May 27, 2011
me+ME: Russell Tribunal on Psychiatry
1. Introduction: Psychiatric sadism/pseudoscience
It would seem as if some intellectually and morally ordinary well meaning people - might think that my fine satire-made-from-real-life-psychiatric-bullshit of May 25 might be.... well you know: 'a bit over the top':
am both a psychologist and philosopher of science, besides being - as the phrase is - highly gifted intellectually, therefore I must, in any 'democratic community' speak only for a quite small intelligent and educated minority, mostly and at best.
But that's how the world is, and how average folks are, alas, and I can't help it, nor can I help it that I am ill and - therefore and for other reasons - do not also excel in soccer, sports and singing, so that the masses would idolize me, and might even be inclined - if the wind is westerly - to listen and even try to think when I try to talk reason to them, satirically or plainly, as the case may be.
Anyway... FWIW in "Our Community Of ME-Patients" where the averagely gifted, or indeed the trolls pretending they are, generally both dominate the 'discussions' and select the topics, as if "Our Community" will be most benefited if the most normal and quite anonymous fondly bullshitting average folks call the shots and determine the policies of "Our Community".
Unfortunately or fortunately
(1) I do have ME for the 33rd year, also with a repeated and written medical diagnosis by medical folks who knew me well that I do have ME/Fibromyalgia;
(2) it hardly helps me bureaucratically, for bureaucrats tend to wipe their asses with opinions and prose of those who really are rationally qualified to judge, if these are not bureaucrats or superiors;
(3) Unlike most who write on patients' forums I really am qualified and indeed educated to judge the DSM-5 and the pretensions, lies and impostures of evident psychiatric sadists like Wessely, White and Sharpe; and
(4) I really meant what I said about Psychiatric Sadism Disorder - and I am quite serious and also quite frightened, indeed not for me, but for very many others, both with and without ME/CFS:
For me the whole DSM-5, from beginning to end, from top to bottom, in language, in proposals, in ideas, and in methodology is one great intentional criminal planned and conscious abuse of science and scientific authority, and it is all intentional fraudulence, deception and bogosity. For background for my judgements, see below and consult my
an intentionally created pseudo-scientific construction designed to go precisely against the whole original purposes of the DSM, which were (1) to design an empirically applicable terminology for classifying complaints, so as to enable (2) precise empirical testing and research, based on precise empirical distinctions.
Instead, the DSM-5 is one big bogus bureaucratic pretentious sick sea of fraudulent pseudoscientific terminology gone quite insane and made quite unreadable and ambiguous on purpose, while the newly proposed statistics is designed on purpose to make any objective testing of any and all psychiatric theories and treatments totally impossible:
Certainly from the DSM-5 onwards, objective tests and research in psychiatry will have been made wholly impossible, all by malice aforethought, while the psychiatric frauds will try to abuse that opportunity to flood the world with their bullshit, and to declare anybody who protests thus or so as someone who is 'dysfunctional', 'neurotic' etc. - and will probably get the support of the bureaucrats and insurances, whose dirty work they are doing, "in the name of 'evidence-based science'", just like the inquisitioners were acting "in the name of our God of love", and their own financial and sadistic interests in fact.
The APA is playing a very crooked and very dirty game on purpose, and with malice aforethought, and namely because of the money and power it will give the professional members of this band of fraudulent tricksters and - also by their very own words - sick megalomaniacs by the tenthousands (for - in case you miss the elementary semantical point: "38,000 leaders" is a Newspeak bullshit oxymoron:)
Quoted from the APA site of psychiatric fraudulence
an intentional fraud on a major scale:
All this was inspired by the principle--which is quite true within itself--that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.
—Adolf Hitler , Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X
and the DSM-5 editors will not be deflected, also not by the rest of the APA, if only because it all is so very clearly in the personal interest of anyone with a psychiatric degree: Many more patients, and no chance to be ever falsified by any statistical experiment, and the freedom to impute all manner of failings to others under the guise of "psychiatric science".
The major scam, the Big Lie that is the APA's DSM-5 will hit many more persons than just those with ME/CFS, and may drive tenthousands to suicide by intentional APA-design, for the APA is neither an authentic professional scientific organization, nor is it doing real science with the DSM-5: It is producing the Malleus Maleficarum of the 21st century - and all in the name of 'evidence based medical science', but in fact a wet dream and dirty public scam of psychiatric sadists, frauds, tricksters and manipulators.
