Monday, October 21, 2019

Comments by kvandyke

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  • Homelessness requires the same qualities that would get someone hired or promoted in another context. Does anyone exhibit a stronger will to survive, or grapple with more existential and practical dilemmas, than a person who must craft or pursue a “home” (and, in most cases, who remembers having one), on a daily basis, with no real means of doing so–all the while regarded with as much fear and hostility by those in better circumstances?

    Obviously, survival of the homeless isn’t the goal of forced drugging proponents like Dr Torrey, CBS, pharmaceutical companies, or our government with its arrogant funding of “brain” research and self-serving censorship. We have met the enemy, and they is us. Whose brains exactly should be examined first?

    Perhaps Torrey should spend more time–a long duration, in fact– “visiting” those dank places where the homeless schizophrenics are hiding out, with no access to a support system–perhaps while heavily medicated (it wouldn’t matter if he “needs” to be, after all, since merely being homeless would qualify him, not to mention that the system he shills for has rendered diagnoses essentially meaningless except as a way to separate Them from Us). Perhaps he would learn some things about people other than himself, other than that he would rather be him than them.

  • This would be an even more precise (and thus maybe then even more legally justifiable!) way for pharma, doctors, the media, and courts (as well as employers, risk managers/actuaries, and others prone to discriminate) to obscure the KNOWN psychosis risks of psych meds. But we can argue that their “psychosis” is “latent”–whew! Why not just rename schizophrenia as “ticking time bomb,” and bipolar disorders as “time bomb 1/2,” and depression as “time bomb whenever I get the energy” syndromes– especially if the diagnosees are taking or withdrawing from the psychiatric drugs that created/exacerbated them. (But it doesn’t matter to the aforementioned which came first, the psychosis or the drugs, because, well, the nuts wouldn’t be on the drugs if they weren’t nuts to begin with). Wow. Forward march. Let’s think outside the box even more and mandate that the diagnosees wear these labels on t-shirts — as a way to proclaim destigmatization, of course . Seriously, what can I do to help make sure this change doesn’t occur? Is it too late? Suddenly “schizophrenia” doesn’t sound so bad.

  • Erin burnett on CNN and Jane valez mitchell’s panel just “diagnosed” this woman based only on some of the indications for the medications Carey was reportedly at least prescribed. the focus, if there is one, seems to be postpartum depression and of course a defective mental person in general.

    Why don’t we boycott the networks until they drop drug and alcohol ads? let’s just not click.