More of the all-out war. Have you watched Rand Paul (Rand ??? as in Aynn or as in Rand Co.?) on tv? Or Quayle’s son?, O’Donnell? (of unfactual masturbating ). They are in the news all the time. Dinesh D’Souza precis of his book where he explains to us why Barack is what he is. I mean Barack…it is quite surreal. And horrifying. This country has a love for charlatans: Gingrich, Ron Paul, Perot, D’Souza, Chopra, Limbaugh, Huckabee, Beck and some strident scientists. Ill bet two pisco sours that for any of them, 30 % of any poll loves them. The same widespread ambience of, misery and outright lying also mirrored in some science-and atheists- blogs (mostly evolution blogs): screaming at each other about the origin (if any) of the universe, the origin of time, the power, or not, of natural selection, dualism, enfin, battling over any issue. Rather than holding conversations, dialogues, about stuff. The american people is sick and tired of……themselves. But they dont know it (have you heard but you momma dont know it?? And blame the Other. And pontificate about knowledge.
Archive for the ‘Mental illness’ Category
We all have read or watched (have we?) the horribility of the earthquake in Haiti. Now we know why it happened: according, to Pat Robertson, yes THAT one, the Haitian people had made, a long time ago, a pact with the devil, hence it is time to pay up. Needless to say, he knows this from personal revelation. Is Marion Gordon”Pat”, crazy, MIP or just an obsessive compulsive manipulator of the thousands-millions-that follow the Christian Broadcasting Network, around the world?? Im afraid will never know, however, another MIP manipulator, Rush Limbaugh, mentioned in passing that this is the “right catastrophe for Barack to build more support from”. He must be MIP or rather, is he ‘evil”? are these men bad? They dont speak from knwoledge; they “appeal” to something that I cant quite grasp, which lurks in the inner spaces of the worst of the human condition. There are plenty of comments on this today.
Last Sunday I read a tepid NYT Magazine, Ethan Watters precis of his upcoming book: “The americanization of mental illness”. The subject is enormously serious. In sum , it deals with what constitutes and who defines mental illness and how the US psychyatric establishment pushed by the narcopharma are evagelizing MI throughout the world and making, in passing-what else- millions of bucks. This is indeed amazing if one considers that there is a significant fraction of people, right here, that still believe mental illness is a question of will, normally attributed to moral lazyness, and/or the intervention of Satan or related foreign evil spirits. Some would say we are not “in balance” (sic). I have always been dumbfounded by how mental illness is regarded, in US. Being a Bipolar I myself, I have a first hand account what happens to people like me, which is bad. I strongly suggest you get a hold and read (take a read, as said in CNN network..take a read..gimme a break) this article. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/10/magazine/10psyche-t.html?scp=1&sq=ethan%20watters&st=cse (still havent learned to write “here”). Mr. Watters make some sensible and poignant remarks regrding the ‘breakdown of meaning’ as a hallmark for MI-if I read him well. I bring this forth because the breakdown of meaning, the globalization of MI labels and knowledge, especially about humanness-read neocon-darwinism- are all intertwined, ever so desperately in a period where the lack of meaning elsewhere and evrywhere, is paramount and defines our existence: do I live for….? We desperately, again, seek meaning where it cant be, it cant be. A friend pointed the following idea: Are we a cosmic reality show?(sic). We live in fragmented spirits riding fragmented lives and ending in pieces, scattered. The search for meaning is tantamount to search for unity. Thence, it begs the question: when MI, we stop searching for meaning?