How Government Literally Makes People Go Insane

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Via The Daily Bell

The most effective way to change the world if you have kids is to treat them right. Everything could change in one generation if there were a radical shift in parenting.

Unfortunately, some indicators suggest things are getting worse. For instance, there has been an increase in kids hospitalized for attempted suicide or suicidal indicators.

Now we can just hope that parents are becoming more alert to the warning signs and are therefore properly identifying them early in order to prevent suicide.

But the most concerning thing is that these incidents tend to be concentrated at certain times of the year. One of the most likely times for a kid to need a hospital visit because of suicidal tendencies or attempts is in the fall when school starts back up.

There are two probable reasons for this. One, being ridiculed and bullied by their peers makes kids feel like social outcasts, and transitioning to a new school year could increase that. Evolution has programmed the human mind to want acceptance of the group for survival reasons, so being ostracized can make you literally feel like you are going to die because if this was 10,000 years ago, you probably would.

And then there are the drugs. You know, the legalized forms of cocaine and heroine that we give to kids to make them alert, focused, or calm, and manageable. There are all sorts of side effects to the drugs, and based on the spiking and dropping levels of dopamine and other chemicals in the brain, this can cause erratic behavior.

But either way, the school system seems to be the root of the problem, whether it is exposing kids to negative people they don’t need in their lives, drugs to help them function “normally” in an abnormal school environment, or just the unnatural environment itself where one is trapped, caged, and coerced in order to prepare them for an equally coercive society afterwards.

Coercion is Ruining Society

It turns out coercion is a serious problem that can lead to mental health issues. Coercion might even cause most of the ills we see in society today. The same thing that makes a teenager lash out and act erratically in opposition to strict rules is what makes people do crazy things in a society dominated by arbitrary and oppressive government edicts.

According to Bruce Levin, PhD, in his article, Societies With Little Coercion Have Little Mental Illness:

Coercion—the use of physical, legal, chemical, psychological, financial, and other forces to gain compliance—is intrinsic to our society’s employment, schooling, and parenting. However, coercion results in fear and resentment, which are fuels for miserable marriages, unhappy families, and what we today call mental illness.

It Starts With Your Kids

Most parents have their kids’ best interests at heart when parenting, yes some still treat their child like a wild animal that must be broken. So many people in our society would have no idea what to do with freedom because all they have ever known is oppression. It starts in childhood, and evidence suggests that a more free child leads to a happier adult.

Levin points out that some cultures see very little mental illness, and he suggests it is because of the way the children are reared.

For many indigenous peoples, even the majority rule that most Americans call democracy is problematically coercive, as it results in the minority feeling resentful. Roland Chrisjohn, member of the Oneida Nation of the Confederacy of the Haudenausaunee (Iroquois) and author of The Circle Game, points out that for his people, it is deemed valuable to spend whatever time necessary to achieve consensus so as to prevent such resentment. By the standards of Western civilization, this is highly inefficient. “Achieving consensus could take forever!” exclaimed an attendee of a talk that I heard given by Chrisjohn, who responded, “What else is there more important to do?”

Among indigenous societies, there are many accounts of a lack of mental illness, a minimum of coercion, and wisdom that coercion creates resentment which fractures relationships.

How could we expect coercion to yield results as positive as agreement? All interaction should be voluntary; you cannot have positive ends if you do not use positive means to achieve those ends. I am not a parent, and I don’t expect perfection from anyone, but parents should at least try to solve issues with their kids without being so forceful and coercive.

Let kids be who they want to be, with the steady hand of your guidance, not an iron fist. Clearly, a child cannot always get what they want, and I am not advocating giving in to any random whim. Just realize how important freedom is for children in order to grow and learn.

This is why the public school system is horribly damaging to a large percentage of children. That is not the only nor best way to learn, and in fact really just teaches obedience to authority. Public schooling sets children up to be mindless drones in the work world, where they will be used to the coercion, but not happy about it.

