Today’s guest on Thought Crime Radio is Barbara Loe Fisher of National Vaccine Information Center. The MP3 will be available someday, but in the meanwhile, here is a video of this brave woman…
When it was decided to enroll a home schooled girl in detroit into public school she was forced to “catch up” on her vaccinations. Side effects from the vaccines caused mental problems for which she was prescribed an antipsychotic drug. Side effects from the drug caused further problems. When the mother decided to wean her from the drug she improved, but “child protective services” (which gets a kickback for every child it places in foster care) came with police to take the child and an armed standoff ensued.
Bonnie Burstow, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Education Counseling Psychology at Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
We consider Bonnie’s lecture on ECT to be essential listening. Please tune in HERE. Apparently others considered it essential listening too, for it was broadcast on 55 different radio stations.
We invited Bonnie to be our guest on Thought Crime Radio on April 11, 2011, when we saw her article, “Electroshock as a Form of Violence Against Women” in the journal Violence Against Women. See more of her articles at the Coalition Against Psychiatric Assault website.
Bonnie is the author of two academic books: Radical Feminist Therapy: Working in the Context of Violence and Shrink Resistant: The Struggle Against Psychiatry in Canada and one novel about a holocaust survivor family: The House on Lippincott.
- antipsychiatry activism (demonstrations, deputations, antipsychiatry addresses, making of the antipsychiatry video When Women End Up in These Horrible Places, antipsychiatry theatre)
- antifascism and anti-racism activism (speeches, demonstrations, deputations)
- feminist therapy
- supervision and training of counselors and therapists
- organizational as well as clinical consultation for a number of counseling organizations
- writing of novels
Book review: “Doctors of Deception: What they don’t want you to know about shock treatment” https://psychcentralreviews.com/2016/doctors-of-deception-what-they-dont-want-you-to-know-about-shock-treatment/
Notable quote illustrating the gang mentality and mutual back scratching going on between psychiatry and obstetrics. “Post partum depression” is very common after medicalized birth, which has been compared to battery and domestic abuse. Childhood rage and depression of male children is very common after circumcision.
The intensity of the demands of the occasional woman who is fanatic in her zeal for ‘natural childbirth’… and her uncompromising attitude on the subject are danger signals, frequently indicating severe psychopathology…. A patient of this sort is not a candidate for natural childbirth, and requires close and constant psychiatric support.
— Medical, Surgical and Gynecological Complications of Pregnancy; Staff of Mount Sinai Hospital; Williams and Wilkins, publishers; 1960
We don’t like war, but we tolerate it as long as it is out of sight. The realities are overwhelming. This is an excerpt from a speech by Martin Luther King.
“The law that never was” – the 16th Amendment income tax.
An Aaron Russo film, 1 hour 51 minutes
This is information everyone should have. Feel free to share widely with everyone you know.
We highly recommend reading the work of Dr William A McConochie, PhD, author and owner of the Political Psychology Research web site.
Bill freely shares what he has discovered about the psychological components of the tendency to gravitate toward violence-proneness and warmongering-endorsement.
Based on his findings, Bill has devised a way to construct a political system that is immune to corruption and abuse. His website (link above) contains numerous articles of interest about his research and vision for the future — truly fair and ethical political representation.
Ever wondered what those psychiatric diagnoses really mean?
No one should oppress another with a label, a diagnosis. Everyone goes through difficult times and needs time and space and loving support to reclaim their peace of mind and balance. There are many things that work well to bring people back to normal. It is well established now that there is no validity to the claim of a physical, chemical imbalance that determines psychological problems. There is no need for anyone to brand themselves as forever insane. We all go through cycles. Healing is inevitable when there is a willingness to release the painful past.
