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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #12)
Tue Mar 27, 2012, 12:05 PM
newspeak (4,847 posts)
14. this reminds me of my psychology class in the eighties
I remember my teacher stating, "what you must be concerned about is who is sitting on the board making the decisions for the list." The list has grown significantly since first being introduced.
In germany, during the hitler regime, it is prominent members of the psychiatric community that suggest doing away with some of the so called mentally disabled. PBS has a good documentary on it. One woman interviewed was a little girl and remembers being taken with other children to a room and told to strip. She refused. A woman asked her to count to ten, she could. It saved her life. The other children were murdered.
They started out with those they deemed mentally defective (that included deaf people), but then they started killing those in sanitariums who were there for things like mental exhaustion (breakdowns). Families would go visit their loved ones and they wouldn't be there. After so many complaints from german families, hitler supposedly put a stop of the purging. But, the psychiatric community still continued on a lower level. Now, I ask. Who were the REAL mental deviants? I see psychopaths.
What I see in our country is more pill pushing. Over twenty years ago, I had depression and anxiety in public places. I took no pills. My psychologist helped me with the root of the problem and I practiced a form of self hypnosis when feeling an anxiety attack. His explanation was that my body had been acclimated to trigger the adrenaline rush and the solution was to stop the fear trigger. Within six months, my panic attacks had subsided. Today, they have medication for it-how does that aid anyone of stopping the attacks? It just makes one dependent on the drug to stop the attacks.
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this reminds me of my psychology class in the eighties
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