[Jared] Diamond, in The World Until Yesterday (2012), reports how laissez-faire parenting is “not unusual by the standards of the world’s hunter-gatherer societies, many of which consider young children to be autonomous individuals whose desires should not be thwarted.” Diamond concludes that by our society’s attempt to control children for what we believe is their own good, we discourage those traits we admire:

“Other Westerners and I are struck by the emotional security, self-­confidence, curiosity, and autonomy of members of small-scale societies, not only as adults but already as children. We see that people in small-scale societies spend far more time talking to each other than we do, and they spend no time at all on passive entertainment supplied by outsiders, such as television, videogames, and books. We are struck by the precocious development of social skills in their children. These are qualities that most of us admire, and would like to see in our own children, but we discourage development of those qualities by ranking and grading our children and constantly ­telling them what to do.”

Bravo to home-schoolers and free range parenting. They are ahead of the curve by going back to the basics.

Then It’s Your Job…

I don’t believe the reason so many hate going to work is not the work itself, but the fact that we cannot act like ourselves when at work. We feel coerced in one way or another into not being who we want to be. This is a mild form of coercion, one that often doesn’t go beyond venting over a beer after work, or every once in a while both middle fingers and: “I quit!” screamed at the boss.

But is the quiet desperation of a 9-5 you hate–saving for retirement, but probably drinking yourself to death before you get to enjoy it–really the way to live? What if we couldn’t afford cable, couldn’t afford a new car, or a perfect house–but were happy?

Critics of schooling—from Henry David Thoreau, to Paul Goodman, to John Holt, to John Taylor Gatto—have understood that coercive and unengaging schooling is necessary to ensure that young people more readily accept coercive and unengaging employment. And as I also reported in that same article, a June 2013 Gallup poll revealed that 70% of Americans hate their jobs or have checked out of them.

Unengaging employment and schooling require all kinds of coercions for participation, and human beings pay a psychological price for this. In nearly three decades of clinical practice, I have found that coercion is often the source of suffering…

In all societies, there are coercions to behave in culturally agreed-upon ways. For example, in many indigenous cultures, there is peer pressure to be courageous and honest. However, in modernity, we have institutional coercions that compel us to behave in ways that we do not respect or value. Parents, afraid their children will lack credentials necessary for employment, routinely coerce their children to comply with coercive schooling that was unpleasant for these parents as children. And though 70% of us hate or are disengaged from our jobs, we are coerced by the fear of poverty and homelessness to seek and maintain employment.

In our society, we are taught that accepting institutional coercion is required for survival. We discover a variety of ways—including drugs and alcohol—to deny resentment.

And the government is perfectly happy with the arrangement because it is easier to control–and tax–“normal” people who just go to work every day.

Government Enforces and Exacerbates the Problem

We cannot even live on a piece of land without being coerced by government to earn some money in order to pay the property taxes. But we have to earn more than the amount owed in property taxes because we are taxed on our earnings as well. We are taxed on the vehicle and gas that gets us to work, which require more work to pay off–earnings, again, that must go above and beyond what we need because it will be taxed.

Could this be the overlooked factor that makes America more violent than some other developed nations? Has the American government piled so many laws, regulations, and statutes on top of each other that American citizens can’t just go through life without being told perfectly normal, non-violent behavior is wrong?

I think this highlights the problem with mass shootings that many have been pointing out. Whoever the shooters feel they are being oppressed by, they are correctly identifying that they are being coerced. Of course, their response is insane, and probably related to the drugs they take (some of which we also give kids), but there would never be a need for drugs if a coercive society had not reared them.

The hopelessness felt when being forced to spend money, behave a certain way, or notdo something you want to do, is one of those gut wrenching deep feelings of despair that grow inside some people until they burst.

But now imagine that the government has taken everything from you. Imagine if they took your car as a civil asset forfeiture? What if your tax burden is 50%? What if you give up on that business you want to start because of the pile of paperwork and extra costs required by the government?

What if they take your kids because they are home schooled, or shoot your dog for no reason whatsoever? All these things happen, unfortunately relatively regularly, in America.

