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Mental illness is caused by obedience to coercion.

"Those who hunger for power are psychopathic bastards."
- Chris Hedges

"I contend that most of the mental illnesses that we are seeing in today’s America are reactive to the depraved nature of those who seek power over others." - Dave Hodges

The psyche cure for obedience to coercion is self-determination.

"It is not a sign of a healthy mind to be well-adjusted to a sick society."
Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane."
Chester M. Pierce

"Criminal psychiatry and psychology risk becoming the ultimate alibi behind which the prevailing system will hide in order to remain unchanged. They could not possibly suggest a serious alternative to the prison system for the simple reason that they owe their origins to it." - Michel Foucault

"Therapy has established itself as the successor both to rugged individualism and to religion. Therapy constitutes anti-religion, not always to be sure because it adheres to rational explanation or scientific methods of healing, as its practitioners would have us believe, but because modern society has no future and therefore gives no thought to anything beyond its immediate needs. When therapists speak of the need for "meaning" and "love," they define love and meaning simply as the fulfillment of the patient's emotional requirements. It hardly occurs to them - nor is there any reason why it should, given the nature of the therapeutic enterprise, to encourage the subject to subordinate his needs and interests to those of others, to someone or some cause or tradition outside himself. "Love" as self-sacrifice or self-abasement, "meaning" as submission to a higher loyalty - these sublimations strike the therapeutic sensibility as intolerably oppressive, offensive to common sense and injurious to personal health and well-being. To liberate humanity from such outmoded ideas of love and duty has become the mission of the post-Freudian therapies and particularly of their converts and popularizers, for whom mental health means the overthrow of inhibitions and the immediate gratification of every impulse." - Christopher Lasch


crazy

Are we all going mad, or are the experts crazy?

"Psychiatric treatment is infamously impotent to address serious mental conditions because the psychiatrists, as fully enculturated elite members of society, are constitutionally unable to call into question the cultural assumptions in which they are so deeply invested. Their investment blinds them to the underlying rightness and fundamental sanity of a patient's reaction to a world gone wrong.The teenagers in their idealism and their defiance, the depressed in their rejection of the lives offered them, the anxiety-ridden in their sense that something is not right ... all are quite sane. Any psychiatry that doesn't recognize this is doomed from the start." - Charles Eisenstein

"Mainstream Western psychology has limited the definition of mental health to the interpersonal context of an urban-industrial society. All that lies beyond the citified psyche has seemed of no human relevance - too frightening to think about." - Theodore Roszak

"Mental-health professionals in the West, and in the United States in particular, create official categories of mental diseases and promote them in a diagnostic manual that has become the worldwide standard. American researchers and institutions run most of the premier scholarly journals and host top conferences in the fields of psychology and psychiatry. Western drug companies dole out large sums for research and spend billions marketing medications for mental illnesses." - Ethan Watters


crazy reality

Psychiatric researchers recently estimated that half of the American population has had or will have a mental disorder at some time in their life.

Estimates of mental disorders continue to increase mainly because the
American Psychiatric Association keeps adding new disorders and more behaviors to the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

The DSM: Psychiatry's Deadliest Scam

Psychiatry An Industry Of Death

How Psychiatric Drugs Can Kill Your Child

Making a Killing: The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging


in god we trust


The American Psychiatric Association has been inventing mental illnesses for the last 50 years or so.

The original diagnostic manual appeared in 1952 and contained 107 diagnoses and 132 pages. The second edition burst forth in 1968 with 180 diagnoses and 119 pages. In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association produced a 494-page tome with 226 conditions. Then, in 1994, the manual exploded to 886 pages and 365 conditions, representing a 340% increase in the number of diseases over 42 years.

DSM-IV included 227 disorders, 38 types of psychosis, 18 types of delirium and 10 types of dysfunctions.

DSM is now in its fifth edition, DSM-5, published on May 18, 2013.

"When I carefully count up what I consider to be discrete diagnoses in DSM-5, I reach the high water mark of 155; the semi-official count by those who wrote the book is 157. (My career as a psychiatrist has been somewhat checkered." - James Morrison

"A survey published in the early 1970s found that whereas a majority (59 percent) of people who had visited a professional psychotherapist for emotional distress reported having been “helped” or “helped a lot” by the consultation, much larger majorities of people who had consulted a clergyman (78 percent) or a physician without specialized psychological training (76 percent) or - get this - a lawyer (77 percent) reported the same thing." - Scott Stossel

Since 1979 some of the new disorders and categories that have been added include attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder, borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality disorder, gender identity disorder, tobacco dependence disorder, eating disorders, conduct disorder, bipolar disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, identity disorder, acute stress disorder, sleep disorders, nightmare disorder, rumination disorder, inhibited sexual desire disorders, premature ejaculation disorder, male erectile disorder and female sexual arousal disorder.

The American Psychiatric Association is obliging in adding new orders for which new treatments can be found. For a pharmaceutical corporation to be able to manufacture and market a drug a clearly defined medical diagnosis with measurable characteristics is required to facilitate credible clinical trails.

Irwin Goldstein* developed the medical diagnostic concept of 'female sexual arousal disorder' on the basis of studies of the genitalia of female New Zealand white rabbits. Dr Irwin Goldstein has developed animal models of 'vaginal engorgement insufficiency and clitoral erectile insufficiency' that, when applied to women, identify those women with 'female sexual arousal disorder.' Once a treatable medical condition, in this case 'female sexual arousal disorder', has been defined then the pharmaceutical corporations can begin clinical trials to determine the proper chemical compound to make trophy women horny - even when around ugly old men with cold hands that use Viagra [sildenafil citrate or {1-[4-ethoxy-3-(6,7-dihydro-1-methyl- 7-oxo-3-propyl-1H-pyrazolo[4,3-d]pyrimidin-5-yl) phenylsulfonyl]-4-methylpiperazine citrate}].

The pharmaceutical industry's role in helping build the science of this 'female sexual arousal disorder' has been 'paramount,' according to Irwin Goldstein. Asked whether marketing campaigns worth hundreds of millions of dollars may ultimately tend to amplify particular views of sexual difficulties and promote certain therapeutic options over others, Irwin Goldstein said: "I'm an academic clinical doctor. That's a question for some philosopher."

