Wow Madmom you hit the proverbial nail on the head. Yes and to add- we live and probably have always lived in a world encircled by trauma. We have had the tools and analysis for this over time but it keeps getting lost or pushed down Freud deals with it in his writings on anxiety. Right there- the words about a person coping with danger. What you describe is almost like the process one goes through when one is taken hostage. And NAMI and professionals were- no doubt about it. The CEOs and others in the power cycle acted as offenders- the Pharma vacation package to docs like a rape walk by a sexual offender – check out what the lay of the land is So how to get eyes and ears opened up? How do get the offenders a juminy cricket and or a growing nose when lying? Thanks to Robert for bring up a framework which allows dialogue too I have struggled with my anger but am also aware resentment is the poison that kills you. Hate does not make great. But one also has to experience the outrage and other feelings in order to walk through the wailing wall. My guess and best bet is the CEO folks and others on the other side have unresolved trauma issues as well. They used power tripping and money as coping mechanisms to the great loss of us all. If South Africa can work towards betterment of atrocious times, if other countries can do so in fits / starts and Good progess – this should be doable. The trouble is human lives are being irrevocably damaged tonight on the wards, in the prisons, in the nursing homes and group homes where staff is mandated to act in ways they might not believe in. And now more than ever there are restrictions in what can be done with activism. There has to be something doable. I willl as always keep putting my thinking cap on.