Many of us are baffled by why someone would become a terrorist, especially a suicide bomber. Again, this is the coercion the Middle East is smothered in by the USA. Imagine losing your childhood because you could not go outside because of the American drones. Imagine family members having been murdered by laughing soldiers. Imagine all your hopes and dreams bombed away in the blink of an eye. Again, this is the unfortunate reality for many people today.

In the 1970s, prior to the domination of the biopsychiatry-Big Pharma partnership, many mental health professionals took seriously the impact of coercion and resentful relationships on mental health. And in a cultural climate more favorable than our current one for critical reflection of society, authors such as Erich Fromm, who addressed the relationship between society and mental health, were taken seriously even within popular culture. But then psychiatry went to bed with Big Pharma and its Big Money, and their partnership has helped bury the commonsense reality that an extremely coercive society creates enormous fear and resentment, which results in miserable marriages, unhappy families, and severe emotional and behavioral problems.

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DanDaley's picture

I think he means heroin, not heroine, because most heroines do not use heroin. 

 

Oh, and education beyond 8th grade should be voluntary.

 

I know, I know...the republic (what's left of it) can't survive without an educated populace. Well, before so-called universal education -which didn't even start in the US until the 1840s in Massachusetts, and didn't really get going in most places until 1900, the country survived.

 

It would make for better teachers (no one would seek them out if they sucked), and better students (no one would be there unless they wanted to be there).

Aristofani's picture

Prattling on against government is what drives people insane.

Government cant be avoided in a society of more than one, which all the emotionally immature, narcissist teenagers who call themselves "libertarians" cant comprehend of course.

The point is to ensure, and that can only be done collectively, is that that government works for all the people all of the time.

nostromo17's picture

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Aristofani's picture

you literally need a life pal.

Village-idiot's picture

No mention in this article of the gradual decline of the influence of Christianity in the West.

In my life (I am 69) I have seen the parallel between the destruction of the positive influence of Christianity and the destruction of morals and common decency. Most of the young are just aimlessly wandering will no real direction. They end up trying to fill their internal void with just about anything the media suggests: drugs, sex, violence, experiment with almost anything that comes to mind. They end up completely disillusioned and desperate. Suicide seems to be the only recourse to end their pain and depression.

nostromo17's picture

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Hongcha's picture

Electronic cage going into place and most will be OK with that.  It was ever thus.  Dry powder gentlemen.

DuneCreature's picture

This might make you crazy. .. And yep it's your government again.

George Webb is an Internet Pit Bull and he is all over the Gulen FETO Operation. .. CIA funded, make no mistake. ... This is your tax dollars at work,..........sort of. ... Actually they have made so much money running drugs and through other criminal endeavors over the years they have all the 'black budget funding' they could ever need. Let's put it this way, your tax dollars were seed money for this shit.

Now, they are here to harvest the ripe crop of the rest of your assets. You won't be needing them when Gulen and the CIA boys get done with you and your kids.

Perk up, people. ...... This is the shit our 'Intelligence Community' swell employees do to other countries in our name. ... We are about to get a taste of our own medicine and it tastes BAD!

Call them out George. ... Into the Lion's Den

Some of George's videos are miss-labeled today. I think I have them sorted out.

Day 196.1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8jGbGIDL2o
Day 196.2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhZ2vnOSA1s
Day 196.3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC3u0m47Q6c
Day 196.4 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u7k5mcsUqc

Gulen has 45 billion USD stashed away in Asia somewhere.

That kind of money can buy a lot of trouble for 'We The People' of The USSA. .... Heads up for this to get billon dollar ugly.

Hello Kitty is here to make more money to stash away in some foreign bank. ... Your funds maybe?

Live Hard, Copy, Copy, Copy, Learn The Bitter Truth And Save It, Die Free

~ DC v5.0

WillyGroper's picture

found an interesting anamoly in all this.

a few things don't add up.

ping me in chat if ya wanna hear it.

