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CONSUMERISM : 

CONSUMERISM The American Behavioral Pandemic in the Classroom, the Workplace, the Body Politic, the Culture, and Private Life, Which the Medical and Psychiatric Profession Obstinately REFUSES to Acknowledge... ...and that makes me a bitch?

Pathetic Labels Contrived by Psychiatry to Conceal the Stark Reality of Consumerism : 

Pathetic Labels Contrived by Psychiatry to Conceal the Stark Reality of Consumerism “Attention Defi¢it Hypera¢tivity Di$order” Or whatever they’re calling it this week “Anxiety Di$order” and “Pani¢ Di$order” “Bipolar Di$order” A diagnosis de jour that demonizes many emotional states “¢ondu¢t Di$order” Fortunately not recognized in Tennessee…yet “Depre$$ion” Oftentimes the consequences of anesthetization “Ob$e$$ive ¢ompul$ive Di$order” “Oppo$itional Defiant Di$order” A politically motivated label used against progressives and liberals “$¢hizophrenia” Cover-up of infant molestation Fraudulent genetic claims regarding alcoholism and all other substance abuse They haven’t cloned and sequenced a goddamn thing And that makes me and nonviolent therapists bitches? 3 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Chances Are the Same Industrialist Wrote Both of These Scripts : 

Chances Are the Same Industrialist Wrote Both of These Scripts A petty dictator in the Middle East is accused of having WMD that do not actually exist The media buys the lie The U.S. invades the country, brazenly defying major worldwide opposition Millions of civilians and U.S. soldiers die And that makes me and geopolitical pacifists bitches? Children are accused of having a disease (AD/HD) that does not actually exist The media buys the lie The medical profession invades the children’s bodies with drugs, brazenly defying major worldwide opposition Trillions of neurons die And that makes me and concerned parents bitches? 4 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

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Actual Disabilities vs. Social and Environmental Disasters Actual Disabilities Social Disasters Well-known before 20th century Low incidence (rare) Manifested in appearance, speech, blood test, optometry, audiology, and/or brain scan Static Irreversible Already cloned and sequenced if genetic Rare or unheard of before 20th century High incidence (epidemic)? Invisible, inaudible, no blood test or brain scan Reversible by remedial education Reversible by alternative medicine No clone or sequence 5 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

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Actual Disabilities vs. Social Disasters cont’d Actual Disabilities Social Disasters Cystic fibrosis Hemophilia “Type I” diabetes Cerebral palsy Spina bifida Down and fragile X Sensory disabilities Speech disorders Traumatic brain injury (TBI) Neuromuscular disease Sickle cell disease Emotional disturbances, e.g. “depre$$ion,” “bipolar,” and “$¢hizophrenia” “AD/HD” “Type II” diabetes “Auti$m $pe¢trum” “Learning di$abilities” “Language di$orders” “¢ondu¢t di$order” Mild retardation AID$ 6 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Original Intent of Disability Legislation and Litigation : 

Original Intent of Disability Legislation and Litigation To rescue the following from incarceration in “mental hospitals”: Intellectually disabled, a.k.a. mentally retarded Emotionally disturbed Untreated autism spectrum Demented Sexual minorities Undiagnosed deaf Undiagnosed speech disorders To rescue the following from incarceration in institutions for the mentally retarded: Intellectually disabled Untreated autism spectrum Undiagnosed deaf Undiagnosed speech disorders To rescue the following from incarceration in nursing homes: Physically disabled Health impaired Demented Traumatic brain injury (TBI) 7 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Original Intent of Disability Legislation and Litigation, cont’d : 

Original Intent of Disability Legislation and Litigation, cont’d Ruling and managerial classes originally fought like dogs to stop these bills and lawsuits Proponents of legislation and litigants never meant to ram psychiatric drugs down the throats of tens of millions of innocent people; rather, they often sought the diametric opposite Now that the laws exist, they are being abused on a massive scale by the power-hungry ruling and managerial classes to push psychiatric drugs FMLA, originally vehemently opposed by corporations, is now also being abused by them on an equally massive scale to evade ever having to pay sick leave And that makes me a bitch? 8 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Two Pandemics of Brain Damage : 

