We must hasten the defeat of aging. Encourage people you know to read the book Ending Aging by Aubrey de Grey, and also donate money to SENS Research Foundation and Life Extension Advocacy Foundation.
Author: Michael Ten
Is there a burden on society to “protect” adults who are planning to end their own life on Earth? That burden is manufactured and morally deficient. That burden probably ultimately prevents us from actually reducing suicides, and probably worsens suicide rates since suicide prohibitions make it not possible for many individuals to talk about suicide openly and honestly with any potential helpers in private settings without knowing that they may be victim to psychiatric coercion if they speak openly and honestly. Read the book Suicide Prohibition: The Shame of Medicine by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz.
Suicides have increased. Are psychiatric drugs not working? Maybe the drugs are actually worsening the problem. The book Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker explains this idea in depth.
An adult who wants to engage in suicide only needs to be hospitalized if they want to be hospitalized. Nonconsensual psychiatry and psychiatric coercion should be illegal. Read the book Suicide Prohibition: The Shame of Medicine by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz. Only consensual psychiatry should be legal. Individuals who want to engage in suicide have reasons for wanting to engage in suicide. To purely medicalize suicide is dehumanizing. It will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero using persuasion, reason, and kindness. Psychiatric coercion has a chilling effect on free speech; it prevents adults from being able to have open and honest conversations about suicide in private settings without fear of potentially being effectively jailed in a hospital against their own will. People who want help should be offered help in solving problems in living contributing to emotional distress. Adults who do not want help should be able to exercise the right to be left alone.
Sanist bigots believe that psychiatric coercion should be legal. Sanist bigots think that psychiatric slavery (nonconsensual psychiatry) should remain legal.
Sanist bigots medicalize suicide and misery and ignore problems in living contributing to subjective personal distress.
Sanist bigots believe that mental illnesses are literally real and that they are brain diseases. Mental illness are metaphors for misery, problems in living, trauma, and conflict.
Call out sanist bigots if you feel comfortable doing so. Never break any laws when you do.
Psychiatric coercion should be outlawed. Earning money from psychiatric coercion is psychiatric slavery. Psychiatric slavery should be outlawed.
Read the essay and book The Myth of Mental Illness by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz.
Mental illnesses are metaphors for problems in living, emotional distress, trauma, and uneasily explained behaviors. Mental illnesses are not real medical disorders of the brain. If they were then they would be neurological disorders and not psychiatric disorders. Study the history of neurosyphilis if you want to learn more about that.
Psychiatry medicalizes problems in living and trauma. Psychiatric drugs may be increasing psychiatric disability rates. Read the book Anatomy of an Epidemic by Robert Whitaker to learn more about that.
Sometimes when I’m only seeing with spiritual vision and hearing with spiritual hearing, then i do experience the ACIM Truth that we are in Heaven now.
As i understand it, we can harmonize the spiritual and the physical.
So if you are camping in a forest under the stars and having a Heavenly time of nonstop bliss then you have effectively merged the spiritual and the physical and you are effectively in Heaven. Now you could go back to a job you hate monday and youve effectively put yourself back in to a place that does not actually exist on the spiritual level even though it feels quite real. You may use different language to describe this or interpret ACIM differently. That is OK.
We can dispel illusions on a physical level and that helps to harmonize Earth and this universe to a more spiritual state.
Someone at an ACIM group told me that really ALL instants are really Holy instances on a spiritual level. This resonated with me.
Im totally cool with us interpreting ACIM differently.
I want to be both right and happy. If Lesson 95 is Truth then i can be both right and happy, and you can too.
A universal theology is impossible. A universal experience (of limitless Peace and Heavenly bliss and elation?) is possible and necessary.
All drugs should be legal. Universal basic income should be implemented. I support healthcare for all and universal access to cryonics after legal death. I think suicide should be respected as a civil and human right for all adults when it is done in private. Abortion should remain legal and we should publicly fund research to develop artificial wombs. I am a futurist.
Sanists medicalize suicide. Sanists justify, using sanism, the state sanctioned use of psychiatric coercion, force, and confinement on law abiding individuals. Sanism is not much better than racism.
Sanists support psychiatric slavery (earning money from psychiatric coercion). Suicide should be respected as a civil and human right for all adults when it is done in private.
Sanists support the continued utilization of nonconsensual psychiatry on law abiding citizens. Sanists operated under the assumption that anything that could happen after death, is objectively worse for an individual who is alive and wants to leave Earth for their own personal reasons. This is implicitly a theological belief, and if we want to live in an authentically secular society, then suicide must be respected as a civil and human right for all adults.
It will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero using persuasion, reason, and kindness.
Demolish power of psychiatrists by changing laws so that only consensual psychiatry is legal.
Demolish power of psychiatrists by outlawing psychiatric force, coercion, and confinement.
Demolish power of psychiatrists by changing laws so that suicide is respected as a civil and human right for all adults when it is done in private. Along with this, I will note that it will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero using only persuasion, reason, and kindness.