Ask The Psychologist Issue #52: Medicine Cures Diseases of the Body; Wisdom Liberates the Soul of Sufferings
The title of this editorial is reflective of the work done by Gorgias (485-380 BC), who was a Greek Philosopher, who lived in Leontini Sicily. Below I want to elaborate on what Gorgias knew over 2000 years ago, WISDOM LIBERATES THE SOUL OF SUFFERING.
Part of my work for many years has been to expose the destructive nature of brain altering psychiatric medication that have BLACK BOX WARNINGS. I have been making people aware for years of the BLACK BOX adverse reactions that these drugs have on people. I discussed this briefly in the very well done documentary, “Hidden Enemy,” along with several dozen other professionals. (http://www.cchr.org/documentaries/the-hidden-enemy.html).
I have been a Roman Catholic my entire life, even attending a Jesuit College for undergraduate and graduate studies. In 2016 I received the highest award from the Jesuit College, the University Of Scranton, the “Frank O’Hara Award,” for living the Jesuit philosophy of “Serving Others”. But in all my lectures and 56 years in the mental health field, I have never seen brain altering psychiatric medications from a religious viewpoint. That all changed over the years , due to my exposure to several people and situations.
On October 18th, 2017, I gave a talk at the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) in Los Angeles. Preceding me was a Medical Doctor who discussed how rampant the distribution of psychiatric drugs is throughout the world. In Asia, Africa, Europe etc. These drugs, as I previously know are now being given to very young children, as well as adolescence and adults, are now more than ever, being distributed on a worldwide basis.
The next day I spoke with my daughter, who works with and teaches young high school age students. She told me that many of these students are being legally given and taking amphetamines (Speed by it’s street name), because they have been diagnosed with learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD, which I feel are made up labels). I knew this has been occurring but did not know the extent that many students fake learning problems so they can get these medications legally. These meds are also rampantly distributed among students, from student to student. Also, these medications are known medically to shrink ones brain (Can be seen on brain scans). It is known that for many people, these drugs are entry-level drugs, leading to more heavy illegal drugs used later in life.
Over the years, I had the opportunity to speak with a Benedictine Oblate (She works with various people at the Vatican), a psychologist who specializes in brain scans and a community leader, who is heavily involved with the Catholic Church. In all, I spent about 8 hours in discussion with these individuals; chief among the subjects was the extensive distribution and the destructive nature of BLACK BOX brain altering psychiatric medications.
My feelings prior to these discussions was that the massive mis-use of these medications was a crime, due to the side effects resulting in many acts of violence and suicide, associated with their usage (As I explained extensively in my #1 Best Selling Book, “Invisible Scars” www.bartpbillings.com).
But over time, I came to see the massive use of these medications as a crime against humanity. Although people don’t necessarily see me as an overly religious person, but mostly as a good person, I will presently attempt to make a religious point on this subject.
With the above in mind, I now see the distribution of these BLACK BOX brain altering psychiatric medications as a sin against humanity. If you believe the part of the title of this editorial, which states, “wisdom liberates the soul of sufferings,” then we must look at human beings as having a soul.
If we agree that WISDOM liberates the soul, then we must see that brain altering drugs (Adverse effects include poor judgment and reasoning, etc., etc.), as described above, interferes with people becoming wise, their ability to acquire wisdom, and that these medications, steal ones soul.
If you believe in good (God, based on your religion) and evil (Words used to describe evil are Satan, Devil, etc.), then what would be a convenient subversive way for evil to steal ones soul, than to deprive them of their wisdom, with brain altering drugs. Therefore, I now see pure evil attempting to control human beings, by feeding them brain altering psychiatric medications in massive amounts, to all age people, throughout the world.
Bart P. Billings,Ph.D.
COL SCNG-SC, Military Medical Directorate (Ret.)
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