Wednesday, January 17, 2018

THE PROBLEM OF “MENTAL ILLNESS” SOLVED!



Why do Millennials embrace socialism?

Why do two thirds of the population - the psychopaths and undecided - vote so consistently for it, even while being ripped off again and again by it?

It's because of corporate education:

ALL power-trading politicians are professional hypocrites and traitors.
Democracy - even direct democracy - is slavery, because it presumes you must give up your right to control your own stuff to groups of other people.

Why should anyone else have any rights to control any of your property?
Why should you be responsible to them?!

Only by the The Golden Rule of Law - having the responsibility to not attack and the right to not to be attacked first.

No further legislation is needed, beyond delineating the boundaries of one's contractually negotiated property.

ON EDUCATION:

I have often said that the use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible.

 -  Woodrow Wilson, Princeton University, 1914 -

The purpose of a college education is to question your father's values.

 - James O. Freedman, Dartmouth College, 2002 -

Millennial Snowflakes are being taught to act like perpetual victims, not realizing that in their long march to replace freedom with security, they will all end up being euthanized in gulags!

All liberal social science/humanities "teach" about (abuse students with) islam these days - because they all  really only describe victimology, where there is no morality because they insist there is no free-will choice.

As in islam itself, one must SUBMIT to GOING ALONG (with the criminals' main lie, that they are really only "fellow victims" - of society/mere products of their environments, and proudly helpless slaves of unknown and unknowable allah) TO GET ALONG (with all the other scary lying criminals)! It's might-makes-right extortion!

And perpetual extortion is also know as "slavery!" This is why governments still fund 50% of "higher education!"

They should ALL lose their funding until they wise up and admit they've been fake "teaching" WHY things are done, as opposed to sticking to their job of documenting HOW things are done. 

Asking "But why?" all the time is a childish evasion of all facts.

Here's how the so-called "soft" sciences aka "humanities" (anthropology, psychology, sociology, and even criminology) really work: They all started off by examining the various symptoms and EFFECTS of human behavior, thinking, group-thinking behavior, and of criminal free-will CHOICES, respectively, but then self-invalidated by looking for hidden mysterious predestined and predetermined inevitable force "CAUSES" of it all, which degraded them all into only one criminal, excuse-making alibi topic: "VICTIMOLOGY!"

So we get these two, permanently opposed philosophical poles:

Law-abiding Conservatives: "Criminal behavior is an effect of free-will choice!"
Criminal libertines: "But what CAUSED that choice? There's always a cause!"

Their implication is that there are no crimes nor criminals because we're all "victims."

In short: they went from studying HOW people CHOOSE to act, to focusing on WHY (ruling out free will choice entirely)! 

And that "why" PRESUMES a fear of pain will ALWAYS trump rationality! "So" we are all really ever only helpless victims! Asking "why" people ('always') give in to the fear of pain, presumes that: "SINCE anything CAN go wrong, SO it WILL always go wrong, SO we MUST forgive everyone for their mistakes, as being helpless victims!"

But in reality, the only reason WHY people commit crimes, is that they still think they can have rights without responsibilities, and so they weigh all the risks and rewards in different situational circumstances first!

And they only try to do so in each and every separate circumstantial situation, because they haven't learned that rights ALWAYS only come with responsibilities, causes with effects, and effects with causes, and so they either remain ignorant of, or choose to ignore, the simple Golden Rule of Law moral Principle: 
"Do Not Attack First."

BOTTOM LINE:

These days, PITYING the victims (and the criminals AS "fellow victims,") is held up as the highest moral virtue, while being ANGRY at, (or "hateful" towards) criminals and crime is deemed to be the most vile sin. 

But what is more useful in solving problems and remedying crime: being angry at criminals for their predatory choices, or encouraging them to commit more crimes, by pitying them as helpless victims too? 

The answer is obvious.


So it's high time to educate these higher-learning "educators" of their mistakes!

In always asking "But WHY?" like perverse little children bedevilling their parents, they can always step back any given answer and exploit it into a whole new and lucrative "specialized" academic field of study! But the focus they pretend to thereby gain in minutae actually loses the focus on the big picture or "unified field" of science itself - by deliberately reducing everything they become absurd, or "reducio ad absurdum," to the Latins.

And, while the simple answer IS obvious to us, unfortunately so is their own criminally negligent desire to "fail upwards" by ignoring the simple easy and permanent solutions to any and all problems, in favor of exploiting and selling the almost infinite number of mere symptoms and effects of unsolved problems as causes in them selves, as eternal crises for which only temporary band-aid therapy reliefs can ever be applied. 

After all, the motto of all responsibility-averse and willfully delinquent libertine "liberal" criminals must be: "There's No Money In Solutions, so Please Give Generously - AGAIN!"

So their final message these days seems to be: 
"Anyone who doesn't automatically pity all criminals as fellow victims should be hated!"

So just try telling Millennials that socialism is slavery because it doesn't allow for any individuals to own any property.

They will reply with "So what? I don't own any property, and at least under socialism the government will have to give me stuff, and feed and clothe me, by taking it from all those Makers who hoard it and won't give it to me!"