Two Pandemics of Brain Damage Medieval Europe Industrial U.S. Poverty Hunger Family abuse Including during pregnancy Alcohol War Crusades and local wars Torture Church and state Violent crime Equestrian accidents Infectious diseases Bathing more than once a year strictly prohibited Enforced by Inquisition, pogroms, and Witch Hunts, a.k.a. Women’s Holocaust No knowledge of antibiotics The modern medical profession’s real claim to fame Discovery had been a complete accident Jousting injuries Lack of education Education required for optimal brain development Chronic noncaloric malnutrition Family abuse Including during pregnancy Alcohol Iatrogenesis (medically induced) Somatic Interference in childbirth General anesthesia Prescription drugs Psychiatric Drugs Shock Pollution Air, water, soil, and radiation Education often reduced to warehousing Racism, casteism, and underfunding Vehicular accidents Other recreational drugs Sports injuries Violent crime 9 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Consumerism : 

Consumerism This progressive term is a much better explanation of these social and environmental disasters than fad diagnoses, especially as multiple symptoms often coincide in the same person, leading to a geometric progression of overlapping fad labels caused by the same dietary and environmental insults 10 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Demographics of Consumerism : 

Demographics of Consumerism Consumerism is pandemic among native-born U.S. citizens Crosses gender, racial, and socioeconomic lines Prevalence and severity inexorably worsening with each successive generation of Americans Virtually unheard of among immigrants, regardless of country of origin or generation Roman Empire had disintegrated under similar circumstances, likely because of pandemic lead poisoning from the plumbing having been lined with lead And that makes me a bitch? 11 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes of Consumerism: Media : 

Causes of Consumerism: Media Pernici0us addictiveness of television Scripted programming Modeling of restrictive roles Gender, race/religion, class, generational Industry indoctrination Product placement News Loss of fairness doctrine Crime and terror coverage are racist propaganda Beholden to advertisers or underwriters Medical indoctrination The official state religion of the Western world Grew out of Roman Catholicism in the 13th century Sports Competitive capitalist indoctrination Conditions the population for war Promotes atrocious diet, substance use, and gambling Telecasts undermine the family Sports widows and orphans 12 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes: Media, cont’d : 

Causes: Media, cont’d Objectification of women Intentional manufacture of epidemic homosexuality Co-conspiracy with the fashion and cosmetic industries Union-busting technique Coalition-busting technique Family-busting technique Progressives and liberals honest enough to act on induced impulses Faith-busting technique Pandemic latent and occult homosexuality among conservatives Proven in published study in J. Abnormal Psych. in 2007 Makes men want to be transsexuals Makes them want to wear that shit Makes women want to be with other women Minimizes and trivializes women Most traditional societies cover women from head to toe Probably overkill Moses and Mohammed were right about prohibiting representational imagery Jesus Christ never countermanded this doctrine 13 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes: Media, cont’d : 

Causes: Media, cont’d Violence Effect on children incontrovertible Advances racist stereotypes and incarceration Encourages violence against women Modeling of substance use, including the three legal substances and performance-enhancing drugs Modeling of atrocious eating habits Advertising The most marketed products are the most dangerous Induces addictions on a massive scale Pornography and erotica Subpornographic erotica as damaging as porn itself Abusive and misogynist language Rap and heavy metal lyrics Labels never sign rappers with a social conscience Shock jocks and talk radio And that makes me and independent media bitches? 14 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes of Consumerism: Atrocious Diet : 

Causes of Consumerism: Atrocious Diet Chronic noncaloric malnutrition Heart disease, SIDS are really beriberi Thiamine deficiency Multiple sclerosis is really rickets Vitamin D deficiency Excessive processed sugar and salt Refined sugar causes insulin-resistant (type II) diabetes and hyperactivity Hidden salt causes high blood pressure Excessive carnivory, inadequate herbivory Trans fat and artificial sweetener poisoning Artificial sweeteners cause internal organ damage Trans fats poison cellular membranes Melting point of membrane phospholipids elevated Membrane-bound proteins can no longer change conformation Unlike animal fats (cis fats), trans fats do not fit lipid catabolic enzymes Loss of lipid turnover in cellular membranes Long-term accumulation of trans fats in cellular membranes Cause insulin-resistant (type II) diabetes and depression Other neurotoxic and carcinogenic additives 15 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes: Diet, cont’d : 

