Archive | January 12, 2014

The Shadow Selves: Wisdom from a Schizophrenia Survivor*

The Shadow Selves: Wisdom from a Schizophrenia Survivor*

By Elina St-Onge

It is often believed that severe mental illness is something that us “normal” folks cannot relate to. It is perceived to be a disease of the mind that is completely different and separate from what we label as a “healthy” mind. I myself once felt I could not relate to mental illness like hearing voices for example… until I saw this video.

We all hear voices in our heads in one way or another. We all have an internal narrator that generates thoughts. We do not need to take them seriously, believe in them and let them guide our lives if they no longer serve our journey… but we often do. As much as they are mere thoughts, mankind has built this tendency to leave them unquestioned and to adopt them as beliefs that often guide our every word, action and reaction.

Now imagine such thoughts becoming audible to you, reflecting all of your fears, worries, insecurities and beliefs about yourself and the world like a magnifying glass. Imagine them taking a life of their own and trying to convince you that your fears and insecurities are real and that you should submit to them. Is this really an “illness” that falls into a completely different category than hearing thoughts in our heads and believing in them?

It is now clear to me that most mental illnesses can be regarded as tools of personal growth, magnifying our most deep rooted beliefs and fears similar to how the “common” ego reflects our insecurities. In both cases, we are being shown our self-sabotaging perceptions as an opportunity to re-empower ourselves to transcend them.

To everyone who has a mind and thoughts, this video of a women describing her schizophrenia will re-empower you to observe your own mind with more compassion and understanding and to reclaim the driver’s seat of your life. If she can do it, we all can…

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The Rose Within…

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British Private Schools Facing Child Sex Abuse Claims*

British Private Schools Facing Child Sex Abuse Claims*

 

While focus is on the financial ramifications, from some of these schools arose future leaders of the country, and those who didn’t the callous impact on the meaning of family, and personal sovereignty has been far-reaching. Paedophilia is one effective way of getting a child to change their sexual orientation, and their ability to commit to anything sincere…

Over 20 schools face crippling compensation claims from dozens of child sex abuse victims who have come forward in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal. They include some of the country’s most expensive fee-paying schools and institutions attended by Nick Clegg, Boris Johnson and Tony Blair.

The allegations range from rape to fondling, and date from the 1950s – 1990s

One firm, Pannone, is acting for former pupils at a dozen prep boarding schools in England, said lawyer Alan Collins.

Another firm, AO Advocates, has claimants from 10 private schools and law firm Slater and Gordon is representing up to 20 former pupils at Ashdown House in East Sussex, the former prep school of Johnson, the mayor of London, where several staff are alleged to have committed “very serious abuse” on children aged 7-13 during the 1970s.

Victims at Caldicott, Clegg’s former prep school in Farnham Royal, Buckinghamshire, where three former teachers and a headmaster have been convicted of abusing young boys over more than a decade, are being represented by the law firm Abney Garsden.

Slee Blackwell, another law firm, is handling multiple cases for former pupils at four fee-paying schools, including Beeston Hall prep in Norfolk, where Mervyn Rush used to teach science. He was jailed last year for the abuse of up to 13 boys 40 years ago. Some of the victims were as young as eight when the crimes took place.

Jessica Standley, of Slater and Gordon, said that following Savile there had been “an increase in victims reporting abuse suffered at a variety of institutions, including fee-paying schools”.

She added: “Sadly, in many of these cases those in positions of authority knew of the abuse and failed to take adequate steps to protect these innocent children.”

Tony Little, the head master of Eton, warned that some prep schools could close because of the claims, which, in the worst cases, could be as much as £400,000.

“There could be financial difficulties. It could be very difficult. It is possible [some will have to close] but it is absolutely right this problem is exposed. Part of me is heartened that it is coming out and I suspect there is more to come out. I cannot think of anything worse than vulnerable young people being abused in the ways we have heard.”

Among the schools involved in compensation claims are St Bedes in Manchester, where up to 30 victims have come forward; Little Abbey in Hampshire, which has since closed; St George’s in Suffolk, now Finborough School and under new ownership; and Denstone, in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Old Denstonians include Lord Justice Kay and Quentin Crisp.

