Monday, December 12, 2005

Psychiatrists Debate Pathologizing Racism, Depathologizing Pedophilia

(Post lifted from Majority Rights)

Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness

Mental health practitioners say they regularly confront extreme forms of racism, homophobia and other prejudice in the course of therapy, and that some patients are disabled by these beliefs. As doctors increasingly weigh the effects of race and culture on mental illness, some are asking whether pathological bias ought to be an official psychiatric diagnosis.

Psychiatric Association Debates Reclassifying Pedophilia

In a step critics charge could result in decriminalizing sexual contact between adults and children, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) recently sponsored a symposium in which participants discussed the removal of pedophilia from an upcoming edition of the psychiatric manual of mental disorders.

This reminds me of the time the "psychiatrists" decided, within a few year span during the early 1970s, to take homosexuality off of their list of pathologies and then pathologize "homophobia". In that few year span leading "psychiatrists" managed to declare their recently-former-selves to have been suffering from a "psychiatric" disorder.

But never mind -- there is work to be done here right? Having marched forward and transcended minor setbacks to progresss in psychiatric treatment, like lobotomy we're now poised for far more precise treatment of "phobias" using Oxytocin.

Let the cranial injections begin!

And I don't suppose we are allowed to mention the use of psychiatry as a tool of state repression in the old Soviet Union!



Leftists are so keen to project their own hate-filled attitudes onto conservatives that it is very annoying for them that there are in fact practically no hate crimes committed by identifiable conservatives. But, no problemo! The Left just invent such crimes. Michelle Malkin has a good coverage of the latest such fraud, the Mirecki case.

Right-to-Organize or right to force others to join unions?: "With the nation's labor unions divided and shrinking, the A.F.L.-C.I.O. has organized 100 demonstrations nationwide this week to assert that the right of American workers to form unions is being systematically violated. Eleven Nobel Peace Prize winners, including the Dalai Lama and Lech Walesa, are backing the protest against violations of the right to unionize in the United States and other nations."

Germany and Russia cosy up: "It's all about gas: former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will lead the shareholders committee for a German- Russian gas-pipeline project to pump gas under the Baltic Sea, OAO Gazprom Chief Executive Alexei Miller said today. On September 8, 2005, Schroeder - then still German chancellor - attended the signing of the contract for the pipeline, together with Putin. The pipeline had a clear political background - the contract needed the approval of the German as well as the Russian government. The deal increased Germany's already dangerous reliance on Russian gas deliveries. I guess the two chaps used the opportunity to also discuss Schroeder's future role at Gazprom. This is a conflict of interest if there ever was one".

Why the Islamofascists are so bloodthirsty: "Why do these rebels revel in killing civilians? I think they are exploiting a cultural obsession with death that has its origins very much in the West. Indeed, they seem to define themselves in direct opposition to what they perceive as a cowardly Coalition. The Coalition tries to avoid risky operations; the insurgents take outrageous risks. The Coalition promises to avoid taking casualties; the insurgents kill as many as they can. The Coalition suppresses images of the dead; the insurgents kill their victims for the cameras. This insurgency is best understood, not as a band of freedom fighters or evil incarnate, but as a movement with an intuitive grasp of the West's fearful psychology. Insurgents who pay attention to our debates about the war will notice one thing: We are terrified by death. The authors of the war promised this would be a "clean" invasion in which few would die, while their anti-war opponents obsess over numbers of dead and images of the dead. Both sides have helped to turn death into the defining issue, so it is not surprising that the insurgents should focus on that same issue".

Congress looking at illegal immigration: "The House next week will likely pass a big border security measure that's not nearly stringent enough for some conservative lawmakers. Instead, buoyed by grass-roots sentiment, these lawmakers are pushing plans that would radically alter the government's relations with illegal immigrants. The proposals range from not counting noncitizens in the census to denying U.S. citizenship to illegal immigrants' American-born children. "Now is the time for bold steps, not incrementalism," Arizona Republican J.D. Hayworth said. Legislatively, the odds are against the most dramatic proposals actually becoming law, especially because of opposition in the Senate."

I have just put up here my view of the recent Miss World competition results. Blondes appear to be "out". Even the Russian and Icelandic entries had dark hair!

On Australian Politics I am tracking the revolt against Muslim arrogance and aggression on Sydney's beaches.

For more postings, see EDUCATION WATCH, GREENIE WATCH, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS WATCH, GUN WATCH, SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. Mirror sites here, here, here, here and here. On Social Security see Dick McDonald and for purely Australian news see Australian Politics (mirrored here).


Practically all policies advocated by the Left create poverty. Leftists get the government to waste vast slabs of the country's labour-force on bureaucracy and paperwork and so load the burden of providing most useful goods and services onto fewer and fewer people. So fewer useful goods and services are produced to go around. That is no accident. The Left love the poor. The Left need the poor so that they can feel good by patronizing and "helping" them. So they do their best to create as many poor people as possible.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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