Sunday, September 25, 2016

 

Mental Disorders

While the history of public health is fascinating, the present condition of global mental health is enlightening. In an age when public relations has taken precedence over public health, the United States has the world’s highest investment in military power, and, simultaneously, the world’s lowest achievement of mental health.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

 

Human Extinction

The October 22, 2013 FRONTLINE special Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria makes it clear there is no turning back the clock; the age of antibiotics is coming to an end. Human misuse of antibiotics and the evolution of bacteria spell the collapse of public health in the 21st Century, and the eventual extinction of the human species. The acceleration of this pandemic — due to collapsing societies deliberately destroyed by international institutions and transnational markets for ideological and monetary reasons — makes it impossible to control. The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance (1995) documented the crisis. Betrayal of Trust: The Collapse of Global Public Health (2001) exposed the failure of the UN and World Health Organization to address it.

Monday, September 19, 2016

 

Inter-Cultural Understanding

Social conflict begins with the communication of competing ideas. Storytelling is the medium where these conflicting narratives are introduced to mass audiences.

In the interest of inter-cultural understanding, Public Good Project has archived information, intelligence and interventions that exemplify this art of Netwar (networked psychological warfare).

In 2007, 2014 and 2016, the Public Good network intervened in three social conflicts--one at the Golden Gate, one in the Big Apple, and one at Cherry Point. Links to articles about these conflicts and others are contained in our Netwar Reader.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

 

Domination



The perverted ideology of white supremacy in America is rooted in the disease of domination brought by Puritans to New England in the 1600s. Traumatized by the Black Plague, religious turmoil and bloody class warfare in Europe, these immigrants and the English aristocrats in Carolina embodied the collective European insanity generated by centuries of murderous mayhem and an absence of public health. To call these European refugees and their descendants crazy is not pejorative; it is a scientific observation.

Monday, September 12, 2016

 

Pharma OD

Insys, a manufacturer of synthetic cannabis and Fenatyl--an opioid 50 times stronger than heroin--is funding campaigns against marijuana legalization.

Friday, September 09, 2016

 

State of Mental Health

119 million Americans take prescription psychotherapeutic drugs, yet 90% of those that misuse prescription drugs do not get treatment that could help them toward recovery.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

 

Sweet Sixteen

1968, the year that I turned sixteen, was an eventful year. For myself, my friends, and my generation, it was a transformative one:

Jan--Tet Offensive in Vietnam 
Apr--Martin Luther King Jr. assassinated
May--Paris student riots bring economy of France to halt
Jun--Robert Francis Kennedy assassinated
Aug--Democratic National Convention in Chicago
Oct--Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City
        Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association banned

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