Sunday, January 19, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Excuse for that,
That abuse you heaped on me,
Then wheedled empathy
From those who say, I’m the same
As you, because of a diagnosis
From the ugly thug muggery psychiatry.
Please remember to have some sense
Next time you try to cut down
How I defend myself
Against those who put victims in
The same basket as their perpetrators,
And use those who commit crimes,
That want psychiatric excuses, as a reason,
To perpetrate crimes against the innocent,
Who may well be, only babies.
Excuse me social worker, who gets stalked
And excuses the man, saying ‘he can’t help it,
It’s his mental illness.’
Then forgets to protect and validate
People who have been similarly violated,
But also have that label ‘mental illness’
Slapped on them because they were
Driven into crisis by such abusers.
Excuse me, it’s not okay.
Not okay to advocate for psychiatric abuse
Perpetrated against those who
Are victims of crime, not okay to lump
People in the same basket as perpetrators,
Force them to become unwilling drug addicts,
By holding them down and injecting them,
As if violating victims of crime
Is the ‘least restrictive measure’
For a person who is not violent,
As if… you, as a member of society
Has an excuse for excusing psychiatrists
From committing these crimes,
As if… you, as a member of society
Has an excuse for accusing victims of crime
Of being perpetrators, when they’re not,
Never have been and never will be.
If you like drugs, if you enjoy being violated,
You are not someone who should be
Telling us what to say and think.
Masochism is one thing, sadism is another.
Stop violating people who have had enough
Violence in their life through your acceptance,
Excuses, for psychiatry’s wide-spread abuses.
If you’ve committed crime and think you can
Use that, as a means of bullying those
Trying to stop crimes happening,
So you can have an excuse, to lesson your guilt,
Then, surely, you must realise how wrong
That seems to me.
Committing violence against people
Who have not committed crimes,
Such as psychiatry does on a regular basis,
Is an unprovoked attack. Get with it,
Stop excusing it and never try to tell me,
That ‘some people like it though’.
Because I know people who are so scared,
So brain-washed, they don’t want
To ever criticise, because they’ve learnt that
When they criticise psychiatry, they get
Worse violations than they’re already suffering.
No excuses for psychiatry anymore,
If you don’t get with it, and stop the violations,
Then, either you’re terrified,
Or you’ve bought some stupid, ugly lies
And are accusing victims of being criminals.
You lot, who give psychiatry excuses,
You sicken me. Stop validating abusers.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
It’s about decency, it’s about awareness of the horror that happened, is happening, won’t stop happening until people do something.
Don’t be an a-hole and deny that the psychiatric regime is abuse, is torture to those who have to suffer it and that this must be stopped. Wake up out of your precious little dream that medicine is ‘good’ and ‘healthy’ and that people suffering trauma reactions to various awful things that have happened in their life, are the ones who are ‘sick.’
If you feel sick in the stomach after you see a puppy kicked, you’re not ‘sick’, you’re responding naturally. If someone then says you’re demented for feeling that way, you don’t have validation for your gut reaction to an ugly circumstance.
Think about that next time you utter the term ‘psychosomatic’ and ‘schizophrenia’ and ‘mental illness’. Think about empathy and how that works on the body and how people do react to awful circumstances. Think about things that are repeated traumas that are denied validation. Attempting to speak about such things, after years of being disallowed communication of ‘embarrassing’ violence against you, that accused you of being in the wrong.
Yes, I understand you don’t want to feel sick in the stomach for all the people in Australia that have been abused by psychiatry and are currently being abused, but you might have to, to connect with your authentic empathic self again, after years of denying the truth for fear of being ostracised. To go down a more ‘friendly street’ in life.
In a recent comment I made about the mental-illnessing of Silvia Plath, the following dialogue happened:
Initially NO (December 10, 2013): Until 1973, you had a 'mental illness' if you were homosexual and were treated with the same 'medication' that you wouldn't give to a Zoo animal regularly without damaging your exhibit. Strange that J--- thinks this 'medication' is healthy. Haven't read enough J---, that's your problem. If you don't read, or at least watch some vids by psych survivors your writing will be tossed off the shelf along with Helen Garner's 'Bach's Children's Hour' (which incited hate crimes against children with learning difficulties). If your writing incites further torture of people in crisis, then I'd put you in the same category in a future where such torture is illegal to forcefully conduct. Psychiatrists don't talk J---, they're doctors. Doctors have very bad people skills and Plath wrote about how bad they were at talking, in her time. And, for your info A--- here's a recent Judge's finding: http://m.stuff.co.nz/national/health/9490650/ACC-to-rethink-abuse-link
J---e’s response was to flag my commentary and delete it, then send me a personal message, blocking my ability to reply; she didn’t want to feel sick about the support she’d given the psychiatric regime of terror already: ‘Please don't post your opinions, slander on my page. You know nothing about me and come across as angry and vindictive. You might be more effective by promoting your views in a less aggressive way or working with people who need a willing ear. Think about how you respond as a feeling person when confronted with anger, vitriole, slander and hatred. Listening quietly, patiently without judgement is a rare skill indeed.’
Quite apart from an ‘award winning’ writer not knowing how to spell, I really don’t think backwater, out of date prejudice should be given accolades.
Certainly not a poet I’d want to book.
J--- also had an argument that psychiatric abuse helped stop the suicide rate, and used her dead friend as evidence that psychiatry and mental-illnessing was valid.
‘Australia spent over $6.3 billion on mental health-related services in 2009–10… We spent all this money, and the more we spent the more our suicide rates increased. More people died – alone and in anguish – by their own hands. More families were destroyed and left to live with unimaginable pain and grief. Less money was available to address the real causes of emotional distress and suicide.’
Psychiatric interventions make the suicide rate worse, not better