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Workshop Session 16: Pathocracy and Psychiatry

Next session: Pathocracy and Religion

This session covers Chapter 7 of the book on psychology and psychiatry under pathocratic rule. We covered the following topics:

  • why psychiatry and psychology are subjected to strict controls under a pathocracy

  • which specific subjects are banned

  • how understanding of psychopathy is blocked via an imprecise, catch-all definition

  • how mediocre loyalists are given degrees as a means of monitoring and controlling the course of research

  • how the problems caused by the above extend beyond politics

  • the “secret war” waged between the pathocrats and the therapists just trying to do their job, and get the information necessary to do it

  • how ordinary psychotherapists gain a hands-on understanding of these things over years of practice

  • how a close look at banned subjects can provide important information and expose weaknesses to the pathocracy

  • how does this apply in our society, where information is widely available in scientific communities and on the internet?

  • how might modern pathocrats get around this weakness?

  • do these dynamics apply to medical policies today?

  • unchecked incompetence inevitably leads to malevolence

  • the abuse of psychiatry by labelling political dissidents crazy

  • abnormal people are more likely to label others as abnormal, and to do so more vehemently

  • the danger of always giving the benefit of the doubt

  • and more…

The next session will cover Chapter 8: “Pathocracy and Religion,” April 6, 12:30 EDT, 9:30 PDT.

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