Category Archives: Crazy World

Street Livin’ – Black Eyed Peas

Streets, streets Livin’ in the streets Street livin’, caught in the trap Guns or books, sell crack or rap Be like kings or be like pawns They called us coons, now they call us cons Street niggas be packing pistols … Continue reading

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Team of Rival Zombie F#ckers

From Lincoln’s cabinet to your own personal team of rival zombie f##kers.
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The Trap – A Peculiar Kind of Freedom

Adam Curtis’ three-part documentary: The Trap …tells a tale of early days of what we have these days come to call “neoliberalism”. Drawing as it does on BBC Archives of the time it focuses on the peculiarly British version then … Continue reading

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five minutes…. Bonzo goes to Washington


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The Politics of Memory

Beware “The Master Narrative”. The Politics of Memory and mental health services. Continue reading

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What we hold inside…

“Trauma is not what happens to us but what we hold inside in absence of empathetic witnesses”. Peter Levine Continue reading

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Can CBT help you not get eaten by lions today?

CBT – Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – has, by now, been through the full cycle of having been the latest fad in “mental health” services.  It starts with being trialled, then touted as the latest cure-all, then operationalized and stripped-down, manualized, … Continue reading

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It’s weird, but…

It’s weird, but I guess we passed weird a long fucking time ago…
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Dancing With My Inner Critic – Steve Chapman

“This talk isn’t very good.” “Thoughts” “voice”, inner voice” “inner critic” –  whatever you call yours there are at least as many ways of learning to live with it as there are ways of learning to live amongst humans. Many … Continue reading

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I feel no shame about my mental breakdown: it helped make me who I am – David Harewood

This week’s World Mental Health Day saw the global mental illness industry work itself into lather: Twit-storming wave after wave of stats and scary numbers at us of just how many of us are diagnosed,  have yet to be diagnosed … Continue reading

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