Leon Eisenberg, the “scientific father” of ADHD .. 7 years ago, in the last interview Leon made before his death, he admitted that ““ADHD is a prime example of a fictitious disease.”
Allan Frances, lead editor of DSM-IV, goes even further as he 6 years ago admitted that “There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bullshit. I mean, you just can’t define it. “
I’ve argued that there is a definition for mental illness — that mental illness is a position in a pecking order — but there is an ever better definition:
Mental illness is coerced contractual agreements..t
from pecking order post:
Diagnoses are the contemporary equivalent of racial biology. It’s used to legitimize ideas that would otherwise have been contested, provides the authority necessary for statism to emerge, and has no real science or empirical evidence to back it up.
These diagnoses are not science, they are local tradition, a form of superstition and a pre-requisite for statism. Without them there could be no statism — the pecking order would collapse — which is why we need to stand up for the fact that they are myths.
It’s fight and flight from coercion. What DSM diagnoses is individuals who rightfully try and either fight, or flee, from other individuals who try to coerce them. The problem is that in the eyes of the law, they’ve signed contracts, and their attempts to fight or flee are therefore seen as illegitimate by their peers. But the so called social contract that is nation-state citizenship is, to begin with, coerced upon each human being .. t.. as they’re registered at birth like animals, without being asked to consent to the contractual agreements that are signed between the individual and their nation-state. There is no consent to begin with. And any contractual agreement that happens on top of a nation-state citizenship is per extension not voluntary either. Thence, it is only natural that people try and escape or fight the constant coercion that they face as citizens..t.. under a coercive state.
In that sense, we are all pre-programmed with a form of mental illness from the point we’re registered as citizens, .. t.. a neurosis that Deleuze and Guattari saw as the origin of all other mental illnesses.
The human brain did not evolve to deal with that amount of coercion from peers in one’s tribe, and that’s the systemic origin of the fight and flight symptoms and cultural schisms that we call mental illness..t
cope\ing et al
This is not a new idea. There’s lots of consensus amongst psychologists that coercion is what causes say, a struggle to pay attention to something that the law coerces someone to be mediated by. It’s not a controversial idea. What I emphasize here is the idea that psychologists should focus more on legal mediation when they study human behaviours. We are mediated beings and coercion causes us to behave in all sorts of strange ways..t.., and as it stands, what DSM currently diagnoses, ADHD, autism, bipolarity, schizophrenia — those are all mediated behaviours.
For example, ADHD is the human brain in conflict with a legal system that tries to coerce it into something it has not accepted or agreed upon. . t.. As Leon Eisenberg said, ADHD is a fictitious disease, and it’s morally, ethically, and scientifically wrong to pretend otherwise.
We needed a story to normalize coercion..t
public consensus always oppresses someone
It seems to me that the religion of psychiatry, and the religion of the nation-state, what many call statism, is two sides of the same thing. Psychiatry is what made statism possible and it is what kept people from revolting against inequality. Psychiatry legitimized coercion and gave authority to the nation-state..t
*true.. but have to let go of all types of measuring/validating ie: ethereum, bitcoin, decent law/finance
johan responding to last tweet:
@monk51295 to me it seems to be more about the use of coercion (monopoly on violence), not so much about the use of social agreements. I have been working on a new social contract for example, one that is similar to what has been used so far, but without coercion,
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/resilience_me/status/1079089371251396610
Proof-of-power as a new, voluntary, social contract..Proof-of-power is the first social contract with actual consent, and makes it possible to signal, voluntarily, that you choose to coordinate around a state,
i think we can go much deeper – and simpler .. than that..
Pseudonym Pairs is a dApp for global proof-of-personhood, through monthly pseudonym events that last 20 minutes, where *every single person on Earth is randomly paired together with another person, 1-on-1, to verify that the other is a person, in a pseudo-anonymous context. The events provide NYM tokens, global personhood tokens, untraceable from month to month and disposable, a sort of “temporary access tokens” similar to festival bracelets. The proof-of-personhood is that you are with the same person for the whole event
imagine *every single person on earth connected locally via daily curiosity .. to see if they want to do/be that curiosity.. together.. that day.. repeat (listen to 7bn daily curiosities via self-talk and use that data to connect locals) next day and everyday.. in spaces of permission w nothing to prove
The population sorts themselves into pairs..people continuously join mixer..t
johan responding to last tweet:
have facilitated daily curiosity since 31 years now. for a personhood system, probably better to use a protocol.
Pseudonym Pairs is simple, and scales to dunbar’s number pretty well. It’s based on the research from Bryan Ford last decade under MIT, where he conceptualized Pseudonym Parties, offline gatherings, Pseudonym Pairs does online video talks instead, 1-on-1.