Having been raised apparently enslaved by parents who controlled everything, and in school systems where they all were treated like criminals and prisoners, they don't know anything else and so cannot imagine owning anything!

The only dreams they have are rising to the top of the socialist crime-gang by extorting more from the Makers!

Monkey-see, monkey-do! Corporate gangsters own and control government gangsters and they all sell slavish pity for criminals as being the height of virtue, and being angry at criminals for committing crimes as a vile sin.

"Authority" is slavery - because the authority has all the rights and not responsibilities, while their subjects have no rights to defend them selves or their property from said authorities, but only the responsibility to become and remain their slaves.

But it also allows the slaves to avoid personal responsibility, and this was the implicit benefit of the Rousseau version of the so-called "social contract."

Like children, psychopaths live in the moment, paying little attention to information received or to facts in general, because they really only focus on their own internally paranoid, slanderous voices and then project them outwards at everyone else. They can't deal with their own emotions, but always try to suppress and ignore them, because they were never told or taught and haven't taken the time to understand what they really are.

Our emotions are mere reflections of the three basic states of space-time (the static past, the fluid present, and the nebulous future, respectively): static fear, fluid greed, nebulous hope. Not exactly worth defending!

;-)

Emotions are not thoughts, much less virtues or morals, and they can be wrong: one may feel love for one who is bad for one, and distrust of one who means one no harm. As such, emotions of feelings are also neutral "virtual objects," which one can (and manipulative psycho-paths frequently do) use as weapons against others, at will.

While they are not thoughts, they are also not 'forces' beyond our control, much less 'inevitable' ones, to be used by criminals as alibis to excuse their crimes. Unlike the 19th-century's "pneumatic" or steam-driven hypothesis, they are not "pent up" and so they don't "have to be released!" When someone who is enraged gets distracted or corrected, they literally forget that they were enraged; their blood pressure quickly drops back to normal, and all is forgiven and forgotten. So our emotions are merely cognitive concepts like thoughts, after all!

So contrary to Elizabeth Kubler-Ross et al, there are not "FIVE stages of Grief" (or of fear) but only THREE: to instantly and fearfully Submit to "Fear;" to run &/or ignore it; (flight) or to angrily, hopefully fight "it" - and these three responses are also based on the three most basic states of space/time and emotions, respectively!

But it always seems binary (Fight/Flight) because ignoring fear, AS "Fear," IS still a form of Submitting to it!

Psychopaths will always end up back at response #1: SUBMITTING to their own fears as externally caused threats!

Normal people will only submit to fear being an internally-generated, helplful warning, ignore the notion that it's a threatening attack, and use it to attack the external problems which threaten to cause damage and pain.

Psychiatrists up until today haven't been busy sorting symptoms at all - they've been too busy selling each mere symptom or effect as it's own separate cause or syndrome!  As such, they remain criminally negligent victimology salesmen, objectifying and selling people out as helpless victims of mysterious and unknowably unknown (yet also somehow predictably "inevitable") forces, in order to sell them selves as much-needed expert authorities!

Criminal psychopaths are "libertines," because they pretend ignoring one's fears (by causing the pain-causing problems; i.e: "The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself!" which should be "the only thing we have to fear, is fearing fear itself!" which then becomes Satan's famous masochistic credo of "Who Dares, Wins!" where they ignore and Submit to their own fears, pretending to be able to control them BY causing the very same, worst-case scenario problems which cause the damages and pains they fear the most, in order to cancel the additional pain of the fears of them) is not really also to Submit to them, but a virtue! And heeding one's fears, to become usefully angry at an external cause of pain, is a sin! So they also pretend that useless pity is a virtue, and useful, ultimately hopeful anger is a sin.

They have also all literally de-ranged their own senses, by choosing to substitute static internal images and idolatrous conclusions and pre-conceptions for dynamic perceptions, ignoring cause-and-effect by choosing to be about might-makes-right, not right-makes-might - where it's always perfectly acceptable to become angry with and inflict pain and fear, no matter who  started it, on larger individuals (men vs women) and groups (on the local white "majority" ignoring that world-wide, whites are only a minority of 15% of the global population) always championing the "marginalized oppressed minority" as opposed to metaphorically "punching or kicking downwards!"

Their incessantly contentious arguing is how they submit to their own fears by ignoring, deflecting and projecting them onto other people, blaming their victims.

It's also why they become "activists" and seek out "oppressors" to challenge (extort) and even create entirely new victim-group classifications to do so, rather than do something useful like make and sell things.

In sum, thinking is based on problem-solving, to avoid damage and pain. That means prioritizing one's fears as useful warnings, in order to earn the right to achieve hope of less or no damage, pain, and fear.

Psychopathic criminals idolize fear AS additional pain, and so prioritize working to avoid fear, not pain or damage! They see their own fears as dangerous, painful threats, to be instantly Submitted to, ignored and/or fought, in order to cancel them first, because that's easier than having to fearfully think about and solve any actual damage and pain-causing problems! Libertines are, by nature, lazy and delinquent in their habitual criminal negligence.

