Thursday, October 7, 2010

Politically incorrect psychiatry


"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances to our founding fathers, toward our elected officials, toward his parents, toward a belief in a supernatural being, and toward the sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity. It’s up to you as teachers to make all these sick children well – by creating the international child of the future"
(Dr. Chester M. Pierce, Psychiatrist, address to the Childhood International Education Seminar, 1973)

"We have swallowed all manner of poisonous certainties fed us by our parents, our Sunday and day school teachers, our politicians, our priests, our newspapers, and others with a vested interest in controlling us. ‘Thou shalt become as gods, knowing good and evil,’ good and evil with which to keep children under control, with which to impose local and familial and national loyalties and with which to blind children to their glorious intellectual heritage… The results, the inevitable results, are frustration, inferiority, neurosis and inability to enjoy living, to reason clearly or to make a world fit to live in."
(Dr. G. Brock Chisholm, President, World Federation of Mental Health and first Director General of the World Health Organization)

"…Jesus Christ might simply have returned to his carpentry following the use of modern psychiatric treatments."
(William Sargant, British psychiatrist, 1974)

1 comment:

  1. In contrast -

    "The destructive impact of psychiatry upon our civilization has been given far too little attention, and the role of psychiatry in Nazi Germany almost no attention. It is entirely possible that without psychiatry the holocaust could never have taken place." - Peter Breggin, M.D.

    A holocaust survivor, when asked to describe her captors - "They were all doctors."



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