Monday, December 04, 2006

All in the name of progress...

A friend of mine sent this to me - I thought it would be relevant. Trace back most of these changes and lo and behold, who or what do you find behind it?


Scenario: Jack pulls into school parking lot with rifle in gun rack.

1973: Vice Principal comes over, takes a look at Jack's rifle, goes to his car and gets his to show Jack.

2006: School goes into lockdown, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.


Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1973: Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up best friends. Nobody goes to jail, nobody arrested, nobody expelled.

2006: Pol ice called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.


Scenario: Jeffrey won't be still in class, disrupts other students.

1973: Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by Principal. He Sits still in class.

2006: Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.


Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his father's car and his Dad gives him a whipping.

1973: Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2006: Billy's Dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to Foster care and joins a gang. Billy's sister is told by state psychologist that she remembers being abused herself and their Dad goes to prison. Billy's mom has affair with psychologist.


Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some headache medicine to school.

1973: Mark shares headache medicine with Principal out on the smoking dock.

2006: Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.


Scenario: Mary turns up pregnant.

1973: Five high school boys leave town. Mary does her senior year at a special school for expectant mothers.

2006: Middle School Counselor calls Planned Parenthood, who notifies the ACLU. Mary is driven to the next state over and gets an abortion without her parent's consent or knowledge. Mary given condoms and told to be more careful next time.


Scenario: Pedro fails high school English.

1973: Pedro goes to summer school, passes English, goes to college.

2006: Pedro's cause is taken up by state democratic party. Newspaper articles appear nationally explaining that teaching English as a requirement for graduation is racist. ACLU files class action lawsuit against state school system & Pedro's English teacher. English banned from core curriculum. Pedro given diploma anyway but ends up mowing lawns for a living because he can't speak English.


Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from the 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

1973: Ants die.

2006: ATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.


Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes hisknee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary... Mary, hugs him to comfort him..

1973: In a short time Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2006: Mary is accused of being a sexual predator, and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison.

All in the name of "progress"!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Alaska Mental Health Act or the "Siberia Bill" - any similarities to UK Mental Health Bill?

The “Siberia Bill” was the final extension of a decade-long psychiatric effort to simplify commitment procedures, the bill specifically called for the establishment of a remote Alaskan mental health facility and radically streamlined means of incarcerating inmates-hence the nickname “Siberia Bill” to remind the people of precisely what the plan comprised, i.e. an American Gulag. Eventually described by the Superior Court Judge as representing, “totalitarian government at its best” the bill proposed that “any health welfare or police officer who has reason to believe that an individual is mentally ill and therefore likely to injure himself or others if not immediately restrained” may transport that individual to a mental asylum for professional evaluation.
There, “the prisoner” could be detained five days, or if judged mentally incompetent, “for the rest of his natural life.” No statement of probably cause was required, no issue of warrant was necessary, and no hearing.
Sound similar to the Mental Health bill in UK right now?
50 years later to the day... and why is someone still trying to push through such a bill?

More on the UK Mental Health Bill

I gathered some quotes from articles on the UK Mental Health bill. Interesting how few people agree with it.

FROM: The Independent
The Bill, if approved, will allow local authorities to force compulsory treatment on mental patients whether or not it is beneficial. Wide-spread use of proposed Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) could put severe restrictions on patients after they have been discharged from hospital as well as governing where they live and what medication they take.
Paul Corry of Rethink. "Detention for reasons other than health benefit should be handled by non-health services."
The Bill is the third attempt to reform existing legislation. Previous efforts failed after fierce opposition.

The mental health bill, which amends part of the Mental Health Act 1983, would allow health services to detain mentally ill patients for treatment without their permission if they are perceived as a danger to others, whether their illness is curable or not. This would include 16- and 17-year-olds. Currently health services can only detain patients with curable problems.
Louis Appleby, national clinical director for mental health services at the Department of Health, said: "Sixteen- and 17-year-olds will be treated like adults. For under-16s we will need parental consent."

FROM: Rethink: reports on
Dr Tony Zigmond, a psychiatrist in Leeds and Honorary Vice President at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: "Of course I sometimes need the authority to treat some of my patients without their consent. The problem with this Bill is that it will increase the stigma and fear that people face when they consider telling me about their mental health problems. As a doctor I need service users to trust that I will always put their health first. We need legislation with principles that strengthen the rights of service users and carers.”$459426.htm

Sunday, November 26, 2006

New Mental Health Bill in UK

I just read about the new draft Mental Health bill for UK. I read a part of the bill and this looks quite scary.

Involuntary commitment now gets a new form. There is a new Tribunal to be made of minimum 3 people which will decide if someone gets put away or not. And they don't decide based on the problem the person has but rather based on the behaviour even if they don't know the cause.

I stopped reading the rest after that.

I was reminded of the book 1984 by Orwell, what if someone disagrees with the government. Well all it would take is for some psychiatrist to name that as a disorder and there we go.