Another four schools, two in Lancashire and two in Oxfordshire, are the subject of criminal investigations into claims of historic sex abuse.

Within the past year former staff at King’s School Rochester, Wellington College and St Peter’s prep in East Sussex (now closed) have been convicted of child sex offences.

Several claims by former pupils at Chorister School in Durham, where the former headmaster, the late Canon John Grove, abused at least 23 pupils, were recently settled because the police could not find anyone still alive who had committed a criminal offence. Tony Blair was a pupil at the school.

Many of those pursuing legal claims simply want to see justice after years of staying silent or not being believed. Compensation awards are about £50,000, though they can reach £450,000 if claimants can prove lifelong loss of earnings as a result of the trauma caused.

One lawyer said the new cases were “drawn from the upper echelons of society”, which was unusual in child sex abuse claims.

One 60-year-old male victim from Chorister said:

“I was encouraged to go ahead by my wife. All I really wanted was an apology from the school and the church. The Savile disgrace has made it easier for victims to come forward. I have no idea why I was chosen by my abuser from the age of eight, but I am not surprised at the number of prep schools being investigated.”

One of the worst cases is St Bedes in Manchester, a former Catholic boarding school for children who had passed the 11-plus, where dozens of children may have suffered abuse, including rape.

Former pupils realised their experience was not unique after an Old Bedian started a retirement blog about some of his encounters with staff.

Alan Collins of Pannone said the paedophiles often seemed to target the most vulnerable children.

“Victims always seem for some reason or another vulnerable: maybe mum and dad are going through a break-up or there’s a bereavement, marital separation, illness, learning disability.”

The revelations are likely to intensify calls for the government to bring in mandatory reporting, which would make it a criminal offence for teachers and other staff members not to report suspicions of abuse to police.

School leaders insisted last week that the failures stemmed from the fact that private schools were unregulated. They say such abuse could not happen nowadays because the schools are subject to regular inspection visits and work closely with social services and the police.

Denstone’s head, David Derbyshire, said: “I can confirm that about 10 months ago we received instructions from solicitors acting for a boy who was at the school between 1978 and 1981, and that is in the hands of our insurers.

“From what I hear the headmaster at the time did dismiss this particular teacher more or less immediately, certainly within a month. I’ve no idea if the police were informed.

“Our child protection report of 2011 was outstanding . . . the inspectors could find nothing to recommend to make us better at what we do.”

In a statement, Beeston Hall confirmed its lawyers were handling a claim for damages following the conviction of Mervyn Rush relating to offences from 40 years ago.

It added: “Beeston Hall is now a very different school from what it was 40 years ago. We put the safety, welfare and well-being of all our pupils at the heart of everything we do.

“We receive regular independent inspections by Ofsted and ISI [Independent Schools Inspectorate]. Our most recent inspection reports found the level of pastoral care and support to be excellent.”

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Seven Children Removed from Parents for Being Homeschooled*

Seven Children Removed from Parents for Being Homeschooled*

By Daniel Jennings

Seven children were taken from a Texas couple by government social workers simply because they were home schooled.

Significantly, there are no allegations of abuse or neglect, the parents’ attorneys say.

The nightmare for Christina and Trevor Tutt began in September when a police officer found that one of their children, a four year old, had wandered away from home. The officer contacted the Texas Department of Family and Child Protective Services (CPS), which sent a social worker to investigate.

“Nobody in their right mind would want to stay home all day with so many children,” the social worker reportedly said about Christina Tutt. The casework, though, also allegedly said, “There is no problem here” – that is, no concerns about the kids’ safety. The unidentified caseworker ordered Christina to undergo a psychological examination and enroll in parenting classes, according to the Texas Home School Coalition, which is representing the parents.

The Tutts are highly experienced parents who have been caring for troubled children for years. Some of their children are biological, others adopted. The parents were even featured speakers at Lake Pointe Church’s Adoption and Foster Care Conference. The Tutts had already completed parenting classes from Safe Families, an organization for foster parents.

