a reply to: ElectricUniverse
I find this a fascinating statement from the APA. The nation from which the APA originates is quite literally awash with examples of improper, and
amoral uses of psychiatry and psychology. From the psychological operations performed on the American people by their own government, both in times
past, and right now for that matter, to the fact that private organisations use psychological tricks to gain confidence and investment or sales and
employ qualified people specifically to develop more of them, more effective ones, or improve their targeting parameters, America is a prime breeding
ground for utterly unsupportable applications of psychiatry.
And yet most of the examples I have given, receive virtually no real attention, either from the press, or from Congress, Senate, or the office of any
official in government, voicing concerns over those applications of psychiatry and psychology, and their effects both immediate and long term. The
situation in this regard has been totally unacceptable for decades, and not a peep from the professional bodies, about the improper use of
psychological levers in advertising, unsupportable behaviour on the part of government in trying to control the narrative by way of many operations,
including co-opting the media and peddling lies therefrom, over successive administrations since most of our parents were children themselves.
You have people using the lessons taught by psychiatry to directly market things to the vulnerable minds, to twist concerns into full blown phobias,
to make them easier to control and more readily willing to hand over their cash to those who will sell them protection from the bogeymen, and THAT
does not present a problem, but someone performing a task as relatively mundane as good old fashioned profiling, somehow is a serious problem for
I call BS.
If they can seriously suggest that its a violation of ethical principle to profile the man a nation has to trust with their safety, then its a more
massive violation surely, to permit people qualified in their field, to operate as part of an advertisement agency, or as a part of government
initiatives which have run for decades, designed to disinform the population, and make them compliant with things which must not be complied with?
I mean for crying out loud, there are double standards, and then there is just blatant piss takery of this nature!