Rational people heed fears to attack problems to avoid damage and pain, but psychopaths attack fear by causing the very same worst-case scenario problems which cause the pains they fear the most.

This constant habit of avoiding "fear" (aka "thinking") by blaming and attacking others leads to both "ADHD" and "PTSD!" These modern "mental illness syndromes" are not illnesses at all, but only bad choices made into bad habits! Often blamed on using computers and hand-held 'smart' phone devices as memory substitutes, wouldn't those symptoms also arise from always projecting one's own self reliance onto others by blaming them for everything, too?

It’s so hard to reflect, when all you do is project, and it's hard to listen when you're shouting all the time. 
Which, in the case of fear-focused "thought-killers" ("psycho-paths") is the entire point of the projecting.

;-)

All so-called "neuroses" ARE "psychoses" because they result from thought-killing fear-avoiding and cause-and-effect ignoring and reversing idolatry (seeing "fear" and "pain" as static objects, not as separate dynamic circumstantial and situational events). They always want to take the short-cut and end up cutting short their own attention spans by doing so.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The PITY PARTY: How and Why Liberals Defend Muslim Crime

THE PITY PARTY:

Libertine "liberal" criminals always get angry at being accused of their crimes, and so demand pity as fellow victims.

Promoting useless pity over helpful anger enables them to fail upwards, because there's no money in solutions.

Since rational people get angry with criminals for their predatory choices, and criminals insist they have no choices because we're all equally victims who should therefore tolerate the diverse differences between the kind of victim who attacks innocent others first, and those who don't, they insist pity is always good and anger is always bad.

Since criminals expect that all is generally allowed unless and until it is very specifically disallowed in advance, the only real crime is trying to prevent them from doing whatever they want to do, to whomever they want to do it to, and whenever they want to do it. Such attempts are always seen by them as "mean!" or more recently, "HATEFUL!"

But making "hate" into a crime, really only makes it "illegal" to hate crimes and the criminals who cause them.

"HATE" isn't the problem, it's a symptom they must address to distract us from what they're really trying to ban, which is thinking itself.

Because they choose to interpret all emotions as varying levels of pain, and their own fears as external attacks, psychopaths don't want to think about causes and effects or problems and solutions, they just want it all to end, usually by causing the worst-case scenario possible! (The Greek word "Psycho-Path" best translates as "Thought-Killer")!

Since evil leftist masochists are always hell-bent on Submitting to, compromising with, and becoming victims of worst-case scenarios, they "project" onto, and slander-blame their own victims, because their first emotion is fear of getting caught for their crimes.

Conservative individualists just want the right to be left alone, and admit to having a responsibility to control them selves.

Libertine gangsters want total control over everyone else, in order to be left alone by enslaving and destroying them. The real reason they value and seek power over all else, is to avoid others ever having power over them.They feel no responsibility to restrain or control them selves, because to them everyone else is already trying to control and destroy their autonomy anyway. Self control would let their enemies win!

Psycho-paths, as thought-killers, are constantly trying to suppress and control their own fearful thoughts, as well as those found in others. This is why they all develop the same thought-suppressing formula, demanding a right to be pitied under the guise of a pretended responsibility to demand it for everyone else, too. So if and when such criminals are accused of their crimes, ("attacked for their mistakes") they instantly use and project polemic hyperbole to accuse their accusers of attacking all the "other" (criminal) "victims," too! If one is against ILLEGAL immigrants (aka criminal trespassers) then they will slander one as being against, and hateful towards, ALL immigrants! No matter how objectively and factually guilty a gang of criminals are, they can always gain political points by slandering their accusers as being subjectively "insensitive" towards their feelings!

Logically all criminals demanding equality of outcome (enslaving their victims) must also demand that other people (their victims) must not hurt the lazy criminal parasites' feelings!

Hurt "feelings" are all any criminal has as an excuse, as the cause-and-effect facts are always against them.

Therefore they are also the only thing that ever matters to criminal (leftist) legislators, lawyers, and judges.

And yet feelings (emotions) aren't important - they're not thoughts, much less virtues or morals! They can be wrong: one can feel love for someone who means one harm, and distrust of someone who has only one's best interests at heart. Our emotions are mere reflections of the three basic states of space-time (the static past, the fluid present, and the nebulous future, respectively): static fear, fluid greed, nebulous hope. Not exactly worth defending! As such, emotions of feelings are also neutral "virtual objects," which one can (and manipulative psycho-paths frequently do) use as weapons against others, at will.

The false golden rule also reverses the legal onus of proof, to: "prove we're not all victims!" - which is quite different from assessing the cause-and-effect criteria to determine innocent vs. guilty. It also demands one be enslaved to do things for other people, unasked, as they are pre-conceived as fellow helpless victims - rather than simply leaving them alone to become and remain self-reliant individuals. Objectifying people as permanently helpless victims removes their dignity and respect. And it also slanders those who rightly call the libertines criminals, not victims, as the "real" criminals, too!

