All posts by Rich Winkel

Epidemic of Psychiatric Aggression Disorder

“Shyness an illness in “dangerous” health book-experts

* Grieving relatives could be classed as ill

* Revisions mean broader diagnoses of mental disorders

* Petition signed by 11,000 health workers calls for halt

“Millions of healthy people – including shy or defiant children, grieving relatives and people with fetishes – may be wrongly labelled mentally ill by a new international diagnostic manual, specialists said on Thursday.

“In a damning analysis of an upcoming revision of the influential Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), psychologists, psychiatrists and mental health experts said its new categories and “tick-box” diagnosis systems were at best “silly” and at worst “worrying and dangerous”.

“Some diagnoses – for conditions like “oppositional defiant disorder” and “apathy syndrome” – risk devaluing the seriousness of mental illness and medicalising behaviours most people would consider normal or just mildly eccentric, the experts said.

“At the other end of the spectrum, the new DSM, due out next year, could give medical diagnoses for serial rapists and sex abusers – under labels like “paraphilic coercive disorder” – and may allow offenders to escape prison by providing what could be seen as an excuse for their behaviour, they added.

“The DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and has descriptions, symptoms and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders. It is used internationally and is seen as the diagnostic “bible” for mental health medicine.

“More than 11,000 health professionals have already signed a petition (at dsm5-reform.com) calling for the development of the fifth edition of the manual to be halted and re-thought.

“The proposed revision to DSM … will exacerbate the problems that result from trying to fit a medical, diagnostic system to problems that just don’t fit nicely into those boxes,” said Peter Kinderman, a clinical psychologist and head of Liverpool University’s Institute of Psychology at a briefing about widespread concerns over the book in London.

“He said the new edition – known as DSM-5 – “will pathologise a wide range of problems which should never be thought of as mental illnesses”.

“Many people who are shy, bereaved, eccentric, or have unconventional romantic lives will suddenly find themselves labelled as mentally ill,” he said. “It’s not humane, it’s not scientific, and it won’t help decide what help a person needs.”

“RADICAL, RECKLESS, AND INHUMANE

“Simon Wessely of the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London said a look back at history should make health experts ask themselves: “Do we need all these labels?”

“He said the 1840 Census of the United States included just one category for mental disorder, but by 1917 the APA was already recognising 59. That rose to 128 in 1959, to 227 in 1980, and again to around 350 disorders in the fastest revisions of DSM in 1994 and 2000.

“Allen Frances, Emeritus professor at Duke University and chair of the committee that oversaw the previous DSM revision, said the proposed DSM-5 would “radically and recklessly expand the boundaries of psychiatry” and result in the “medicalisation of normality, individual difference, and criminality”.

“As an unintended consequence, he said an emailed comment, many millions of people will get inappropriate diagnoses and treatments, and already scarce funds would be wasted on giving drugs to people who don’t need them and may be harmed by them.

“Nick Craddock of Cardiff University’s department of psychological medicine and neurology, who also spoke at the London briefing, cited depression as a key example of where DSM’s broad categories were going wrong.

“Whereas in previous editions, a person who had recently lost a loved one and was suffering low moods would be seen as experiencing a normal human reaction to bereavement, the new DSM criteria would ignore the death, look only at the symptoms, and class the person as having a depressive illness.

“Other examples of diagnoses cited by experts as problematic included “gambling disorder”, “internet addiction disorder” and “oppositional defiant disorder” – a condition in which a child “actively refuses to comply with majority’s requests” and “performs deliberate actions to annoy others”.

“That basically means children who say ‘no’ to their parents more than a certain number of times,” Kinderman said. “On that criteria, many of us would have to say our children are mentally ill.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/09/mental-illness-diagnosis-idUSL5E8D98MX20120209

This would be only humorous if so many psychiatric treatments weren’t involuntary and harmful.  Of course some of the problem is attributable to simple corruption and greed, but It seems many psychiatrists are afflicted with some kind of messianic-aggressive disorder, akin to the medieval catholic church’s practice of “saving” people by torturing them to death.  Psychiatry is more sophisticated though.  Death need not be physical to be perceived as such, as Bonnie Burstow discusses in the April 25 2011 TCR show, linked to the right.

The Pathocracy: Belgium’s X-Files

BBC investigation of europe’s version of the franklin scandal (see “conspiracy of silence” and following links in ref section).  Both part of a global network of very wealthy, powerful and sick individuals.

Part 4 is missing from youtube.  It can be played from the original source at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/correspondent/1944428.stm

It requires realplayer or vlc media player.  Parts 1-3 are below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uCoqldzLJs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfzQiJMrIbc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiSnCRVP1zI

 

US Marines Pose with Nazi SS Flag

Just one thing these guys should know: the same lucifarian cabal that put hitler and mussolini in power are in control of the united states today, and have been very busy destroying the country whose constitution the marines swear to protect from all enemies, foreign and domestic.  Come back home guys, you need to protect your own neighborhoods from the foreign mercenaries that your bosses have hired behind your backs.  The true test of patriotism is the same as the true test of being human, it’s having the courage to think for yourself when everyone else is marching in lockstep.  The german SS could have spared themselves and their loved ones a lot of pain if they’d recognized this before they carried out the orders that led to their shame and executions.

History is written by the winners, and the USA didn’t win world war 2 because it didn’t eradicate the traitors in its own ranks, who simply went back to the scheming and manipulation that has led to where we are today.