One of the dominant themes of this show is the exposure of the
principle of the shock doctrine and its applications in many different
domains, ranging from the so-called financial crisis to the so-called
war on drugs to the so-called war on terror to so-called medicine
and nutrition. The opportunities are endless. So what do I mean
by the shock doctrine? It’s very simple really: the creation of a
problem in order to profit from the remedy to it. There’s a humorous
illustration of the technique on youtube, where the three stooges
are seen introducing mice, ants and moths into a mansion during a
socialite party and then posing as pest exterminators. The name
of the skit is “ants in the pantry” and it ought to be shown in our
gradeschools to educate children about how the world really works.
Unfortunately our lack of such basic education is reflected in the
reluctance of grownups to face less humourous realities in the
public sphere, where criminal cartels and secretive networks of
intergenerationally self-replicating psychopaths have infested
virtually every conceivable niche of our economic, defense, law
enforcement and medical infrastructures, exploiting the trust and
good intentions of millions of public servants and doctors in the
process. CBS recently did an expose of a particularly offensive
illustration of the principle in operation. The bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms, the federal agency which is purportedly in
charge of enforcing federal gun laws, has been standing by and
watching while mexican criminal gangs ship thousands of
weapons, including 50 caliber rifles and machine guns, from the US
into mexico, where the weapons have been used to commit numerous
murders, including at least one murder of a US border patrol agent.
All of this with the blessings of the so-called department of justice.
This appears to be part of a larger ATF policy of refusing to shut
down known illicit gun trafficking all over the country. The more
obvious payoff of course is that the ATF can use the resulting
criminal activity to lobby for more US tax dollars to protect us
from the consequences of their negligence. A kind of back-handed
protection racket. “Hey uh, we really want to help you uh, you
know, be safe in da neighborhood, but uh, you know, it’s really
hard, business is boomin if you know what I mean …”
Variations on this theme can be seen in the war on drugs and of course
in the wall street gamblers bailout.
In a larger context of course, all this federal corruption is being
used in a concerted propaganda campaign against the second amendment
to the constitution, which the founders wrote into the bill of
rights so that we the people might be secure in our own homes and
be able to protect ourselves from precisely this kind of predatory
government. You can draw your own conclusions about the existence
of a larger agenda here, especially in light of the massive inflation,
poverty and taxation which wall street and the so-called federal
reserve has so carefully engineered for us. The coming meltdown
amounts to a gullibility test for the american people and the good
people who serve in government: will they be able and willing to
connect the dots and see the traitors and scam artists for what
Speaking of gullibility, I have a quick test for you: suppose you
stub your toe and it hurts so you go to the doctor. But the doctor
doesn’t look at your toe, he looks at your brain instead. He puts
your head in an MRI and does all kinds of expensive tests to determine
whether you might have disordered thoughts about that particular
toe, which could be co-morbid with a reluctance to trust your doctor,
both of which are often precursors to a deeper brain pathology
involving complicated sounding chemicals and neural structures that
reach out like tentacles from your reptilian brain, all because you
had the misfortune of coming from a bad gene pool. As he reaches
for a shiny new chrome plated sterile craftsman screwdriver in
preparation for a pre-emptive lobotomy, one of the few procedures
covered under your health care plan, he’s suddenly called to the
phone and disappears for a few minutes. Do you:
a) thank your lucky stars they caught it in time
b) wonder whether a quick head-botomy might be more effective
c) hobble out the back door as fast as you can
Now make the following substitutions in the above scenario: instead
of having a broken toe you live in a broken home, instead of physical
pain you suffer from emotional pain, and instead of reaching for a
chrome plated craftsman screwdriver, he attaches two shiny electrodes
to your head and prepares to plug them into a very expensive looking
chrome plated electrical wall outlet. Does your gullibility quotient
win out over your intelligence quotient?
On the phone with us today is John Breeding, a clinical psychologist
and counselor from austin texas who has just returned from what he
calls a battle in gaithersburg, an FDA hearing on a proposal to
reclassify psychiatry’s electroshock machines as being safe and effective
without the peer-reviewed scientific studies which would otherwise
be required of their manufacturers. Believe it or not, after decades
of use on hundreds of thousands of people, mainly women and children,
the FDA was considering whether such an approval process ought to
be undertaken at all.