Posts Tagged ‘intervention’

The Psychologist’s Dilemma: Psychosociopolitical Warfare

Friday, April 24th, 2009

 

The dilemma all psychologists face today is that we have capitulated and given our crown of science & arts to psychiatry and the Medical Model.

 

While psychiatry has usurped the role of leading provider of mental health services in the maintenance of the public health and welfare from psychology, psychiatry accomplished this without having to put up much of a fight. Indeed, the betrayal came from within—from within the ranks of psychology itself.

 

Returning that crown to its rightful owner may prove next to impossible. Certainly, there is a lot of truth to the adage:

 

It takes a man a lot longer to get himself out of trouble

Than what it took to get him in trouble in the first place

 

So it will be with the return of psychology and behavioral science to its rightful place as King.

 

In part, I predict this will require the awakening of the public at large to the fact that behavior, character, and moral choices make differences in one’s life trajectory, outcomes; and in one’s mental health.

 

There may be certainly some modicum of credence in the parallels between the deterioration of culture in the United States and the deterioration of mental health, stability and well-being of the individual.

 

If one reflects upon current world situations and especially the fragmentation, if you will, the Balkanization of the United States, one realizes quite quickly how the conflicts within the individual may be reflected in the conflicts within society.

 

It is this particularly poetic justice and beauty of reality that allows one to judge the status of both “the status quo” and the status of the individual within “the status quo.”

 

It is difficult to over generalize and it is difficult to oversimplify, but sometimes the reduction of both the health of the society and the criteria for the mental health of the individual allow for succinct and salient comparisons. However, it is extremely difficult, neigh impossible to determine cause.

 

Think of this as a chicken and the egg question: which came first? In other words, did the mental health of the individual deteriorate first or did the culture deteriorate first?

 

Truly, the status of the culture and the individual mutually impact each other. More importantly, we need to determine target goals and the intervention in order to improve both the health of the culture and individual within the culture.

 

 As is typical in health interventions, we wish the least invasive intervention and leverage that for the maximal outcome. The problem becomes one of ethics because in the typical clinical setting it is requisite to obtain “informed consent to treatment” before intervening.

 

In today’s society, we have had decades of “intervention” without “informed consent.” Allow me to explain:

 

We have had decades of “intervention” and “social engineering” without the consent of those being treated!

 

Moreover, during the last century not only has the electorate (Forgive me folks for getting political.) not been in charge of who has been elected for almost a century, especially President of the United States; more importantly, we have not been in charge of our fate since then.

 

At this point in time I would like to introduce the reader to the concept of psychosociopolitical warfare. This is not my term, nor is it a new term. In fact the first evidence of it I have found is in the title of an article published anonymously in 1936. It was a title of an article which described part of the undermining of America.

 

However, the credibility of the article is challenged because there is neither authorship nor publisher associated with it. Moreover, the largest concern regarding its credibility that I have personally is that the strategies announced in this article (purportedly written in 1936) predates the discoveries of most of the modern agents which the article advocates for use in undermining the health and welfare of the best and brightest Americans.

 

Those agents are drugs, more specifically, psychopharmaceuticals. Most of the psychoactive drugs which are employed in the treatment of mental illness have been discovered since the 50s.

 

Nonetheless, one must consider the possibility that this article published in 1936 entitled Psychosociopolitical Warfare might be exactly what we have been experiencing for almost a decade.

 

I am a behavioral psychologist, and as such, I look at function. In other words, I conduct a functional analysis in order to determine what the most salient interventions might be.

 

I’m also a trained musician, a composer. And during my training as a musician at Berklee in both classical and jazz, I learned that “functional analysis” is paramount in understanding music and its structure. Hence, all things come down to function and function dominates any analysis and understanding.

 

While we may discount and attack the credibility of Psychosociopolitical Warfare based upon several features including (1) lack of authorship, (2) lack of publisher, and (3) historical features, we may not ignore reality.

 

One must not ignore the actual impact such proposals as contained in Psychosociopolitical Warfare might have and have had. I advance the fact all of the strategies recommended in Psychosociopolitical Warfare have been implemented!

 

What do you think?

 

Feel free to call me paranoid.  But remember, it is a healthy paranoia and an informed skepticism.

