Thank you so much for this excellent blog, David. I loved finding out about the existence of the “Alleged Lunatics’ Friend Society”! And I’m so glad you included the link to the United Nations session on “Remedy and Reparation for Institutionalization,” so ably (pardon the expression) hosted by Tina Minkowitz. Your determination and persistence in advocating for global nonviolent revolution are inspiring. It seems like a no-brainer (whoops!) that crazies should partner with the disability movement as well as those fighting for women’s rights, racial justice, prison abolition, poverty reduction, queer rights, and so many other necessary remedies to “normality” – since, as you so rightly point out, “What is generally called ‘normal’ is wrecking the planet’s environment and threatens life on Earth.” I also love that you refer to psychiatric labels as “goofy”; emphasizing the ridiculousness rather than the evil of psychiatry is such a smart way to help “normal” people wake up to the incredible levels of disability caused by psychiatry. And how right you are to say that “Whether or not your label is goofy or true, you do not deserve oppression!” I certainly do not see myself as belonging to “the consumer/survivor movement,” since this use of the word “consumer” (like its much more common use in replacing the word “citizen” or “person” everywhere, thanks to our society being all about consumption) kind of makes me want to barf – but of course it’s always good to be reminded that people like me share with “mental health consumers” a “common framework [of] choice and human rights.” I am also very far from being a fan of the paradigm of Pride, and am sad about its having replaced the concept of liberation (as in gay liberation – the long-forgotten ancestor of 2SLGBTQ[etc]. Pride). And yet I appreciate Ron Unger’s statement that “some people are definitely proud of the mental states that are called mad, while others see the madness itself as a tragedy but are proud of their resilience, etc. around it.” Similarly, although “autism spectrum” ideology does not do anything for me personally, I love Greta Thunberg’s view that being “on the spectrum” is her “superpower.” Hurray for “seeing through the web of lies that seemingly control ‘normal people.’” Hooray for activism and humour! Hooray for you, David Oaks – thanks for being there, through thick and thin.