The Distinguished Service Award of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology was bestowed on Irwin Goldstein for his market creating endeavors of defining female sexual arousal disorder.



mental illness

"In psychiatry no one knows the causes of anything,
so classification can be driven by all sorts of factors." - Edward Shorter

“Effective psychotherapy seemed to require little more than a willing patient and an
intelligent and understanding counselor who met and spoke regularly and in confidence."
- Jonathan Engel

So little is known about the causes of most mental disorders, just about any behavior can look like a symptom. Here is a selection from hundreds of behaviors listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, behaviors that signify one disorder or another: restlessness, irritability, sleeping too much or too little, eating too much or too little, difficulty concentrating, fear of social situations, feeling morose, indecisiveness, impulsivity, self-dramatization, being inappropriately sexually seductive or provocative, requiring excessive admiration, having a sense of entitlement, lacking empathy, fear of being criticized in public, feeling personally inept, fear of rejection or disapproval, difficulty expressing disagreement, being excessively devoted to work and productivity, and being preoccupied with details, rules and lists (sounds like the Talmudists, soulless apostate central bankers and the neo-con supporters of a world wide police state). Unlike the rest of medicine, psychiatry diagnoses behaviors that society condemns. (Behaviors those who practice social control disapprove of!)

For children, signs of disorder occur when they are deceitful, break rules, can't sit still or wait in lines, have trouble with math, don't pay attention to details, don't listen, don't like to do homework or lose their school assignments or pencils, speak out too often or just ask too many questions.

Granted, one momentary feeling or behavior will not qualify you as having a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders mental disorder; it requires clusters of them, usually for several weeks, accompanied by some level of discomfort.


we all go a little crazy

Nevertheless, as Sigmund Freud* noted,
the signs of potential pathology are everywhere!

There are no biological tests, biological markers or known causes for most mental disorders listed in the DSM-IV !

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (currently the DSM-IV) lists ten personality disorders, grouped into three clusters in Axis II. The DSM also contains a category for behavioral patterns that do not match these ten disorders, but nevertheless exhibit characteristics of a personality disorder. This category is labeled personality disorder not otherwise specified. It is a requirement of DSM-IV that a diagnosis of any specific personality disorder also satisfies a set of general personality disorder criteria.

Cluster A (odd or eccentric disorders)
* Paranoid personality disorder: characterized by irrational suspicions and mistrust of others.
* Schizoid personality disorder: lack of interest in social relationships, seeing no point in sharing time with others, anhedonia, introspection.
* Schizotypal personality disorder: characterized by odd behavior or thinking.


Cluster B (dramatic, emotional or erratic disorders)
* Antisocial personality disorder: a pervasive disregard for the law and the rights of others.
* Borderline personality disorder: extreme "black and white" thinking, instability in relationships, self-image, identity and behavior often leading to self-harm and impulsivity. Borderline personality disorder is diagnosed in three times as many females as males.
* Histrionic personality disorder: pervasive attention-seeking behavior including inappropriately seductive behavior and shallow or exaggerated emotions.
* Narcissistic personality disorder: a pervasive pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and a lack of empathy.


Cluster C (anxious or fearful disorders)
* Avoidant personality disorder: social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, extreme sensitivity to negative evaluation and avoidance of social interaction.
* Dependent personality disorder: pervasive psychological dependence on other people.
* Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (not the same as obsessive-compulsive disorder): characterized by rigid conformity to rules, moral codes and excessive orderliness. Appendix B contains the following disorders.
* Depressive personality disorder – is a pervasive pattern of depressive cognitions and behaviors beginning by early adulthood.
* Passive-aggressive (negativistic) personality disorder – is a pattern of negative attitudes and passive resistance in interpersonal situations.



borderline personality disorder:
A pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and affects, as well as marked impulsivity, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
1. Frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment. Note: Do not include suicidal or self-injuring behavior covered in Criterion 5
2. A pattern of unstable and intense interpersonal relationships characterized by alternating between extremes of idealization and devaluation.
3. Identity disturbance: markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.
4. Impulsivity in at least two areas that are potentially self-damaging (e.g., promiscuous sex, eating disorders, binge eating, substance abuse, reckless driving). Note: Do not include suicidal or self-injuring behavior covered in Criterion 5
5. Recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, threats or self-injuring behavior such as cutting, interfering with the healing of scars (excoriation) or picking at oneself.
6. Affective instability due to a marked reactivity of mood (e.g., intense episodic dysphoria, irritability or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days).
7. Chronic feelings of emptiness
8. Inappropriate anger or difficulty controlling anger (e.g., frequent displays of temper, constant anger, recurrent physical fights).
9. Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation, delusions or severe dissociative symptoms


[A well-known borderline was Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson). Norma was born in 1926, and her parents divorced in 1928. She always claimed she didn't know who her real father was. Norma's mother, Gladys, because of her mental health, gave her child away for fostering to the Bolenders, where she lived until she was seven. Norma believed the Bolenders were her real parents until she was told the truth at this age. Gladys came back to have her daughter live with her, but when Norma was nine, Gladys was taken to a psychiatric hospital. Gladys's friend Grace became the young girl's guardian. Grace married a man named Ervin Goddard when Norma was still just nine years old, so the young Norma was sent to the Los Angeles Orphan Home and then to a series of parental surrogate homes. Two years later she went back to live with Grace but was sexually molested by Goddard. Marilyn was married three times, first to neighbor James Dougherty tn 1942 when she was sixteen. He agreed to marry her to avoid her being retumed to the orphanage. The marriage lasted only three years. She remarried in 1954, to baseball player Joe DiMaggio, but this marriage lasted less than a year. In 1956, she married playwright Arthur Miller. Throughout her life she hated being alone and was terrified of being abandoned. In adulthood she was in and out of psychiatric clinics and attempted suicide at least three times. She finally succeeded in killing herself (overdosing on barbiturates) on August 5, 1962.]

narcissistic personality disorder

narcissistic personality disorder:
A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
3. Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
4. Requires excessive admiration
5. Has a sense of entitlement, i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
6. Is interpersonally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
8. Is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes


