[LMB] Madness

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 06:22:32 BST 2021


Some people on this list have said that I show signs of a mild case of PTSD
myself, mostly because I have stated that I have a very strong, very bad
startle reaction.  This got us into a discussion of startling people, and
why those of us who do startle hard do NOT think it's funny or harmless.

On Wed, Jun 9, 2021 at 11:30 PM Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I read a biography of a WWII veteran who was a tail gunner in a B17 that go
> shot down. He ended up fighting  with the partisans. After the war he
> suffered intensely from what we would call PTSD. I believe many civil war
> veterans suffered from PTSD too.
>
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2021, 8:27 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Most psychiatric systems are, in practice if not in intent, primarily for
> > the purpose of protecting the mass of people - from dangers, and from
> > annoyances.  The well-being of the patients has never been a priority.
> Few
> > people would ever state it that bluntly, and many would deny it outright,
> > but... if you want to evaluate something, look at its fruits.
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