posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 01:09 AM
I'm not offended in the slightest, actually. It just kind of stuck me off guard.
While I'm not going to sit here and say that there aren't people out there who might pull such strings (should said "strings" actually exist) for
nefarious reasons in the face of opportunity, I don't really think Dr. Phil had that in mind.
I think it was more a career oriented move on his part. Perhaps even genuine concern for her well being. Kind of a "win win" situation given the
circumstances. She gets counseling, he gets ratings. The world can share in her experience.
I think he backed out when he realized the severity of her emotional issues. Being in the public eye for so long can really distort one's view of
the world most of us take for granted.
Even though I don't always agree with Dr. Phil's assesments and advice, he doesn't strike me as the dangerous sort.
In regard to getting Britney back to her "handlers" - I don't really think this was one of those moments. I think she just needed to go in for
some "down time" in a controlled environment while processing and dealing with this sudden loss of her children.
Perfectly reasonable, and valid considering her mental state at the time.
I've been in situations myself that if I had not been removed or removed myself, there's no telling what would have happened.
I can attest to the highly demanding expectations of a performer, all the pressures, expectations and demands placed upon someone growing up in the
industry - but I seriously doubt Miss Spears is suffering from true SRA.
I really think the "hype" of the whole "ritual and sexual abuse" angle is a little too often assumed in situations such as this, but then again,
I'm only speaking from my personal perspective on this subject.
Most people who have been through that level of conditioning are too sensitive to handle the demands of a public figure, especially a mainstream
performer. To the best of my knowledge, most cases usually disappear into the Underworld or else become casualities in mental hospitals...but not all
Some people are able to come to terms with their private and public roles in a manner that allows them to effectively pick and choose who to be at
appropriate times, as oppossed to constantly being "onstange and catered to" continuously.
Whatever the case may be, she's getting a serious reality check right now.
It's time to grow up, and letting go of the freedoms of childhood in exchange for the responsibilities of adulthood are never easy (or fun).
Once again - I hope she gets a comprehensive and appropriate therapist.
*edit for minor clarification
[edit on 13-1-2008 by GENERAL EYES]