- Our belief in “progress” has increased our expectations that life should be more satisfying, resulting in mass disappointment.
- The sexualization of breast cancer is yet another sick cancer industry marketing ploy
Bruce E. Levine, AlterNet
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August 21, 2013 | In “The Epidemic of Mental Illness: Why?” (New York Review of Books, 2011), Marcia Angell, former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine, discusses over-diagnosis of psychiatric disorders, pathologizing of normal behaviors, Big Pharma corruption of psychiatry, and the adverse effects of psychiatric medications. While diagnostic expansionism and Big Pharma certainly deserve a large share of the blame for this epidemic, there is another reason.
A June 2013 Gallup poll revealed that 70% of Americans hate their jobs or have “checked out” of them. Life may or may not suck any more than it did a generation ago, but our belief in “progress” has increased expectations that life should be more satisfying, resulting in mass disappointment. For many of us, society has become increasingly alienating, isolating and insane, and earning a buck means more degrees, compliance, ass-kissing, shit-eating, and inauthenticity. So, we want to rebel. However, many of us feel hopeless about the possibility of either our own escape from societal oppression or that political activism can create societal change. So, many of us, especially young Americans, rebel by what is commonly called mental illness.
Bruce E. Levine PhD, is a clinical psychologist, often at odds with the mainstream of his profession, in private practice in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been in practice for nearly three decades.
The sexualization of breast cancer is yet another sick cancer industry marketing ploy, Jonathan Benson, Natural News.com
"The implicit message in these campaigns is that it is breasts that are sexy; sexy is what is important; and we should care about breast cancer because it takes those lovely, sexy breasts out of the world," says Karuna Jagger, Executive Director of BCA, about the cancer industry's filthy marketing tactics. "Every October, the stunts just get more bizarre and further removed from what's needed for this epidemic."