Medical Priesthood Seeking a Cut of the Slavery Racket

Of course they already indulge in cutting baby flesh, but it’s not enough for them.  Corporate psychopaths must be taking their cue from their counterparts in psychiatry:

“Stigmatizing Resistance to Authority: The medicalization of rebellion

“In 1861 Samuel A. Cartwright, an American physician, described a mental illness he called “drapetomania.” As Wikipedia points out, the term derived from drapetes, Greek for “runaway [slave],” and mania for madness or frenzy.

“Thus Cartwright defined drapetomania as “the disease causing negroes to run away [from captivity].” …

“Have things changed much since Cartwright’s day? You decide.

“The current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) list Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) under “disorders usually first diagnosed infancy, childhood, or adolescence.” (Hat tip: Bryan Hyde.) According to the manual,

The essential feature of Oppositional Defiant Disorder is a recurrent pattern of negativistic, defiant, disobedient, and hostile behavior toward authority figures that persist for at least six months. It is characterized by the frequent occurrence of at least four of the following behaviors: losing temper, arguing with adults, actively defying or refusing to comply with the requests or rules of adults, deliberately doing things that will annoy other people, blaming others for his or her own mistakes or misbehavior, being touchy or easily annoyed by others, being angry and resentful, or being spiteful and vindictive.”

It’s quite telling that there’s no DSM classification for medical aggression or messianic compulsive disorder.

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