So: hadn't you heard?! Being angry at ("hateful" towards) criminals is now the most vile sin, while pitying ("tolerating") them all as "fellow victims," is to be deemed the highest moral virtue, these days!

So much so, that the only advice we hear from "our" hypocrite governments, their pet media, and the corporazi globalist banksters who own them all, seems to invariably be:

"Anyone who doesn't automatically pity all criminals as fellow victims should be hated!"

Which is why hurting the feelings of criminals by accusing them of their crimes, is now a "hateful" crime itself!

The height of hypocrisy is to denounce all anger as "Hate!" while simultaneously - and angrily - demanding pity.

Recently, Liberal Party MPs in Canada have called those who are against ISIS fighters, "racists!" while asserting that those who left Canada to go fight for the islamic state haven't been charged with any crimes...

Well, of course they haven’t been charged with any crimes – because most levels of government in Canada are run by libertine “liberal” criminals, whose main objective is to "progressively" enable crimes and defend criminals as “fellow victims” by enacting laws which demand they be pitied and never angrily or “hatefully” opposed for their predatory choices, and so they don't bother to arrest them!

But in reality, those who joined ISIS joined a global crime-gang which had openly and clearly declared war on Canada and Canadians (which means they committed treason, at the very least) and further, they did so as part of a plan to deliberately conspire to commit mass murder against people (fellow muslims, even!) whom they had never met, and who had never personally done them any harm or wronged them in any way! Conspiracy to commit mass murder is, like treason, simply yet another crime the liberals will never charge anyone with, because liberals are by definition delinquent and criminally negligent them selves!

Why do we always capitulate to crime? I blame Christianity.

Thanks to it, the do-nothing FEAR-based emotion of PITY is our highest virtue, with productive and HOPE-based ANGER at criminals (aka “HATE”) is still considered to be our most vile sin!

"Vengeance is the Lord's alone!" "Judge not - ever!" "Always turn the other cheek!" "Love your enemies!" and my favourite: "Resist ye not evil men!"

.......

"Multiculturalism" is an insane leftist fantasy. In biological reality, there are only two cultures: that of the predatory parasite, and that of the collaborative symbiote. Since "culture" is really only one's general social education level, as influenced by past traditions, it's utterly insane to pretend, much less enforce by law, the notion that people from backwards, primitive distrustful and subjective tribal us-vs-them and might-makes-right and THOU SHALT KILL crime-cultures - which inevitably result in social and industrial stagnation - are at the exact same social developmental level as those who were raised in and educated by "cultures" which had evolved to be objective and inclusive and based on THOU SHALT NOT KILL - cultures which engender trust and therefore also intellectual and industrious progress.

Racist liberals like to pretend "culture" is some sort of inherent racial right where swarthy animal people, once confused and oppressed by the implicitly mentally superior whites, just can't help but be at the mercy of their violent instincts and so it's simply mean of us to not tolerate being murdered by them!

And of course, paranoid and slanderous "tribal gangster culture" also describes the behavioural inclinations of leftopaths to a "T!" so it's not surprising that they defend all other examples of same (i.e: islam)!

;-)

Politicians in Western democracies are all equally corrupt.

Remember when propagandists encouraged all the women to enter the workforce, demanding equality; saying it was "unfair" and men were enslaving them?

That one scam garnered the business community double the number of available workers in their collective labour pool, and at half the former wages.

(So what if suddenly Canadians had to have less children because all the potential mothers were at work with dad in stead of at home raising them?)!

Well, as usual, they are again failing upwards: the lack of replaceable labour to keep their pension pyramid schemes afloat, means they now again "have to" import huge numbers of cheap-labour muslims from their 3rd-world slave-pens to replace us, again doubling the number of workers while halving our wages.

And their pet politicians & media who slander and shame us into Submitting to our replacement get promised big fat pension augments on their director boards.

Replacing their largest and most easily-cut cost - worker's salaries - is what's really behind the globalist corporazi oil-banksters "pity the migrants, you hatefully bigoted racists!" scam. Always follow the money. And of course the equally psychotic socialist labour union dupes, being in a symbiotic relationship with the globalists, support their own suicide.

Rinse and REPEAT endlessly!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Liberals "Study" Zombies, Then Surgically Create Them!

From here and here:

Now liberals are surgically MAKING people into literal zombies, and then studying them! (OK, well, because leftopaths always reverse cause and effect, they are studying them and THEN making them, because as masochists, they always pretend to control their fears, BY causing those very same, worst-case scenario problems which cause the pains they fear most)!

"Turning down the sadness..."