 

FIAT CON's picture

Yes George gets confused sometimes... I do not blame him though.

fishpoem's picture

This article exemplifies the very kind of nonsense that has set the millennial generation adrift. Functional, balanced, sane adults are NOT produced by a lack of rules, challenges, pressures, and demands. They are produced BY all this. It's especially true of young males, too many of whom are now being raised by single females who believe that "love" is the key to parenting. On top of that, the schools have bought the demented idea that their primary goal is fostering "self-esteem." So no more tough, ex-Marine vice-principals. No more punishment. Every child is now automatically a "genius," worthy of a steady string of Participation trophies.

Success in life is produced by action, effort, and facing up to challenges and pressures. Strength of character isn't built by easy successes but by overcoming, and learning from, repeated failures. Without rules, without guidance, without pressure, how does a child build strength, confidence, and toughness? The idea that supposedly "simpler" societies are somehow pressure-free nirvanas is total rubbish. I've lived in village societies. If you think that there aren't social pressures and negative consequences for behavior, you've never lived there. These people aren't "simple," morally and intellectually. They are as complex and nuanced as you and I.

Ask any male who has participated in sports, military service, or any other disciplined, challenging endeavor. Did you ever feel pressure by peers and leaders? Did your leaders ever scream bad words at you? Did your peers, coaches, and drill instructors give one flying shit about "self-esteem?" Of course not! You matured BECAUSE of the pressure, the discipline, and challenges that you overcame.

America has lost any semblance of common sense when it comes to raising young people. For millennia, human societies imposed Coming of Age challenges upon adolescents. Some of these were indeed life threatening. A 14 year-old Maasai, for instance, killed an adult lion with a spear. Do you really think he needed "self-esteem" counseling after that? Lions are in short supply these days, but young people need pressures and challenges that take them to the edge and beyond. Maturity isn't given. It's earned.

American youngsters haven't gone sideways in huge numbers because of low "self-esteem." They've done so because we've ignored them, left them alone with electronic baby-sitters, and allowed their peers to raise them. Everyone, especially kids, needs pressure, daunting challenges, and both success and failure to realize who they really are as a human being. Learning how to deal with coercion is part of the learning process.

 

 

 

seataka's picture

Competitive sports  conditions children from an early age to accept "winning is everything" 

Winning is NOT everything, except in WAR.

And those WARS are all  banker's wars.

Flicker's picture

You know, I agree with everything you've said, but I think you're missing something.  Mobutu Sese Seko experienced all of this and yet he turned into a murdering psychopath.  Harsh disciplines of life need to be mitigated with other truths, such as Love God and love your neighbor.

LOL123's picture

"To function normally in an abnormal enviroment". That hit the nail directly on the head. All the absurd "programming" ( mostly from the left) leaves children (and some adults )without guidance and a sense of security. The "program" dictates that "everything changes" and there is no constant to rely on. This makes for a perpetural flux that leaves an unstable environment and doesn't allow roots to take place which gives each and everyone of us an identity,history and a place in this world ( and next if you happen to be one of the few who still believe in a spiritual realm).

Children have no sense of security either at home or schools.... Drugs an easy solution with some serious unhealthy emotional and physical dependencey if not monitored carefully.

The result are little snowflakes....

Flicker's picture

Stability is a big deal.  Constant change and lack of consistancy, especially socially, robs everyone.  And coersion is no longer hidden, but coming from the top down, in every headline and court case.  Social change isn't just happening, it's being mandated.  And this is the very coersion the author writes of.

(And what I think got Trump elected.)

Golden Showers's picture

Authors such as Erich Fromm, fromm the Frankfurt School, is a poor choice of all academics to mention in this well intended essay.

The "social service" known as psychology, or psychoanalysis or mental health therapy is itself an outgrowth of the coercive, compelling, and compulsory nature of today. That's why your therapist is "The Rapist". We need social service workers to triage broken, resentful, miserable, broke bastards and that is itself a field that destroys said social workers. Society is so toxic, so morally and intellectually weak, that the social workers are on aderol and go home and drink their asses off just to do the job.