Causes: Diet, cont’d Contamination with toxic substances of agribusiness Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and algaecides These don’t know when to stop killing Manufactured from carcinogenic petrochemicals Toxic fertilizers Excessive antibiotics in filthy factory farms Foodborne diseases Antibiotic-resistant diseases My brother’s best friend’s fiancée died of an antibiotic-resistant disease Growth hormones Genetically engineered “frankenfoods” Epidemic food allergies Agribusiness waste disposed of in water supply as “fluoridation” Known carcinogen and neurotoxin Generates free radicals Ironically, the U.S. diet was once the best in the world And that makes me and organic farmers bitches? 16 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes of Consumerism: Environmental and Substance Use : 

Causes of Consumerism: Environmental and Substance Use Environmental insults Air and water pollution Soil contamination Lead poisoning from paint chips and lead plumbing Environmental racism Polluting plants invariably in people-of-color neighborhoods Pesticides in schools, workplaces, and institutions Radiation exposure, including during pregnancy Occupational exposure, including during pregnancy Substance abuse Starts with caffeine Caffeine leads to alcohol, tobacco, and all other drugs And that makes me and environmentalists bitches? 17 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes of Consumerism:Iatrogenesis (Medically Induced) : 

Causes of Consumerism:Iatrogenesis (Medically Induced) Somatic iatrogenesis Chemo Causes chemo brain Victims often don’t live to tell about how deadly these drugs are Hubert H. Humphrey’s dying breath was that chemo killed him and not the cancer! Statins (cholesterol drugs) Cause Alzheimer Brain requires cholesterol to function Cause liver damage Part of the liver’s job is to manufacture the cholesterol neuronal membranes need to function Statins “work” by literally disabling the liver from this important function Cholesterol does not even cause heart disease Painkillers Addictive Cause Alzheimer and Parkinson Vaccines containing mercury, formaldehyde, and ethylene glycol Vaccine preservatives are the real cause of Gulf War Syndrome When a cat ingests ethylene glycol, it is a veterinary emergency! Fatal without treatment Mercury causes autism Autism does not exist in nature Exacerbated by dental amalgams, Hg-contaminated fish, and Hg emissions from coal-fired power plants Incomprehensibly astronomical conspiracy involving federal government, Big Pharma, medical profession, and media 18 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d : 

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Somatic iatrogenesis, cont’d Antiretrovirals (AIDS drugs) Rebranding and remarketing of failed chemo drugs Chemo brain still the same Destroy the immune system What is wrong with this picture? HIV probably does not even cause AIDS Discoverer was censured by the Office of Scientific Integrity in 1993 Real causes according to dissident investigators: Substance abuse An inconvenient truth to the Left Extreme poverty Chemo Organ anti-rejection drugs The AIDS drugs themselves Maybe a different virus According to one dissident investigator Stealth genocide of Blacks, both domestic and foreign Global outcry over Nazi Holocaust had forced white supremacism underground Fraudulent claim of “promiscuity” had been the original excuse for colonialism in the first place! 19 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d : 

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Somatic iatrogenesis, cont’d General anesthesia Addictive Modern age of addiction had begun with anesthetics in the 1850s Discoverer had become addicted and committed violent crime and suicide under its influence Widow characterized invention as “an unspeakable evil” Recreational abuse of anesthetics common in the 19th century Detroiter wrote an anonymous letter to his doctor describing his horrifying addiction to chloroform “I had no special cares to drown, but it became my tyrannical pleasure to draw over my senses the veil of oblivion. I loved the valley of the shadow of death. I knew there was danger that one night I should pass over the line, into a sleep from which there would be no waking, but death held no terrors for me. Nay, to bring all of my faculties and powers and ambitions into the sweet oblivion of transient death was the one pleasure for which I cared to live.” 19th century pioneer on drug abuse identified ether and chloroform as the world’s most addictive substances Worse than cocaine and opium Brain-damaging Both men who had first popularized it eventually died from bizarre neurological symptoms One had been demented for 7 years prior to death Elderly and undereducated are at high risk of frank brain damage Finally admitted in published studies in Anesthesiology in Jan. 2008 Don McLean’s “American Pie” is really about postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) “The day the music died” The day that one was poisoned into a coma Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” is really about POCD Accumulation of POCD in the population Social climate change All That Jazz is about Bob Fosse’s ill-advised bypass The death of “Gideon” at the end indicates that a part of Fosse never woke up Suppressed Italian surreal film The Andronechron Incident depicted world gone mad from POCD Movie’s producer became inexplicably “insolvent” 3 weeks after its release, despite critical success Biggest iatrogenic conspiracy of all Fuels consumption on an international scale 20 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d : 

