Another DSM…ANOTHER “Diagnosis”
by B “S Freud” Wook
“WHEN will we as adults, adult men & women & citizens FINALLY stop running & running & panting to fetch these wickedly false foul balls thrown down “from on high” by anachronistic & left-behind Late Modern professionalists of the now-wholly-discredited MS’U’ at Gallows City, MN-type?” [B Wook]
Surely THE need — especially in the courtroom — IS to bring home to & jury & benchmaster simple, bare & direct accounts of individual wrongs being suffered as citizens equal under the law.
So…DO we really think that “progress” any longer even is to be made by rooting around forever & EVER “inside” of vocabulary-boxes in which WE as adults, adult men & citizens from all roles in Life plainly are NOT accorded equal respect for our accounts of our specific situations as are the theoretical enunciations of the Abstracting Classes?
“Privileging” one kind of gibble-gabble before the bench over other perhaps less articulate & polysyllabic stammerings in the last analysis seems to me clearly antipathetic to the goal at bottom of the whole affair & of OUR civil rights-struggle.
Of course, the therapeutic CLAIMED intent remains “good” — just ask any practitioner & regardless of what it has roiling in its pants, THEY’LL all tell you so! — but enough time NOW has passed over a number of generations that this medicalizing gambit before the Law, too, is so full of its accumulated internal contradictions that it CAN not possibly be of much further real usefulness to any ordinary citizen; and, by now, it goes on (& on) ONLY to serve the income- & (somewhat!) questionable prestige-needs of its protected initiates.
Therefore, to roll around in our own pee in excitement over YET another “change” mooted in the digitwitted press & for some indefinite period of time to come — MOST likely just until the doubtlessly already-awaited publication of the very next edition of the DSM to come after! — in the stylish re-definition of some Popular Diagnosis is merely to wet ourselves at the ringing of another false alarm, I think.
Still worse, we imply pretty witlessly, then, that we, ourselves, therefore are serving just ANOTHER…fad!
So…WHEN will we as adults, adult men & women & citizens FINALLY stop running & running & panting to fetch these wickedly false foul balls thrown down “from on high” by anachronistic & left-behind Late Modern professionalists of the now-wholly-discredited MS’U’ at Gallows City, MN-type?
In seeking justice, I think now & in any PARTICULAR case, then over-and-over when necessary, all involved must ply the sworn “professional witness”:
“Say that AGAIN, Doctor, please…in PLAIN language.”
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[13 July 2014]