It was a gloomy, rainy October day in 2007 when Kathryn began to see in colour again. This day marked the moment she started to recover — from a 19-year battle with a profoundly disabling treatment-resistant depression.
Kathryn had gone shopping early that morning. When she left the mall and walked outside, all she saw were the colours of the leaves on the trees.
“Seeing these blazing reds, intense yellows and oranges in a way that I hadn’t seen in years,” said Kathryn. “I started to sob right in that parking lot.”
Severe depression is insidious. Kathryn describes it not as an intense sadness, but as a numbness — the inability to feel anything at all. According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. And research on treatment-resistant depression shows that one third of people don’t respond to trials of multiple medications and treatment, such as psychotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy.
The day Kathryn’s senses came “back online” was two years, two months and five days after undergoing an experimental brain surgery — known as deep brain stimulation (DBS).
But before the Food and Drug Administration can approve DBS, clinical trials must show that it is safe and can effectively fight chronic cases of treatment-resistant depression.
Turning down the sadness
Physicians started experimenting with DBS for chronic, treatment-resistant depression in 2003. In this procedure, a surgeon drills a small hole into the skull and directs an electrode down into a region called Brodmann area 25 (BA25) — what Dr. Andres Lozano, a neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital and leader in the field of DBS, has referred to as the “sadness centre of the brain.”



In this Oct. 7, 2003, file photo, a section of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease is on display at the Museum of Neuroanatomy at the University at Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y. David Duprey/AP Photo David Duprey/AP Photo

The other end of the electrode is tunnelled down under the skin to a battery, or pacemaker-like device, in the chest. Doctors then use a remote control to turn up or down — like the volume on a speaker — the amount of electricity delivered to that area of the brain.
While DBS refers to “stimulation,” it is actually an inhibitory effect that is at work. The current from the electrodes are turning down sadness, pumping the brakes. In people with treatment-resistant depression this area of the brain is very active and medication or psychotherapy can’t quieten it down.
Like most surgeries, DBS still carries risks, but it is now an approved treatment for Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.
Failed trial, successful treatment?
DBS is not a cure. If stimulation stops, the depression will return. It’s also not a quick-fix. DBS puts the brakes on sadness and, over time, sets other areas of the brain in drive, but the real work happens afterwards.
In October, the journal Lancet Psychiatry published new data on the largest, prospective study of DBS for any psychiatric disorder.
The summary of the study confirmed the safety of the procedure but did not show significant success in reducing depression at the six- and 12-month period. A closer look at the research’s long-term data tells a different story.
St. Jude Medical, the company that sponsored the trial estimated that the study had a low likelihood (17 per cent chance) of success if it continued, and so it stopped recruiting new participants. (St. Jude Medical was acquired by Abbott earlier this year.) “It wasn’t going as they expected. It’s very expensive. And they made a business decision to stop the trial,” said neurologist Dr. Helen Mayberg of Emory University in Atlanta.
Ninety participants initially took part in the study and were randomly assigned to two groups — 60 of them receiving active stimulation, the other 30 receiving no stimulation. Patients did not know which group they belonged to.
It wasn't going as they expected. It's very expensive. And they made a business decision to stop the trial
Initially the BROADEN trial found no significant difference in efficacy between the group receiving stimulation and the group in which the device was implanted but not turned on. But, as Dr. Mayberg said, “a failed trial is not a failed treatment.”
There was a second phase of the research, where 77 of the initial 90 patients entered into a four-year follow-up. In this part of the study all patients received treatment. After two years, nearly half of all patients had responded to the therapy — 48 per cent (25 patients) achieved an antidepressant response and 25 per cent (13 patients) achieved remission.



A human brain is scanned. Getty Images

This seems to suggest that “it may take longer to get better the more chronically ill you are,” said Dr. Mayberg. In her own research, Dr. Mayberg said that unless the DBS system breaks, or has to be removed because of infection, “we actually don’t have people ever going back to their pre-surgical state.”
That being said, more compelling evidence is needed to make any real case for DBS. That will require additional studies — which means more patients.
‘This is not a pill’
In the BROADEN trial, 28 patients experienced 40 serious adverse events during the first year of the study; eight of these (in seven patients) were related to the device or surgery. Complications included infection, skin erosion and one postoperative seizure. Other serious adverse events were related to the treatment-resistant depression itself. There were two deaths by suicide.
Patients in the BROADEN trial had the most severe cases of treatment-resistant depression, being already 12 years into their depressive episode when they joined. This may explain the slowed response shown in the trial. The placement of the electrodes in DBS is also important to the surgery’s success. Thirteen surgical centres participated in the trial, so there were differences in how the surgery was performed from centre to centre.
This is not a pill, it's a surgical procedure, so there's much more variability in the surgical procedure than there is in taking a simple medicine
“This is not a pill, it’s a surgical procedure,” said Dr. Lozano, “so there’s much more variability in the surgical procedure than there is in taking a simple medicine.” Following this study, more targeted approaches to the placement of DBS electrodes have since been developed.
The real story is the one that comes after surgery. When the hype of a new treatment — or failed treatment — subsides, life continues on for the patients.
Of those patients enrolled in the BROADEN trial, 44 are still being treated today and getting their DBS batteries changed, on average, every three to five years.