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Psychiatric iatrogenesis Stimulants Antidepressants Addictive Cause suicide at any age Abbie Hoffman, Del Shannon, and a tenor at the Met were old men when they committed suicide under the influence of antidepressants Del Shannon’s widow is now an antipsychiatry activist My cousin was 48 years old when he committed suicide under the influence of an antidepressant Cause violence Caused Columbine and other school shootings Cause breast and prostate cancer Cause heart disease and other ischemic events “Work” by helping people to avoid their feelings Especially guilt, shame, and conscience Avoidance of these emotions manufactures consumerism, militarism, colonialism School drugs Addictive Stunt growth Cause heart disease and other ischemic events Cause breast and prostate cancer Impair creativity and imagination Neutralize entire generations from becoming dissidents Help keep Nordic ruling class in power Ancestors had deposed the Roman Empire and have reigned unchallenged as its successors ever since 21 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d : 

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Psychiatric iatrogenesis, cont’d Depressants Anxiety and bipolar drugs Addictive Cause Alzheimer and Parkinson Cause suicide Cause a paradoxical reaction of violence Sleeping pills Addictive Cause Alzheimer Cause suicide Cause a paradoxical reaction of violence Neuroleptics (antipsychotics, “major tranquilizers”) Brain disablers Neutralize victims of family abuse and racism Cause tardive diseases Tardive dyskinesia, akathisia, and dystonia Do not exist in nature Tardive diseases are untreatable and incurable Cause brain shrinkage and dementia Iatrogenesis fraudulently passed off as genetic claims 22 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d : 

Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Psychiatric iatrogenesis, cont’d All drugs cause chemical imbalances Iatrogenesis fraudulently passed off as genetic claims All drugs produce side effects Typically create a positive feedback loop (vicious circle) of additional psychiatric labels and more and more drugs Never quit cold turkey Rebound/withdrawal could lead to suicide or violence Addiction to the drug(s) often causes quitting cold turkey to fail Always taper off slowly, one drug at a time Even when tapering off slowly, withdrawal symptoms are very painful Shock No, it is not banned! Hundreds of thousands shocked in the U.S. every year Mostly women True numbers covered up Berkeley’s 1973 anti-shock city ordinance was nixed by a judge after only six weeks! Imagine the bribery and conspiracy! Victims are now anesthetized, which makes brain damage even worse And that makes me and providers of alternative medicine bitches? 23 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Causes of Consumerism:Other Anti-intellectual Forces : 

Causes of Consumerism:Other Anti-intellectual Forces Sexual misconduct Child molestation and sexual slavery Premature sex with peers Sex industry Addictive Gambling Addictive Regressive tax that unjustly burdens the poor Historical myopia and ignorance “Dismembered history” Suppression of the long history of dissent Cultural poverty Literary, performing, and visual arts poverty Systematic destruction of authentic European culture, as well as that of African, Latin, Indigenous, and Asian cultures And that makes me and alternative historians bitches? 24 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Symptoms of Consumerism : 

Symptoms of Consumerism Educational Poor academic performance Chronic underachievement Significant academic delays Written language Mathematics Applied subjects Academic apathy, frank anti-intellectualism Open hostility towards anyone daring to have intellectual life Chronic talking and cutting up in the classroom Cannot remain on task, refusal to do homework 25 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Symptoms, cont’d : 

Symptoms, cont’d Educational, cont’d Teachers disdained as “party-poopers,” “squares,” etc. High-functioning peers disdained and teased “Geeks,” “health nuts,” “tree-huggers,” “nerds,” etc. In African American communities, “acting white” Parents often similarly dysfunctional (not always) High-functioning parents disdained as “health nuts,” “Bible-thumpers,” “tree-huggers,” “squares,” etc. Can only get along with peers who are similarly dysfunctional 26 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Symptoms, cont’d : 