 

 

 

Dear Gillian, It’s a Disappearing Act!

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

 

Gillian Tett has a way with words but I must respectfully disagree with some of her column this Tuesday.  It needs a better title for certain.  Nonetheless, the marvelous manner in which Miss Tett writes prompts deep thought with a dash of that British styled overly reserved humor.  Hopefully her audience will cue in on what I did and what I believe Gillian wants her readers to think about—deeply and seriously think about.

 

I find it difficult to keep up with current events daily plus I try not to keep up with certain things, especially the news because it is so disturbing and manipulative.  But I love when someone points out the sheer hypocrisy in leadership, especially “liberal leadership” which is an oxyMoron!  Plus, I enjoy when someone reminds us of our ever shortening and failing public memory.  I am speaking about the rebirth of the Resolution Corporate Trust!

 

So, now we have perfectly good & noble word being besmirched.  “Legacy” used to mean old standards implying well accepted industry standards that are tried & true.  But now I guess it is more politically correct than calling them what they are: “problem assets.”  More like “fraudulent assets” if you ask me! 

 

And “free market” used to mean something but today it is a farce.  A cruel joke has been thrust upon the common man and common woman.  There is no “market.”  There is only government and government masters. 

 

The purpose of government is to make money off other people’s money.

 

—quote me!

 

If I weren’t for deals with the government the richest man in the world today Warren Buffet wouldn’t be what he is today.  So, we continue to “serve” our government, our new masters.  Doublespeak certainly makes it more palatable.  The left enjoyed labeling them “toxic” assets when it suited their purposes but now that they are in power, they want to continue the theft by expanding their fraud!

 

Our whole system is based upon fraud and built upon deceit.  The fraud & deceit will never go away until one little card is pulled so close to the bottom again—and we have that opportunity today.  It is about time we stopped the fraud, deceit and greed by going back to our roots—the only “policy” that can cure what ills & ales us—the United States Constitution.

 

These are times after which the overuse of psychosociopolitcal warfare has made the overly abused child immune to any more throttling.  Rather than correct that young man, he’ll not even realize he was even being “corrected.”  He will continue on like nothing has happened.  Which is just the effect this name game is going to have on the markets—nil! 

 

Sadly, I predict this name change will have a slight impact of lifting the markets long enough for a few more desperate souls, suckers, to enter into the stock market which will once again eat up “wealth” and “assets” in a continuation of the disappearing act already in play.  In other words, this slight of hand will cause many to put their hard earned cash back into the game—in which more of their “wealth” will be taken away from them.

 

We’ll see a repeat of the Great Depression in terms of a real bottom being hit.  Caused once again by government intervention with the greatest of intentions!    Since we refuse to wake up and reclaim our Constitution & our currency, our true “property rights,” we are going to lose everything.  Then Obama and his minions will have their day, their success, in bringing the US (and the rest of the world) to its knees so that they can become masters over all.

 

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said that the current crisis is an excellent opportunity for Mr. Obama to usher in The New World Order.  Gee, didn’t George Bush, Senior “invent” The New World Order?  No, probably that was Al Gore.  After all Al invented the internet.

 

But then you ask, “What does God have to do with this?”  OK, I am tossing in the kitchen sink.  God is in control.  Either we turn to Him and get the opportunity to reassert our property rights, reclaim our US Constitution and cease this theft and world wide murder under the Federal Reserve.  Or we might as well get ready for the bloodiest war the earth has ever seen.  My preference is we let this house of cards fall and we return to a Constitutional currency upon which to build and base true wealth that will inherently limit our government and those nasty conflicts around the world which have been foisted on the common man and common woman.

 

Sorry, Gillian, I must respectfully disagree with your conclusion that the ‘clock is ticking’ on Mr. Geithner—when it came out that Treasury Secretary Geithner and Senator Chris Dodd knew in advance about the $165M+ in contractually obligated bonuses at AIG, Mr. Geithner should have resigned.  As it stands, you may be absolutely correct, dear, when you say that the clock is ticking on the system.

 

Gillian, will you marry me?

 

I sense I have found my kindred soul, my soul mate.  Before you turn me down, Gillian, remember what the greatest playwright of all time, Sir Francis Bacon, wrote: 

 

True love is a meeting of the minds.