Some activists lament how few anti-authoritarians there appear to be in the United States. One reason could be that many natural anti-authoritarians are now psychopathologized and medicated before they achieve political consciousness of society’s most oppressive authorities.
1. how inhumane – school as most authoritarian place. claiming to create critical thinkers. drugging those with that propensity – visible anyway- because we all have it – no….?
2. keeping the ones who might have hastened equity by now. ie: we’ll not stand in your way (drug you) if you stay in the lines..
While such phrases as “thinking outside the box” might be common rhetoric today in the activist community, seldom are the foundations of our way of thinking and the integrity of our most established institutions challenged. They are, more often than not, considered to be “givens” and assumed inalterable. – Peter Joseph
Medicine is a social science and politics nothing but medicine on a large scale. – Rudolph Virchow