[Theodore Millon identified five subtypes of narcissist.Any individual narcissist may exhibit none or one of the following: * Unprincipled narcissist – including antisocial features. A charlatan – is a fraudulent, exploitative, deceptive and unscrupulous individual. * Amorous narcissist – including histrionic features. The Don Juan or Casanova of our times – is erotic, exhibitionist. * Compensatory narcissist – including negativistic (passive-aggressive), avoidant features. * Elitist narcissist – variant of pure pattern. Corresponds to Wilhelm Reich's "phallic narcissistic" personality type. * Fanatic narcissist – including paranoid features. An individual whose self-esteem was severely arrested during childhood, who usually displays major paranoid tendencies, and who holds on to an illusion of omnipotence. These people are fighting delusions of insignificance and lost value, and trying to re-establish their self-esteem through grandiose fantasies and self-reinforcement. When unable to gain recognition or support from others, they take on the role of a heroic or worshipped person with a grandiose mission. Alexander Lowen has also specified five major subtypes from Phallic ("Skirtchasing") to Sociopathic (i.e., dissociative, capable of mayhem and murder) as outlined in his famous book, "Narcissism: Denial of the True Self".]

antisocial personality disorder (psychopathy):
A) There is a pervasive pattern of disregard for and violation of the rights of others occurring since age 15 years, as indicated by three or more of the following:
1. failure to conform to social norms with respect to lawful behaviors as indicated by repeatedly performing acts that are grounds for arrest;
2. deception, as indicated by repeatedly lying, use of aliases, or conning others for personal profit or pleasure;
3. impulsiveness or failure to plan ahead;
4. irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults;
5. reckless disregard for safety of self or others;
6. consistent irresponsibility, as indicated by repeated failure to sustain consistent work behavior or honor financial obligations;
7. lack of remorse, as indicated by being indifferent to or rationalizing having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another;

B) The individual is at least age 18 years.
C) There is evidence of conduct disorder with onset before age 16 years.
D) The occurrence of antisocial behavior is not exclusively during the course of schizophrenia or a manic episode.

New evidence points to the possibility that children often develop antisocial personality disorder as a result of environmental as well as genetic influence. The individual must be at least 18 years of age to be diagnosed with this disorder (Criterion B), but those commonly diagnosed with ASPD as adults were diagnosed with conduct disorder as children. The prevalence of this disorder is 3% in males and 1% from females, as stated in the DSM IV-TR.

[According to the current DSM classification system, a diagnosis of conduct disorder is based on the following criteria:
A repetitive and persistent pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others or major age-appropriate societal norms or rules are violated, as manifested by the presence of three (or more) of the following criteria in the past 12 months, with at least one criterion present in the past 6 months:

Aggression to people and animals
(1) often bullies, threatens, or intimidates others
(2) often initiates physical fights
(3) has used a weapon that can cause serious physical harm to others (e.g., a bat, brick, broken bottle, knife, gun)
(4) has been physically cruel to people
(5) has been physically cruel to animals
(6) has stolen while confronting a victim (e.g., mugging, purse snatching, extortion, armed robbery)
(7) has forced someone into sexual activity (is a rapist)

Destruction of property
(8) has deliberately engaged in fire setting with the intention of causing serious damage
(9) has deliberately destroyed others' property (other than by fire setting)

Deceitfulness or theft
(10) has broken into someone else's house, building, or car
(11) often lies to obtain goods or favors or to avoid obligations (i.e., "cons" others)
(12) has stolen items of nontrivial value without confronting a victim (e.g., shoplifting, but without breaking and entering; forgery)

Serious violations of rules
(13) often stays out at night despite parental prohibitions, beginning before age 13 years
(14) has run away from home overnight at least twice while living in parental or parental surrogate home (or once without returning for a lengthy period)
(15) is often truant from school, beginning before age 13 years
B. The disturbance in behavior causes clinically significant impairment in social, academic, or occupational functioning.
C. If the individual is age 18 years or older, criteria are not met for Antisocial Personality Disorder.]

"Culture shapes the way general psychopathology is going to be translated partially or completely into specific psychopathology." - Sing Lee


we all go a little mad sometimes

"We don't live in the real world.
We live in a world we made up."
Frank Oppenheimer

Labeling mental illness as biochemically based creates greater tension than labeling mental illness as a disorder of the spirit - such as demon possession, incorrect thinking or spiritual corruption.

People with "schizophrenia" in developing countries fare better over time than those living in industrialized nations. Over time every culture has developed unique ways to deal with someone who is behaving in a culturally non-normative way.

"Muslim and Swahili spirits are not exorcised in the Christian sense of casting out. Rather they are coaxed with food and goods, feted with song and dance. They are placated, settled, reduced in malfeasance." - Juli McGruder

"Behavior can not be pathological. It can simply comport with, or not comport with, our expectations of how people should behave. Analogously, brains that produce weird or obnoxious behaviors are not diseased. They are brains that produce atypical behaviors.The erosion of personal responsibility is the most pernicious effect of the expansive role psychiatry has come to play in American life. It has successfully replaced huge chunks of individual accountability with diagnoses, clinical histories and what turn out to be pseudoscientific explanations for deviant behavior." - Irwin Savodnik

The public is being asked to swallow the opinion that all manner of human troubles - from anxiety, interpersonal squabbles to misbehavior of many kinds - be viewed not as inevitable parts of the human comedy, but as psychopathology to be treated, usually with powerful drugs, as expugnable illnesses.
The misdiagnosis of mental illness often leaves a lasting trail in medical records open to schools, employers, insurance companies and courts. The vast broadening of the definition of mental disorders has skeptics who are suspicious of the motivations of the American Psychiatric Association and the drug companies.

The metastasizing Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association appears to be caught up in a contemporary narcissistic quest for individual perfection through the application of powerful chemicals.

The grand American experiment once was an attempt to structure social and political institutions to create civil and just society.Social engineers now embrace the perfectibility of individuals by attempting to create perfect conforming individuals to serve social institutions as opposed to creating social institutions to serve mankind.

The implicit ideal - the healthy, normal and truly happy camper - will, properly medicated, harbor no serious worries or animosities, no sadness over losses or failures, no disappointments with children or spouses, no doubts about themselves or conflicts with others, and, certainly not the expression of strange ideas or behaviors defined in media as psychopathology.

