Signs and Symbols of Madness Everywhere

Which are Routinely “Overlooked”

Do you ever wonder why interventions are NOT performed on “As Yet To Be Labelled” individuals who seem to think and talk so much like we officially labelled Loons?  Well, me too. Let's all take a closer look here shall we? Conversely, Do Labeled People ever get Better?

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Breaking the Dysfunctional Code

By Patricia Lefave, Monophrenic 

How do we break the “D” Code?

By being aware of the dysfunctional group dynamic, especially the unwritten rule imposing a code of silence on all the group members, and just saying it all right out LOUD, as we are not SUPPOSED to do. As Alice Miller put it, ''Thou Shalt Not Be Aware.''

The dysfunctional code used in families of course, goes with them for extended use, in all other dysfunctional groups, most of whom will also co-operate with the dysfunctional code of behaviour, just like they always do.

Dysfunctional groups MUST scapegoat when the dysfunctional code of silence is threatened with the revelation of the group dynamic, because that is how the dysfunctional code of silence is preserved and is, in fact, built right into the dysfunctional code itself.

The dysfunctional ''superior'' people MUST keep any awareness of themselves OUT of the evaluations of their “inferior” others, as that is the only way they can “interpret” what is being said to them by the “inferior” one as either meaningless or with an alternate meaning. That is how statements like, “Oh...I don't decide who I am. Other people decide that FOR me,” becomes a “symptom” in the one making the statement.

The superior ones don't HEAR it as the angry sarcasm of a trapped “subject” and a perfectly normal human response to the situation as coming from an EQUAL.

The “superior” hear it as a symptom, from a defective, requesting an identity from his captors:

“Did you hear that?”...they say amazed by such an illness as this.. “he is saying that he needs other people to tell him who he is..”

The identified patient then laughs “for no reason”, at least no reason that his captors can see or understand. In fact, of course, it is the OTHER people involved, his “interpreters” who need to be told who he really is, which they do not know, and do not WANT to know, because if they knew, they would be forced to hear an equal talking to them, who is fed up with being treated like an object of observation and assessment rather than as a human being, expressing, or TRYING to express, his humanity to a group of idiots.

The dysfunctional “normal” splitters, constantly “creating and defining reality itself” FOR other people, often people they do not actually KNOW at ALL-cannot make the “mysterious” connection between what they are DOING and the clearly stated awareness of it by the people to whom they are doing it. You see the “superior” ones cannot allow themselves to know that the people they have defined as their inferiors are in that state of “knowing”...knowing exactly what their delusional superiors are doing, saying and often what is motivating it all, and THAT is the need they have to FEEL superior to those they are patronizing. The root word of patronizing is patron which also means “paternal.” “Daddy” is going to tell us who we are and by God we will accept it if we know what is good for us!

If the Splitters admitted that reality is, what it IS, it would ruin their “game” and also ruin “all their “fun.” If that were to happen then there goes their group delusion of grandeur. The dysfunctional group delusion is their “fix” for the things they can't, or just won't, fix, that really NEED fixing. The Splitter mentality is a form of addiction in itself, to power and control OVER OTHERS- “them,” those who are not like “us.” This makes up for a loss of SELF control, in the reality Splitter, in whatever way that exists for the individual. For some, it means acting outon others. For others it is submitting to being controlled BY others, but it is still the SAME base problem, from opposing viewpoints.

For some of us, who see this “too” clearly and who are assessed as “too sensitive,” being either the one controlling, OR the one being controlled, are not options and so we fight the dysfunctional system that tells us this is our choice. We choose to fight against the dysfunctional system ITSELF and to expose the nonsense in it that is causing more problems than it can ever hope to solve; mainly because you can't solve a problem you won't even admit exists.

Our work is cut out for us and we know we will be fought, and fought HARD, every dysfunctional step of the way. Our expectations are VERY “realistic” for we have learned, usually the hard way, that there is nothing easy about escape from group insanity or the deeply entrenched programming that trapped us there in the first place.

Riddle: what's the difference between being in ANY kind of a relationship with someone and being in any kind of a relationship ABOUT someone?

Answer: in the first case you are actually in a relationship and in the second case, you aren't.

To Homewood Staff, Psych Students and ALL of Those Who Follow Wherever They are Led, Without Question
Unlike Myself, Most of You are Very Normal

by Patricia Lefave, Monophrenic

One of my readers was telling me that he had been contacted by a professional to participate in a conference about the 'stigma' of mental illness. My reader then discovered that the professional was not really interested in hearing what was being said, just as inside the bio psychiatric system he had not seen any interest in his point of view after the first few minutes when a diagnosis was reached. In part, my answer to his experience included this and I thought I would post it here as I have heard it so frequently.

What 'stigma' means to 'them' and what it means to us is not the same thing. "They" want to get rid of the ''stigma" of 'mental illness' by training the public to become even MORE deaf to what we 'claim' happened to us involving other people, by strenuously promoting the idea that our CLAIMS are just a manifestation of a bio chemical illness 'just like diabetes.'

See the difference? We on
BOTH sides of the meaning admit to the ongoing existence of a 'stigma,' but the understanding of the actual cause of that is completely different. So, while we are using the same WORD, we do not mean the same thing, and 'OUR' side of our own experience is not invited to 'debate' it with the 'experts.' This extreme imbalance (ironically) of POWER and control is what is keeping this going.

It creates a tautological argument that has already been 'won' by the 'experts'
BEFORE our experience of it has even begun. It is also doing a damned fine job of enabling and supporting abusers who want to believe THEY represent all this is 'normal' in the world and they are therefore 'justified' in their abuse of others since we 'others' are 'abnormal.' This is especially true if the abuse is psycho-spiritual/verbal in nature as we can’t parade our 'bruises' or 'injury' in a concrete way.

 It is all about the psycho-politics.


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