When I reached out to Abbott (the sponsors of the trial) they informed me that they continue to provide device support to the trial patients that kept their DBS implants in, and have agreed to supply them with rechargeable batteries. If a patient wants the system removed, Abbott has said it will pay.
Rebuilding a life
Kathryn, one of Dr. Mayberg’s first patients (and not part of the BROADEN trial), is one of those for whom DBS has worked. Her road to recovery hasn’t been easy. Prior to her DBS surgery, she had tried over 40 different medications, electroconvulsive therapy and psychotherapy. Kathryn had very real plans of suicide throughout the years before her surgery.
“Recovery is actually a very long process. It’s not like you just wake up one morning and your depression is gone and your life is wonderful,” said Kathryn. It’s been 10 years now since that momentous October morning when the grey lifted. Today, Kathryn doesn’t take medication and has no residual symptoms of depression. She so far has had no adverse effects to DBS.
Her case is unusual. Most patients need some form of medication. Kathryn wants others considering this road to have realistic expectations.
Recovery is actually a very long process. It's not like you just wake up one morning and your depression is gone and your life is wonderful
Just as after any surgery, there is rehabilitation after DBS. When someone has their hip replaced they must learn to walk again, said Dr. Peter Giacobbe, a Toronto psychiatrist at the University Health Network who works with DBS patients and worked closely with Kathryn.
It’s the same with surgery for depression, “these people need to learn how to rebuild their lives and undo past ways of connecting with others,” he said. “The people who successfully do that, you can see that they’re able to go back to work. Their remission rates creep up over one to three years.”
As for Kathryn, today she lives a very full life. She works, volunteers, sits on a number of committees and is involved with patient-engagement work related to mental health. It’s quite a change for someone who once struggled to leave her bed.
We work with these people for 15 years 1/8or more3/8. You get married to them in some ways u00e2u0080u00a6 it's 'til device or death do you part
‘Til device or death do you part’
“DBS is a long-term prospect,” said Dr. Giacobbe.“We work with these people for 15 years [or more]. You get married to them in some ways … it’s ‘til device or death do you part.”
For now, DBS remains an experimental surgery. While it is reserved for the most severe cases of depression, Kathryn refers to the power that comes from just knowing that something like DBS is out there, and that other potential new solutions are emerging, such as genetic testing and new medications inspired by the drug ketamine.
DBS, because it’s a surgery, also has the opportunity to further destigmatize mental illness, said Dr. Giacobbe, “by showing people that a physical intervention can help an emotional disorder.”
In the meantime, while we wait, we have hope. And for those struggling, hope remains a most powerful medicine.
— This article was originally published on The Conversation. Disclosure information is available on the original site
AND...
INSANITY: Colleges now offering "Zombie Studies!"



Zombie Attack
The zombie-like behavior of college kids already makes them hard enough to distinguish from the real thing!
The Young Americans Foundation (YAF) just released their report “Comedy & Tragedy Survey” of higher education, detailing the mind-blowing levels of absurdity on today’s college campuses. They found numerous courses teaching impressionable students about Social Justice, feminism – and also zombies.

Having gone through the course offerings of more than top 50 schools, the Young America’s Foundation to its surprise found that the politics of correct identity has caused the creation of various courses, which are “comical in their titles and descriptions.”

Within YAF’s report, was a class offered by DePaul University – “Zombies: Modern Myths, Race, And Capitalism.” In this class, it seems by the description, students will watch zombie horror movies and learn to interpret them through the lenses of race grievance, gender grievance, and other neo-Marxist lenses. But the zombie virus isn’t the only thing spreading around college campuses these days.

YAF reports that Social Justice has, in a way, ‘infected’ the courses at nearly all the top universities. The results are as strange as they could be, with special religious classes teaching ‘Queering God’, and economics lessons on how capitalism is racist. The report notes, “Beyond the inane topics, these classes advance a liberal agenda, malign conservatives, and shut out ideological diversity,” wrote YAF.
YAF in its report goes on to write that the queer, feminist, and trans readings of Bible and the God are flourishing in the department of religion in Harvard University, Mississippi University, Carleton College and Swarthmore College. In its class description of ‘Queering Religion’, the Poona College states that “religion is often queerer than one might imagine,” and that the course invites the student to “defy the usual assumption that religions insist on binary gender divisions and hetero-patriarchal kinship models.”

Similar to this more topics on the ‘queering treatment’ include the colonialism at the Washington and Lee University, Middlebury is adamant to make food queer, whereas, Michigan University teaches “heterosexual white, rural, working-class, southern, and Midwestern people.”

Furthermore at Williams College, “Racial Capitalism” is being taught to the students. Similarly, the Amherst College teaches its students the “unconventional history of capitalism” where they get to know about “our present day reality of deeply rooted, and racialized, economic inequality.”

The report by YAF clearly identified the strong link between animating the curriculum to be the intersectionality of the world we live in today, some of the schools are already coming up and looking for newer ideas for the next divisive and absurd identity debate. The Middleburg College’s “Beyond Intersectionality,” and the course’s considerations on the “limits of the original theory” and is finding more ways of “developing anti-racist and anti-capitalist feminisms.” The class will teach students how “female-identifying subjects position themselves (and their bodies) rhetorically in a male-dominated society.”