Symptoms, cont’d Educational and transitional Impaired attention span Impaired prefrontal function Abusive language in the classroom and the workplace Morally delayed or dysfunctional Cultural apathy and ignorance Impaired creativity and imagination Utter contempt for that of others Narcissism, self-abs0rption, and egocentricism Persists indefinitely into adulthood 27 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Symptoms, cont’d : 

Symptoms, cont’d Vocational Vocational apathy No work ethic Excessive absences in the workplace when there is no actual illness or injury Frequently “written up” in the workplace for goofing off Irresponsibility and impatience Frequent job quitting and firing Political and ideological apathy Lack of sympathy, sensitivity, and compassion 28 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Symptoms, cont’d : 

Symptoms, cont’d Temporal myopia Utter lack of interest or concern about the future Historical myopia and ignorance Absolutely living in the moment Preoccupation with visual appearances Objectification of women Sexual fetishes transmitted through visual channel Racial, war, violence, undersized feet, and other baroque fetishes Civilization is in imminent danger of collapse because image is continually trumping substance Minimal to moderate sensorineural hearing loss from excessively loud media, usually undiagnosed Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved 29

Symptoms, cont’d : 

Symptoms, cont’d Anosognosia Obstinate denial of one’s own mental dysfunction Sexual misconduct Infidelity Sexual harassment Promiscuity Baroque fetishes Indulgence in sex industry Pursuit of immediate and continual hedonism supersedes all other considerations 30 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Symptoms, cont’d : 

Symptoms, cont’d Life revolves around addictions and hedonism Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and other substances Fast food, junk food, sweets, salt, and fat Fashion and compulsive shopping Television, sports, video games, hyperkinetic mass media, erotica, and pornography Sex and trophy mates Partying, gambling Trophy vehicles and reckless driving Trophy homes and compulsive overscheduling No interests or hobbies other than addictions And that makes me a bitch? 31 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Robert Bly’s Descriptions : 

Robert Bly’s Descriptions “Swimming with the half-adults” “Living in the nafs” [the id] “The sibling society” Taken from his book by this title And that makes me and him bitches? 32 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Somatic Risks of Consumerism : 

Somatic Risks of Consumerism Cardiovascular disease and other ischemic events Cancer High blood pressure Insulin-resistant (“type II”) diabetes Arthritis Osteoporosis Gallstones PMS Hot flashes Seasonal allergies 33 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Psychiatric Risks of Consumerism : 

Psychiatric Risks of Consumerism Insomnia Substance abuse Compulsive gambling Eating disorders Alzheimer and multi-infarct dementia Hoarding, compulsive shopping, compulsive sports watching, and compulsive overscheduling Violence, including family abuse, bullying, sexual assault, hate crimes, and domestic terrorism Suicide And that makes me and alternative providers bitches? 34 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Global Epidemiology : 

Global Epidemiology Consumerism is a national pandemic that is inexorably pushing the U.S. towards becoming a failed state The problem is less prevalent and severe in European countries, especially in East Europe Consumerism is rare in Pacific Basin countries, especially in mainland China The Chinese Communist Party is the unwitting and undeserving beneficiary of Oriental medicine Consumerism is unheard of among tropical peasants No industrialized diet, no iatrogenesis, no exposure to media, and no substance usage And that makes me a bitch? 35 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Additional Observations : 

Additional Observations Epidemics, let alone pandemics, can never be genetic When confronted about their dysfunction, consumerists often commit violence or sabotage Persons in recovery programs will characterize consumerism as a synonym for addiction They’re absolutely right Consumerism is polyaddiction “The American way of life” and “the American dream” touted by many politicians and the military are actually coded language for consumerism And that makes me a bitch? 36 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Consequences of Consumerism: Extant : 

