STIGMATIZING RESISTANCE TO AUTHORITY

THE MEDICALIZATIONOF REBELLION.
 
Consider, as you readthe following fascinating article by Sheldon Richman, that along with the attitudesdescribed below, which are so very deeply inbred into our entire internationalsocial system, whatever the race or religion, and fully integrated into thepsyche of the Elite, we also have the other onslaughts in progress which areintended to break our minds, souls and spirits.
Here I speak of notonly big pharma which is in bed with the entire sick business calledpsychiatry, but also vaccines, fluoridated and drugged water, chemicals in ourfood;~ sadly, you all know the list.
Also, in the creation of mind control slaves, drugs and the attitudes described below are one and the same, except with intentional training, the “master” has no compunction in viciously punishing or dealing with such behaviours as even thinking of rebellion.
Add a dose of Freudand Bernais to shape the mindsets of the people, two Jews who changed theinner workings of the Western world and not for the betterment of the ordinary folk whom, even Bernais’daughter says “He despised.”
By Sheldon Richman
April 20, 2012

In 1861 Samuel A. Cartwright, an American physician, described amental illness he called “drapetomania.” As Wikipedia points out, the termderived from drapetes, Greekfor “runaway [slave],” and maniafor madness or frenzy.

Thus Cartwright defined drapetomania as “thedisease causing negroes to run away [from captivity].”

“[I]ts diagnostic symptom, the absconding from service, is wellknown to our planters and overseers,” Cartwrightwrote in a much-distributed paper delivered before the MedicalAssociation of Louisiana. Yet this disorder was “unknown to our medicalauthorities.”
Cartwright thought slave owners caused the illness by making“themselves too familiar with [slaves], treating them as equals.”  
Drapetomania could also be induced
“if [the master] abuses the power which God has given him overhis fellow-man, by being cruel to him, or punishing him in anger, or byneglecting to protect him from the wanton abuses of his fellow-servants and allothers, or by denying him the usual comforts and necessaries of life.”
He had ideas about proper prevention and treatment:
[I]f his master or overseer be kind and gracious in his hearingtowards him, without condescension, and at the same [sic] time ministers to hisphysical wants, and protects him from abuses, the negro is spell-bound, andcannot run away.
If any one or more of them, at any time, are inclined to raisetheir heads to a level with their master or overseer, humanity and their own good requires thatthey should be punished until they fall into that submissive state which wasintended for them to occupy in all after-time.
They have only to be kept in that state, and treated likechildren, with care, kindness, attention and humanity, to prevent and cure themfrom running away.
DYSAETHESIA TOO
The identification of drapetomania is not Cartwright’s onlyachievement. He also “discovered” “dysaethesia aethiopica, or hebetude of mindand obtuse sensibility of body ~ a disease peculiar to negroes ~ called byoverseers, ‘rascality.’”
Unlike drapetomania, dysatheisa afflicted mainly free blacks.
“The disease is the natural offspring of negro liberty ~ theliberty to be idle, to wallow in filth, and to indulge in improper food anddrinks.”
Cartwright, I dare say, was a quack, ever ready to ascribe todisease behavior he found disturbing.
A far more informative discussion of the conduct of slaves canbe found in Thaddeus Russell’s fascinating book, A Renegade History of theUnited States.
Have things changed much since Cartwright’s day? You decide.
The current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual ofMental Disorders (DSM-IV) list Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) under“disorders usually first diagnosed infancy, childhood, or adolescence.” (Hattip: Bryan Hyde.) According to the manual:
The essential feature of Oppositional Defiant Disorder is arecurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behaviortoward authority figures that persist for at least six months.
It is characterized by the frequent occurrence of at least fourof the following behaviors: losing temper, arguing with adults, activelydefying or refusing to comply with the requests or rules of adults,deliberately doing things that will annoy other people, blaming others for hisor her own mistakes or misbehavior, being touchy or easily annoyed by others,being angry and resentful, or being spiteful and vindictive.
ED: Being spiteful and vindictive is a Talmudic trait, is it not?
MARKED ON A CURVE
In diagnosing this disorder, children are marked on a curve. “Toqualify for [ODD], the behaviors must occur morefrequently than is typically observed in individuals of comparableage and developmental level”. The behaviors must also be seen to impair“social, academic, and occupational functioning.”
The parallel with drapetomania is ominous. Children, after all,are in a form of captivity and as they get older may naturally resent havingdecisions made for them. They may especially dislike being confined most daysin stifling government institutions allegedly dedicated to education (“publicschools”). Some may rebel, becoming vexatious to the authorities.
Is that really a mental, or brain, disorder? PubMed Health, a website of the NationalInstitutes of Health, discusses treatment and prevention in ways that suggestthe answer is no.
“The best treatment for the child is to talk with a mental healthprofessional in individual and possibly family therapy. The parents should alsolearn how to manage the child’s behavior. Medications may also be helpful.”
As for prevention, it says,
“Be consistent about rules and consequences at home. Don’t makepunishments too harsh or inconsistent. Model the right behaviors for yourchild. Abuse and neglect increase the chances that this condition will occur.”

STRANGE ILLNESS
It seems strange that an illness can be treated by talk andprevented by good parenting.
And how was four arrived at as the minimum number of behaviorsbefore diagnosis?
Or six months as the minimum period?
Odd, indeed.
While ODD is discussed with reference to children, one suspectsit wouldn’t take much to extend it to adults who “have trouble with authority.”Surely one is not cured merely with the passing of adolescence.
Adults are increasingly subject to oppressive governmentdecision-making almost as much as children. Soviet psychiatry readily foundthis disorder in dissidents.
Let’s not forget that the alliance of psychiatry and Statepermits people innocent of any crime to be confined and/or drugged againsttheir will.
So we must ask: Do we have a disease here or rather what Thomas Szasz, the libertarian critic of“the therapeutic state,” calls “the medicalization of everyday life.” (Szasz’schief concern is commonly thought to be psychiatry, but in fact it is freedomand self-responsibility. See my “Szaszin One Lesson.”)
It seems that the common denominator of what are called mental(or brain) disorders is behaviorthat bothers others which those others wish to control.
Why assume such behavior is illness?
Isn’t this rather a categorymistake?
Why stigmatize a rebellious child with an ODD “diagnosis”?(Let’s not forget what psychiatry not long ago regarded as illness and abettedcontrol of.)
 
SCIENTISM
In our scientific age, many people find scientism, the application ofthe concepts and techniques of the hard sciences to persons and economic/socialphenomena, comforting.
In truth it is dehumanization in the name of health.
Szasz, a prolific author who celebrated his 92nd birthdayearlier this week, writes,
People do not have to be told that malaria and melanoma arediseases. They know they are. But people have to be told, and are told over andover again, that alcoholism and depression are diseases.
Why?
Because people know that they are not diseases, that mentalillnesses are not “like other illnesses,” that mental hospitals are not likeother hospitals, that the business of psychiatry is control and coercion, notcare or cure.
Accordingly, medicalizers engage in a never-ending task of“educating” people that non-diseases are diseases.
No one believes drapetomania is a disease anymore.
Slaves had a good reasonto run away.
We all have reasons
 ~ not diseases
 ~ for “running away.”
ED: I have no problemwith “running away” but more importantly, there must be a “running towards”involved.
 

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