Top Ten Completely Wacko Mental Health Myths (If You Believe this Shit, You Must Be Crazy!) #2

How was yesterday’s piece?
Here are some more absolutely batshit crazy things I’ve noticed.

There is an ‘autistic community’ who all think the same things.


WRONG!
There are autistic individuals, and some support mainstream SJW ideology; others don’t. The Autistic Dark Web is an emerging movement that questions politically correct orthodoxies like neurodiversity, or the social model of disability.

People with Asperger’s like being called ‘aspies.’


WRONG!
Some people with Asperger’s support twee culture, others don’t.

You should use a trigger warning when discussing sensitive topics, to avoid hurting people with PTSD.


WRONG!
There is no conclusive evidence that trigger warnings help people with PTSD.
Actual trauma (not the campus moral panic stuff) is complex.
Sources: Skeptic Ink, Slate.

Such-and-such a politician is a narcissist.


WRONG!
It is one thing to say people in the public eye show evidence of narcissistic traits, but it is quite another to actually make a serious diagnosis. Only a properly trained professional is able to decide.
(Oh, c’mon! Do you really need a source for this?!)

This is or that famous historical personage had autism.

WRONG!

Some famous people like Einstein or Jefferson may have had autism, but it is impossible to prove, at this distance in time. There are other possible explanations for unusual behaviour.

(To be honest, if you need a source for this one, you’re probably beyond help!)

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Top Ten Completely Wacko Mental Health Myths (If You Believe This Shit, You Must Be Crazy!) #1

Psychotics are dangerous and evil.

WRONG!
People often seem to confuse psychosis with psychopathy.
“Most people with psychosis are more likely to harm themselves than others.”
Source: NHS

Autistic people lack empathy.

WRONG!
Scholars such as Simon Baron-Cohen distinguish between affective empathy (compassion, ‘suffering-with’) vs cognitive empathy (understanding others). Some autistic people have very strong affective empathy, but poor cognitive empathy.
Source: PSYCHOLOGY TODAY.

If you like keeping your room clean and tidy, you have OCD.

WRONG!
The word OCD, like paranoia or autism, is thrown around with casual abandon.
This is frustrating to some individuals with genuine OCD.
Here’s what actual OCD is.

“Schizophrenics? Oh, those are the dudes who keep hearing voices in their heads?”

WRONG!
Schizophrenia is a multi-faceted condition, and it is no more true to say all people with schizophrenia hear voices, than that all Europeans are Italian.
See more on the NHS website.

People with Tourette’s can’t stop cursing.

WRONG!
Verbal Tourette’s is far less common than people think.
Non-verbal Tourette’s is very real, and can also be distressing or frustrating to the person with Tourette’s, as well as to other people.

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Moggxodus: An Ode to Britain’s Prophet, & Our Future Exodus from Brussels!

Cometh the hour, cometh the man!
Time to break free from the Brussels Taliban!
Don’t drop the cognac, a hangover’s coming…
Guy and Jean-Claude, now they better start running!

No more bent bananas and made up oppressions
No more censorship and manufactured microaggressions
We will be manufacturing half the world
Now shut up and let us get on with your Exodus, you little turds! Read more Moggxodus: An Ode to Britain’s Prophet, & Our Future Exodus from Brussels!

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Victimhood is Mighty! The Autistic Dark Web Confronts the Bitter Orthodoxies of Disability & Mental Health

One of the most unintentionally hilarious things about the current postmodernist consensus is the bizarre notion that there is something incredibly edgy, provocative and radical about the moronic SJW boilerplate du jour.

TERF-punching misogynists consider themselves to be an oppressed minority, heroically fighting back against their omnipotent and omniscient cisscum oppressors. Read more Victimhood is Mighty! The Autistic Dark Web Confronts the Bitter Orthodoxies of Disability & Mental Health

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OMG! World’s Logic Scholars Left Reeling in Mass Suicide: Donald Trump Makes ‘Impossible Discovery!’

Since the days of Aristotle, logic has been considered a cornerstone of civilisation.

Logicians have been highly respected (and despised) scholars, and while nobody particularly likes them, their intellectual credentials have generally been considered second to none. Despite the cavils of Tertullian, Martin Luther, Al-Ghazali and many others, critical thinking and philosophy has remained an important staple of the academic world.

Read more OMG! World’s Logic Scholars Left Reeling in Mass Suicide: Donald Trump Makes ‘Impossible Discovery!’

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Bitterness Isn’t Working: The Decline of Radical Autism & the Rise of the Autistic Dark Web

 

In the 1960s, two major civilisational value shifts occurred in Western countries. Postmodernist intellectuals shifted our traditional political and moral values away from objectivism, towards subjectivism. This means that the truth is all about what you feel, rather than having any real compelling objective weight and force. You’ve probably seen a lot of sanctified idiots whingeing about how they have a ‘right to an opinion,’ or even saying ‘this is just an opinion.’ We all know, of course, that opinions are not worth very much; because an opinion, when all is said and done, is merely that. An opinion. Nothing more. Read more Bitterness Isn’t Working: The Decline of Radical Autism & the Rise of the Autistic Dark Web

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Not Funny: Frankie Boyle & Co Arrested in Ireland for ‘Offensive’ Jokes (Competition Goes Sour!)

