The posts you want to write are much easier than those you have to write. This is a have to and I already regret it and I haven’t even written it yet. I probably will offend some, don’t mean to offend anyone but hopefully we will all survive. If you read this and have absolutely no idea what I am taking about then rejoice I am not talking about you.
E. Fuller Torrey, Tim Murphy, and D J Jaffe and all their assorted minions are not our biggest enemies or biggest threats. They are their own biggest enemies. They have sabotaged, mismanaged and messed up their thing far better than we ever could.
We are our own worst enemies… By far. If we can’t stand each other what difference can anything we stand for make?
The frequency and intensity of personal attacks is increasing. Perhaps I am missing the boat. (It will not be the first one I have missed) I do not see how this can do anything but marginalize the message and the impact we hope to make.
(The sound you hear now is me ducking my head to make sure no one knocks it off) Defeating the Murphys will not affect in any way the abolition of the psychiatric system that some hold dear. It will simply mean some bad ideas will not become reality. Maybe I am wrong and people are really fighting different fights and what I have to say is pointless. I don’t know.
Last point.. (I am ducking again) How is the intolerance and character attacks we hate so much from the Murphy guys any different when we do it??? I really don’t understand.
Like I said none of this is personal. Those who know me at all know that. I just thought someone needed to ask.