Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tim Pawlenty, the governor that is in favor of forced ECT, will not run for presidency

It is a relief knowing that Tim Pawlenty ended his campaign for presidency of USA.  On January, 2009 I received an e-mail, a call for action, to write to the Minnesota Governor to help stopping the forced electroshock Ray Sandford was receiving. I e-mailed him and many bloggers did the same.
After a long struggle Mindfreedom succeed and Ray Sandford is not ruining his mind and body anymore so that others make money, of course, without the help of Timmy.
The number of Americans that are already on drugs is appalling and it would be terrible if someone  that has so little respect for the suffering of those who he represents were a candidate for presidency.
I wrote posts about Ray Sandford but Mindfreedom said it all:

Governor Tim Pawlenty

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty could at least express concern about the ongoing involuntary electroshock of Minnesota citizenRay Sandford. Hundreds of people have contacted the office of Gov. Pawlenty. Unfortunately, his office has actually supported the "safety and legality" of Ray's forced electroshock.

Governor Tim Pawlenty apparently supports the forced electroshock of Ray Sandford.Name: Governor Tim Pawlenty

City/State: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Connection to Ray's case: Governor Pawlenty could at least express concern about Ray's situation, and call for legislation to prevent this kind of abuse in the future. Instead, Governor Pawlenty's office has endorsed Ray's ongoing involuntary electroshock as safe and legal.
Governor Pawlenty has made a name for himself nationally, because of his support and leadership of Republican party values such as keeping a small government, not wasting taxpayer money and respecting the empowerment of citizens. 
Yet, in Ray's case, the Governor apparently supports spending thousands upon thousands of dollars of taxpayer money for the ongoing torture of a citizen, a torture that is even worse than waterboarding, which was supported by President Bush (shown here on right shaking hands with Gov.Pawlenty). Wateboarding, a form of CIA torture, usually does not result in brain damage, but electroshock can and does.
Public position on Ray Sandford's forced outpatient electroshock: Public relations office for Governor Pawlenty said they had looked into Ray's forced electroshock, and it was "safe and legal."

Public position in general on outpatient involuntary electroshock over expressed wishes of subject: Apparently supports taxpayer money going to forced electroshock. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: MindFreedom and Ray endorse nonviolence principles. Even if an individual or agency opposes Ray's human rights, MindFreedom and Ray ask that any communication be civil. 

Safe Mr. Pawlenty? If you feel down because your didn't succeed try it. It is safe and legal at your state. 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Call for action: Sign petition to prevent US compulsory prescription of psychiatric drug to children

Founded in 2002 by former president Bush The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health was supposed to "...promote successful community integration for adults with a serious mental illness and children with a serious emotional disturbance." as it is at the commission's site.
But this is one of the health politics this commission propose:
The Ron Paul Parental Consent Act

"The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health has recommended that the federal and state governments work toward the implementation of a comprehensive system of mental-health screening for all Americans. The commission recommends that universal or mandatory mental-health screening first be implemented in public schools as a prelude to expanding it to the general public. However, neither the commission's report nor any related mental-health screening proposal requires parental consent before a child is subjected to mental-health screening. Federally-funded universal or mandatory mental-health screening in schools without parental consent could lead to labeling more children as "ADD" or "hyperactive" and thus force more children to take psychotropic drugs, such as Ritalin, against their parents' wishes.

Already, too many children are suffering from being prescribed psychotropic drugs for nothing more than children's typical rambunctious behavior. According to Medco Health Solutions, more than 2.2 million children are receiving more than one psychotropic drug at one time. In fact, according to Medico Trends, in 2003, total spending on psychiatric drugs for children exceeded spending on antibiotics or asthma medication.

Many children have suffered harmful side effects from using psychotropic drugs. Some of the possible side effects include mania, violence, dependence, and weight gain. Yet, parents are already being threatened with child abuse charges if they resist efforts to drug their children. Imagine how much easier it will be to drug children against their parents' wishes if a federally-funded mental-health screener makes the recommendation.

Universal or mandatory mental-health screening could also provide a justification for stigmatizing children from families that support traditional values. Even the authors of mental-health diagnosis manuals admit that mental-health diagnoses are subjective and based on social constructions. Therefore, it is all too easy for a psychiatrist to label a person's disagreement with the psychiatrist's political beliefs a mental disorder. For example, a federally-funded school violence prevention program lists "intolerance" as a mental problem that may lead to school violence. Because "intolerance" is often a code word for believing in traditional values, children who share their parents' values could be labeled as having mental problems and a risk of causing violence. If the mandatory mental-health screening program applies to adults, everyone who believes in traditional values could have his or her beliefs stigmatized as a sign of a mental disorder. Taxpayer dollars should not support programs that may label those who adhere to traditional values as having a "mental disorder." 

This is from the petition congressman Ron Paul wrote explaining very well the absurd.

What The New Freedom Commission on Mental Health is proposing, and is already being done, is nonsense for many reasons and one of them is the impossibility of diagnosing mental disease by any physical or psychological test or by taking a quick look at a person.
Surely the US government will not spend loads of money to have groups of psychiatrists being at schools all over US for at least six months observing the behavior of each child. How will these screenings will be accurate?
What they really want is to put more children taking Ritalin and other psychiatric drugs whose harms are explained at the petition.
What they want is prescribing drugs to healthy children but they have to pretend that these children were diagnosed and as in psychiatry nothing is detectable easily, worse, any behavior can be considered abnormal, even excess of happiness or mild happiness, "Let's drug them. We want the money."
Sometimes I think that some of the mental health politics being done by USA government with the help of the corporate-elite that is ruling the world, and they affect the world, makes US eugenicists, that inspired Hitler, look like philanthropists. And if we go back in history in 1926 the Rockefeller Foundation has donated money for the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Psychiatry which was a great help in the construction of facilities to the "scientific experiments" done by Nazi scientists.  
Funny that they started by killed those who were considered mentally ill.
This is unacceptable.
Sign the petition HERE
Nazi propaganda for their compulsory euthanasia" program: 

"This person suffering from hereditary defects costs the community 60,000 Reichsmark during his lifetime. Fellow German, that is your money, too."