An unfortunate relationship has popped up in numerous studies around the world. Researchers have long documented how certain emotional reactions from family members correlate with higher relapse rates for people who have a diagnosis of schizophrenia. Reactions such as criticism, hostility, overprotectiveness or constant intrusiveness may cause relapse.

"Spirit-possession beliefs had unexpected benefits. Critically, the story allowed the person with schizophrenia a cleaner bill of health when the illness went into remission. An ill individual enjoying a time of relative mental health could, at least temporarily, retake his or her responsibilities in the kinship group. Since the illness was seen as the work of outside forces, it was understood as an affliction for the sufferer but not as an identity." - Ethan Watters

"We say we are being kind, but our actions suggest otherwise. Viewing those with mental disorders as diseased sets them apart and may lead to our perceiving them as physically distinct. Biochemical aberrations make them almost a different species." - Sheila Mehta

In a study conducted in Turkey those who labeled schizophrenic behavior as akil hastaligi (illness of the brain or reasoning abilities) were more inclined to assert that schizophrenics were aggressive and should not live freely in the community than those who saw the disorder as ruhsal hastagi (a disorder of the spiritual or inner self). Another study, which looked at populations in Germany, Russia and Mongolia, found that "irrespective of place . . . endorsing biological factors as the cause of schizophrenia was associated with a greater desire for social distance."

"Mental illness is feared and has such a stigma because it represents a reversal of what Westernized people have come to value as the essence of human nature. Our culture highly values an illusion of self-control and control of circumstance, we become abject when contemplating mentation that seems more changeable, less restrained and less controllable, more open to outside influence, than we imagine our own to be." - Juli McGruder

"Western mental-health discourse introduces core components of Western culture, including a theory of human nature, a definition of personhood, a sense of time and memory and a source of moral authority. None of this is universal. One set of ideas about pain and suffering is being presented as definitive. There is no one definitive psychology." - Derek Summerfield

"Behind the promotion of Western ideas of mental health and healing lie a variety of cultural assumptions . Westerners share, for instance, evolving beliefs about what type of life event is likely to make one psychologically traumatized, and we agree that venting emotions by talking is more healthy than stoic silence. We've come to agree that the human mind is rather fragile. The ideas we export often have at their heart a particularly American brand of hyperintrospection - a penchant for "psychologizing" daily existence. These ideas remain deeply influenced by the Cartesian split between the mind and the body, the Freudian duality between the conscious and subconscious, as well as the many self-help philosophies and schools of therapy that have encouraged Americans to separate the health of the individual from the health of the group. Offering the latest Western mental-health theories, treatments and categories in an attempt to ameliorate the psychological stress sparked by modernization and globalization is not a solution; it may be part of the problem. When we undermine local conceptions of the self and modes of healing, we may be speeding along the disorienting changes that are at the very heart of much of the world's mental distress. Mental-health ideas we export to the world are rarely unadulterated scientific facts and never culturally neutral. Our biomedical advances are hard to separate from our particular cultural beliefs." - Ethan Watters

Anthropologists and cross-cultural psychiatrists have amassed an impressive body of evidence suggesting that mental illnesses have never been the same the world over. In some Southeast Asian cultures, men have been known to experience what is called amok, an episode of murderous rage followed by amnesia; men in the region also suffer from koro, which is characterized by the debilitating certainty that their genitals are retracting into their bodies. Across the fertile crescent of the Middle East there is zar, a condition related to spirit-possession beliefs that brings forth dissociative episodes of laughing, shouting and singing.

For more than a generation the West has aggressively spread mental illness around the world in the name of science changing not only the treatments but also the expression of mental illness in other cultures. Indeed, a handful of mental-health disorders - depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anorexia among them - now appear to be spreading across cultures with the speed of contagious diseases. These symptom clusters are becoming the lingua franca of human suffering, replacing indigenous forms of mental illness. In the end, what cross-cultural psychiatrists and anthropologists have to tell us is that all mental illness, including depression, P.T.S.D. and even schizophrenia, can be every bit as influenced by cultural beliefs and expectations today as hysterical-leg paralysis or the vapors or zar or any other mental illness ever experienced in the history of human madness." - Ethan Watters

"I would like to see more psychiatrists live up to their title, which translates as "soul healer." That will never happen except through increased skepticism about the way their profession currently operates." - Nina Wouk

Independent thinkers are considered diseased by psychiatry.

The first task of the observer is to acknowledge reality.

The keen observer can then determine whether what is
considered "normal" in the culture is in reality normal.



lobotomy

experiments begin on the human brain

1533 First non-medical insane asylums instituted.

1836 First recorded case of the use of psychiatry to suppress dissent in Russia.

1850 A new way of thinking develops in German science, which maintains that people are similar to complex machines. It does nothing to take into account the spiritual basis of man. This thinking becomes the basis for experiments in psychology in order to discover the nature of humans and how to program them. The work of Wundt is the primary source of these ideas. American elite begin to come to Germany to study this way of thinking.

1880 Beginning of a 20 year period where elite American students of Wundt in Germany return and become heads of psychology departments at Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell and all major universities and colleges. Wundt trains James Cattell, who returns to the US and trains over 300 in the Wundtian system which, with help from the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations, eventually assume control of psychological testing in the United States for all the soldiers of the First World War.

1897 Freud writes that "masturbation is the prime habit and addiction which is replaced by addiction to alcohol, morphine and tobacco". Freud neglects to mention his own further addiction to sugar and cocaine, leading one to assume Freud was eternally high and sexually frustrated, and that this was projected to form the sexually dependent theories taken up later by psychiatry.

1898 J.R. Ewald, professor of physicology at Strassbourg University in Germany experiments using brain electrode implants.

1917 Freud writes "Introduction to Psychoanalysis".

1922 A study by Samuel Torrey Orton connects emotional disturbance with neurological problems. This insight was lost after World War II when psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis became popular, breaking the connection. The emotional disturbances caused by vaccines became financial fodder for the new psych-industries. With the causes suppressed, a new industry was born.

1926 General Medical Society for Psychotherapy created in Germany, an international organization.

1927 Austrian psychiatrist Menfred Sakel develops insulin shock (insulin coma treatment, ICT). Patients are overdosed with insulin, which induces a coma. By 1937, all neuropsychiatric hospitals in Germany would use ICT.