The entire field is whacked. You get 90% complainers, victims, and broken lives. A 200 patient case load will destroy any social worker over time. People have learned to like thier victimhood, to protect it from everything. It's thier precious pretty pain they hoard. Human psychology has been pretty well gamed. If you removed the compelling and demand for compliance in a person's life, they don't know how to behave. Just look at the trash who wins the lottery and they destroy thier lives in short order.

Parent's have it just as bad as the kids, if the parents care. For 7 hours a day we parents are forced to give away our children to state school and don't know what the hell the state is pushing on them. The only benefit is that this almost gives parents time to work jobs that treat people like shit just to get food on the table. It's a really great scam.

 

SunRise's picture

" ridiculed and bullied by their peers makes kids feel like social outcasts, and transitioning to a new school year could increase that". 

When I went to school daddy told me: "Don't be picking fights, but when (not if) someone tries to shove you around fight back fast and hard and don't quit until they leave you alone.   What he was saying is "Don't depend on others to protect you from bullies.  You've got to do it yourself if you're going to be a man and not a snowflake. 

He was right!  There was to be no standing around feeling outcast by bullies, because the question was never about any foolish thought that somehow my worth was less, because the bullies wanted cowards to control.  The practical  question was always whether I would have the courage to love myself and my decent values rather than their indecent, mind-warped, power-grappling opinions.    Initiate no initiated force and forcefully refuse force initiated against you.

Yea, a few bloody noses and scrapes, but I'm a free man - at least to that degree.

lesterbegood's picture

From page 3 of "The Most Dangerous Superstition" by Larken Rose

"How many millions have gazed upon the brutal horrors of history, with its countless
examples of man’s inhumanity to man, and wondered aloud how such things could
happen? The truth is, most people wouldn’t want to know how it happens, because they
themselves are religiously attached to the very belief that makes it possible. The vast
majority of suffering and injustice in the world, today and spanning back thousands of
years, can be directly attributed to a single idea. It is not greed or hatred, or any of the
other emotions or ideas that are usually blamed for the evils of society. Instead, most of
the violence, theft, assault and murder in the world is the result of a mere superstition – a
belief which, though almost universally held, runs contrary to all evidence and reason
(though, of course, those who hold the belief do not see it that way). The “punch line” of
this book is easy to express, albeit difficult for most people to accept, or even to calmly
and rationally contemplate:
The belief in “authority,” which includes all belief in “government,” is irrational and selfcontradictory;
it is contrary to civilization and morality, and constitutes the most
dangerous, destructive superstition that has ever existed. Rather than being a force for
order and justice, the belief in “authority” is the arch-enemy of humanity."

seataka's picture

shared, thanks, nice one
you might like this

 

Al Armed's picture

Nonsense. For most of human history, the guy with the biggest club made the rules. He was the authority. The Big Chief was the government. Then some guys in Athens got together and decided to make some laws and then all voluntarily submit to them. With that, political freedom was born (and our civilization) but there was still an authority--the law, and the lawmakers.

VWAndy's picture

 Only the government would think it was a good idea to build an army base on the moral high ground.

Conax's picture

A long long time ago some fellow said the government is supposed to coin the money, defend the coasts and deliver the mail.

He was right. They are driving the endemic psychosis with the constant meddling in every facet of daily life.

perelmanfan's picture

Cryptocurrencies and FedEx/UPS suggest people can find their own systems to do numbers one and three. As for number two... I wonder how necessary coastal defense would be if we stopped spending $800 billion annually to provoke the world. 

VWAndy's picture

 Id say more then half the craziest get paid by the government rather well. They could not afford to be that stupid without the fiat magic to feed themselves.

VWAndy's picture

 The government is driving itself insane. At an exponential rate. We are just along for the ride.

aloha_snakbar's picture

It is the school system; its only function is to program tomorrows 'consumers', and tomorrows 'citizens', etc. Some of the smartest, brightest, seemingly well adjusted and most forthright type kids I have EVER met in my life were all home schooled, without exception...

logicalman's picture

When my kids were younger and still suffering the state system, I used to say to them 'you have to go to school, but when you come home, I'll educate you.' I couldn't make a living and home school as I was paying a fortune in child support at the time.