This one goes into more detail, ieet.org/index.php/IEET…. I started med. school in 2009, then distanced myself from it after three trimesters because the monopoly-on-violence (MoV) exploits the authority in medical science for psychiatric science, a pseudo-science.
When confined in a centralized legal system, enforced by a monopoly on violence, the executive function is in a battle-of-wills with the agency of that system.  Failure to integrate with that external violence in some way (either by winning, conforming, escaping or competing) causes law-integration disorder, what has been falsely described as mental disorder..t
Law-integration disorder (what has wrongly been called mental disorder) is a dys-integration between law and the executive function, causing an attenuation of the executive function as a result of coercion through external legal forces and physical violence (including threat of violence. )..t
Mental illness is a secondary infection, resulting from law-integration disorder..
Under monopolies on violence, where from a government perspective then violence is ‘good’, then slave mentality looks at use of physical force, and devalues it by forming narratives that violence does not even exist.  To not even recognize the other, as the most extreme form of rejection of value. This is the origin of psychiatric mythology, where instead of being attentive to physical violence, slave mentality forms a narrative where it’s “in your mind”…t
Psychiatric mythology  has evolved as a reaction to the nation-state, as a way to maintain horizontal trust between slaves, who secure the nation-state consensus and who also benefit from government as it co-ordinates them so that there can be economic and technological growth.
Centralized law is not that old, and if laws can be hosted in smart-contracts and blockchains, then where have they been hosted before? In human brains. If you run a nation-state on top of human brains, those brains will spin stories to subjectify the legal processes that they perform, which causes the culture that is often called “statism”.
rather.. let’s make centralized law irrelevant.. not host it anywhere
It’s probable that psychiatry and DSM have had an adverse effect on culture and social evolution as they normalized coercion using a sort of pseudo-science that had more to do with government or religion than with the *study of the human mind.
New social systems in the internet age will outgrow this somewhat medieval behaviour for two reasons:
1\ Decentralization works better
his ie: is johann gevers (@johanngevers) tedx [https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=8oeiOeDq_Nc] – saying agri changed everything.. changing social orders.. 10 000 yrs of centralized/abused society.. then a turning back to decent society.. tech based systems allowed change first via printing press – allowing ordinary people freed from centralized state/church.. communicating freely w/o censorship.. then internet and bitcoin.. i refer to all of these techs put together as tech of trust.. allow to scale w/o limit beyond dunbar’s number.. then goes into *4 pillars
if have that – don’t need ie: decent law or finance (part 2 & 4 of *4 pillar – decent 1\communication 2\ law 3\ production 4\ finance)
2\ Science evolves too fast for tribal beliefs such as mental illness to keep pace. There’s just too much data pointing out that it’s not science.
we’re focusing on the wrong data anyway – let’s try self-talk as data
Johan Nygren is a natural born creative who abandoned med.school to pursue a career in the digital revolution. He’s currently focused on the ongoing decentralization of everything and what is often called “the 4th industrial revolution”, and how humans will *leverage these P2P technologies to create something that is larger than themselves.
loved much of this post johan – yet see your *leveraging of p2p techs as perhaps a kinder/more-open version of coerced contractual agreements
‘in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’
ongoing twitter convo – continued from above embed:
freedom, economic freedom, creative freedom, one reason I was interested in universal basic income was to free up trust and attention from the shackles of wage slavery. the proof-of-power system has a sort of basic income built in, with the mining reward, panarchy.app/Proof-of-power…
assuming your 31 years was facil ing for self (?) imagine using that data (daily curiosity) to connect you to local(s) w like curiosities.. everyday and imagine if ..like freeing time/energy if don’t have to work for money.. freeing even more if don’t have to prove anything
not sure what you mean, sounds just like what life is. yes sure, the freer people are the more of that as well, if you are interested in the social contract I have invented, you can read about it on panarchy.app/Proof-of-power…
yes.. life.. but most of us aren’t really living.. why we need a rev of everyday life..
