I think some people have either dismissed this site or been blatantly annoyed reading here because of my political posts since February of last year. I know this as at least one person close to me is annoyed and doesn’t read the political commentary anymore here, and that is fine. But, I think to claim that mental health care blogs should not be political is plainly clueless, as life is political, and that is fact.
I have dealt with politics in my profession alone since I can remember, and still do today, so why should it be considered irrelevant or inappropriate, especially what is going on in local, state, federal, and international issues for years now? I can only offer peripheral and hypothetical opinions, which is what I write here, opinion, but, to not say it, talk about it, bring attention to it, is only aiding and abetting the enemy of the criminal element that is pervasive in politics, and since psychiatry is being expected to deal with the antisocial element at least in our growing role in the forensic arena, why can’t it address the societal issues as well?
The Ukraine crisis is revealing much pathology both here in America and what is fairly obvious in the main players over there as well. Let’s start with the players in that country, I mean, who starts and propagates civil wars? Antisocials and sociopaths, it is that simple. Do healthy and responsible people advocate for violence and dominance? No. Only those who want to create discord and then walk in and take control advocate for violence and extermination of beliefs and lifestyles that do not exactly parallel the agendas of the extremists and zealots who fiercely believe their point of view is the only point of view.
But, then there are those who are peripheral and not intrinsically involved in a conflict within a society or group. Yet, they pick sides. What healthy person picks a side in a hostile and polarized conflict? No, you want to hear and digest both sides of conflict before picking a side, if you are really impartial and looking for resolution. But, let’s be honest, conflict brings out the worst and most interested in profiting from dissent and death, and those are the ones who pick sides quickly and affirmatively. Come on, antisocials attract more antisocials, if anything else for the background players to see if they can step in and take control if their fellow criminals make mistakes and leave a vacuum. Antisocials love a vacuum, history certainly shows that repeatedly, eh?
So, to avoid this post just becoming an endless rant, I just want to warn the readers who are attentive, concerned, and unbiased and objective, to note two things about the leadership IN THIS COUNTRY who are talking the loudest and most pervasive about the Ukraine crisis. Republicans love to fight and kill, and if you doubt that opinion, well, show me a conflict or a war opportunity they were not the predominate party getting involved. Democrats, well they claim to be more impartial and wanting to negotiate, but, they like to fight and kill as well, but they seem to want to do it internally, and more insidiously. But, we have an alleged two party system of entrenched incumbents who are quick to advise conflict and action but then are the first to step back and almost directly push the public to take the risks and do the dirty work. Hey, it is what antisocials do best, create conflict and mayhem and then dodge the consequences.
Obama won’t take a stand because he instinctively thinks and acts like his counterparts in Russia, Syria, Iran, Palestine. So, why would he passionately advocate for fighting those he identifies with? It is against nature, until he can figure out how the public will rally around him and support his alleged cause for helping those who are downtrodden and in need of support. Besides, he wants to dominate and control this country first, and worrying about others, that is not the nature of antisocials. Their agenda comes first.
My finish here is with the empty and disingenuous dialogue of Republicans. No, they at the end of the day are just white, Christian, falsely puritan, and completely devoid of tolerance and compassion of any dissent of their narrow, extremist, and zealot agenda of trying to return to the ’50s, but not even the 1950s. No, these are a group of people who are so passionate of life defined in the 1650s, you just have to wonder how the gene pool of this group has survived 450 years and still passionately embraces an attitude and lifestyle that redefines narcissism and polarized viewpoints that would kill first and not even want to consider asking questions later.
Natural selection has failed us on this one, folks.
You know what really sucks at the end of the day, we aren’t really offered choice as a society overall, just a different name of the same game of dominance and disruption that has pervaded politics for decades more directly of late, at least since Reagan outwardly. And how does that relate to mental health, especially now? I think healthy and responsible people pay attention to the news, to what goes on in their communities, and what is the basic business climate irregardless of their jobs, and these people are getting tired of wondering when other people in positions of power, authority, and influence will be fair, reasonable, and appropriate anymore.
And it makes people depressed, anxious, hopeless, angry, and plain disgusted. Which are primary dynamics to psychiatric issues when these thoughts and feelings are pervasive, endless, and without choice. So, I think politics is part of mental health, and I will continue to discuss it when I feel it fits the narrative of this blog.
Because you can’t take a pill to feel better about issues that transcend the sense of making a difference when you really can’t, as long as those who have the opportunity to pathologically impact on society continue to fuck things up. No, you have to face the truth if you want to get it right.
Just remember the one thing I hypothesized at the end of last year, if I am right and Obama is the cretin I think he is, what will you do if things get to a point he declares martial law in this country? Are you ready for America’s repeat civil war, if what is going on across the globe is in fact contagious because the antisocial element of this species is running amok?
Well, let’s hope I am wrong. Before it is too late?
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