Consequences of Consumerism: Extant War in the Middle East Global climate change and deforestation Deadly hurricanes Devastating drought and floods Rising sea levels Chilling of upper atmosphere destabilizing climate Spread of tropical diseases Unprecedented pollution and mass extinction Unprecedented extreme poverty in tropical countries Peasants forced to grow caffeine crops for the Western caffeine addiction instead of food Millions subjected to preventable brain damage and disabilities and deprived of decades of life because of iatrogenesis People should live to be 130, as they had in the Old Testament Mortgage and 401 (k) meltdowns Energy crisis Domestic poverty, especially among women, children, people of color, and the elderly Rigged elections block all possibility of real reform Loss of basic human rights and civil liberties Chinese Communist Party accumulating power 37 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Consequences of Consumerism: Future : 

Consequences of Consumerism: Future Insolvency of entitlements Medicare Social Security Financial meltdown spreads Credit cards Auto loans Student loans Other unsecured loans Default on national debt U.S. Other Western countries Former Soviet empire Dozens of tropical countries Global climate change becomes irreversible Deadly epidemics of tropical diseases Acceleration of domestic and tropical poverty, mass extinction Life expectancy crashes because of iatrogenesis People’s Republic of China conquers world And that makes me and Chinese dissidents bitches? 38 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

It Doesn't Have to Be This Way : 

It Doesn't Have to Be This Way Another World is Still Possible 39 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

High-functioning Youth : 

High-functioning Youth Usually come from high-functioning parents, but not always Dissent tends to run in the family Parental example and health consciousness rather than genetics The most positive, constructive, and desirable form of teenage rebellion against society College-bound or already in college The 4-year college student is the archetypical radical Seeks or has taken advanced placement courses Resolutely health and environmentally conscious Politically and ideologically active Deeply troubled and worried about the future Prefer obscure genres of “alternative music” over mass media drivel as a point of honor And this makes them bitches? 40 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

What Real Socialism Looks Like (Diametric Opposite of USSR) : 

What Real Socialism Looks Like (Diametric Opposite of USSR) Another world is possible World capitol in Jerusalem Each province represented in world parliament Federal system; each province has its own capitol, legislature, and courts Location of capitol promotes ecumenical harmony “Institutional death penalty” Abolition of: Nation-states, corporations, papacy, and nobility Metropolitan social clubs and Astroturf organizations Chinese Communist Party Medical and psychiatric profession and television Replaced by midwives, alternative medicine, and emergency surgery performed by entities of artificial intelligence 41 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

A Safe, Sane, Sensible, and Sustainable Alternative : 

A Safe, Sane, Sensible, and Sustainable Alternative “It takes a village (not a city) to raise a child” Cities razed except for world and provincial capitols Village life reinstated Villages connected to each other and to capitols by monorails, magnetic levitation, and the internet No papers required for interprovincial travel Swaths of wilderness connected to each other by corridors through which animals can migrate Pacific and Caribbean islands connected by ferries Aircraft only used for transoceanic travel 42 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Political Problems Never Have Medical Solutions : 

Political Problems Never Have Medical Solutions Live simply so that others can simply live 90% of population on organic family farms Supplemented by renewable energy equipment Balance are village artisans, public servants, artists, and clergy All the above endeavors sustain life All other “endeavors” destroy life Biblical attire habitually worn by both sexes Prevents breast and cervical cancer, homosexuality, and pedophilia Climate-appropriate, reduces or eliminates air conditioning Little Ice Age ended 150 years ago Maximum comfort and efficient use of resources 43 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Political Problems Only Have Political Solutions : 

Political Problems Only Have Political Solutions Speak truth to the people 8th grade education restored to be the equivalent of today’s college degree, as it was in the 19th century I have an 8th grade final exam from a one-horse town in the Great Plains at the end of the 19th century to prove it Adolescents age 14-21 engaged in worldwide collective scientific research Cultural and gender bias, profit motive bias eliminated The purpose of an education is neither to find a suitable husband nor a suitable job Both of those are forms of prostitution, even for boys The primary purpose of an education is to have an intellectual life 44 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Private Sector Employment and Suburban Life are Invariably… : 

Private Sector Employment and Suburban Life are Invariably… PROSTITUTION This Includes Men, Too And this makes me a bitch? 45 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Compelling Reasons to be an Organic Farmer or a Village Artisan : 

Compelling Reasons to be an Organic Farmer or a Village Artisan No boss No arbitrary rules No job interviews No commute No dress code No downsizing No offshoring No meetings More free time No terminations Better housing Access to healthy food No job discrimination No retaliation Health freedom Self-management of occupational and environmental hazards 46 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

