Mental Illness and Lethal Medical Neglect

We may not use concentration camps, but in America today, we are still practicing eugenics and the mentally ill are one of the main targets for extermination. The proposed “healthcare bill” and Trump’s horrifying budget that targets social programs that help the most vulnerable, including the mentally ill, is nothing less than a social Darwinist way of weeding out the “unfit.”   Eugenicists believe it’s our moral responsibility to allow natural selection to take care of the “unfit” and the weakest, eg, let them die and refuse them any support.   How ironic that so many who deny science and evolution are using  a “law of nature” described by Darwin himself to get rid of people who don’t “contribute to society.”   Or is it just hypocrisy, which they are well known for?

Let’s not sugar coat things.  The ugly truth is that what this administration is trying to do is slow mass genocide.   They have declared war on us.

Art by Rob Goldstein

Art by Rob GoldsteinLife in the Age of Aquarius

I saw my first homeless person with mental illness in the spring of 1982 in Honolulu.

I worked at the psychiatric unit on which the homeless man had recently been a patient.

John came to us for a course of ECT treatments in the hope that the ECT would resolve some of the symptoms of his Schizophrenia.

He was psychotic and minimally responsive to medications.

I was on his treatment team and assisted his Psychiatrist with the ECT.

After his treatments we sent John to the State Hospital where we hoped he would remain stable enough to live on an open unit.

When I saw him on Hotel Street a week later digging through garbage for food, I was shocked.

I thought that he was in danger and went to his psychiatrist to report my concern.

Dr. Popenoe: Yes?

Me: I…

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