Spent a lot of time out in the woods hiking. Discussed science over dinner. Tought them to think independently.

Both will stand up for their beliefs and back them up with reasoned argument and information.

They've both been known to throw a punch, too, but they have a decent handle on when it's been the best response.

Anteater's picture

As a teacher working public and private, the only student I ever had that I was afraid to be alone with was home-schooled. Could not write a coherent sentence. Had not been taught to think. Could not do basic ciphers. And you could see behind his eyes the seething hatred for all the school kids who found all that easy, who spoke multiple languages, could joke or debate, were going on to college or trade school. He won't. He'll be a murderer or kidnapper. Another silence of the lambs.

Having said that, one of the smartest and brightest and fun kids I know is homeschooled, so I guess your takeaway is, from an outcome perspective, and it's always about student outcomes, the only discernable difference between public, private and home-schooled is there's no floor under homeschooled, and no standards behind rabbinical/evangelical private schools, so as a metric, statistically, you would have to rank homeschool below private school and private school below public school, and that's just the way the international standardized tests prove the outcomes.

That Trump-Kushner is pushing privatized non-certified for-profit rabbinical/evangelical charter schools is guaranteed to create more monsters.

Got The Wrong No's picture

The Government I can deal with, it's the Libs that are making me nuts. Those Son's of Bitches are everywhere. 

My dog on the other hand, has a real problem with the Mail Man. 

frank further's picture

"My dog on the other hand, has a real problem with the Mail Man."

More likely it's the other way around.  Mailmen are getting attacked by idiots' dogs at alarmingly increasing rates, according to a recent rticle.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

Come to The First ZH Symposium in Marfa next month and lean how to disintermediate the education system...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-10/time-has-come-first-zerohedge-s...

  • Education: Russell Fish, Disintermediated education in your home and community

I hope to see you there.  We are going to have a great time!!!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-12/why-zh-fight-club-matters-scarc...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-21/marfa-2017-project-mayhem-homew...

Anteater's picture

It's difficult to be a parent, and even more difficult to be a teacher. I see parents and their kids on public transit and in the shopping lines, and there doesn't seem to be any racial or religious differences left. Black kids are much like white kids now. Russians and Hispanics are getting there, their work:life balance is hell. Chinese and Indians and Somalis and SEAsian kids are as 'American' as anyone else.

But I've noticed parents who let their kids be free to be weird have some pretty sharp kids, when you actually listen to them. And parents who trust fund their kids then check out of their lives, those kids turn out ... what's a nice word, can't think of one. But the parents who ride their kids, then put them in military school or private prep school, those are the kids you want to steer clear of. Way clear. No Harry Potter there. They become psychopath control freaks.

I know a guy who got sent to military school and started scamming to rip everyone off on day one. By the time he had paid someone to write his term papers so he could graduate, you wouldn't want to be around him. Oh, he was 'nice' to a fault, and clawed his way to the top voraciously, alright. Then he converted to Judaism as 'the only religion that isn't bullsh't', lol. Now he lives in a Florida condo, counting his schekels and cursing the s*** and n***, ha, ha, ha. All that gold bought him only insanity.

Your takeaway is don't worry about anything but trying to be a good parent, and stay engaged in their lives through the high school bullying years, the 20's lost salad years, the spread their wings and fly away forever years, letting go, and secure in the knowledge you raised humans, and not Hillary's. Truth-seekers, not Trump's. 

Because at the end, you won't remember a single minute of your wasted working life, but you'll be smiling on your deathbed, remembering your crazy children. It really is worth it, if you're strong enough, and there 100,000s of orphans hoping you are.

Stuck on Zero's picture

How does this all work out when half the kids in America don't know who their Father is?

AVmaster's picture

Article is too long and dry.

Here is a guy that explains the same exact thing with pictures:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXWNChoIluo