by Jon Rappoport
August 17, 2015
"There are cultural myths that are
easy to overturn. People see through them quickly.
But the prevailing core myths are
tougher. Much tougher. Most people resist even discussing them.
In the old days, the Church tortured and burned people who
discussed them. Now, it's social ostracism.
Now, in some cases, it's the State
kidnapping children to send a message."
The Underground, Jon Rappoport
Since none of the 300 official mental
disorders has any defining physical test for diagnosis, there is no
proof they exist. Period.
You could interview thousands of people who say they feel depressed,
and you would find significant differences. The more you listened to
their stories, the more you would be convinced of the differences.
You would be splitting apart the central idea of "depression" and
realizing it has no common center. This is hard for many people to
believe. That's how brainwashed they are.
There are no common
universal states of consciousness.
It's all unique, from person to person.
Just as there is no single enlightened state of consciousness which
is the same for everyone, there are no "mental disorder" states that
are the same for everyone.
Keep in mind that a dominant myth is supposed to be powerful. It's
supposed to suck in the majority of the population. It's supposed to
be convincing. It's supposed to be "intuitive."
"Mental disorders" are that kind of
myth. It appeals to people. They like it. They salute it. They fall
A dominant myth is supposed to be inclusive, in the sense that
people feel lost without it. They can't attribute all sorts of human
activity to anything else but the myth. They can't see their way
past it. They feel stymied without it.
Ever since Pavlov and Freud, the idea of "disordered
mental states" has been expanding.
It's reached, in psychiatry,
codification. That's where it really takes on power.
Pseudoscientific gobbledygook. 300 mental disorders. And
an army of medical specialists
ready to diagnose and drug them.
It's pin the tail on the donkey, but the public doesn't know that.
For decades, psychiatrists have been claiming that mental disorders
are, at the root, chemical imbalances in the brain.
Dr. Ronald Pies, the editor-in-chief emeritus of the
Psychiatric Times, laid that theory to rest in the July 11,
2011, issue of the Times - in Psychiatry's New Brain-Mind and the
Legend of the "Chemical Imbalance" (behind pay wall) - with this
"In truth, the 'chemical imbalance'
notion was always a kind of urban legend - never a theory
seriously propounded by well-informed psychiatrists."
Researchers had never established a
normal baseline for chemical balance.
So they were shooting in the dark.
Worse, they were faking a theory. Pretending they knew something
when they didn't.
In his 2011 piece in Psychiatric Times, Dr. Pies tries to cover for
his colleagues in the psychiatric profession with this fatuous
"In the past 30 years, I don't
believe I have ever heard a knowledgeable, well-trained
psychiatrist make such a preposterous claim [about chemical
imbalance in the brain], except perhaps to mock it… the
'chemical imbalance' image has been vigorously promoted by some
pharmaceutical companies, often to the detriment of our
First of all, many psychiatrists
have explained and do explain to their patients that the drugs
are there to correct a chemical imbalance.
And second, if well-trained psychiatrists have known, all along,
that the chemical-imbalance theory is a fraud…
…then why on earth have they
been prescribing tons of drugs to their patients…
…since those drugs are developed on the false premise
that they correct an imbalance?
No matter which way you look at it, the
concept of distinct mental disorders is fatally flawed.
But the myth survives. It lives on...
Earth culture wants it and needs it. Earth culture is all about
constructing a deep core of victimhood that reaches down into
every individual and defines and limits him, in the same way that
Original Sin and attendant Guilt imposes limits on a
so-called spiritual level.
These myths obscure truly dynamic and creative consciousness, which
shapes and invents reality.
The pseudoscience of psychiatry is, on the whole, an
attempt to block knowledge of the power of individual
creative-force. The mindless acceptance of psychiatry as a branch of
medicine gives it the imprimatur of authority.
Myths impose standards of behavior and thought. Then they confirm
their validity by observing that people (when imposed upon and
coerced) do, in fact, behave and think in accordance with the myth.
It's a closed loop.
If leaders proposed, recommended, and demanded that people see with
only one eye, the leaders would eventually go on to observe that
people do, in fact, use only one eye.
Obviously, those who insisted on looking at the world with two eyes
would be called heretics, or mentally ill. They would be called
fantasists who believed in the existence of "another eye."
And because conformity is the basis for sustaining all myths, sooner
or later the population (most of it) would agree that a second eye
In exactly the same way, the idea of consciousness which is
intensely creative is viewed as a false fantasy.
You can rearrange deck chairs for as long as you want to, but until
and unless individual creative consciousness is restored, there will
always be a huge, stark, missing gap in any effort to establish
Yesterday's victims will be tomorrow's leaders, and then the roles
will reverse again, and so on and so forth. But the cure will never
One myth after another will substitute for the cure.
Taking the long, long, long view, psychiatry is merely a blip on the
screen of history - a moment of insanity which attempted to prolong
its existence by establishing a monopoly on what constituted
sanity and insanity...