10 Things That Every American Should Know About The Federal Reserve

“What would happen if the Federal Reserve was shut down permanently?  That is a question that CNBC asked recently, but unfortunately most Americans don’t really think about the Fed much. Most Americans are content with believing that the Federal Reserve is just another stuffy government agency that sets our interest rates and that is watching out for the best interests of the American people.  But that is not the case at all.  The truth is that the Federal Reserve is a private banking cartel that has been designed to systematically destroy the value of our currency, drain the wealth of the American public and enslave the federal government to perpetually expanding debt.  During this election year, the economy is the number one issue that voters are concerned about.  But instead of endlessly blaming both political parties, the truth is that most of the blame should be placed at the feet of the Federal Reserve.  The Federal Reserve has more power over the performance of the U.S. economy than anyone else does.  The Federal Reserve controls the money supply, the Federal Reserve sets the interest rates and the Federal Reserve hands out bailouts to the big banks that absolutely dwarf anything that Congress ever did.  If the American people are ever going to learn what is really going on with our economy, then it is absolutely imperative that they get educated about the Federal Reserve.

“The following are 10 things that every American should know about the Federal Reserve….”

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/10-things-that-every-american-should-know-about-the-federal-reserve

Satire on TSA Groping

Supposedly the “government” is attempting to censor this video, so it may not be up for long.  It’s not all that funny, but it certainly points to the obscenity of being personally violated when the real terrorists who did 9/11 are the traitors in control of the US government (see the reference section or stay comfortably asleep while you’re being raped, your choice).  They really like rubbing our noses in it don’t they?

Ft. Leonard Wood Detention Camp

“Mock Internment Facility” Discovered In Missouri

“An anonymous source, going by the name of Sam, has sent photos to Infowars.com of a FEMA training camp located at Ford Leonard, Missouri. Sam will talk with Alex Jones on his nationally syndicated radio show today.   Sam was contracted to work at the camp. He describes it as a “civilian inmate training camp” and told Infowars.com he has spotted foreign troops in maroon and purple uniforms instructing troops in the use of baton tactics and crowd control techniques.

“Sam said there has been “incredible activity” at the camp since the passage of NDAA.

“Prior to Obama’s signing the NDAA bill into law on January 1 of this year, we reported on a push to outfit FEMA and Army camps around the United States. Documents on the effort were forwarded to us by a state government employee who wanted to remain anonymous.

“In January, witnesses came forward with evidence of a FEMA rendition facility located at the airport in Los Angeles.

“FEMA camps are a touchy subject for the government. In December 2010, an episode of Jesse Ventura’s Conspiracy Theory covering FEMA camps, fusion centers and the police state did not re-air on TruTV after the government put pressure on the network.”

Mock Internment Facility Discovered In Missouri femacampmiss

http://www.prisonplanet.com/mock-internment-facility-discovered-in-missouri.html

The Business of Imprisonment

“The number of people imprisoned under state and federal custody increased 772% percent between 1970 and 2009, largely due to the incredible influence private corporations wield against the American legal system. Because judicial leniency and sentencing reductions threaten the very business models of these private corporations, millions have been spent lobbying state officials and political candidates in an effort to influence harsher “zero tolerance” legislation and mandatory sentencing for many non-violent offenses. Political action committees assembled by private correctional corporations have lobbied over 3.3 million dollars to the political establishment since 2001. An annual report released by the CCA in 2010 reiterates the importance of influencing legislation:
“The demand for our facilities and services could be adversely affected by the relaxation of enforcement efforts, leniency in conviction or parole standards and sentencing practices or through the decriminalization of certain activities that are currently proscribed by our criminal laws. For instance, any changes with respect to drugs and controlled substances or illegal immigration could affect the number of persons arrested, convicted, and sentenced, thereby potentially reducing demand for correctional facilities to house them. Legislation has been proposed in numerous jurisdictions that could lower minimum sentences for some non-violent crimes and make more inmates eligible for early release based on good behavior. Also, sentencing alternatives under consideration could put some offenders on probation with electronic monitoring who would otherwise be incarcerated. Similarly, reductions in crime rates or resources dedicated to prevent and enforce crime could lead to reductions in arrests, convictions and sentences requiring incarceration at correctional facilities.”

Considering today’s private prison population is over 17 times larger than the figure two decades earlier, the malleability of the judicial system under corporate influence is clear. The Corrections Corporation of America is the first and largest private prison company in the US, cofounded in 1983 by Tom Beasley, former Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. The CCA entered the market and overtly exploited Beasley’s political connections in an attempt to exert control over the entire prison system of Tennessee. Today, the company operates over sixty-five facilities and owns contracts with the US Marshal Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Bureau of Prisons. The GEO Group operates 118 detention centers throughout the United States, South Africa, UK, Australia and elsewhere. Under its original name, the Wackenhut Corrections Corporation was synonymous for the sadistic abuse of prisoners in its facilities, resulting in the termination of several contracts in 1999.”  …

JT Gatto: The Ultimate History Lesson

“The Ultimate History Lesson is presented as a five-hour interview session -memorializing Gatto’s research, publications and life experiences- which forms an impeccable resource and reference library of the Underground History of American Education. Each hour focuses on examining the evolution of ideas which manifest today in the phenomenon of “public schooling”. By dissecting the history and presenting you with the references, you’re left at the end of each hour with a copious amount of information from which you can continue your own personal journey of discovery.

“When John Taylor Gatto resigned from his job, he did so on the Op-Ed page of the Wall Street Journal. At the time, he was NYC and New York State School Teacher of the Year. ”

Also see his website and online book, The Underground History of American Education

http://johntaylorgatto.com/underground/