Re: terms (Psychiatrists, State,Liberty and Schizophrenia)

Errol Back-Cunningham (
1 Oct 1996 02:08:31 GMT

In <> pald1208
<> writes:

>Ivan Illich's "Medical Nemesis"
> (in which the best citation was from a study wherein

>normal people said that they heard voices, to get admitted, and then
>perfectly normal in speech and behavior once admitted. Did them no
>the LABEL, once applied, becomes the only reality, and all perception
>filtered through it and all action directed toward it, not the person
>the reality of the person's condition, "the personnel were unable to
>acknowledge normal".)

Brilliant. The custodians of the gate are themselves dysfunctional.
Having invented the terminology required to close the gate, they
have neglected to invent the terminology to open it...