[ExI] U.S. Medical Care

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Fri Apr 3 21:40:32 UTC 2009

At 01:15 PM 4/3/2009 -0700, Spike wrote:

> > > This is the extropian list, not the fucking Dept. of Soviet Psychiatry &
>Point well taken however.  All posters, please read your stuff twice before

Mirco's statement wasn't an accidental slip of the keyboard; he later 
repeated his sentiment. But perhaps it's a language problem, since 
"alienated" in English usage means disaffected with one's situation 
or culture, not "requiring treatment by an alienist". Still, this is 
pretty damned creepy:

"Maybe you think I advocated to put him/her inside an asylum forever, 
but I'm not doing this.
I only advocate to do it for the limited time needed to make him/her 
calm and not dangerous for him/herself and others and, maybe, help 
him/her to not feel alienated."

For someone who actually works as a psychiatric nurse (as Mirco does, 
I gather) to say this is disturbing. Maybe he could change his name 
to Nurse Ratched.#

Damien Broderick


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