Category Archives: sh!t is f#cked

Grenfell Tower – Ben Okri

It was like a burnt matchbox in the sky. It was black and long and burnt in the sky. You saw it through the flowering stump of trees. You saw it beyond the ochre spire of the church. You saw … Continue reading

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Baboons in suits

Robert Sapolsky on how hierarchy has a destructive force in body and psyche in individuals and community. He is talking about baboons, the ones he’s observed for decades along with the effects of stress upon health and behaviour. His observation … Continue reading

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Chokehold: Stop and Frisk

Stop-and-frisks are brutal assertions of police dominance on African American men, through sexual harassment, torture and even terrorism. Continue reading

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How I feel – A tribe Called Red

And it’s hard to listen- but listen
Cause it’s much harder living it than listening…
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Wonder Woman at the UN

    Next instalment – Dainius Pras reveals his superpowers…

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Psychiatry’s Identity Crisis ?

Op-Ed piece in New York Times by Psychiatrist and Psychopharmacologist Richard A. Friedman on the limitations of his own profession’s claims to being the world’s foremost authority and body of knowledge  but yet limits its own understanding of the struggles … Continue reading

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you see all kinds of weird shit

  Hector DeJean, played by Rhys Ifans, is a stereotypical hard-ass-jerk character in “Berlin Station”, here he’s being interviewed/ interrogated  for an investigation into an “op” that went “bad”. This is his response to being asked : Tell me more … Continue reading

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Experiences of being a psychiatric patient in the community, reclassified as “other’’

What’s it like being designated as a “psychiatric patient” reclassified from human being to “case” ? I wonder, even,  how many of you have even met a clinician who could be bothered to ask. Here’s one who does ask, Janecke Thesen … Continue reading

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the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority

The saving of our world from pending doom will come, not through the complacent adjustment of the conforming majority, but through the creative maladjustment of a nonconforming minority. Martin Luther King Jr.

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documentary – history of the madhouse

Unglossy telling of the story of Asylums from their opening to closing and “Care in The Community” and draconian laws to control those we fear “might do something”.
– How did we come to were we are?
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