October 2016

Therapy shares the same pedagogical model as modern factory education and, for that matter, the model of pharmaceutical “treatment” of psychiatric “disorders”. In all 3 cases the welfare (income) of one party (the provider of the treatment) depends on a consensus model that the other (the recipient of the treatment) is inadequate. The recipient needs the […]

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The following are comments from someone called Mike Pennings who is apparently a minister of state in the UK government concerning a movement of Russian ships through international waters in the English channel: Most of us thought the cold war was over. We thought we could look at the threats from other parts of the […]

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This will be the first of a series of articles on ‘fake science’. The current academic/scientific community works with the media to promote claims about ‘reducing symptoms’ in various specified conditions/diseases. Here the categories of psychiatry come into play. Using categories the overall fact – behaviour (in anyone) can be improved by behavioural interventions can […]

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This is just a routine example. It would probably be possible to collect hundreds of these each month in the Western media: Western leaders are seeking maximum diplomatic pressure on the Kremlin to halt the intense bombardment of the rebel-held eastern part of Aleppo that has killed hundreds of civilians including children since a ceasefire […]

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Therapy is about helping people feel more comfortable. It aims to help them feel less “distress”. Let’s leave aside the question of whether therapy achieves that and/or the question of what price might be exacted in terms of self-respect and authenticity for achieving that. Let’s allow that therapy can help people achieve that. Is it […]

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Civilian casualties Yemen Up to January 2016 the UN reported 2,800 dead and thousands more wounded. The UN, necessarily, weighs up its language carefully and blames both Houtis and the Saudi coalition. They do say though: “Airstrikes have continued into the New Year, with around 11 strikes taking place in the capital Sana’a on Sunday […]

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