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Mental Illness Does Not Literally Exist

How do we know if it is ethical to coerce adults into ingesting certain (psychiatric) drugs that have potentially deadly side effects? How do we know if someone objectively has a mental illness? We cannot because like heresy and un-Americanism, the definition is subjective. How can we know if we are thinking clearly about psychiatry and psychiatric coercion?

Jokes cannot literally be sick. Minds cannot literally be sick. Mental illness is not literally real.

Mental illness does not literally exist. Mental illness might poetically exist as a metaphorical idea. It is like the idea that a sick joke is not literally sick. The brain can literally be sick, like with stroke, neurosyphilis, cancer, and so forth. The “mind”, like a joke, simply cannot literally be sick unless we use language in inaccurate and imprecise ways. This simply matters because many psychiatrists earn money from psychiatric coercion and justify their actions by claiming mental illness is literally real and effectively turns a person into a non-person (an entity that is not capable of making their own decisions). Similar logic was utilized to justify chattel slavery in America hundreds of years ago (black people are three-fifths of a person, which was in the US Constitution).

Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz wrote about 35 books and wrote extensively about the history of and epistemology within psychiatry.

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Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz.

Consider learning about the ideas of psychiatrist Thomas Szasz.

He wrote about 35 books. One is called Psychiatric Slavery. Szasz indicated that civil commitment and the insanity defense form the foundations of psychiatric slavery.

He wrote a book entitled Suicide Prohibition: The Shame of Medicine.

He wrote a book Our Right to Drugs: The Case for a Free Market.

Szasz wrote extensively about the history of psychiatry. The history of psychiatry offers many good lessons for today.

Szasz noted that psychiatric coercion is medicalized terrorism.

Perhaps Szaszian ideas and Szaszian ethics can benefit society and many stakeholders greatly in the coming years.

Szasz wanted psychiatric human rights abuses to be outlawed.

Outlawing Psychiatric Coercion

The right to not experience psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry is an important human right.

Through grassroots activism (including contacting politicians) and utilizing social media and so forth, we can eventually outlaw psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry.

Psychiatrist Thomas Szasz is correct; psychiatric coercion is medicalized terrorism.

We should only utilize peaceful and legal means to bring about the outlawing of psychiatric coercion and nonconsensual psychiatry (psychiatric slavery).

Cheers and Limitless Peace.

Psychiatric Dynamics

Don’t feel good? Have a drug!

Don’t like the way some one is feeling or behaving? Try to have them ingest a drug!

Yes. These drugs have side effects. Some of these side effects can potentially result in death.

Are the drugs not helping? Increase the dose of the drug! Of course. And yeah, maybe the side effects tend to increase the higher the dose of the drug.

Of course, governments allow for psychiatric coercion, where individuals are threatened with various negative consequences if they do not “comply with treatment” and ingest some of the aforementioned psychiatric drugs.

There is a psychiatric survivor movement. That can’t have any credibility can it? Like, could people’s feelings of distress in relation to psychiatric force, coercion, and confinement be valid? Oh, how could that be? Are they human too?

According to psychiatrist Thomas Szasz, civil commitment and the insanity defense form the foundations of psychiatric slavery. Read his book Psychiatric Slavery; it is primarily an analysis of a psychiatry related US Supreme Court case. Psychiatric slavery is when individuals earn money from psychiatric coercion, force, and confinement.

Eventually, the majority of those living in democracies that authentically permit free speech will eventually understand that psychiatric coercion is morally wrong.

Utilizing Social Media to Help Defeat Aging

Volunteer grassroots social media propaganda can help to defeat aging.

Propaganda does not have to be bad, immoral, or illegal.

Propaganda can be utilized by good actors for positive purposes, like reducing rates of cigarette smoking, encouraging people to lose weight, or to encourage people to help hasten the defeat of aging.

Many volunteers can devote minutes per week to encouraging politicians to fund research that could eventually lead to the defeat of aging. Many volunteers can devote minutes per week to encouraging more individuals to do what they can to help hasten the defeat of aging – spreading the message that aging must be defeated and spreading the word that aging can and should be defeated.

How can we mobilize many individuals to spread positive, legal, and helpful propaganda that aging can and should be defeated? We need tens or hundreds of millions of individuals to demand that healthspan research is funded sufficiently so that aging is defeated as efficiently as possible.

How I Am Trying to Help Hasten the Defeat of Aging

Here is how I am trying to help hasten the defeat of aging. I keep posting videos, articles, and short thoughts about defeating aging. Recently I have been creating music in which I mention ideas related to defeating aging. My music is on Spotify, iTunes, Google Music, and Amazon Music.

I keep posting on Reddit and Facebook about defeating aging. I am Reddit.com/u/MichaelTen on Reddit, and Facebook.com/TenMichael is my Facebook page. You can follow me there. I am at YouTube.com/MichaelTenQi on YouTube. I post to Twitter.com/iMichaelTen on Twitter.

