Wow. The story of Kathleen Seidel being subpoenaed is kind of scary, especially in light of what I’m trying to do here. Liz has been all over the story coverage and it is racing through the blogging community, as it should. It isn’t just about autism, it’s about freedom of expression within the blogging community and the ability of some over zealous person or attorney to reach out try to silence, harass and intimidate an individual simply on the basis of that expression.
I noticed a lot of folks on my blogroll were named.
Every blogger should be standing beside Kathleen, and I’m proud to be one of them. It’s about community, and this is simply unwarranted and vicious. We need to be free to disagree and voice our disagreements in a free and open exchange.
Kathleen is an educator and all educators need to mindful of this attempt to do what all despots do: enshroud the populace in ignorance. As educators, ignorance is our sworn enemy. It is at the root of every other war on the planet, so few wars are as important as the one we fight.
As for me, I will keep fighting in my own small way in my own small space.