What if we could…



What if…

We could interpret the voices a person hears,
– and especially those most difficult to hear –
as well as any difficult thoughts and sensations
and beliefs and feelings that they might experience
and that we might regard as ‘unusual’…

as if they were part of some kind of
‘map’, or  ‘collage’, or ‘mash-up’
or even a mirror…

of the person’s life…

of the pain that they hold inside…?

of all the people who’ve played a part…?

and all the ways that they’ve been treated…?

and that even though these may may seem to
fragment and collide in ways that seem to us
haphazard and chaotic – or perhaps
especially because they do just that –

that we can learn to understand how
they do make perfect sense
and,
in a very human way?

Well, you can.

So what’s holding you back
from doing just that ?

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I am the scream inside your mind…



I am the SCREAM inside your mind…
– Mr Robot

From: Mr Robot S2 E3

 

 

 

 

 

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da da da


Da da da
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Aha aha aha
Aha
aha
aha
Was ist los mit dir mein Schatz? Aha
Geht es immer nur bergab? Aha
Geht nur das was du verstehst? Aha
Is this what you got to know?
Love you do you didn’t show?
Ich lieb’ dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb’ dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb’ dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Ich lieb’ dich nicht du liebst mich nicht
Da da da
da da da
da da da
da da da
da da da
(Ich lieb’ dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb’ dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb’ dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
Da da da
(Ich lieb’ dich nicht du liebst mich nicht)
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do do do do da da da da


Do do do do  
Don’t think me unkind
Words are hard to find
They’re only cheques I’ve left unsigned
From the banks of chaos in my mind
And when their eloquence escapes me
Their logic ties me up and rapes me
De do do do de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do de da da da
Their innocence will pull me through
De do do do de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do de da da da
They’re meaningless and all that’s true
Poets priests and politicians
Have words to thank for their positions
Words that scream for your submission
And no-one’s jamming their transmission
‘Cause when their eloquence escapes you
Their logic ties you up and rapes you
De do do do de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do de da da da
Their innocence will pull me through
De do do do de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do de da da da
They’re meaningless and all that’s true
De do do do de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do de da da da
Their innocence will pull me through
De do do do de da da da
Is all I want to say to you
De do do do de da da da
They’re meaningless and all that’s true
Songwriters: Gordon Sumner
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Art opens windows to the space between ourselves | Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas


Website  Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

Red:  A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas

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Make America Great Again – Pussy Riot


Let other people in
Listen to your women
Stop killing black children
Make America Great Again

 

 

 

What do you want your world to look like?
What do you want it to be?
Do you know that a wall has two sides?
And nobody is free?
Did your mama come from Mexico
Papa come from Palestine
Sneaking all through Syria
Crossing all the border lines
Let other people in
Listen to your women
Stop killing black children
Make America Great Again
Could you imagine a politician calling a woman a dog?
Do you wanna stay in the kitchen?
Is that where you belong?
How do you picture the perfect leader
Who do you want him to be
Has he promoted the use of torture and killing families
Let other people in
Listen to your women
Stop killing black children
Make America Great Again

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five minutes…. Bonzo goes to Washington


 

 

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Being Boiled – Human League


Can you hear the voice of Buddha?

Being Boiled – The Human League
Listen to the voice of Buddha
Saying stop your sericulture
Little people like your offspring
Boiled alive for some Gods stocking
Buddha’s watching, Buddha’s waiting
Just because the kid’s an orphan
Is no excuse for thoughtless slaying
Children don’t forget this torture
Just because you call her mother
Doesn’t mean that she’s your better
Once more with the voice of Buddha
He’ll say carry on your slaughter
Who cares for the little children
You may slice with no conviction
Blind revenge on a blameless victim

 

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Wish you were here – Wyclef & Macy Gray


So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain

 

 

So, so you think you can tell
Heaven from hell
Blue skies from pain
Can you tell a green field
From a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?
Did they get you to trade
Your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange
A walk on part in the war
For a lead role in a cage?
How I wish, how I wish you were here
We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fish bowl
Year after year
Running over the same old ground
And how we found
The same old fears
Wish you were here

 

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The Politics of Memory


This work by Pat Deegan deserves a much bigger audience.

It institutions and services meant what they say about peer work then it would be regarded as necessary viewing  for all those who work in mental health services, especially those who work in “peer support”; and even more especially those who manage or work alongside peers workers and they they’re just to do what you don’t have time for, or that its about peers joining th eranks of agents of compliance, in the persuading and coercing of patients, clients or whatever you call them to be “good patients”.

It’s not easy watching.

If you didn’t know, if you’ve forgotten, here’s a background told without compromise of why we need people who bring their experience not of “living with mental health issues” but of dealing with being on the receiving end of treatment and services – to the delivery of  services.

And a history of how we got to where we are…

Also for any one consumed by the notion its all about The What? and The How? of peer work, an important reminder of the most salient important question to address:
The Why ?

The Politics of Memory – Pat Deegan

1.Why a Politics of Memory…

2.Voices of Those Oppressed

3. Aktion T4 and The Mass Murder of people with Disabilities

4. Untold Stories

5. Organized Resistance

 

 

 

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