1928 Development of the discovery of the EEG machine and brain waves.

1930 William Wirt, who pioneered Carnegie's German Wundt school system in Gary, Indiana and tried it in New York, is committed to an insane asylum in Washington, D.C where he died in 1932. Wirt was committed because he began to make public speeches saying that he had been part of a world wide conspiracy to bring about a controlled state in the hands of certain people - the same people, no doubt, who committed him.

1934 Drs. Chaffee and Light publish manuscript labeled "A Method for Remote Control of Electrical Stimulation of the Nervous System".

1935 Lobotomy introduced in the United States. In the next 30 years, over 100,000 people would have their brain mutilated in American institutions. At the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Orlando J. Andy would apply lobotomy to six-year-old children.

1938 Ugo Cerletti becomes the first to use electroconvulsive treatment in fascist Italy. The first victim was a 39 year old engineer who was found wandering on trains without a ticket. Present at this event was Lothar Kalinowsky, who would become a member of the American Psychiatric Association and an avid promoter of electroshock in the United States.

1939 Health Practitioners Law (Heilpraktikergesetz) is put into practice in Germany. Allowed psychotherapists to advance their professional claims within the field of health and medicine during the Third Reich. The law ended the 'freedom to cure' that had existed in Germany since 1870. The 'freedom to cure' which had given personal and professional access to all aspects of healing, current and future, instead of the narrowly defined parameters which exist today. In future, the government would supervise all training of medical personnel, including officially approved health practitioners. Psychiatrists in Brandenburg Germany begin operation of gas chambers to kill mental patients.

1946 World Federation on Mental Health created. The World Federation of Mental Health continues to support electroshock, lobotomy, mind control and other similar activities. It employs many who were involved in such practices in Nazi Germany.

1957 Examination of the 1957 directory of the American Psychiatric Association shows that an enormous percentage of individuals listed are foreign-born, mostly German Vampires .

1962 Allan H. Frey publishes an article in Journal of Applied Physiology, Vol 17 July 1962 labeled "Human Auditory System Response to Modulated Electromagnetic Energy". Frey discusses that even deaf people can pick up transmitted RF sound patterns and speech, as the brain is a receiver. In one experiment, Frey used pulsed microwaves to stop the heart of a frog, and also discovered that microwave effects on the hypothalamus had powerful effects on the emotions.

1965 Advance Research Projects Agency (ARPA) sets up laboratory at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Washington DC to further study electromagnetic weapons. From this research comes the knowledge that microwaves cause central nervous system effects and can influence behavior. Americans discover Soviet microwave bombardment of the American Embassy in Moscow. The State Department keeps the discovery a secret and begins a program studying the embassy employees for effects, which included leukemia, nausea, lymphoma and bleeding from the eyes.

1970 Second International Conference on Psychosurgery draws 100 participants and 41 papers from around the world. Honorary president of the Conference was Dr. Walter Freeman, Ewen Cameron's left hand man, who performed no less than 4,000 frontal lobotomies, often on people suffering only mild depression. Freeman went on to become a respected San Francisco "brain specialist."

1972 British Journal of Psychiatry #120 reveals that "psychotic disorders may be caused by viral infections."

1979 FDA categorizes electroshock "therapy" (ECT) machines as Class III "demonstrates an unreasonable risk of injury or illness". The American Psychiatric Association lobbies to have that decision reversed and is successful. The FDA categorizes ECT machines as Class II "safe and effective". The FDA received hundreds of letters from outraged ECT survivors testifying to the damage done to them. The APA finally responded in 1990 by saying that ECT is "virtually harmless", but said it would classify the machines as safe (Class II) for depression, but not for other disorders. ECT may be used as long as the patient is "diagnosed as depressed".

1985 Study by the World Congress of Biological Psychiatry finds that in a study of 321 violent individuals, most of them white and middle class, 95% of them showed evidence of brain dysfunction and neurological disabilities.

1985 Consensus Conference on Electroconvulsive Therapy is held by the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the conference, psychologist and attorney Edward Opton presented evidence that ECT patients show little or no improvement at all. None of the assembled ECT doctors could provide any contradictory evidence, so his conclusions were published in the October 18, 1985 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Optons comments, however, were excluded from the Proceedings of the Conference published by NIMH. It was also omitted from the APA task force report.

1988 Medical Tribune publishes article "Brain Autoantibodies in 33% of Schizophrenics" which indicates that 33% of schizophrenia cases appear to be autoimmune in nature.


"Dear Rod (Rodrigo Munoz, M.D., President American Psychiatric Association);

After nearly three decades as a member it is with a mixture of pleasure and disappointment that I submit this letter of resignation from the American Psychiatric Association. The major reason for this action is my belief that I am actually resigning from the American Psychopharmacological Association.

At this point in history, in my view, psychiatry has been almost completely bought out by the drug companies. The APA could not continue without the pharmaceutical company support of meetings, symposia, workshops, journal advertising, grand rounds luncheons, unrestricted educational grants etc. etc. Psychiatrists have become the minions of drug company promotions.

Anyone with the least bit of common sense attending the annual meeting would observe how the drug company exhibits and industry sponsored symposia draw crowds with their various enticements while the serious scientific sessions are barely attended. Psychiatric training reflects their influence as well; i.e., the most important part of a resident curriculum is the art and quasi-science of dealing drugs, i.e., prescription writing.

These psychopharmacological limitations on our abilities to be complete physicians also limit our intellectual horizons. No longer do we seek to understand whole persons in their social contexts rather we are there to realign our patients' neurotransmitters. The problem is that it is very difficult to have a relationship with a neurotransmitter whatever its configuration.

So, our guild organization provides a rationale, by its neurobiological tunnel vision, for keeping our distance from the molecule conglomerates we have come to define as patients. We condone and promote the widespread overuse and misuse of toxic chemicals that we know have serious long term effects: tardive dyskinesia, tardive dementia and serious withdrawal syndromes.

It is not within my capacities to buy into the current biomedical-reductionistic model heralded by the psychiatric leadership as once again marrying us to somatic medicine. This is a matter of fashion, politics and, like the pharmaceutical house connection, money.

