Rescued from hijacking the Titanic

September 27, 2013 § 7 Comments

At Sunshine Mary, a commenter makes the commonplace claim that social stigma often prevents someone from seeking help with his problems from the medical establishment.

Given that only heart disease and cancer kill more people than iatrogenesis that is probably a good thing, at least statistically speaking.

§ 7 Responses to Rescued from hijacking the Titanic

  • sunshinemary says:

    Thank you for the linkage, and I approved the pingback, but I want to let you know that my essay has been picked up by Get Off My Internets today. This is an extremely active website chock full of crazy people, mostly feminists, and when they on occasion pick up a post of mine, I end up getting 10 thousand hits and hundreds of psycho-fems attempting to leave nasty comments. Several of the feminist websites that were set up just in my honor were created by women who are active at GOMI. So…would you like me to remove the pingback to your site so that crazy people don’t inadvertently find their way here?

  • Zippy says:

    No thanks, though I appreciate the consideration.

  • sunshinemary says:

    By the way, the title of your post is very clever and gave me a good laugh.

    You address the concern that I also had, which is what not to do if you are the parent or loved one of a “transgendered” person (or any person with a mental illness). The medical and psychiatric establishments are hardly neutral parties and will push all manner of voodoo as the solution, so avoiding them is undoubtedly best, as you note. But if the mentally ill loved one is at incredibly high risk of suicide, as transgendered people are, to whom can one turn for help? Our politically-correct modernist thinking has made getting real help for these people impossible because we are not even allowed to point out that wanting to cut off your genitals is a form of mental illness.

  • Zippy says:

    I frequently make the point that having no theory at all is better than embracing a wrong and misleading theory. It is just as true that getting no help at all is better than getting abominable, destructive “help”.

  • sunshinemary says:

    By the way, did you see this article at The Thinking Housewife?

    Turned into a “Monster,” She Chooses Suicide

    The woman in the story wished to be a man, so Belgian doctors gave her hormone injections and performed surgery on her to make her sort of resemble a male. As is usually the case, she really couldn’t pass as a man, though, which led her to become so depressed that she asked to be euthanized.

    For some reason, that Shel Silverstein song “Helping” from Free to Be You and Me popped into my head. The ending lyrics of the song are:

    Some kind of help is the kind of help
    that helping’s all about.
    And some kind of help is the kind of help
    we all can do without.

  • Zippy says:

    Yeah that lyric is very apropos.

    I did see that story. How sad. And how frightening to contemplate, for those who have built this monstrosity, that God is just.

  • donalgraeme says:

    Zippy, for some reason your comment reminded me of Matthew 11:24-

    But I tell you that on the day of judgment it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you.”

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