As per an estimate by the College Fix, almost 100 different American Universities and colleges offer a minor or a major program in the ‘social justice’, while the trend of such subjects is gaining more popularity.
Just a friendly reminder – your taxpayer dollars (through government student loans) are directly supporting the spread of this insanity.

;-)



Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Breaking: Feminists Still Offended By Reality

From here and here:

Researchers collected data from photos uploaded to TubeCrush

Academics at Coventry and Aberystwyth University analysed data from the TubeCrush website, on which commuters upload covertly-taken photographs of attractive men on the London Underground.
Visitors to the site can then rate the images, either with an indicative thumbs up or a “cute but not my type” thumbs down.
After studying the kinds of images featured on the site and the corresponding comments, researchers quickly concluded that both straight female and homosexual male users were attracted to very particular types of men.

There was a distinct lack of diversity in the entries, with scientists noting that the majority of men on TubeCrush were white, despite London’s multi-cultural population.

They also found that the photos placed an emphasis on muscular body parts, suggesting that many deem physical strength a particularly attractive quality.

Finally, they noticed that the images tended to focus on and celebrate symbols of wealth, such as high-end phones, expensive-looking suits and smart watches.
"From smart-suited City workers to toned gym-goers flashing their flesh, the men featured in the photographs on TubeCrush show that as a culture we still celebrate masculinity in the form of money and muscle,” said lead author Adrienne Evans, senior lecturer at Coventry University.
"They are marking the middle-class, wealthy, mobile and sexually powerful male body, not as a political one as feminists intend it to be, but one that should be actively desired."
Evans added that these kinds of ideologies are “a problem” because they demonstrate a social regression in terms of how we perceive masculinity, as her findings show that male desire, in terms of TubeCrush, is mostly rooted in “money and strength."

"HMMMMMMM......!"

Gender isn't a "social construct" - in general terms, it's biologically mandated by evolution in ALL animals.

There's a real and evolutionary reason women are better than men at speech, and worse at spatial orientation:

Women have to be able to talk their way out of things, and yet cannot become adept at fighting (off men).

Most women admit they engage in static gossip simply talk out their feelings about things while not actually doing anything to solve problems. Men, on the other hand, don't talk about problems, but simply solve them.

This is why women excel in the arts but not the sciences, while more men are prone to be engineering scientists.

Many if not most women admit they engage in "rape fantasies" because Submissive masochism is how their brains are wired - there are such things as separate-function specific "male brains" and "female brains," and this whole new slanderous "gender-is-only-a-social-construct-of-the-evil-(white) male-patriarchy" nonsense denies basic reality.

;-)

'Muscles and money': What photos of men taken on the Tube say about modern day attraction

November 14, 2017, Coventry University
People still desire the traditional masculine values of muscles and money in the men they find attractive and have not moved on from long-established gender roles, according to new research.
The study by academics at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities challenges current thinking about feminism and how masculinity is portrayed, and instead suggests that white, male privilege is still an attractive quality in men for many straight women and gay men.
The researchers used the TubeCrush website as the focus of their study, collecting data about the types of images of men posted on it over a three year period from 2014.
TubeCrush is a site in which commuters upload photographs, taken covertly, of attractive men travelling on the London Underground. Other website visitors then rate the men, who don't know their picture has been taken or uploaded to the site.
The researchers say their study of the entries on the site quickly revealed that both straight women's and gay men's desired particular types of men.
Despite London being a multicultural city, there was little diversity in the men featured, with most of them being white.
In the photographs there was often an emphasis on men's muscular biceps, pecs and chest; the body parts which suggest physical strength.
There were also many references to this - and the men's estimated sexual prowess - in the comments posted alongside the images.
As well as indicators of physical and sexual power, many symbols of disposable income and wealth were often focused on, such as smart suits, watches and phones.
There were fewer images showing other representations of masculinity, such as fatherhood, and more emotional and awkward characters typical of so-called lad-lit.
The academics said that public transport - in this case the Tube - has now become the space where gender politics is decided.
Private desires are now being made public as social media is being used to reflect who people fancy, they add.
The researchers say the site represents a form of reversal of gender roles by suggesting that taking pictures of unsuspecting men on the London Underground could be understood as a powerful act in a society where men have historically held ownership over women's bodies.
The study was published in the journal Feminist Media Studies.
Lead researcher Adrienne Evans, from Coventry University's Centre for Postdigital Cultures, said:
"From smart-suited City workers to toned gym-goers flashing their flesh, the men featured in the photographs on TubeCrush show that as a culture we still celebrate masculinity in the form of money and muscle.
"They are marking the middle-class, wealthy, mobile and sexually powerful male body, not as a political one as feminists intend it to be, but one that should be actively desired.
"This celebration of masculine capital is achieved through humour and the knowing wink, but the outcome is a reaffirmation of men's position in society.
"It's a problem as because although it appears as though we have moved forward, our desires are still mostly about money and strength."
More information: Adrienne Evans et al, "He's a total TubeCrush": post-feminist sensibility as intimate publics, Feminist Media Studies (2017). DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1367701


Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-11-muscles-money-photos-men-tube.html#jCp

'Muscles and money': What photos of men taken on the Tube say about modern day attraction

