Let me ask you a question! Do you trust your doctor? Your psychiatrist?
I grew up in the 1960s and in those days we were programmed to trust psychiatrists, doctors, police and the state — usually in that order.
After the Second World War, the Church and its priests had quietly abdicated their moral high ground, after loudly supporting two world wars and signing deals with two of the world’s biggest mass murderers: Hitler and Mussolini.
It was to the doctors that the parents of my generation turned, now that the Church could no longer be trusted.
Today, as the gold plaiting is wearing off the twenty-first century, our youth are beginning to pay the price for my generation’s stupidity.
With suicide the biggest killer of our children, now might be a very good time to call your attention to a few points that the mass media never discuss.
The truth is that the history of the psychiatric profession makes Dr Hannibal Lector look like a girl guide.
Insanity is big business:
“The roots of psychiatry have to do with control, power and alienation from society”
Dr Lee Coleman – Author: ‘Reign of Error’
Bethlem Royal Hospital, infamously known as ‘Bedlam’, started the psychiatric scam in the seventeenth century. At that time, psychiatrists were seen more as gaolers rather than doctors. For the last three hundred years, ‘Professional Standing’ has been the gold at the end of the psychiatrist’s rainbow.
Dr Ty Colbert, the author of ‘The Rape of the Soul’, explains that psychiatry invented biological interventions (torture) in order to justify their occupation.
Devices like ‘drowning machines’ and forced immobilisation, both of which would now be called torture devices, were used on vulnerable patients. Inevitably an extremely high mortality rate was the price of psychiatry’s early professional pretensions.
An American, Dr Benjamin Rush, was convinced that insanity was caused by too much blood in the head. He made a fortune draining blood from his patients. Predictably enough, his treatments were, more often than not, fatal. This hasn’t stopped the Americans naming him the “Father of American Psychiatry”.
As the eighteenth century wore on, it became obvious that psychiatrists had failed to cure anyone and with the mounting death toll, their incompetence was getting hard to conceal. Dr Henry Cotton, frustrated at his failure to find a cure for mental disorders, hit on the brilliant idea of cutting bits off of his patients. He started with their teeth, but quickly moved on to tonsils, stomachs and other previously useful parts. Obviously, the threat of maiming would have cured most people, which kind of proves that they weren’t that crazy!
Professor Thomas Szasz, author of ‘The Myth of Mental Illness’, explains that mutilation of patients IS the history of psychiatry.
Psychiatrists learnt very early on to cloak their torture in medical jargon. This came to be called, ‘The Medical Model’.
It wasn’t until 1879 that Professor Wilhelm Wundt, in his book ‘Human and Animal Psychology’, stated that the appearance or illusion of consciousness is purely a chemical reaction. As Darwinism convinced everyone to think of humans as organic machines that had evolved by accident, it became possible to imply that all mental disorders had a physiological cause.
In 1883, a cousin of Charles Darwin named Francis Galton, a psychologist, took Wundt’s idea to its logical conclusion and gave the world the Eugenics movement. Eugenics built on Darwin’s theory of evolution by giving nature a little shove in the right direction. He proposed the forced sterilisation of anyone he didn’t like the look of. It was an approach that the American government embraced. Between 1907 and 1963 it enthusiastically sterilised criminals and ‘other undesirables’.
It was the Eugenics movement in America and its programme of forced sterilisation that inspired Hitler and gave rise to the Holocaust and the Second World War. But I’m getting ahead of myself.
A countrymen of Wundt’s, the philosopher, Friedrich Nietzshe, put it well when he said,
‘God is dead, God remains dead and we killed him’.
And so the psychiatrists have proved.
Ivan Pavlov noticed that if you reward a dog with food after ringing a bell, eventually the dog will salivate when you ring the bell on its own. Obviously this Russian idiot had not grown up with dogs, otherwise he would have known that dogs know what time it is without having to wear a watch.
He continued his experiments by torturing humans, so you can imagine the horror he visited on the poor dogs.
It is important to note that many modern psychiatrists consider Pavlov a genius!!
Psychologist John Watson, a famous behaviourist, said that “children should be treated as you would treat an ox you slaughter”. B. F Skinner, Watson’s successor, kept his own baby daughter in a box for a year to prove his hero’s point.
In the 1930s, Manfred Sakel, a psychiatrist, from Austria emigrated to America and gifted the world the concept of killing braincells with insulin. Over 40% of his patients suffered severe spinal cord damage from the epileptic fits he induced. Sadly, psychiatrists never let the body count bother them.
Electric Shock Therapy, started in Italy, when the ever humane psychiatrists noticed that shocking the life out a pig made them docile and easy to kill. They soon expanded their victim pool to include all kinds of animals. Inevitably, they started using Electric Shock Therapy on the most vulnerable people in society, the mentally ill. Broken teeth and broken spines were common but this didn’t dampen psychiatry’s enthusiasm.
Psychologists had effectively sold ‘brain damage’ to the world as a cure!
American, Dr Walter J. Freeman took psychiatry to new depths of horror by giving people a lobotomy (destroying the frontal lobe of the brain) without anaesthetic through the simple expedient of sticking an ice pick through their eye socket into their brain. He travelled the country in his ‘Lobotomobile’ giving the American people the benefit of his extensive “education” and services at $25 a go!
By the time Freeman retired at 57 he had lobotomised over 3500 people, some as young as four years old. He had no surgical training and over 25% of his patients ended up in a vegetative state and many died.
He even lobotomised John F. Kennedy’s sister, Rosemary, and left her with severe brain damage. You could never accuse psychiatrists of being faint hearted. They carried on with the mutilation of their patients regardless of the damage they caused to them or their families. After all, they were the new ‘priesthood’.
Lobotomising patients earned psychiatrists an average of 31 million dollars annually.
By the 1950s psychiatrists had discovered that a chemical, originally designed to kill parasites in pigs, could be repackaged as a chemical lobotomy. Thorazine was a much neater solution than an ice pick and it gave the profession an entry into the drug industry. What they didn’t tell their patients was that their new wonder ‘cure’ often caused long term or permanent brain damage.
And so it was that a marriage made in hell began, the psychiatry industry had finally met the pharmaceutical industry; it was love at first sight — the world would never be the same again.