When I heard one of my acquaintances was heading to Los Angles, I sent him to spy on the Psychiatry – an Industry of Death Museum in Los Angeles. Here is his report:
Visit to Psychiatry – an industry of death
It’s official; Psychiatrists are all murderers, rapists, extortionists, fraudsters and the scum of the Earth – so say the Citizens Commission on Human Rights.
I am not a Psychiatrist and have no medical training. My interest in the Museum came about as a result of a very close relative having had the following treatments (not necessarily in this order) for depression about fifty years ago: insulin induced coma, LSD treatment, ECT with and without aesthetic, and a frontal lobotomy procedure (not transorbital). Fortunately today my relative is alive, well and active and has no depression apart from that caused by England’s performance in the recent World Cup!
The Museum is situated along Sunset Boulevard but not in the best area of this long road. It’s actually a rather run down white painted single story building which could be mistaken for a shop. Next door is parking lot and there was a discarded sofa on the sidewalk opposite.
Inside, the entrance was smart with a large curved reception desk with low level glass. I was warmly greeted by an English lady who asked me to sign the visitor register and state my profession. Along side the register book was a sign stating that they had the right to refuse entry – I decided not to ask if this would apply to psychiatrists!
I was invited to enter through the door to the left, which turned out to be a padded cell with bench seats, to watch an introductory video. My greeter then mentioned, by way of casual conversation, that twenty million children are prescribed mind altering drugs each year and then asked if I knew how ECT came about. Actually, following a very informative visit to an abattoir, I did know this. In 1938 Dr. Ugo Cerletti became interested that pigs were prepared for slaughter by being electrically shocked through the temples. This rendered them unconscious but did not kill them, and they could survive the shock if allowed to recover. Since this was the days before ethics committees, he was then able to try this out on his patients.
This introductory films were called “Psychiatry’s Destructive Agenda” and “Psychiatry’s Path of Destruction”. Each was hard hitting and very compelling watching with a fast talking commentator who had a voice was just right for the CCHR’s apocalyptic message.
Following the padded cell, the museum tour consisted of 14 different areas each with an on-demand video. Here they are together with their CCHR summary:
1 – An Industry of Death
Governments, insurance companies and private individuals pay billions of dollars each year to psychiatrists in pursuit of cures that psychiatrists admit do not exist. Psychiatry’s “therapies” have caused millions of deaths.
2 – Origins of Psychiatry
From its beginnings in the 1700s, using the practices of confining, restraining and isolating people with mental problems in institutions, psychiatrists have cashed in on human misery.
3 – Man Redefined
Redefining man as an animal without a soul, psychologists and psychiatrists thought man could be manipulated as easily as a dog could be trained to salivate at the sound of a bell.
4 – Psychiatry: The Men Behind the Holocaust
The Nazis killed millions. Their justification was psychiatry and psychology’s theory of eugenics – that certain people were inferior and should be exterminated and their kind bred out of the race. These architects of the Holocaust were never brought to justice.
5 – Psychiatry: Creating Racism
From apartheid in South Africa to the Ku Klux Klan and experiments on minorities in the United States, the most brutal racists were inspired by eugenics which justified injustice, inhumanity and denial of human dignity to millions.
6 – Soviet Psychiatry
Men fight and die for the right to speak and act freely. Psychiatry conspired with those in power in Communist Russia to strip the rights of political dissidents and to define their “search for justice” as a mental disorder to justify their imprisonment.
7 – Brain Damage: Psychiatry’s Miracle Cure
If an ice pick were accidently shoved behinds someone’s eyeballs, or they were jolted by 120 or 240 volts, leaving them convulsing and barely breathing, they would be rushed to hospital. To a psychiatrist, these acts are “treatment”.
8 – Drugging for Profit
Psychiatric drugs are not designed to cure, but to suppress symptoms’ and physically damage the person taking them. Claims of safety and efficacy are made with each new “miracle pill”; its dangers only later exposed. Psychiatric drugs kill.
9 – Psychiatric Coercion and Restraint
Today, psychiatrists’ use of physical and chemical restraints in mental institutions is a very lucrative procedure. Admitting that death is often inevitable from such procedures, psychiatrists literally get away with murder.
10 – Psychiatric Criminality
Working in a “profession” made up of people who commit rape, extortion and fraud, many psychiatrists have received prison sentences and civil fines. Minimally, ten percent of psychiatrists sexually assault their patients, with one out of 20 victims a minor.
11 – Inventing Mental Illness
Psychiatrists charge huge sums of money to insurance companies, governments and anyone else who will pay to “treat” made-up mental disorders.
12 – Kids in Psychiatry’s Cross Hairs
Millions of children are given psychiatric labels for normal childhood behaviour and prescribed psychiatric drugs that drive them to commit violent acts and suicide.
13 – Psychiatry: Hidden Influence
Psychiatry has pushed its agenda of control, power and domination onto an unsuspecting society for over 60 years, infesting the fields of law enforcement, education, medicine, politics and many others.
14 – CCHR: Restoring Human Rights and Dignity to Mental Health
Psychiatrists act above the law – locking people up with no trial, stripping them of their human rights while enforcing unwanted treatments. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights has exposed, fought and won against psychiatry’s violations for over 36 years.
I need hardly write that these videos were less than complementary about psychiatrists. They are available from CCHR for about $16 or free from the CCHR site if you register (why would you do this?). You can also view the complete series online.
Each area had artefacts and photo images related to the video theme. There were loads of photographs as well as examples of whips, torture boxes, and ECT equipment. Drugs samples were displayed next to reports of their gross sales. I now know that Marilyn Monroe had seen a psychiatrist the day before she died. But was that relevant to her death? – we will never know.
I spent three hours at the museum and watched all the videos and exhibits. During my afternoon visit I was aware of one other visitor who didn’t seem to activate any video panels. I imagine that the visit would be less interesting if several people were activating adjacent videos simultaneously due to the noise generated.
When I left the exhibition area I was asked for my thoughts. I complimented the quality of the exhibits and video. I then explained that I was disappointed that CCHR had decided to present the information without any attempt at a balance view. It might be true that Psychiatrists in the United States have the ability to milk medical insurance via the DSM and disbursements but this must also be true of other areas of their medical system (I recently was charged $400 for a week’s course of antibiotic pills which in the United Kingdom are available for £0.28 each). Other countries have different reimbursement systems. Was it not obfuscation to point out that using X-rays it was not possible to see any evidence in the brain of a so called mental condition but a broken bone shows up clearly? And to describe a person with Bipolar Disorder as having normal ups-and-downs is surely a misrepresentation?
During my three hour stay I was bombarded with negatives statements and images about psychiatrists. It would seem reasonable to suppose that at least a percentage of the profession provide a valuable service to patients, allowing them to live useful lives but no such information was presented which I found off-putting in the extreme.
I was also concerned about the use of video chips, such as those from the 2006 American Psychiatric Association Convention, where interviewees stated that they had not been able to cure any of their patients. I have a suspicion that these remarks were taken out of context.
Finally, as the CCHR has a close relationship with the Church of Scientology, I was surprised that there was no obvious mention of this organisation during my visit.