They already have some 400 disorders and more growing by the day. Everything can be construed as a disorder if one has a different view on the subject.

It is the classical psychiatrist solution. Someone disagrees with them - they label him crazy, he gets locked up and they can continue with what they want to do.

25 years ago Homosexuality was a disorder, now it isn't. What's the difference? Some lawyers put enough pressure on the psychiatric assiciation to take it out of their book. That's not too scientific an approach.

If that bill passes we are heading for a grim future.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Man dead after storming German School

Just read this article from Reuters. I am quoting a part of it here:
EMSDETTEN, Germany (Reuters) - A masked man opened fire after storming a school in the western German town of Emsdetten on Monday, wounding several students before he apparently committed suicide.

Click here to view it.

Almost all of these stories lead back to someone who had just come out of psychiatric care. And almost each one of the murderers are on psychiatric drugs.

I don't thing this is an exception and we will probably find out soon.

Something needs to be done about it.

I was speaking to a friend of mine lately whose sister is a teacher in Belgium. The school had been ordered to advise their children to take drugs if they aren't doing good. One teacher objected to it and asked the Teachers Board if they were willing to take the same drugs that they are giving to the kids - surprise surprise, nobody was and all were terrified at the idea.

They put off giving the drugs for a few weeks until they received an order that they must give the drugs or their license would be revoked.

It makes me wonder who the pharmaceutical industry has been lobbying. There is a video I mentioned a week or so ago that bears repeating. It is an eye opener! Click here.

And the result are these Men/Kids storming their or other schools and shooting innocent people.
Is it really worth it?

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Documentary on DVD

I just watched this DVD for the second time. I am not sure what to say... yuk or wow! The fact of the matter is that this is an eye-opener of the best kind.

It is like a wake-up call. We have psychiatry creeping in on us every day and twisting some of the wildest viewpoints to "ok". OK well pretty much anyone knows instrinctively these guys are up to no-good. They success rate sort of proves it. But nobody really has the evidence to to show it.

This DVD does the job.

What we are looking at here is just like the Emperor's New Clothes, Psychiatry goes around and pretends to be an authority on a subject they actually have no results in, and millions believe they have the answers but nobody dares to look at the results.

Well see the DVD yourself, it is quite revealing.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Ritalin use in Denmark

Check out this graph on the use of Ritalin in Denmark.

It is in Danish but you can see the statistics. It is odd how this is increasing ever since the pharmaceutical industry started implanting itself heavily in Copenhagen and what they now call "Medicon Valley".

Have the students suddenly become bad or is someone getting in there is a marketing strategy. And the big question is - has the education improved?

As they say in french, a suivre...

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Terror Doctors

The Terror Doctors; Freedom Magazine publication

This article I just re-read, it deserves its own post. Well written and revealing how the drug trade is sponsoring the Terrorists and how they really have nothing to do with Islam.

So when people make statements like these - I wonder have they done their homework?

Pope tells Muslims he "deeply sorry" for crisis

How did this happen? We're probably going through one of the most religously heated periods of history.

How the muslims are being held responsible for almost all the violence in the world today is reminicent of how the Communists were being treated in the 1960s through to the fall of the Communist empire.

So how does the Pope do a blunder like this?

I found an article that could explain this here.

It is a good read, there are a couple more in there that are interesting too. Such as this one on terror and violence, and where it really comes from.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Invasion of Privacy?

Saw this video on the Youth For Human Rights site (definitely worth a visit), which shows a great new view on The Right to Privacy which I posted on earlier. This is not the usual "consipracy theory" they-are-coming-to-get-us kind of view. Click here to watch it.

Nice new viewpoint, eh?

Kind of easier to relate to how "more surveillance" could go wrong. What if the guys watching you are the same as those snatching the paper from the girl?

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Danish Privacy laws issue

I woke up this morning to hear that some 7 people were arrested in Denmark for plotting terrorist acts. Am sure glad they caught them.

But added to that was a comment that maybe the Danish parliament wants to increase surveillance in Denmark so it does not happen again.

There was a neat comment from the former director of the Danish Investigative Police saying something like, we don't need to increase the surveillance as the recently foiled plot was an evidence that the current system is enough. I.e. Don't fix it if it isn't broken!

Then there was a whole radio program on Danish Radio P3 following this about "I don't mind more surveillance, I've got nothing to hide" - well at least that is how it started.

What a narrow minded view, I mean the massive surveillance is fine if everyone was totally honest and totally operating on the greater good. But are they?

Someone should take some of the radio programs they make, edit it a bit and show them what a not-so-honest person could make out of it.

The funniest part is how they repeatedly compared to New York and London as ideals, saying that they have it and nobody minds. But someone didn't check their facts, as in, are their crime statistics better since? Nope.

So really, why fix it if is isn't broken?