In addition, APA has entered into an unholy alliance with NAMI (I don't remember the members being asked if they supported such an organization) such that the two organizations have adopted similar public belief systems about the nature of madness. While professing itself the champion of their clients the APA is supporting non-clients, the parents, in their wishes to be in control, via legally enforced dependency, of their mad/bad offspring. NAMI, with tacit APA approval, has set out a pro-neuroleptic drug and easy commitment-institutionalization agenda that violates the civil rights of their offspring. For the most part we stand by and allow this fascistic agenda to move forward.

The shortsightedness of this marriage of convenience between APA, NAMI and the drug companies (who gleefully support both groups because of their shared pro-drug stance) is an abomination. I want no part of a psychiatry of oppression and social control."

Sincerely, Loren R. Mosher M. D. December 4 1998

psyched out

Agoraphobics are notoriously resistant to treatment. Psychologists have found them unusually imaginative, creative and intelligent but extremely uncooperative when it was time to return to the social group. After spending time with highly articulate, self-imprisoned women, I came to think of them as the canaries in the coal mines of suburbia, the first sensitive casualties in a toxic cultural environment that will eventually affect us all.

I finally found one group of determined agoraphobics who were making slow but steady progress. Getting out of the house for meetings remained a challenge - any group of Agoraphobics Anonymous would necessarily have a high absenteeism rate - but rage and anger proved sturdy motivators. Amazingly lasting relief from agoraphobia did not occur by changing the perceptions of the women but by changing the pathology "out there in the social group."


I suspect that many of the stressed out business executives and agoraphobic housewives were suffering from a more pervasive psychological disorder - a disordering of mental processes spawning strange behavior. Kurt Vonnegut identified it as "a political disease," afflicting people who lack the essential emotional "damping apparatus" that prevents them from "being swamped by the unbelievability of social culture as it really is."

For those of us who are acutely depressed by the collapse of civility; unprecedented homelessness; the acceptance of torture as a viable method of extracting information; competition for scarce resources; preemptive invasions built on lies; unprecedented incarceration rates; toxic wastes fouling the Earth; the glorification of violence, murder and genocide as a viable solution to human social problems - there's not much relief in "a few quick tips." Facing the truth about the grim political realities behind our personal depression would at least eliminate the paranoia that "it's all in our heads."

"Let us be alert. Since Auschwitz, we know what man is capable of. And since Hiroshima, we know what is at stake." - Victor Frankl

Modern therapy has focused almost exclusively on self, separating an individual's problems from those found in the structure of our social culture. When treatment programs teach disturbed citizens to cope and not protest, to adapt and not rebel, to "work within your situation" rather than "refuse the unacceptable," James Hillman concludes, "therapy is collaborating with what the government wants; docile plebes."

As Americans, proudly rooted in a heritage of rugged individualism, we do not generally think of ourselves as obedient - and yet, as Victor Frankl observed of American culture, we have followed orders again and again to "be happy."

Politically created depression is not likely to lift until American lives are grounded in reality. politically created depressions are suffered not by the perpetrators, rescuers or victims in a social order but by those who occupy the role of observer, those who do not draft social policy, those who have no voice in social policy and yet are subject to it. In any given social crisis, only the observers are likely to have enough time to take note of cultural conditions - everyone else being to busy issuing orders, running soup kitchens or just staying alive.



obdedience

"The doctrine of blind obedience and unqualified submission to any human power, whether civil or ecclesiastical, is the doctrine of despotism, and ought to have no place among Republicans and Christians." – Angelica Grimke

"Now that I look back, I realize that a life predicated on being obedient is a very comfortable life indeed. Living in such a way reduces to a minimum one's own need to think." – Adolf Eichmann

Nobel Laureate Heinrich Boll, after World War II, claimed the most dangerous flaw in the character of the German people could be stated in one word: "Obedience."

Confusion and harm occurs when these imagined virtual realities are mistaken for reality itself. The Cold War seeped into the personal relationships of men and women, fathers and mothers, the psyches of young children. The baby-boom generation was permanently imprinted with the image of the mushroom cloud. Secret decisions made behind closed doors in Washington had a direct impact on my kindergarten finger-painting 2,000 miles away, as air-raid sirens drilled terror into my head. The mushroom cloud provides a riveting clue to the etiology of my generation. After spending our school years crouched between the wooden runners of our desks, ears pounding and minds squeezing with dread that this could be it, we later latched onto the rungs of corporate ladders with a frenzied, irresponsible compulsion to "eat, drink and be merry."

Indulging the need for immediate gratification to historic excess, we entered the job market guided by the slogan appearing on T-shirts in the 1980s: "Whoever dies with the most toys wins."

Reversing the political formula Walter Lippman proposed for national security and world peace after the devastating lessons of World War II - public interest first, private interest next - we instead let Wall Street plundered America with merger mania creating vast middle class unemployment with leveraged buyouts while polluting the environment through deregulation. These unrealities were accomplished under such amorphous explanations as "market forces," "supply and demand" and "economic competitiveness," as though our mortal economic arrangements were acts of God or scientific laws.

For compassionate people to survive in a culture where raw suffering and the threat of violence is felt daily, our lives have to be "purged of feeling." Although observers reeling from cultural traumas might find temporary relief in emotionally distancing themselves, this tactic eventually aggravates, rather than cures, a political created depression. By default or by design, an observer's passive behavior during social crises, as Americans have been taught to look away, can result in unchecked aggression.
If Americans bravely confronted the reality of American social culture, it would soon be apparent that Americans are culturally depressed, fragmented, megalomaniacal, delusional and immersed in denial. We are one nation of split realities: One fact in the newspaper - 200,000 acts of televised violence an American child sees before turning 18 - has one meaning for Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor with made-up wounds in fake wars who supports real military aggression, and another for "Eddie the Loop", a dismembered veteran from a real war who now leads an unimaginable life under a Manhattan bridge.

Even before we knew the specific details of ruined gloabal economies and environmental devastation that are being revealed today, as secret files and secret papers from the Cold War are opened up around the Earth, rumors abounded.

