Fear Mongering and "Anything for Safety" is Wrecking the U.S.

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Elizabeth Conley, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Thes words were written by Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team.

    He and his kind have me seriously creeped out. I hope they don't get their way, but I fear they already have.
  2. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    It provides the government with a ready-made vehicle to suppress dissent and activism. Much like the USSR. I'm waiting for Obama and/or his successor to give the Presidential Medal of Freedom to a kid who denounced his parents.
  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Our society has become too quick to "contain" those who are "different" through medication.

    Of course, the ancient Greeks just left these people out to the elements to die, so I guess that's an improvement. :confused:
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Lyle Menendez and Erik "Earth Dad" Menendez eagerly await their awards.

    Not that I would ever want to derail a thread or anything, but what the (expletive deleted) is wrong with the women?
  5. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

  6. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    From all accounts, Lyle and Eric are sociopaths. Frankly, this means they aren't crazy, they're evil. Still, one of them as much as told his shrink he planned to murder his parents. Perhaps the good doctor should have contained him, perhaps not.

    Most people become emotionally ill at least once in their lives. It's how the person deals with it that's key. I don't like the idea of law enforcement agencies or the DHS "finding patients" and locking 'em up. Psychiatrists reporting their patients' violent threats, well that's a different story.

    It seems like a significant percentage of killers are seeing psychiatrists and taking psychotropic drugs. When this is the case, I think psychiatrists bear some responsibility for violent acts perpetuated by their patients. A lot of seemingly "nice" crazies have a huge amount of pent up rage. You have to walk on eggshells around them. As often as not, psychotropic drugs make them less rational, less predictable and more violent in their tantrums. These patients seem to be at their calmest in their doctors' offices. They're holy terrors in the community. Thanks a lot Doc!

    The trouble with the DHS running around identifying and incarcerating "crazy" people, is that most "crazy" people are just fine where they are. They're coping fine, they have extensive support networks, and will recover much better without incarceration than with incarceration. Being kidnapped, help prisoner and physically and mentally abused is hardly conducive to mental health. What happened to Brandon Raub, as an example, is likely to make even sane people absolutely mad with rage.

    Various entities have gone to a lot of trouble to label people who don't like the government as "crazy." As far as I'm concerned, that kind of mis-use of psychology is evil, and should invite censure from professional organizations and licensing boards. The diagnosis of "Adult Oppositional Defiant Disorder" particularly worries me. I've encountered a few cases of childhood ODD, and without exception the problem was caused by a sociopathic parent or caregiver. When such a child was removed from the influence of the sociopath, a "miraculous" cure resulted.

    My experiences with emotionally abused children lead me to view the label "Adult Oppositional Defiance Disorder" with particular cynicism. It looks like a thinly disguised vehicle to completely destroy victims of the state. The people who have invented this "disease" come across as evil to me. Ironically, psychology in general isn't fond of moral judgments. Psychology even has pejorative labels for people who make moral judgments. Hmm...

    These physicians seem to have painted themselves into a corner. They're going to have a hard time healing themselves and the "science" of psychology.
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  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Intimacy issues.

    How better to avoid any sort of physical relationship than to "fall in love" with someone who is absolutely guaranteed to never be able to consummate it?

    (Well, that and they're all guanopsychotic.)
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  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    guanopsychotic. somehow lacks the ring of the vernacular equivalent.

    yet do not flowers grow and bloom in the hardest concrete?
  9. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    And yet guanopsychotic opens that particular phrase up for polite conversation. Similar to Richard Cranium.
  10. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Though you would have to use pipistrellusguanopsychotic to get the full meaning across...
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