After the BS from last week’s post, and my stupidity to engage with one of the usual suspects from Mad In America’s commenter column cronies, I have thought about the frank foolishness that abounds in this country. I mean, it is more than obvious Hillary Clinton is a cheat and a liar, and I think she is exhibit A for female antisocial personality disorder run amok, and to be fair, listening to the clueless defenders of Donald Trump, again, one can only gag so much before heaving. Narcissists are so good at fooling people to think how wonderful the narcissist is for the good of the group, until, the narcissist realizes the group is on to him/her! Hence narcissistic rage, look it up!
But, the point of this post is why there are blogs out there critical of psychiatry, who think they are doing a legitimate service to fuel a debate where psychiatry has been wrong and at times destructive, and yes, there are times that is true. But, these blog owners who go out of their way to protect commenters who are just slimeballs in their hate and disdain for anything outside the antipsychiatry rhetoric, well, let’s look at these blog owners’ reasoning to allegedly give such an extremist rigid forum for the alleged good of the many.
My first foray into dealing with psychiatry critical blogs was at Furious Seasons, back around 2009-2010 if I have the dates right. The owner, Philip Dawdy, tried to run a site that was being critical but yet responsible in trying to have debate where psychiatry was not doing a responsible and caring service for the public. He had people from both ends of the debate in his comment threads, and things were more often civil and appropriate, but, then the real antipsychiatry trolls came into play.
And that is the key word here, “Play”, because they played on Philip’s efforts to be caring and protective, as some of these commenters shared alleged woeful and terrible stories of pain, trauma, abuse, and lack of support. So, Philip being who he was then, before he became champion of making marijuana legal in the State of Washington that seemed to be his primary reason for dumping the blog, decided to not let people like me call these true trolls for who and what they were.
“Hey Joel, you need to cut these folks a break, they are hurting, and even though it wasn’t you causing their pain, it was your profession that failed them, and you should be more respectful and civil.” Oh, I wish I saved some of those threads, but, then again, it seems to be echoed today at MIA. You can’t be civil and respectful with people who are rigid and inflexible, who live by defenses and agendas that just fuel the rage and hate that sustains them. These folks who at times blatantly clamor out loud for psychiatry to be universally abolished, and some even calling for punishment of any and all in the field, well, they get the free ride at these blogs who are claiming to be moderate and fair sites for mental health criticism.
And the folks like me, who believe in boundaries and accountability when people are just rude, harsh, and extremist in attitude, calling for extermination, well, it really does echo how incredibly terrible moments in history played out. Human nature, it needs scapegoats and mob rule when people claim to be wronged, and yet, these alleged victims aren’t always so completely devoid of blame, hmmm?
And with much at the internet, popularity and opportunity to cash in, numbers count, I accept that, even though there is no profit agenda here at all. The number of hits, getting people to “donate”, well, to bring it back to the hideous agenda of Hillary and Bill, you really think their Foundation is primarily about helping the needs of the many? Nope, they prey on those who do care and want to make a difference, and as the antisocial figuratively and literally banks on, give without thought.
Well, I say give what you are given, and if you are given grief and hostility without pause or consideration, being a mensch in 2016 ain’t gonna get you much at the end of the day. You can’t be viscous or cruel, because that just gives ammunition to the enemy, but, you don’t have to be kind and respectful either. Nope, you call the trolls on who and what they are.
Because as the title of this post notes, disruptive and dangerous personality disorders need boundaries, not breaks. Breaks do not teach change and reflection, but just more of the same, lame, limited narrative.
Because after 16 years of shitty Presidential rule from both ends of the polluted aisle that are our rulers known as Repulocrats, or Demoplicans, they bank on you not setting boundaries. And unfortunately, 50% of the voting population will gleefully agree to this plan. Amazing how these corrupt and callous “leaders'” disdain and anger is more palpable these days.
Think about what I advise, when you deal with the next personality disordered person in your life, be it at home, job, neighborhood, or other often traveled path. Their primitive and pathological defenses of denial, projection, deflection, minimization, and just plain pathological rationalization are at times incredulous to witness.
But equally painful to endure in repetition.
Per the pending blizzard to hit my area starting tomorrow night (which is Friday the 22nd as I type this Thursday night now), I see how hysteria and just plain marketing for blatant profiting rules the East Coast this week, and I call it:
“SNOW-CHOSIS”, a play on the word psychosis. People are bordering on a loss of reality, it’s a snowstorm that probably will play out in 24 hours at most, hopefully.
Really, emptying shelves of milk and bread, is this a current day example of what the Hebrews had to do when fleeing Egypt during the Exodus? Goat’s milk and matzah, now there would be an image.
This picture is of my daughter during the last Snow-pocalypse, almost 6 years ago, we’ll see if a repeat. Well, no, I bought a snow blower last year, more than 10 years shoveling a 100 foot driveway has taught me some boundaries!!!
How about this to sum up the flake-show, er, freak show…