If the full details of: a crazed patient hospitalized in Oak Ridge, Tennessee cries out during nightmares, and then disappears; Karen Silkwood is killed in a car accident, and the briefcase of papers she had promised a reporter cannot be found; Iran-Contra affair papers are ever released from legal blockades at the National Archives; if the gag orders in the settlement of critical medical suits are ever lifted; buried research explaining immune-system dysfunctions; we will not be surprised by the compromising secrets they contain.

Before any radioactive or toxic wastes can be dumped in our deserts and oceans, they must first pass through millions of minds: Secret plans have to be discussed, secret orders have to be issued, secret papers have to be typed, secret cargo has to be transported, secret destinations have to be reached.

As Robert Bellah and his colleagues point out in "The Good Society," the homeless were not dropped on our streets by a deus ex machina; they arrived through human actions and social choices: "the market driven conversion of single-room-occupancy hotels into upscale tourist accommodation, government urban-renewal projects that revitalized downtown while driving up rents and reducing housing for the poor, economic changes that eliminated unskilled jobs paying enough to support a family, the states deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill and reduced funding of local community health programs."

The homeless, the hobo camp inmates of our cities, had to pass through the thoughts of real estate brokers, economists, CEOs, human resource personnel, mental health experts, state legislators, county judges, voters and taxpayers, my friends, your friends, you and me, while none of us "knew" what was going on. Nearly all of us are guilty of indifference.

Breaking the habits of denial is no small chore. Fantastically imagantive thought patterns fill the void where the veil of cognitive blindness hangs. Individuals are trapped within "virtual realities "purged of feeling". Social injustice can not exist !

Political systems that force individuals to conform to industrial roles and dehumanizing lifestyles which create individual suffering on a massive scale are directly responsible for much of the pathology citizens experience.

We must seek true knowledge to reconnect us with reality. We must actively resist indifference by allowing ourselves to feel empathy. Reforming a civilization is a daunting endeavor for a culture under military control for over half a century. The cure itself requires extensive internal effort, uprooting old lies and grafting real truth onto the way we each individually conceptualize reality.

As Frederick Douglass warned the observers of slavery, "Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did. It never will."

- adapted from Mary Kay Blakely

"A social order that glorifies war, rewards hypercompetitiveness, restricts resources, promotes isolation and punishes those who "fail to measure up" requires the therapist to "stop using therapy sessions" to fix up the people so the system works better and start fixing up the system so the people work better. One must gain whatever resources are necessary to remove one's self from a condition of oppression and to affect not only one's own circumstances but also more general circumstances outside one's intimate surroundings." - Thelma Jean Goodrich



mental chains outweigh physical chains

"If we think we can change anything using the same old useless tactics, then we are closer to becoming extinct than we know." - Anthony Bevilacqua

Humans are "infovores." The human eye fixates three times a second, drawn to novelty. Without new information to assimilate, humans experienceboredom.

Cognitive neuroscience explains that endogenous opioid peptide neurotransmitters are being activated. The effect of opioids is pleasurable, the same neural receptors are involved in the high from opiate drugs, such as heroin© or morphine. In the past opioids were believed to exist primarily in the spinal cord and lower brain centers where they reduce the sensation of pain. A gradient of opioid receptors has been discovered in a region of the cerebral cortex, humans' enormous outer brain layer that is largely responsible for perception, cognition and emotion.

In the areas of the cortex that initially receive visual or auditory information, opioids are sparse. But in "association areas," where the sensory information triggers memory and taps into previous stored knowledge, there is a high density of opioid receptors. So the more a new piece of information tickles that part of your brain where you interpret the scene or conversation, the bigger the opioid hit. Staring at a blank wall will produce few mental associations. Gazing at something that leads to a novel interpretation spurs higher levels of associative activity in opioid-dense areas.

We are thrilled when new insights tap into what we have previously learned. Once we learn this truth we seek ways to feed our opioid desires. The first time we experience a new perspective - a scene, a movie, a literary passage, a new experience - there's a high level of activity in which a few neurons are strongly activated as connections to memories and previous knowledge. Then we "return to reality," the connections to memories and knowledge have already been made, the strongly activated neurons produce less opioids reducing overall activity and opioid pleasure now that we have absorbed the information.

This agrees with the theory of the Hedonistic Thermostat and what any introspective person already knows - old information and repeated experiences do not give us that opioid hit that we so desire. It also helps explain the altered realities of heavy opium users like Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey, William Blair, HP Lovecraft, Edgar Alan Poe, ...

"The sense of space, and in the end, the sense of time, were both powerfully effected. Buildings, landscapes, &c. were exhibited in proportions so vast as the bodily eye is not fitted to conceive. Space swelled, and was amplified to an extent of unutterable infinity. This, however, did not disturb me so much as the vast expansion of time; I sometimes seemed to have lived for 70 or 100 years in one night; nay, sometimes had feelings representative of a millennium passed in that time, or, however, of a duration far beyond the limits of any human experience." - Thomas De Quincey



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neurotransmitters

dopamine

Dopamine has many functions in the brain, including important roles in behavior and cognition, motor activity, motivation and reward, regulation of milk production, sleep, mood, attention, and learning. The phasic responses of dopamine neurons are observed when an unexpected reward is presented. These responses transfer to the onset of a conditioned stimulus after repeated pairings with the reward. Further, dopamine neurons are depressed when the expected reward is omitted. Thus, dopamine neurons seem to encode the prediction error of rewarding outcomes. In nature, we learn to repeat behaviors that lead to maximize rewards. Dopamine is therefore believed to provide a teaching signal to parts of the brain responsible for acquiring new behavior.

serotonin

In the central nervous system, serotonin is believed to play an important role as a neurotransmitter, in the regulation of anger, aggression, body temperature, mood, sleep, vomiting, sexuality, and appetite. As with all neurotransmitters, the effects of serotonin on the human mood and state of mind, and its role in consciousness, are very difficult to ascertain.

endogenous opioid peptides

There are three well-characterized families of opioid peptides produced by the body: enkephalins, endorphins and dynorphins. An enkephalin is a pentapeptide involved in regulating pain and nociception in the body. The enkephalins are termed endogenous ligands, or specifically endorphins, as they are internally derived and bind to the body's opioid receptors.

Endorphins resemble the opiates in their abilities to produce analgesia and a sense of well-being.

