To: Mental Health Activism and Advocacy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Andrew Phelps <email@example.com>
Date: Sat Jun 2 16:10:39 EDT 2012
Subject: Re: [Actmad] is likely to become a precautionary principle?
Your concern seems to me to be right on.
On Sat Jun 2 18:08, Yza sent:
That perspective in behavior management reflects a wider perspective in national security called the psychology of terrorism.
Their philosophies do indeed lean on the same kind of philosophical underpinnings as the present crisis in national security. Thus Torrey wrote about Ezra Pound in his lived experience put-up at St. Elizabeth's and today, the facility has been taken over as Admin. for Homeland Security. [!]
As long as the othering of our advocacy is psychoanalytic (maybe we didn't get that infant passion quite right) then that kind of psychology is good business. We need a more critical engagement with the madness psychology, such as the clinical gaze critique of Foucault.
Again, well said. With the Afghanistan failure, we are moving from the lie, cheat, and steal social dynamic (sometimes called Yuppie think) to a new level of cultural collapse.
My own view is that we need to develop a deeper understanding of how to take social responsibility. That will change how we engage is likely to become.
ABO Andrew Behavior Object