2. Patients' organizations and psychiatric pseudoscience
As to ME/CFS, and patients' forums such as Phoenix Rising, and supposed US charities like the CAA:
It would seem that both Cort and the CAA fail to oppose or indeed discuss the DSM-5, which is quite odd, given (a) the fact that most of those who do claim ME/CFS in the US, GB and Holland, at least, and who do try to survive on something like dole, will in fact have an implied or explicit diagnosis of either psychomatizing or somatoforming, and given (b) the fact that "the opposition" of patients with MRE/CFS since decades consists of psychiatrists, mostly, for over two decades now, where even a major psychiatric fraud like Peter Denton White - the psychiatric warlock of the PACE-trials - was hung in his full personal glory on the CAA-website as if this fraud is 'a scientist' with useful ideas, and as if he deserves the CAA's praise and honor with a personal mug shot and effective public advertisement of his supposed medical excellence.
I can not understand that on the basis of the premiss that these folks mean well with US patients with ME/CFS, and I can the less understand this as the frightening contents of the DSM-5 have been very ably outlined and documented by Suzy Chapman, for a very long time now, as well:
welcome the notion that in a brief while, and without their doing anything to register a protest, an objection, even a doubt, about the wisdom of the DSM-5, anybody in the US with either a diagnosis of ME/CFS or with a medically unexplained disease seriously risks being sectioned or driven to death in the name of 'evidence based' psychiatric pseudoscience.
In any case:
Patients organizations and charities must speak up, because they risk that patients will be driven to death as somatoformers, just as women in the Middle Ages were burned for being legally classified as witches, because - so the psychiatric sadists will gleefully affirm, and bureaucrats gladly enforce -
they ought to be forced to work because they are malingerers, except that it is phrased much more hypocritically and euphemistically - "Pardon us: We mean somatoformers - we mean no harm, and no offense, as long as you weirdos put in a good day of work each day" - and is being packaged, again with sadistic malice aforethought, as if it were 'a real help' for people 'with real suffering', namely 'due to their dysfunctional beliefs about their own pains, that they really should learn to manage better, as per CBT and some very healthy forced labor'.
That is what is awaiting everyone with ME/CFS as of 2012, and if it happens to you, if you are a US citizen, you can say a heartfelt prayer of thanks to Cort and Kim McCleary, for doing absolutely nothing:
In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time no one was left to speak up for.
I quote this because it isn't as if the CAA, and the MEA, and other patients' organizations for people with ME/CFS couldn't and didn't know, for it also on the site made by Sophia Mirza's very brave mother Criona Wilson:
The DSM-5 simply is an intentional fraud on a major scale, and the DSM-5 editors certainly will not be deflected from their psychiatric purpose, also not by the rest of the APA - "38,000 Physician Leaders" - if only because the DSM-5 is so very clearly in the personal interest of anyone with a psychiatric degree: Many more patients for them, and no chance to be ever falsified by any statistical experiment, plus the freedom to impute all manner of failings to others under the guise of "psychiatric science".
It is all very dirty, all very fraudulent, all very dishonest, and all very, very dangerous, the last because it will drive people to death - in the name of science, on the force of the DSM-5, by people who care for money before they care for others.
And that's more or less what one is facing, when facing the psychiatric brotherhood: A bunch of crooks and criminals, of a decidedly priestly mental and moral make-up - the modern inquisition, trying to pirate medical science, and mostly succeeding, through lies, fraudulence, and propaganda, and because the masses are dumb but don't want to admit that either.
You think I am mistaken? Well, at least I have the degrees in the relevant fields to be able to judge rationally, and I am in my 33rd year of continued discrimination because I just happen to fail to have a disease that the APA or Dutch degenerate bureacrats prefer to admit as a real disease, in spite of the WHO coding it as a serious neurological disease since as long as I suffer from it.
First, here is some relevant background I wrote:
3. A summary of the Accusation of the Russell Tribunal on
Human Rights in Psychiatry
Here is - to whet your appetites, if I may say so - The accusation in The International Russell Tribunal on Human Rights in Psychiatry - and I now quote from the Freedom of Thought website where I found it.
And please note that the accusers certainly are qualified in the matter:
A summary of the Accusation of the Russell Tribunal
Human Rights in Psychiatry
I will consider the verdict in the case later in NL, but I will here make one helpful semantical remark about "Mental illness is a legal-psychiatric fiction":
The logical point is not that people may not get "mad", in some plausible everyday sense, for Szasz and Alexander agree they do; the logical point is that in natural science there is no mind that can get ill, for precisely the same reason as there is no soul that can get either ill or corrupted (by the devil): In natural science there only is the brain, that is the organ of feeling and thinking, about which science knows little, and psychiatrists and theologians least of all - which never stopped them from lying, fabricating and imagining things.
Meanwhile, for today and about the DSM-5 you have been warned about the probable future, and you can find out more here:
P.S. Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later.
As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
Short descriptions of the above:
1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understands ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:
7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
9. I tell my story of surviving (so far) in Amsterdam with ME.
10. The directory on my site about ME.
See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.
Maarten Maartensz (M.A. psy, B.A. phi)
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