posted on Sep, 19 2013 @ 04:10 AM
Giving it a name doesn't explain it. And what most people think they know about how to treat it is probably misinformed.
Let us assume our hypothetical recurring board character, the obviously or admittedly diagnosed schizophrenic, is well cared for and safe. Why not,
with that axiom attended to, take as a hypothesis at least that he is not in this state by natural means, but induced ones? Certainly it's
been done before -- that's a matter of record, as we all know here.
We are, in Western culture, caged inside an endlessly droning propaganda machine which we must actively work to resist and reject in perpetuity and
with perspicacity. That's the point of ATS -- between, beneath, and bracketed by the lines.
Much of this propaganda is shame-based, because it works like a self-fueling car. All you have to do is persuade two generations that just to be
associated with an idea, or type of person, is horrifically embarrassing, and will cause them to experience everything from gentle mocking to
brutal rejection, even directed from the people they love.
By the third generation, as with the myth of engagement diamonds, the propaganda will become invisible and understood to be "common sense".
"Conspiracy theory", for example, is a very clever, wicked bit of shamed-based propaganda, and its power has played no small part in how we've
reached the point where simply doing original research is considered suspicious behavior.
What the military-industrial complex (embodied in that case by the former CIA) is willing to admit to having done is so incredible, no one
would believe it if the records had not been released. These cowboys were dosing prostitutes with acid in their drinks just to see what happened.
There's no romance to the game -- that's movie stuff. The sad truth is, most Western people, given a bit of petty authority and a lot of resources,
just do what the heck ever they think seems like fun at the time. Including mess with people in ways the victim can never, ever, ever possibly convey
to the world because it just all sounds so funny -- and because if we question even for a moment whether there's any grain of truth to it, people
might think we're stupid.
Even a dog cringes if you insult its intelligence. Mammals are colony creatures. We live in hierarchies, and we're intrinsically wired to respond to
So maybe we can all agree that reading the DSM is, like the Bible, now something anybody can do despite the best efforts of the denizens of its ivory
tower, restrain ourselves to jokes only if they are really very funny, and think about, pretend, imagine...what if there's something to it? What
might it be? And whatever that is, what might it mean?