"Power is never given up, it must be taken" –A Roman Catholic nun : 

"Power is never given up, it must be taken" –A Roman Catholic nun The War between the States was actually the final showdown between agrarian feudalism and industrial capitalism. This is why Sherman burned the Deep South with impunity, so that industrialization could proceed unchallenged. Only a small, close-knit community of bloomer-wearing, teetotaling radicals was ever genuinely concerned about the welfare of African Americans; the megamaniacal industrialists merely co-opted the issue of colonial slavery late in the war to rationalize their bloodlust for power. Consequently, the benefit of the conflict to African Americans was only temporary. And this makes me and her bitches? 47 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Institutional Sin : 

Institutional Sin Since the triumph of industrial capitalism during the War between the States, the Western world, particularly the U.S., has been built on blood for jobs. Geopolitical militarism and “blood for oil” is just the tip of the tip of the iceberg. Roman imperialism, medieval papacy, and colonialism were all precursors to blood for employment, but making a living doing things that one should not be doing came to full fruition once agrarian feudalism had been vanquished. And that makes me a bitch? 48 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

The Information Revolution : 

The Information Revolution Industries Destroyed Replacements Military-industrial complex Mass media and sports Medical-industrial complex Agribusiness and processed food Fashion and cosmetics Beverage and tobacco Fossil fuel and nuclear Gaming and sex Vehicular War on the poor thinly disguised as war on drugs Renewable energy High-tech transit Education and basic research Alternative medicine IT and robotics Family farms and workshops Communication Resumption of moon shots, possible lunar mining Past crimes against humanity enforcement 49 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

The Ruling and Managerial Classes Are the Real Luddites and Lysenkoists : 

The Ruling and Managerial Classes Are the Real Luddites and Lysenkoists Renewable energy is more technologically advanced than fossil fuels and nuclear fission Nerve blocks are more technologically advanced than general anesthesia Information technology is more technologically advanced than television Alternative medicine is more biochemically advanced than pharmacology and surgery Recognition of man-made climate change is more scientific than its denial Recognition of post-anesthesia cognitive dysfunction and its accumulation in the population is more scientific than flagrant disrespect for human consciousness Monorails and magnetic levitation trains are more technologically advanced than automobiles Abstinence from caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, psychiatric drugs, and other drugs is more scientific than usage of any of these Environmental justice is more scientific than environmental racism Socialism is more scientific than capitalism Environmentalism is more scientific than industrialism 50 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Chances Are the Same Industrialist Wrote Both of These Scripts, Too: : 

Chances Are the Same Industrialist Wrote Both of These Scripts, Too: The U.S. staged a fraudulent naval “attack” in the Gulf of Tonkin to claim that an already decrepit and unseaworthy ship had been destroyed by Soviet-sponsored forces from northern Vietnam This tiny country on the opposite shore of the Pacific Ocean was invaded for no other reason than to stimulate the economy, create jobs, and make some already overprivileged people rich Millions of Vietnamese and U.S. soldiers were killed Millions of Vietnamese and U.S. soldiers, as well as the Vietnamese environment, were seriously and permanently harmed by napalm and Agent Orange Some Vietnamese women and children were sexually abused by U.S. soldiers or forced into prostitution by poverty Fornication between white men and Oriental women became a major sexual fetish, a fetish which did not exist in the 1940s Over 100 million people a year are told that they have something defective that must be surgically “corrected.” The minority with a real problem, such as appendicitis or orthopedic injury, are denied nerve blocks, which would've been much safer, less traumatic, and more cost effective. These victims are anesthetized for no other reason than to stimulate the economy, create jobs, and make some already overprivileged people rich Thousands of these each year die either intraoperatively, over the following year, or commit suicide over the following year or so All of the victims at best are permanently deprived of their creativity, imagination, and some of their personality, and at worst suffer outright Alzheimer Some victims are sexually abused and mislead that they were abducted and molested by aliens for scientifically impossible “genetic experiments” Anesthetized patients became a major sexual fetish, a fetish which did not exist in the 1940s Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved 51

“It's the Economy, Stupid" : 