part of what inspired the work is to free time and energy, & more than that to free people from the nation-state social contract to begin with (has some good properties but very coercive). did military slavery under Sweden so had some perspective on pros & cons of that “contract”
most people for example are not aware that they are in a social consensus that operates using monopoly-on-violence (MoV), I became aware of that because Sweden still practiced military slavery when I became an adult, could take that perspective therefore steemit.com/pangea/@johan-…
am not sure why we need proof of anything.. even your proof of power
same reason you have a frontal lobe probably, to coordinate, have economic activity
the default mode network models a default state of the world, frontal lobe involved, it can in turn regulate the thalamus and bodily function, and that makes it possible to have complex culture, memes, technology, from paleolithic stone axes to pottery and computers https://twitter.com/resilience_me/status/1079412747270541312/photo/1
so.. i’ve been experimenting with .. and wondering.. if we could coordinate.. just by listening to daily curiosity.. use that self-talk as data to connect people.. everyday.. to do the thing they can’t not do
that already happens, daily curiosity drives all innovation, and all technological evolution since 2 million years or whenever simple tools and fire were first mastered
but it doesn’t already happen for everyone.. most people are not themselves.. ie: ‘most people for example are not aware that they are in a social consensus that operates using monopoly-on-violence (MoV)’
and i’m thinking the key .. to this dance.. that we’ve been missing.. is it has to be everyone.. everyday
I think part of the human condition is interested in seeing the other and in co-existing and all that, but other parts aren’t really, the balance between society and the individual is one that struggles between different directions
Pseudonym Pairs frees everyone at once, it is a global system, borderless in that it cannot introduce borders, it is unenclosable since it cannot not be.. https://twitter.com/resilience_me/status/1079415140422991875/photo/1
so.. why do you have to prove personhood?
my life is pretty much that of the internet, net generation. currently finalizing governance systems for the next paradigm in eusocial organization.
yeah.. i don’t know.. am thinking we manufactured that as well..
I think a lot of it is already at a biological level, so technology, like laws, are just extensions, like the wheel or the telescope or the paleolithic hand axe or pottery or houses, clothing, make up, whatever
? is this tied to the need to prove personhood?
from p2p foundation wiki: decentralized borderless virtual nations
Because humans are embodied minds, and limited by geography, selection of memes originally took place in the meat-space as people collided with one another, occasionally using a messenger on horse back, or later on a postal service. With the advent of electricity, the telephone enabled memes to spread through these communication networks, and later on through computers and the internet.
The word nation has been synonymous with the nation-state, legal constitutions that hosted cultures that were defined by and confined by both the geographical borders of the nation-state, and the legal system within which the culture emerged. With the advent of the internet, post-geographical communication networks, and decentralized legal systems, the rules for how memes have sex are now increasingly defined by being mediated by decentralized law, post-geographical transmission, digital storage, and that which we described as nations are no longer bound to place of birth.
Instead, what we have are networks of people united by history, shared belief, values, culture, and language, forming what we call Decentralized Borderless Virtual Nations (DBVNs), post-geographical meme-pools that are part of a co-existence between people and networks, our limbic systems, our neo-cortices, and our external neo-cortex or exocortex
imagining we have networks of whales in sea world.. so what we need first is a reboot/reset/do-over..a leap.. so that ie: shared belief, valued, culture, language.. are truly ours.. and not just imitation from living in a world of supposed to ness
The rejection of the human condition as a bias, and lattices as information structures: https://steemit.com/bitnation/@johan-nygren/the-rejection-of-the-human-condition-as-a-bias
To understand the history behind XPAT, we have to look at the world in which it was conceived. *The absence of governance systems for the digital age, meant that it was extremely stressful to work in sectors that had no way to integrate with the monopoly-on-violence (MoV) as a consensus mechanism, humans can be coerced but computers and information technology are impossible to regulate on top of MoV. The **instinctive response to stressors, is the fight and flight response, and wide spread escapism is what led to mythologies like “transhumanism”, propagated through organizations like Singularity University, part of Google.
*perhaps we don’t need the stressful working in sectors..?
**perhaps not an instinctive response.. but rather a learned.. more like trained/conditioned/manufactured response
2 min video of George Gilder- blockchain is a distributed way for you to keep data to self.. a major step forward beyond cash.. anonymous transaction and enables you to demo your behavior – privacy isn’t as critical as being able to prove you didn’t do something.. atestation
The memes that are loudest in ordering genes to replicate them have a survival advantage, and similar to the Abrahamitic religions story of heaven and hell, eternal life and eternal damnation, “transhumanism” propagates via the limbic system, mostly subconscious processes, and followers see both immortality and omnipotent control as potential rewards from their belief.
any insight into how you facil’d daily curiosity..
Incentive protocol developer, invented proof-of-taxation, built on a transaction-web, consumer enforcement, and universal basic income as a reward incentive
ieet site: https://ieet.org/index.php/IEET2/bio/nygren/
github (pseudo pairs et al): https://gist.github.com/resilience-me/f690d50eecb6ca7b5fdf1e4c49cca0e1
hard to hear – but also tried to take him in here – 37 min talk 2017: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZDj6N1WtMU]