I am attempting to catalyze grassroot efforts to persuade politicians to classify aging as a potentially treatable disease, and to significantly increase funding for research that could lead to the defeat of aging.

I hope you attempt to do what you can do to hasten the defeat of aging.

Read the book Ending Aging by Aubrey de Grey. Read the book Radical Life Extension by me, Michael Ten.

Donate money to SENS Research Foundation, Methuselah Foundation, Buck Institute and Life Extension Advocacy Foundation. Attempt to persuade other individuals to do this too.

Be creative in how you attempt to help hasten the defeat of aging. We can build a grassroots movement to persuade politicians to use their political power to help defeat aging. What might you do to help hasten the defeat of aging?

Self Serve Advertising Software That Accepts Cryptocurrencies

Self serve advertising is when individuals and organizations can log into websites and apps and purchase advertising that will be shown to users of such sites and apps, and this can be done without having to wait (in any significant way) on any response from any human agent in order for the ads to be served to users.

This is dedicated to learning, teaching, and researching about self serve advertising. Self serve advertising is related to areas of knowledge that include technology, software engineering, business, advertising, and marketing. It can even relate to politics!

Some of the biggest providers of self serve online advertising are Facebook, Twitter, and Google. These are for profit companies. Net profits from ads are given to shareholders. This system benefits the few at the expense of the many. YouTube and Instagram probably also use self serve advertising.

Facebook and Twitter earn money from advertising placed alongside original content created by members/users. Facebook and Twitter do not pay royalties to content creators/contributors. Minimum royalty laws should exist.

There has been controversy related to self serve advertising. In 2016 elections in USA, self serve advertising was used in ways that may have violated election regulations to spread political ideas.

Can a nonprofit or decentralized organization facilitate (DAO) the creation of self serve advertising platforms that accept cryptocurrencies? Can such an organization use all profits for social good?

Newman’s Own donates all profits to charities. Perhaps a nonprofit or DAO can exist that enables people to run self serve advertising on social media sites and also donate all net profits to charities or distribute most of back to content creators, and maybe even to viewers of ads. Is this a realistic endeavor?

In what ways can self serve advertising be utilized to benefit all of humanity, and not mostly just shareholders of large social media companies?

Will Manna Succeed?

Will the basic income cryptocurrency Manna be successful? If many people really want basic income implemented then many relatively wealthy people need to buy Manna and donate to People’s Currency Foundation. This will increase the value of Manna. I have also contacted People’s Currency Foundation about setting up an endowment to back the value of Manna. This can help too. Basic income cryptocurrencies will only work if many people cooperate to make it work. Manna doesn’t need to be worth a lot to help those many millions of people on Earth earning less than $1 per day.

Will DAO’s That Tokenize Dividends Become Ubiquitous?

Cryptocurrencies have enabled the creation and establishment of decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO’s). DAO’s can effectively be a new form of business and organization that is easy to be a part of and mutually benefit from. They also have the potential to benefit many members of society and transform society. Organizations are groups of people cooperating together to achieve some small, medium, large, or monumental goal, purpose, or task. There can be nearly an infinite number of potential DAO’s.

Are outdated and now unjust laws related to securities harming the potential future of cryptocurrency and blockchain adoption, and also harming the potential for a future of increased abundance and prosperity for all of humanity?

Are many laws related to securities that are preventing non-accredited investors from purchasing tokenized assets unconstitutional? Could parts of our US Constitution about free speech and freedom of association apply here?

Can decentralized autonomous organizations (DAO’s) that provide useful goods and services to consumers and then provide dividends back to many stakeholders (accredited and non-accredited) legally exist? DAO’s like this should be able to exist.

What do you think? Are there any lawyers that could attempt to fairly and justly utilize the judicial system to enable peaceful groups of people to tokenize assets and businesses in a way that is nearly frictionless to affiliate, participate, and associate with?

Will DAO’s that deliver dividends to many stakeholders become common and ubiquitous in 5 years? 10 years?

Suicide Prohibitions

Some people do believe that there is no point to living on Earth. I don’t.

The point of living is to enjoy living, and to benefit self and others.

It will be good if we can reduce suicides to zero using persuasion, reason, and kindness. Suicide should be respected as a civil and human right for all adults when it is done in private. Nonconsensual psychiatry should be outlawed. That is, psychiatric coercion, force, and confinement should be outlawed.

Psychiatry wrongly medicalizes suicide. The decision of suicide is not a medical issue. It is a personal, moral, and ethical issue and decision.

Suicide prohibitions and the ability for psychiatrists to lock up law abiding citizens for trying to engage in suicide or for indicating that they will has a chilling effect on free speech, and prevents people from being able to have open and honest conversations about suicide in private in appropriate settings. This needs to change.

Read the book Suicide Prohibition: The Shame of Medicine by psychiatrist Thomas Szasz.