Endorphins are "natural pain killers." Other drugs may increase the effects of the endorphins. The term "endorphin" implies a pharmacological activity as opposed to a specific chemical formulation. It consists of two parts: endo- and -orphin; these are short forms of the words endogenous and morphine, intended to mean "a morphine-like substance originating from within the body."

The term endorphin rush has been adopted in popular speech to refer to feelings of exhilaration brought on by pain, danger, or other forms of stress due to the influence of endorphins. Dynorphin is a class of peptides which has some opiate-like activity.

The dynorphins, which include dynorphin A, dynorphin B, alpha- and beta-neoendorphin, and big dynorphin, are all the products of a single gene, 'preprodynorphin'. Dynorphin functions primarily as a kappa opioid receptor agonist, meaning that it acts mainly at kappa opioid receptors. Other opioid peptides include beta-endorphin, met-enkephalin, leu-enkephalin and endomorphins.

neuron synapses

One of the most important features of neuron synapses is that they are the site of action for the majority of psychoactive drugs. Neuron synapses are affected by drugs such as curare, strychnine, cocaine, morphine, alcohol, LSD, and countless others. These drugs have different effects on synaptic function, and often are restricted to neuron synapses that use a specific neurotransmitters.

Curare is a poison which stops acetylcholine from depolarising the post-synaptic membrane, causing paralysis. Strychnine blocks the inhibitory effects of the neurotransmitter glycine, which causes the body to pick up and react to weaker and previously ignored stimuli, resulting in uncontrollable muscle contractions.

Ethanol increases the inhibitory effects of the neurotransmitter GABA.

Morphine hydrochloride acts on synapses that use endorphin neurotransmitters.

Cocaine hydrochlorideblocks reuptake of dopamine and therefore increases its effects.

Lysergic acid diethylamide interferes with synapses that use the neurotransmitter serotonin to cause hallucination.

Entheogens modulate the serotonin system in such a way to produce psychedelicalterations in perception, emotional response, and thought process'.

These include psilocin/psilocybin, ibogaine, mescaline, N,N-Dimethyltryptamine, lysergic acid diethylamide, 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine and 3,4-Methylenedioxy-N-ethylamphetamine .


"In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
A stately pleasure-dome decree
Where Alph, the sacred river, ran
Down to a sunless sea
...
I would build that dome in air,
That sunny dome, those caves of ice!
And all who heard should see them there,
And all should cry, Beware! Beware!
His flashing eyes, his floating hair!
Weave a circle round him thrice,
And close your eyes with holy dread,
For he on honey-dew hath fed,
And drunk the milk of Paradise."
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"While I was sitting at tea, I felt a strange sensation, totally unlike any thing I had ever felt before; a gradual creeping thrill, which in a few minutes occupied every part of my body, lulling to sleep the before-mentioned racking pain, producing a pleasing glow from head to foot, and inducing a sensation of dreamy exhilaration similar in nature but not in degree to the drowsiness caused by wine, though not inclining me to sleep; in fact far from it, that I longed to engage in some active exercise; to sing, dance, or leap...so vividly did I feel my vitality - for in this state of delicious exhilaration even mere excitement seemed absolute elysium - that I could not resist the tendency to break out in the strangest vagaries, until my companions thought me deranged ... before my entranced sight magnificent halls stretched out in endless succession with galley above gallery, while the roof was blazing with gems, like stars whose rays alone illumined the whole building, which was tinged with strange, gigantic figures, like the wild possessors of lost globe...I will not attempt farther to describe the magnificent vision which a little pill of 'brown gum' had conjured up from the realm of ideal being. No words that I can command would do justice to its Titanian splendour and immensity..." - William Blair

"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents ... some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age." - HP Lovecraft

Insanity is properly defined as repeating the same actions over and over and expecting a different outcome than those already experienced.

mental health in the military-industrial-corporate-entertainment (MICE!) social cultural system

The concept of "mental health" in our modern military-industrial-corporate-entertainment social cultural system is defined largely by the extent to which an individual behaves in accord with the needs of the MICE! social cultural system and does so without showing signs of stress.

Our modern MICE! social cultural system does not exist to satisfy human needs.

For our modern military-industrial-corporate-entertainment social cultural system to function
human behavior has to be modified to fit the needs of the MICE! system.

Among the abnormal conditions present in the current MICE! social cultural system are excessive density of population, isolation of man from nature, excessive rapidity of social change and the break-down of natural small-scale communities such as the extended family, the village and the tribe.

Modern MICE!, the human components of the military-industrial-corporate-entertainment social cultural system, are strapped down by a network of behavioral rules and regulations, and their fate depends on the actions of persons remote from them whose decisions they cannot influence.

This is not accidental.

The modern MICE! social cultural system must regulate human behavior closely in order to function.

The degree of personal freedom that exists in any society is determined more by the economic and technological structure of the society than by its laws or its form of government.

Freedom of thought is restricted by psychological control of which most people are oblivious.

Many people's ideal of what constitutes freedom is governed more by social convention than by real needs of individual people.

In our modern MICE! social cultural system an individual's loyalty must be first to the system and only secondarily to a small-scale community - such as co-workers, neighbors and family.

If the internal loyalties of small-scale communities are stronger than loyalty to the system, such communities would pursue their own advantage at the expense of the system.

It is therefore necessary for our modern MICE! social cultural system to break down traditional values - values that create allegiance to and between individuals as opposed to allegiance to MICE! social culturalsystem.

Our modern MICE! social cultural system must force people to behave in ways that are increasingly remote from the natural pattern of human behavior.

Remember - your first loyalty must be to the MICE! system - not to other MICE!

Most individuals are unable to influence measurably the major decisions that directly affect their lives.

Our modern MICE! social cultural system tries to "solve" this problem by using propaganda to make the MICE! want the decisions that have already been made for them.

All MICE! social cultural institutions use some form of propaganda to manipulate public opinions and behavior.

Propaganda is not limited to advertisements - the content of ‘entertainment' programming is a powerful form of propaganda.

Those that are unable to adapt - unable to wholeheartedly accept the propaganda as truth and the needs of our modern military-industrial-corporate-entertainment social cultural system as their own needs - have been declared to be MICE with "mental health issues".
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