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raul

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Madness is good business
« on: October 18, 2019, 08:44:02 am »
Hentrich,

Thank you for your response. I will download the pdf file and I hope to read it some day.

It is not politically correct to say that psychiatry is a form of social control disguised as therapy. I think Tsar Nicholas I, used psychiatric wards to punish rebels, reformers, revolutionaries, and dissidents. Whoever suggested reforms he or she must be mad. A very smart czar.

But in my view the chief of the Cheka, Lenin´s police, Felix Dzershinsky, wicked genius, used more effective methods to deal with dissidents. Those prisoners caught by the Cheka were made to get naked and bathed in cold water with a temperature of 30 degrees below zero. They became living ice statues. In the Soviet Russia people could be sent to a psychiatric hospital by a court, a civil procedure, or on the orders of psychiatrists. The absence of symptoms of an illness cannot prove the absence of the illness itself, so they said. Those thugs in power claimed to treat or reeducate rather than punish.
 
And totalitarian regimes view manifestations of individuality as evidence of insanity. Punishment is called now rehabilitation.

In Saudi Arabia they have the Mutaween, or the Hayaa, which is short for the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Adultery. They monitor the implementation of moral principles, which they claim, are an intrinsic part of their society and their religion. All according to the wishes of Allah—the Almighty, the Merciful.” I suppose there they have their own psychiatrists too. The violation of religious law is as much a crime as threatening the integrity of the  Saudi state. And last but not least I am sure psychiatrists and psychologists must be working full time for the Department of Homeland Security in the U.S.

Earth is a giant insane asylum.

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« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 10:39:18 am »
Raul,
You may enjoy this article: Psychiatry’s Oppression of Young Anarchists — and the Underground Resistance

https://www.madinamerica.com/2013/06/psychiatrys-oppression-of-young-anarchists-and-the-underground-resistance/

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« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 08:04:20 pm »
We must be made to feel lower in social status than the lowliest ranking flunky/associate/employee.

This is how the fascistic hierarchy operates.  The conventional love to have the unconventional at their mercy, so a hierarchy will be constructed where the most vulgar are given authority over the more sensitive natures.

There is something fishy in Denmark.   I've been paying attention. 
Things They Will Never Tell YouArthur Schopenhauer has been the most radical and defiant of all troublemakers.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2019, 02:12:30 pm »
Silenus,

Thank you for the link. I hope you have tranquility wherever you are.

Stay well.

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« Last Edit: September 13, 2020, 12:34:58 pm by Sticks and Stones »
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2020, 12:10:02 pm »
look up full of shit

full-of-shit

Slang terms with the same meaning

Other terms relating to 'to lie':

artistic license : the bending of truth for the sake of art.

lie like a rug : to lie frequently.

hose : to lie to.

shady : related to immorality or illegality.

blow smoke : to make unfounded or exaggerated remarks or claims.

run drag : to tell one's story: what they would have other people believe.

wind up : to anger.

salt up : to tell a different lie when covering up something.

whitewash : of misdeeds or misfortune, to minimize their severity.

yank (one's) chain : to deceive a person, usually in a playful manner.

front : to pretend to be someone else.

give a bum steer : to give bad advice.

head game : any deceptions or tricks designed to confuse or manipulate a person.

quote mine : to take a quote out of context in order to make it present a point of view that isn't compatible with the original quote.
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https://youtu.be/gzVk9tQ_d-8

The Mass Psychosis of Modernity with Kingsley Ellis

Another excellent discussion - in my opinion - from this podcast. Some points discussed are Gurdjieff, Gnosticism, the commercialization and isolation of Academia, the education-system-as-work-camp/control-mechanism, socially acceptable identities, the "freedom" of debt and driving, external living and control while shunning internal development, collective psychosis and the breaking-down of systems, amongst others.

"We ARE living in a prison"

"Can you see the bars?"
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2020, 02:31:53 am »
Mr.Silenus,

I am greatly surprised that you mention Gurdjieff. So very few seem to be aware of his system of thought. I have been trying to grapple with it for the last couple of years. While I do not think he was a conventional philosopher, he does have some insightful things to say.

I hope that you are free of mental and physical difficulties.

Take care.
La Tristesse Durera Toujours                                  (The Sadness Lasts Forever ...)
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2020, 08:26:02 am »
From: The Mass Psychosis of Modernity

around 27 minutes in:  schooling as arrested development, the educationists want to lower down critical thinking in the population, since, if there is too much critical thinking, the Zoo Keepers will not be able to maintain their quotas for the work force.

between 31-32 min:  They finally found a way to commodify just sitting and being (speaking of the New Age Pseudo-Eastern Mysticism).   courses in academia on "positive psychology"  ::)

see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jJL9qrDvBQ
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2020, 07:13:37 pm »
Out of the following 6 symptoms of "bipolar disorder," I highlighted in red those I find problematic.

    Irritability
    Anger
    Worry and Anxiety
    Pessimism
    Self-Criticism
    Indifference

In this day and age, one may hesitate to even acknowledge such inner states just so as not to give anyone an "in" for suggesting "psychiatric intervention."   Maybe we just learn to keep awareness of such inner conditions to ourselves.  Depressive Realism suggests that those of us who harbor pessimistic worldviews, or even those who are irritable and depressed, may actually simply be more honest in our perceptions of reality; whereas those who maintain a hopeful "positive" outlook, have learned to block out such awareness of their innermost experience.

I found another link to automatic download of the small booklet by Eugene Thacker, Cosmic Pessimism.

We're doomed.   ;D

http://theorytuesdays.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Thacker-Cosmic-Pessimism-WITH-IMAGES.pdf

(I will update the links in Philosophical Pessimism.)

What if irritability and depression are the most correct emotional responses to life?  What I mean to suggest is, suppose these disturbing emotions are simply our innermost assessment of our actual existential predicament?   How can one practicing such fearless awareness of actual reality be advised or medicated by professionals who lack such fearlessness?
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