Edition- Kindle Edition

I’m not even sure how to call what I am about to tell you. I belong to that generation, who learned the basics of Internet technology on all four, behind the desk, or under the table, crisscrossing the wires to be connected to first-generation archaic modems, which those like me can recall either by the … Continue reading So Happy to Have Re-Found You All, and NEW BOOK announcements: DEFIANT HOPELESSNESS: The Dark Side of Asperger’s Autism Reflected in My Poetry – Vol1 -2nd, Revised, Updated & Upgraded Edition- Kindle Edition

DEFIANT HOPELESSNESS: The Dark Side of Asperger’s Autism Reflected in My Poetry, Vol 1, 1st Edition

DEFIANT HOPELESSNESS: The Dark Side of Asperger's Autism Reflected in My Poetry, Vol 1, 1st Edition In light of the excitement brought by the publication of my second poetry volume, "DEFIANT HOPELESSNESS: The Dark Side of Asperger's Autism Reflected in My Poetry, Vol 1, 2nd Edition", which I will shortly inform you about in a … Continue reading DEFIANT HOPELESSNESS: The Dark Side of Asperger’s Autism Reflected in My Poetry, Vol 1, 1st Edition

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(Rev.) Romulus Campan, LTh.(Hons), FdScMH(Forensic), CertEd-QTS,PgCert Special Psychopedagogy, PgCert Religion, Spirituality & Mental Health PgCert Autism & Asperger’s Forensic Psychosocial Engagement Practitioner Program Creator and Facilitator STRENGTHS© - STRuctured ENGagement THerapeutic Sessions The Program attempts embedding a refreshed perspective, alongside the complex transformational Program piloted on a Special Communication Needs, Autism and “Neurodevelopmental Spectrum”© Disorders … Continue reading STR.ENG.TH.S.© – STRENGTHS©: STRuctured ENGagement THerapeuticSessions, an Autonomous Project for Special Communication Needs, Autism and “Neurodevelopmental Spectrum”© Disorders/Conditions units, as Structured Engagement Program of Psychologically Informed Activities – V1

Rotting Apples, or Restructuring the Autism Spectrum Disorder Narrative around the Core Symptomatology of Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism -II-

image: ©www.theoreticalphilosophy.com On 15th February 2019, I published in what it was then, the predecessor of my Theoretical Philosophy blog, an article entitled Restructuring the Autism Spectrum Disorder Narrative around the Core Symptomatology of Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism -I-. At the time, but oftentimes before and certainly after, I have been heavily criticised especially … Continue reading Rotting Apples, or Restructuring the Autism Spectrum Disorder Narrative around the Core Symptomatology of Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism -II-

Open Letter: Response to Prof @sbaroncohen ’s reply to @Rev_Rom_C ’s Twitter post on 1st October 2020, or The importance of Asperger’s Syndrome as a unique clinical diagnostic category – II –

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Is an “autism community” a dangerous mirage, or a valid social construct?

I have recently been asked on Twitter the following: “I’m going to ask a question but you don’t have to answer. So, I just started wanting to understand autism better since my son was dx, and I know the best knowledge comes from those actually in the community. Anyway, I imagine as you get (o)lder* … Continue reading Is an “autism community” a dangerous mirage, or a valid social construct?

A critical introduction to “The nine degrees of autism, a developmental model” (editors Wylie, Lawson & Beardon, 2015) -1-

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(Rev.) or the Jew behind the brackets -1-

[Rev.] Romulus Campan LTh (Hons), FDScMH (Forensic), CertEd, QTS, PgCert Religion, Spirituality & Mental Health, PgCert Special Psychopedagogy, PgCert Autism & Asperger’s Not all real-life stories have a beginning; especially those born from echoes of generational suffering and pain. It hurts endlessly and helplessly, running from echoes of hope-lost parents’ and grandparents’ tears, loving me, … Continue reading (Rev.) or the Jew behind the brackets -1-