UK comedians are known for their racy sense of humour. Ricky Gervais has used the word ‘mong,’ my satire guru Bernard Manning has been widely accused of racism, while Roy Chubby Brown is notoriously offensive.

Ireland, however, is very much a right-wing country, as demonstrated by their recent decision to go the way of Adolf Hitler and vote for the eugenicisation of the disabled.

Add to this the Stephen Fry blasphemy kerfuffle, and it’s clear that things are not looking good over there.

To make matters worst, a whole horde of edgy UK comedians have been arrested in a mass frenzy of respectable bourgeois-metropolitan high dudgeon. Read more Not Funny: Frankie Boyle & Co Arrested in Ireland for ‘Offensive’ Jokes (Competition Goes Sour!)

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Saudi Arabia Drops Travel Ban on Australians, Condemns ‘Disrespectful Behaviour’

Australians are well renowned (some would say infamous!) for their straight talking, a national trait which is enough to send even the customarily forthright Dutch and Russians screaming into their safe spaces.
Read more Saudi Arabia Drops Travel Ban on Australians, Condemns ‘Disrespectful Behaviour’

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White Nationalism is Not the Answer: Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid!


White Nationalism is a counsel of despair.

White nationalists are indeed 100% correct that the most effective way of stopping Islamic Extremism and racial tensions is killing and deporting everyone of a different race or religion.

But if we do that, how are we any better than ISIS? Freakin’ idiots! Read more White Nationalism is Not the Answer: Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid!

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Rap The Swamp (I): Four Edgy Odes to the Media & Political Class!

Gammon faced Republican warmonger John McCain, centrist intellectual Joy-Ann Reid, accomplished political showman Barack Obama and failed Presidential Candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton feature in this four part take-down of the establishment!

Have you got any more? Submit to wallacerunnymede@gmail.com.

Who would you like to include in YOUR poem?

Paul Ryan? Mitch McConnell? Nancy Pelosi? Donald Trump? Bernie Sanders? Mike Pompeo? John Brennan?

Let’s let rip!

Read more Rap The Swamp (I): Four Edgy Odes to the Media & Political Class!

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How Long Before Ireland Builds Gas Chambers for the Disabled?

Surprisingly enough, there’s the odd person out there would say I am rarely found speechless about sensitive and contentious issues.

I was not exactly surprised by the Irish Holocaust vote to conduct the mass extermination of ‘dysgenics’ and ‘Untermenschen,’ but it’s never pleasant to know your status has dropped to sub-human level. Read more How Long Before Ireland Builds Gas Chambers for the Disabled?

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Incel Culture & Neurodiversity: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

I recently moved towards a dialogue on Twitter; and while I knew debates over Neurodiversity were pretty ugly things, even I was shocked at the bizarre distortions of my calls for autistic males to reject victimhood; whether out of malice, ignorance or carelessness, these were changed (by the bizarre postmodernist sleight of hand of my opponents) into calls for victimhood.
Of course, I’m not going to become a victim in turn; those familiar with my writing know I have been consistently opposing autistic victimhood and entitlement for some time. That’s one reason why I reject Neurodiversity. However, I do want to discuss a selection of today’s commentary from myself and others, in order to show why incel culture and Neurodiversity are both deeply, deeply toxic ideological phenomena.
Just to shake things up a bit, let’s start with something that was from a little later on in the evening: Read more Incel Culture & Neurodiversity: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

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Book Review: “Ideology: An Introduction” by Terry Eagleton

Anything with ‘introduction’ in the title can easily appear off-putting to the more thoughtful and reflexive reader; promise me you won’t let that happen!

This is a very serious and (rather unsurprisingly) an extraordinarily witty romp through the history of ideology critique. Read more Book Review: “Ideology: An Introduction” by Terry Eagleton

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Putin Non-Traditional Musical Parody: I Want KGB! (With Apologies to Queen & Vlad)

Flamboyant 80s bear-wrestler Vladimir Putin once banned the rainbow clown ikon, as the latter is deemed by some web users to represent “the supposed nonstandard sexual orientation of the president of the Russian Federation.”

Still, we’re pretty sure Freddy would appreciate Putin’s stirring not-so-public rendering of an old, old classic! Read more Putin Non-Traditional Musical Parody: I Want KGB! (With Apologies to Queen & Vlad)

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Hey White People! These are Things Y’All Need To Do Better (Another Eva Luxemburg Wokepost, Part 2)

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History? Y’all are so busy trying to work out the ‘facts,’ that you got no time to work out the truth. Priorities, white people! Funny how, when people search for facts, you always end up getting partisan bullshit; while when I search for the truth, I always get the truth? Ever wonder why? Well, ain’t postmodernism just awesome! Read more Hey White People! These are Things Y’All Need To Do Better (Another Eva Luxemburg Wokepost, Part 2)

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