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Conservatives go after the metally ill
Originally posted by spangledbanner
I have noticed some conservative media outlets going hard after the mentally ill in the wake of the recent tragic shooting. I understand they must have a counter narrative but its a bit weak to start demonizing the mentally ill.
Most mentally ill people never commit a crime. Many of us work with them and are not aware. Many are our friends. Many are our parents or our children
To demonize the mentally ill is a dangerous thing to do. And where will it end? Are people with ADHD included? Aspergers? Autism? Bi-Polar? Depression? This covers a large chunk of the population.
Before everyone jumps on the Bill O'Rielly/Fox News hate a metal person bandwagon, you should think how silly it is. Especially with so many children these days being diagnosed with autism and attention disorders.
This whole blame evil mental people junk is crazy. It seems some studies find that having schizophrenia does increase the chances of people commiting violent crime but only slightly.
My best friends fiancee is schizophrenic. She is nice. The percentasge of the popultation that has schizophrenia is very low, I read under 2%
I really dont know what conservatives problem is with the metally ill. What do conservatives want to do? Where are they going with this? I think it will backfire if they keep it up.edit on 15-12-2012 by spangledbanner because: cant spell