Psychiatry: An Industry of Death International Touring ExhibitSTATE-OF-THE-ART TOURING EXHIBITEXPOSING PSYCHIATRY AS AN “INDUSTRY OF DEATH”February 2012Grand Opening: Saturday, 11 February 2012, 2:00 PMThe Griot Museum of Black History & Culture2505 St. Louis Ave.St. Louis, MO 63106314-241-7057www.TheGriotMuseum.comOpen:7 February to 3 March, 2012 at The Griot MuseumSt. Louis, MOTuesday through Saturday from 10am to 7pmGriot MuseumDirectionsFrom Interstate 70 East:Take the St. Louis Ave exit (#248c), then St. Louis Ave. west to 25th StreetFrom Interstate 70 West:Take the Madison Street exit (#249a) to St. Louis Avenue, then West to 25th StreetFrom Interstate 40 East, or 44 East or West:Take the Jefferson exit (38c off I-64/40, exit #289 off I-44) North to St. Louis Ave. then one block East to 25th StreetBy Bus: #41 Lee, #4 Natural Bridge, #30 Soulard The 185-foot, state-of-the-art exhibit, which is being shown internationally in more than 30 countries, features 15 display panels that incorporate audio-visual presentations depicting human rights abuses by psychiatry and carries statements from health professionals, academics, legal and human rights experts, and victims of psychiatric brutalities. It traces the origins of psychiatry, the role psychiatrists have played in the oppression of blacks and minorities, the roots of their eugenics programs and the pivotal part they played in the Holocaust. It also reveals how psychiatric drugs are behind the spate of school shooting sprees and how millions of federal dollars allocated to screen American schoolchildren for “mental disorders” could increase both child deaths and acts of school violence. The Food and Drug Administration has warned that psychiatric drugs prescribed to children could cause aggression, hostility, psychosis, mania, homicide, suicide and death.Portions of the exhibit will also appear at: 6-7 February 2012, Missouri State Capitol Rotunda, Jefferson City, MO 24-26 February 2012, St. Charles Convention Center (Working Women’s Survival Show), St. Charles, MO
CCHR is on tour again with their anti-psychiatry propaganda, hate exhibit.QuoteThe Griot Museum of Black History & Culture
The Griot Museum of Black History & Culture
and in other news...Rethinking Psychiatry 2012 Winter Film Festival
Quote from: mefree on January 28, 2012, 14:24and in other news...Rethinking Psychiatry 2012 Winter Film Festivalhttp://www.rethinkingpsychiatry.org/rethinking-psychiatry-2012-winter-film-festival/Looking at the films to be shown, I get the distinct feeling that "one of these things is not like the others."
Scientology and psychiatry: Even the Hitler Zombie wouldn't touch this oneWhen I learned of this, I had been highly tempted trot out everybody's favorite undead Führer for a little fun with the Church of Scientology's latest antics. Indeed, when you find out what I'm about to discuss, you'll see why it was a candidate for the loving chomp of his rotting jaws. Heck, I even started to do the whole Hitler zombie schtick that regular readers all know and some even love (or at least tolerate--well, most of you, anyway). As I typed away, though, I was having more and more trouble. My conscience was feeling more and more troubled. After all, I've lovingly crafted maybe 15 or so of his adventures over the last couple of years, sending him away for a while when I think he's overused, then bringing him back when a truly egregious example of argumentum ad Nazi-ium pops up. Through it all, though, he's almost taken on a life (or unlife) of his own, and in recent months I've tried to use him very sparingly. Given that the target I was thinking of setting him loose on this time included prominent members of the Church of Scientology, I just couldn't do it.Really, the Hitler Zombie deserves better fare than the brains (such as they are) of Scientologists. I just couldn't subject him to such a repast...Oddly enough, I had never heard of Scientology's infamous anti-psychiatry museum before. I almost wish I had learned of it before I visited Los Angeles last month to attend the AACR Meeting. While I was in L.A., I was even in the area of the museum, because one of my favorite places of all to visit, a place that I check out any time I'm in the L.A. area, Amoeba Music, is a mere 0.3 miles away on Sunset Blvd. Had I known of this museum, I almost certainly would have paid it a visit in order to see just how low the Church of Scientology would go in its rabidly fanatical hatred of psychiatry and anything to do with it (particularly since the price of admission is free; I certainly wouldn't pay money, particularly money that would go to the Church of Scientology, just to indulge my morbid curiosity)...Instead, I'll point out the utter ridiculousness of some of the claims made by the exhibits in the museum, such as the claim that psychiatrists follow a long-standing "master plan" for world domination and that Hitler and the Nazis were manifestations of that plan. Indeed, Scientologists blame the Holocaust on psychiatry. They also blame psychiatry for suicide bombers, school violence, ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, and the deaths of many celebrities, such as Kurt Cobain. In fact, looking at the exhibit, it's hard to find an evil in the last 150 years that Scientology doesn't blame on psychiatry. In Scientology, psychiatry itself is given the role that is usually reserved for Satan in Christianity: That of the Evil One, the implacable Foe of the just, the enemy that all believers must resist.Of course, the entire museum, like Scientology's standard anti-psychiatry drivel, is an obvious fallacious attack on modern psychiatry that emphasizes the very worst excesses of the profession from many decades ago and tries to equate modern psychiatry with these horrors. ...
In Scientology, psychiatry itself is given the role that is usually reserved for Satan in Christianity: That of the Evil One, the implacable Foe of the just, the enemy that all believers must resist.
At least they're not making any money off admissions. Wonder where the money comes from to run the museum, though?
"Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" is a multi-million dollar museum and visitor center that the Citizens Commission on Human Rights set up in Los Angeles. CCHR is an organization cofounded by the Church of Scientology. The descision to keep their name out of CCHR's title makes it less likely people will say "lol, shut up, Scientology" when they visit the museum. When you enter the building signs instruct you not to take photos, and they take your bag away, so this post is gonna be picture-less. My original plan was to go in with a hidden camera and take covert photos, but I was told by our legal people that this would lead to the Church of Scientology literally suing me to death. Soz. But, if you're interested, the museum looks like this inside. Anyway, below are some things I learned about psychiatrists and psychologists at the museum that I totally didn't realize before. Prepare to have your EYES OPENED.