OWS and Oppositional Defiant DisorderSubmitted by Road Runner on Thu, 10/13/2011 - 16:51
I'm sure some government psychologists are eager to slap the ODD label on the OWS...perhaps even Conduct Disorder for those that break laws.
But when you look at the big picture. Civil disobedience is one of the appropriate psychological responses to oppression. Indeed, oppressing others is both oppositional and defiant of humanity. Clearly, it is those that manipulate the media (compulsive liar), start wars (sadism), break laws (Conduct disorder) who have several disorders.
It is the ruling class, the elites, the 1% that has real psychological, and more dangerous, sociological disorders. For when a group of sick people work together, they are much more dangerous. And that is exactly what politicians, the media, academia, executives, etc. do. It's bad enough to see someone rob a bank for money, but the sociological disorder of giving up one's morality to team up to obtain power, glory, and money is horrific...horrific in its effectiveness and ability to seem sane.
It's called selling out...or in psych terms SOD (selling out disorder).
Typically, with a spouse/child beater, the victim is made to feel like they are the problem. Similarly, the sociologically disordered make us think we have the disorder for questioning them.
As a child defy things that don't make sense at home and at school, they are made to believe that they are at fault and slapped with labels: ODD, ADD, CD, etc.
As adults, when you defy things that don't make sense in the street or at work, you are punished for rocking the boat. Adults sometimes get labeled (AADD), but often they are just terminated or even tossed in prison...cheap labor for those with really bad disorders.
So this is a war for humanity...for common sense, for morality......for the control of sanity itself.
In a South Park episode, one of the boys starts to see how much everything is crap. So he gets depressed. Does his parents and school talk to him...not really, they just slap him with an anti-social disease (aspergers). The boy eventually finds a solution to the world being crappy, well sort of a solution: booze.
Booze, illegal drugs, food, violence, etc. are the industries that the government are trying to cut in on with their stupid disorders and pills.
But it's sad that these things have been around for so long. It means that living has always been a drag for people throughout time. Perhaps, the 1%'s solution is wealth, power, etc...greed disorder, power disorder, class disorder, over-achiever disorder, etc.
I don't think anyone escapes. The buddhists have long said that life is suffering.
Anyway, don't let our abusers label you anything. They, themselves, more likely deserve a label.