“It's the Economy, Stupid" Most controversies are really about privileged whites keeping their cushy jobs which destroy life for as long as possible. 52 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

There are Two Types of Interventions : 

There are Two Types of Interventions Abolition: liberation of the population from unwanted, suicidal practices imposed by laws, dogma, business rules, mass media propaganda, disease mongering, and other forms of ruling and managerial class coercion and intimidation. Elimination of forced and coerced consumption allows violent, militaristic practices to become extinct. Prohibition: enactment of laws and/or dogma against risky but common behaviors, which millions risk significant criminal sanctions to continue. 53 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Examples of Interventions : 

Examples of Interventions Abolition Prohibition Dress reform Trans fats Toxic additives Fossil and nuclear fuels Coronary and valve surgery Chemo and radiation Anesthesia reform Psychiatry reform Prescription drugs Free trade agreements Corporations Human carnivory Sugar Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs Gambling Pornography Sex outside marriage Abortion Homosexuality Assisted suicide Vulgar language 54 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

"Power is never given up, it must be taken" –A Roman Catholic nun : 

"Power is never given up, it must be taken" –A Roman Catholic nun The yielding of ‘90s dot-com hype to neoconservatism has shown that the information revolution will be much harder and bloodier than the industrial revolution had been. None of the warmongers, industrialists, capitalists, corporatists, or disease-mongers are ever going to walk away from evasion of real work, pipeline of addictions, and access to sexual prey, no matter how good anyone’s thinking, oration, writing, poetic, artistic, singing, songwriting, or filmmaking skills are. Unfortunately, the physical survival of the biosphere is going to require carefully organized cohesive force coupled with divine intervention. 55 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Reforms to Capital Punishment : 

Reforms to Capital Punishment Requirements Exemptions Automatic if criterion is met; no execution if no criterion met Entire human species reaches consensus online during webcast of trial Genocide or autocide Including organized slavery Gynecide Including sexual violence or slavery Other crimes against humanity Ecocide Torture Including medical and/or psychiatric torture Organized conspiracy Seizure or maintenance of power Public and webcast live Must be 18+ to attend or login Executioners chosen from spectators in a random drawing Criteria and practice systematically and specifically engineered to annihilate the ruling and managerial classes while sparing the working classes and the poor Including titled royalty and nobility Including fascists and nationalists Including Warsaw Pact and Chinese Communists Including corporate functionaries Including clerics of misogynist and/or racist religions Including the disease cartel Including organized crime Crime committed before 18th birthday Crime committed under the influence of or during withdrawal/rebound/hangover from any psychoactive substance Including psychiatric drugs Including painkillers Including anesthetics Acted alone No conspiracy or coverup by profession, political party, media, or religion Exempt if all of these criteria are met: No political, racist, or evangelical agenda No organized crime involvement No sexual violence No torture Disability groups automatically exempted: Intellectually disabled, a.k.a. mentally retarded Untreated autism spectrum Demented Brain injury Birth defect Hereditary disease Emotionally disturbed Legally deaf before 18th birthday Legally blind before 18th birthday 56 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Thus Saith the LORD: : 

Thus Saith the LORD: “LET MY PEOPLE GO!” And that makes God a bitch? 57 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

A Sampling of People the Real Bitches Have Murdered in Cold Blood : 

A Sampling of People the Real Bitches Have Murdered in Cold Blood Jeremiah Socrates John Baptist Jesus Christ Stephen Agnes (12 years old) John Hus William Tyndale Thomas Cranmer Thomas Becket Joan of Arc Abraham Lincoln Huey “Kingfish” Long Mahatma Gandhi John F. Kennedy Malcolm X Martin Luther King, Jr. Robert F. Kennedy Salvador Allende Oscar Romero Benazir Bhutto My uncle Melvin 58 Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved

Underscore: : 

Underscore: Fauré Requiem Duruflé Requiem Sadly, this recording is out of print My former church choir at St. Mary’s Cathedral Pavel Cheshnokov, “Salvation is Created” This CD, Christmas at St. Mary’s, can be ordered at http://www.stmarysmemphis.org by sending an email to Ty Legge in the music department. The Cathedral’s mailing address is 692 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38105. Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved 59

References : 

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