Sources lately have said that many staff at Elgin Mental Health Center are upset by the Refinement of American Slavery, young-black-Ben-and-old-white-Christy story. They should be! If the story were anything but a hypothetical tale that resembles real people and incidents only coincidentally (i.e., if it were true), it would certainly discredit the entire enterprise of involuntary psychiatric “hospitalization” and “treatment”. Media, legislators and the public in general would begin to think that Psychiatry is not a valid medical specialty after all (I mean, what if it’s true that Christy made Ben her assistant, showed him everyone else’s mental health records, and asked for his opinion on treatment plan details? What kind of medical profession is that when the patients never even had to go to med school but they’re in charge of “treating” each other?). More judges would start to say they don’t believe anything a psychiatrist ever says in court. Eventually, stuff like this would actually threaten involuntary commitment and the insanity plea (the two institutional pillars of Psychiatric slavery), and even Jeffrey Lieberman’s vision of a bright future would be cast into serious question!
However, there are some colleagues who remain as Christy’s friends, at least in the facebook sense: this list includes Victoria Imgram, the Director of Court Services at EMHC, Phyllis Gardner-Rudolph, a former EMHC social worker, Colleen Ann McBean-Delaney, a psychiatric nurse, Debbie Brisebois, a mental health counselor of some sort, Kimberley Claire Rosecranz, a therapist, and Al Melendez, nothing less than a sergeant at Chester Mental Health Center (Man, oh MAN! I haven’t been down to Chester in a long time, but I really should visit Popeye soon!).
It’s often tough to speak up, even passively (like by “unfriendling” somebody on facebook). That’s what this whole #MeToo movement is all about. There needed to be a safe and easy rallying cry against sexual harassment, because so many women fear retaliation. Obviously, if you’re Mariah Campbell rather than Chief Epperson, you’re at a huge power disadvantage. But anyone can protest and talk about this stuff now because social media are so anonymous. Maybe there should be a #MeToo/EMHC hashtag specifically for people harassed or abused you-know-where!
In any event, people need to show some backbone and enforce common decency and ethics with their own groups and their own peers. For gods sakes, speak up you guys! Don’t just count on me to march all the way to the Mississippi River and deliver the City of Chester to Rodney Yoder for Christmas, complete with two dozen M.D. psychiatrists and plenty of “mental illness” (but sorry Rodney, no bales of cotton). I’d love to do something theatrical like that, but I need help to actually abolish slavery once and for all under the law and eradicate this psychiatric plantation society. Speak up! Female legislators in Springfield are doing it, so maybe common state employees can too...Use a hashtag, or call me, or just give a disapproving look to Chief Epperson or Corcoran, Malis, Javed, etc., once in awhile. They’re probably too stupid and self-conscious to notice anyway. They won’t come after you, they’re too busy hiding and covering their own rear ends. I’ll promise to keep them busy with that, too!