By: Garry Hamilton
Bookworm’s article, here . . .
For those too young to remember those times, you have to appreciate that psychiatry in America and psychiatry in the Soviet Union were two vastly different things. In the Soviet Union, psychiatry wasn’t about voluntary commercial relationships between an individual and a doctor, with the latter helping a person break a bad habit, find greater happiness, control anxiety, make personal relationships richer, or whatever else got a person thinking a psychiatrist might be a good thing.
The article displays her usual incisive insight. She makes the point well: the pro-monolithic state fans view non-conformity as deviance and a “disturbed” condition, which clearly needs “treatment” at the hands of “professionals.”
However, it is well to remember that “Psychiatry in the USSR” and the kinder, gentler “Psychiatry in the USA” share common roots and more than a little methodology.
Psychiatry in America enjoys substantial state funding, and is firmly entrenched in the public education system’s dogma and practice, gaining ground steadily over the last five decades. It is an interesting correlation that our national educational product has declined in quality pretty much in proportion to the increases in psychiatric influence over teacher training and administrative policy.
They’ve been patient, much as the “Progressives” have been. The “voluntary commercial relationships” to which she refers are only still voluntary because they don’t have enough of a state foothold to make them compulsory. Don’t imagine that they won’t seize the opportunity once it’s offered. And, if you need to be entertained, in a Freddy Kruger sort of way, a quick read through the DSM IV (the Psych professional’s bible) will elicit nearly hysterical giggles at some of the entries, only to evoke chills and dread once you understand that any old Joe can be irrevocably labeled by the “professional” application of “professional” opinion, based on the contents of this manual whose contents are enshrined by a voting process, rather than by science.
One of the most glaring single things in the Psych profession’s body of “knowledge” — a thing which, all by itself, renders the whole profession unfit — is its classification of religion and religious belief as a kind of delusion, where the degree of delusion is a function of the degree of real belief.
It is through their tender ministrations that Medicine has adopted the general stance that God — and spiritual matters broadly — have no place in medical practice.
Now, if one is happy with the “no such thing as God” point of view, and wishes to seek solutions through the Psych “sciences,” far be it from me to say him nay; but for myself, and for those about whom I care at all, I will not place my mental health and well being in the hands of anyone whose medical opinion is that my religious views make me basically crazy, even if the “delusion” is mostly harmless.
I mean, seriously, why would anyone willingly do that?
So, while her essential point is more than a little valid, and is worthy of all the exposure it can get, let us not presume that, just because MK ULTRA isn’t (supposedly) being operated openly today, that Psychiatry is anything like our friend. They await only the moment when government has the degree of control it needs to engage their services to control the population’s thought crimes.
Anything that exposes this and helps to undercut their droning, hypnotic mouthpiece is a worthy effort.