Monophrenic Monologue

Not

the Best Victim

Many years ago locally a man I do not know at all spewed his contempt at me on the streets here saying,

Congratulations lady. You make a really good victim.”

Let me respond to that once again now.  Actually, stranger to me, who feels entitled to act out like that... I make a really LOUSY victim, as you are about to find out.

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“Left handed people can use both sides of their brain at the same time, so they can usually process more information than right handed people.”
Mehmet Oz, M.D.
(Did you know that I am left handed? I wonder how many more left handed people than right handed people get labelled as compared to the general population? Did you know that I once described other people's idea of the meaning of 'psychic' as really just the ability to pick up more information than most people? Did you know that when I said something similar to a psychiatrist, and said I thought I got more information than most people, I got offered something for my delusions? It was something to 'reduce my awareness.')

I Recommend 

I recommend for psych students (and others) a few books available at our local public library. These are:

The Cure of Folly

and Daggers of the Mind: Psychiatry and the Myth of Mental Disease

by Gordon Warme, M.D.

I include these NOT because I agree with every word and in fact, I find much of this disturbing, but because they offer some insights into how the minds of psychiatrists have been trained to work.

Also available locally are:

Toxic Psychiatry By Peter Breggin, M.D.

Agnes's Jacket By Professor Gail Hornstein
and
A Schizophrenia Breakthough by Al Siebert, PhD.
Who was psychiatrized while TRAINING in psychiatry. 

I hope that these will help to get you to questioning and rethinking the psychiatric status quo.

 

 

Out of My Experience of 95

In the Beginning there was nothing

Then God said, “Let there Be Light”

...and there was still nothing

But now, there was a light on

So you could see It...

Dave Thomas, SCTV

Message off the TV, Just for me

Free Handout- Print at Will
 

I'm Re-reading Some of My Own Youth

(what my younger sister once referred to as "her always reading these really complicated books." That is the same sister it was claimed, by students here, gave out my picture to one of them to see if I could be identified as the "subject" or "case."

According to the one acting it out in Homewood in 99 from six feet away, that was prefaced by her with, "Am I going crazy?"... and more, all acted out for me...

Of course as in ALL of the acting out, which is denied to exist, I can never be sure if this it true, partly true or something someone invented to make for a better "story"...however I DOKNOW my relatives from previous life experiences with them.... despite the fact that I am treated like I have the consciousness of a turnip....)

But I digress...and one does not want to do THAT if one has a group of life pathologizers (My own new word) hovering like diagnostic vultures over one's every word and feeling ready to pick at the carcass of one's now "diseased" (dis-eased) existence....Oh dear...I mustn't be too "flowery" in my language either, as one of my online contacts got an increase in tranquilizers for that kind of "flowery speech"....I will let someone else, not in danger of being psychiatrized speak some of my shared thoughts FOR me as he will not be in ANY danger of getting "helped" for it. For it is too late for that.

As I read this old stuff (1967, like Laing and Szasz and Mousaieff-Masson and some other mavericks) I recognize that though I have changed since the age of 19 or 20, quite a lot in SOME ways, I still feel very comfortable, very much myself, and very connected to who I was then, in my own time of the age of the beginnings of unlearning.

Here is a sample:

The Medium is the Massage (no NOT "message") 1967.

An Inventory of Effects

By Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore



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"The older order of observation has become quite irrelevant in this new time, because it is based on psychological responses and concepts conditioned by the former technology- mechanization. "(like the behaviourist stuff PL)

..."This is the reason for the great alienation between generations."

"Our time is a time for crossing barriers, for erasing old categories (Like Psychiatric containment labels? PL)- for probing around. When two seemingly disparate elements are imaginatively poised, put in apposition in new and unique ways, startling discoveries often result.

Learning, the educational process, has long been associated with only the glum. We speak of the "serious" student. Our time presents a unique opportunity for learning by means of humour-a perceptive or incisive joke can be more meaningful than platitudes lying between two covers.

"The Medium is the Massage" is a look around to see what's happening. It is a collide-oscope (SIC) of interfaced situations.

...Survival is not possible if one approaches his environment , the social drama, with a fixed unchangeable point of view- the witless repetitive response to the unperceived."

Like, "You think you have been harmed by others? Why that proves you are delusional since others would have no reason to do so....You think someone is on your side in this even though he is not talking directly to you? Why this indicates you are delusional as you think you are "being admired from afar." For 'we' who are in the know, have that written down as a symptom you see....

...you think that people you don't even know are talking about you? Why this indicates you are "seeking fame"...which is the professional version of "just seeking attention."

Would these examples be classified as the witless repetitive response to the unperceived?

They seem so to uneducated, pea brained, little me...but then...I'm nuts so what would I know?

How about THIS one in relation to getting "messages off the T.V.?

Page 26-

"All media are extensions of some human faculty-psychic or physical."

Yes; because they all come OUT of US. So the real question might be why are you NOT getting any messages when they are all around you every day??? PL

Through the Looking Glass (a Reversed Image of Reality)

An oldie but a goodie when it comes to "messages" and I am sure that the people locked up as crazy got some from this in that time period too....because the more things change, in relation to this old, old social problem, the more they stay the same...)

"Now for the evidence, said the king, and then the sentence."

"No! said the queen, first the sentence and then the evidence!"

"Nonsense! cried Alice, so loudly that everybody jumped, "the idea of having the sentence first!"

Please note the THEMES in all of this. The consistent repetitive THEMES. PL


Comments

Regarding the Speaking Monophrenese series

of articles here

...To the Splitting, Projecting, Denying "Normal"

This is a (probably) hopeless attempt to teach “Face Value Communication” to Those Who are Entrenched in the Long Time practice of Searching for Hidden Meaning where there is none .

I will make the attempt to explain the language and reasoning of the Monophrenic species, such as myself, using as clear and concise descriptions and definitions, as simply expressed as I can, and in as much pedantic detail as is possible. Hopefully this will help us to bridge the gap between the schizophrenic projectors[1] and the Monophrenic receivers, which currently tend to be seen and understood most often in opposite terms and with switched identities.  
I will try to explain to you what it is like to be from another planet like Monoterra (or at least to FEEL like you are from another planet) by using the most gut wrenchingly obvious language I can come up with delivered without giving in to the urge to scream it into anyone's face.
(We Monoterrians sometimes DO that as we tend to come to believe you Earthlings must be deaf as you don’t seem to be able to hear us. I have tried to tell some of my fellow “off world-ers’’ that shouting into the wind in the town squares is not working for any of us, no matter what planet we may come from, as it is defined simply as a ‘symptom’ and therefore meaningless to the observers. Some of them now believe I am on the ‘side’ of the Earthlings, while the Earthlings still tend to believe they too must protect themselves from me and my unwanted ‘awareness.’ 

What’s a Monoterrian to do? ...Well I will try this method here and see how it goes so stay tuned, no matter which planet you may be from...


 

[1] This I.D. should not be confused with the people labelled on Earth with the same term. from MY point of view it apples to the NON labelled people who are projecting their own split minds onto the people to whom they are applying the label. i.e. Psychiatrists are often ‘secret’ projectors.


Your Emotions Are Not Diseases

 They do not need to be eradicated. They are more like the brain’s OnStar system, used as guides to help you navigate your way through life. They signal you that something may be amiss and that there may be a better alternate route to take on your journey. It is up to you though, to LOOK at the map of your personal terrain and decide what may work better than the route you are currently following, in a way that will keep you from crashing and also avoid hitting anyone else along the way.

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