November 14, 2017, Coventry University
People still desire the traditional masculine values of muscles and money in the men they find attractive and have not moved on from long-established gender roles, according to new research.
The study by academics at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities challenges current thinking about feminism and how masculinity is portrayed, and instead suggests that white, male privilege is still an attractive quality in men for many straight women and gay men.
The researchers used the TubeCrush website as the focus of their study, collecting data about the types of images of men posted on it over a three year period from 2014.
TubeCrush is a site in which commuters upload photographs, taken covertly, of attractive men travelling on the London Underground. Other website visitors then rate the men, who don't know their picture has been taken or uploaded to the site.
The researchers say their study of the entries on the site quickly revealed that both straight women's and gay men's desired particular types of men.
Despite London being a multicultural city, there was little diversity in the men featured, with most of them being white.
In the photographs there was often an emphasis on men's muscular biceps, pecs and chest; the body parts which suggest physical strength.
There were also many references to this - and the men's estimated sexual prowess - in the comments posted alongside the images.
As well as indicators of physical and sexual power, many symbols of disposable income and wealth were often focused on, such as smart suits, watches and phones.
There were fewer images showing other representations of masculinity, such as fatherhood, and more emotional and awkward characters typical of so-called lad-lit.
The academics said that public transport - in this case the Tube - has now become the space where gender politics is decided.
Private desires are now being made public as social media is being used to reflect who people fancy, they add.
The researchers say the site represents a form of reversal of gender roles by suggesting that taking pictures of unsuspecting men on the London Underground could be understood as a powerful act in a society where men have historically held ownership over women's bodies.
The study was published in the journal Feminist Media Studies.
Lead researcher Adrienne Evans, from Coventry University's Centre for Postdigital Cultures, said:
"From smart-suited City workers to toned gym-goers flashing their flesh, the men featured in the photographs on TubeCrush show that as a culture we still celebrate masculinity in the form of money and muscle.
"They are marking the middle-class, wealthy, mobile and sexually powerful male body, not as a political one as feminists intend it to be, but one that should be actively desired.
"This celebration of masculine capital is achieved through humour and the knowing wink, but the outcome is a reaffirmation of men's position in society.
"It's a problem as because although it appears as though we have moved forward, our desires are still mostly about money and strength."
More information: Adrienne Evans et al, "He's a total TubeCrush": post-feminist sensibility as intimate publics, Feminist Media Studies (2017). DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1367701


Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-11-muscles-money-photos-men-tube.html#jCp

'Muscles and money': What photos of men taken on the Tube say about modern day attraction

November 14, 2017, Coventry University
People still desire the traditional masculine values of muscles and money in the men they find attractive and have not moved on from long-established gender roles, according to new research.
The study by academics at Coventry and Aberystwyth universities challenges current thinking about feminism and how masculinity is portrayed, and instead suggests that white, male privilege is still an attractive quality in men for many straight women and gay men.
The researchers used the TubeCrush website as the focus of their study, collecting data about the types of images of men posted on it over a three year period from 2014.
TubeCrush is a site in which commuters upload photographs, taken covertly, of attractive men travelling on the London Underground. Other website visitors then rate the men, who don't know their picture has been taken or uploaded to the site.
The researchers say their study of the entries on the site quickly revealed that both straight women's and gay men's desired particular types of men.
Despite London being a multicultural city, there was little diversity in the men featured, with most of them being white.
In the photographs there was often an emphasis on men's muscular biceps, pecs and chest; the body parts which suggest physical strength.
There were also many references to this - and the men's estimated sexual prowess - in the comments posted alongside the images.
As well as indicators of physical and sexual power, many symbols of disposable income and wealth were often focused on, such as smart suits, watches and phones.
There were fewer images showing other representations of masculinity, such as fatherhood, and more emotional and awkward characters typical of so-called lad-lit.
The academics said that public transport - in this case the Tube - has now become the space where gender politics is decided.
Private desires are now being made public as social media is being used to reflect who people fancy, they add.
The researchers say the site represents a form of reversal of gender roles by suggesting that taking pictures of unsuspecting men on the London Underground could be understood as a powerful act in a society where men have historically held ownership over women's bodies.
The study was published in the journal Feminist Media Studies.
Lead researcher Adrienne Evans, from Coventry University's Centre for Postdigital Cultures, said:
"From smart-suited City workers to toned gym-goers flashing their flesh, the men featured in the photographs on TubeCrush show that as a culture we still celebrate masculinity in the form of money and muscle.
"They are marking the middle-class, wealthy, mobile and sexually powerful male body, not as a political one as feminists intend it to be, but one that should be actively desired.
"This celebration of masculine capital is achieved through humour and the knowing wink, but the outcome is a reaffirmation of men's position in society.
"It's a problem as because although it appears as though we have moved forward, our desires are still mostly about money and strength."
More information: Adrienne Evans et al, "He's a total TubeCrush": post-feminist sensibility as intimate publics, Feminist Media Studies (2017). DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1367701


Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-11-muscles-money-photos-men-tube.html#jCp