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Tue Aug 6, 2019, 05:19 PM

No, the right wing doesn't really want to treat mental illness



They called it communism back then and... well, they actually still call it communism today.

They didn't change a thing, really. Still the same propaganda.

At it's heart, the right wing ideology even with it's veneer of "compassionate conservatism" and with it's mask of right wing evangelicalism, it still sees mental illness as a sign of the "other"; as a consequence of sin, as a personal failing, as a flaw, a defect.

The "cure", according to them, isn't talk therapy, isn't understanding, isn't working against binary thinking and other perceptive errors, isn't anti-psychotic medication, but you know what it is? More marginalization, more isolation, more exclusion, more stigma, more shame.

Get the right away from the table, they have no real interest in helping the mentally ill.

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Reply No, the right wing doesn't really want to treat mental illness (Original post)
ck4829 Aug 2019 OP
Thomas Hurt Aug 2019 #1
mr_lebowski Aug 2019 #2
ck4829 Aug 2019 #3

Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 05:27 PM

1. Don't forget electricity, that was a gov't plot as well.

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Response to ck4829 (Original post)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 05:38 PM

2. By 'mental hygiene' this old ad is basically referring to what we'd now call 'being PC' ...

In case you weren't clear on that point ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 6, 2019, 11:09 PM

3. Good mental health and not being some inappropriate nutbar seem to have some overlap to me

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