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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-26-11 07:59 AM
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Who are you calling crazy?
From The Nation a couple years ago...a perspective on calling political opponents mentally ill.

http://www.thenation.com/blog/who-are-you-calling-crazy
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Tobin S. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-27-11 10:57 AM
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1. Good article
A person can be misinformed and feel strongly about their unfounded beliefs without being insane. We're seeing it a lot on the right now days, but I think that can happen to people who we consider political allies as well.

However, I think we have to be careful to not go too far when, as the article says, we consider that mental illnesses may be a sane reaction to a society out of balance, i.e. a natural reaction to an inequitable society. I've run across a lot of people in my time who think that mental illnesses are not sicknesses. They think that those diagnosed as having a mental illness are merely non-conformists trying to break free from the constraints of an oppressive culture. That may be true in some cases, but certainly not all.
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:22 AM
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2. My copy of the Metzl book finally came...
I got half-way through it in about an hour, it's an easy read.
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