reply to post by Samuelis
no it is not
the churches of scientism and psycho-"therapy"
want you to believe so
"ironically" using the same arguments appearing in the Canon_Episcopi
[and ever increasingly used here to poopoo and otherwise troll,religious, spiritual, and esoteric threads]
[emphasis and parentheses mine]
The Canon Episcopi has received a great deal of attention from historians of the witch craze period as early documentation of the Catholic
church's theological position on the question of witchcraft.
The position taken by the author is that these "rides of Diana" did not actually exist, that they are deceptions, dreams or phantasms. It is the
belief in the reality of such deceptions which is considered a heresy worthy of excommunication. [or grounds for being declared mentally incompetent
]The position here is that the devil is real, creating delusions in the mind, but that the delusions do not have bodily reality. This skeptical
treatment of magic sharply contrasts with the sanction of witch trials by the church in later centuries, beginning with the bull Summis desiderantes
affectibus (1484). The proponents of these trials from were aware of this problem, and the authors of the Malleus Maleficarum, a witch-hunter's
manual from 1487 that played a key role in the witch craze, were forced to argue for a reinterpretation of the Canon Episcopi in order to reconcile
their beliefs that witchcraft was both real and effective with those expressed in the Canon. Their detractors in the 16th and 17th century also
made reference to the canon, e.g. Johann Weyer in his De praestigiis daemonum (1563).[page needed]
meanwhile the fundamentalists that troll the ufo, spirituality, and esoteric threads, with their obnoxious "aliens are demons" and "meditation is of
are using the same arguments the witch-burners and the Inquisition used after convincing the sheeple [the flock] of those days that the Canon Episcopi
was wrong or misinterpreted.
history does not repeat itself, but sometimes it rhymes.
as for the DSM it's been shown by recent history, that it's definitions are subject to political tides
being a black man who believed in the existence of institutionalized racism "to keep the black man down"back in the 60's could if one was not careful,
get you diagnosed as "schizophrenic" and institutionalized
due to a conveniently sudden redefinition of the term.
What I found troubled me greatly. As I write in the book, "the charts documented in minute detail the tragedy of what it meant to be warehoused in
a state asylum at mid-century—and, in particular, in an asylum where short court sentences devolved into lifelong incarceration. A number of charts
contained yearly notes from patients to their doctors voicing such sentiments as Doc, I really think I am cured or Dear Doctor, I believe I am ready
to go home, or, You have no right to keep me here. These letters stacked thirty-deep in some charts, signifying years of pleading and longing and
anger, together with thirty years of responses from clinicians urging, You are almost there, or: Perhaps next year. Invariably, the last note in each
stack was a death certificate from the Ionia coroner."
When did you first suspect that diagnostic patterns with schizophrenia had become heavily racialized?
I found dramatic racial and gender shifts in persons diagnosed with schizophrenia at Ionia during the 1960s—so much so that schizophrenia's racial
and gendered transformation became the central narrative of my book. This shift became apparent very early in my research. Before the 60s, Ionia
doctors viewed schizophrenia as an illness that afflicted nonviolent, white, petty criminals, including the hospital's considerable population of
women from rural Michigan. Charts emphasized the negative impact of "schizophrenogenic styles" on these women's abilities to perform their duties as
mothers and wives.
To say the least, these patients were not seen as threatening. This patient wasn't able to take care of her family as she should, read one chart;
another, This patient is not well adjusted and can't do her housework; and another, She got confused and talked too loudly and embarrassed her
By the mid- to late-1960s, however, schizophrenia was a diagnosis disproportionately applied to the hospital's growing population of African American
men from urban Detroit. Perhaps the most shocking evidence I uncovered was that hospital charts "diagnosed" these men in part because of their
symptoms, but also because of their connections to the civil rights movement. Many of the men were sent to Ionia after convictions for crimes that
ranged from armed robbery to participation in civil-rights protests, to property destruction during periods of civil unrest, such as the Detroit riots
of 1968. Charts stressed how hallucinations and delusions rendered these men as threats not only to other patients, but also to clinicians, ward
attendants, and to society itself. You'd see comments like Paranoid against his doctors and the police. Or, Would be a danger to society were he not
in an institution.
or take the case of ODD
which can be conveniently be used in a similar fashion to get rid of Enemies of the State by declaring them "mentally ill"
[do be fooled by the seeming limitation to children as the above case shows it can be suddenly and conveniently redefined ]
The child must exhibit 4 out of the 8 signs and symptoms listed below in order to meet the DSM-IV-TR diagnostic threshold for oppositional defiant
Actively refuses to comply with majority's requests or consensus-supported rules
Performs actions deliberately to annoy others
Angry and resentful of others
Blames others for his or her own mistakes
Often loses temper
Spiteful or seeks revenge
Touchy or easily annoyed
Generally, these patterns of behavior will lead to problems at school and other social venues.
in brief OP I would be careful to not go around labeling and judging others
after all this a CONSPIRACY website, and your posting on this site could get you branded as a Conspiracy Theorist: "an insane tinfoil hat wearing
kook" as is widely "known" thanks to the tireless efforts of sociopathic*COUGH!*
i mean lofty pillars of "Sanity" in service of the State.
edit on 12-7-2013 by TheMagus because: added comment