Children Ordered Removed in Secret Hearing

Even though she had allegedly received documentation of the Tutts’ credentials, the social worker and CPS petitioned a judge to have the kids removed. On Nov. 14, 2013, Dallas County District Judge Graciela Olvera ordered the children removed from the home. Olvera’s order was made in an ex parte or secret hearing of which the Tutts were not aware. Neither the Tutts nor their lawyer had a chance to contest the order.

Take a hard look at the true state of public education…

So, on Nov. 21, three police cars pulled up outside the Tutts’ home to take the children, not “allowing their mother to put shoes on them and refusing to put them in their car seats,” according to the Texas Home School Coalition. The children were placed in foster care.

The Tutts were able to attend hearings on Dec. 4 and Dec. 16. During those hearings Olvera gave the Tutts the choice of putting the children in public school or losing them, the Texas Home School Coalition reported.

At the hearings CPS attorneys reportedly criticized the Tutts for not using the “state-certified home schooling curriculum.” The Coalition, though, noted that there is no “state certified home schooling curriculum” in Texas. Judge Olvera reportedly demanded to see documentation that the Tutt children had completed state-mandated tests, but there are no state-mandated tests for home school students in Texas.

The government-appointed guardian ad litem attorney said she opposed the children being home schooled and feared they were behind academically.

In January, the Tutts appeared before a different judge, who, according to a Facebook support page “found no abuse or neglect and agreed the children should not have been removed.” Four of the children were returned. Of the three who weren’t returned, two were pending adoptions and the third was the oldest child and from a previous marriage. He is with his father.

Removal May Have Been Illegal

The Coalition and the Tutts believe that the actions of Judge Olvera and the CPS may have been illegal. The Coalition noted that education is not grounds for removal of children from a home under Texas state law.

There is also some evidence that CPS violated its own policies. Here is what a CPS memo stated about home schooling:

 Whether parents choose to home school their children or send their child to another  private or public school is not relevant to the CPS investigation. When CPS staff investigates a family for abuse/neglect, the investigation must focus on the occurrence, or risk, of abuse/neglect and not on the child’s educational setting

Texas Home School Families Living in Fear

Not surprisingly, many home school families in Texas are now living in fear of the CPS, the police and the courts.

“Since all it takes is an anonymous phone call to have a family under investigation by CPS and if, with no evidence of abuse or neglect,” Texas Home School Coalition President Tim Lambert told The Washington Times, “a judge or CPS can remove children simply by alleging that the children are behind academically, then many families could be at risk.”

Lambert said he wanted to take the issue public in part to hold the judge accountable.

“There are some judges who do not respect the fundamental right of fit parents to direct the care, control, and upbringing of their children and instead believe that they have the right to make any decision that they believe is in ‘the best interest of the children,’” he wrote on the organization’s Facebook page. “Along with that low view of parental rights, these judges very often are not willing to require CPS to follow the restraints of the Texas Family Code, which includes protections for parents. These judges are most willing to give CPS caseworkers and attorneys whatever they ask for, in spite of what the law requires. In other words, they are overlooking the requirements of Texas statute for what CPS says is in ‘the best interest of the child.’

“The moral to that story is this: The best way to deal with judges who perpetrate these kinds of injustices is to expose them to the public and then defeat them at the ballot box. That is our plan.”

Learn more about the case and sign a petition here.

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Bertrand Russell on the Manipulation of Society*

Bertrand Russell on the Manipulation of Society*

By Mike Robinson

Another example of the long planning of the current global totalitarian direction…


Who was Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)?

Descended from an old establishment family, he was:

–          A propagandist, whose job it was to propagate certain ideas in the service of the monied elites.

–          Instrumental in the project to wreck European and American culture through his chairmanship of the CIA sponsored Congress for Cultural Freedom

–          A promoter of the policy of Mutually Assured Destruction and was the founder of the Pugwash movement which used the spectre of Cold War nuclear annihilation to push for world government.

–          A racist and promoter of population reduction

–          A Fabian socialist, and a Multhusian ideologue, along with fellow Coefficients Club member and one world government promoter H.G. Wells

–          He was a significant figure in the agenda to bring about what is now known as the “New World Order.”

Impact of Science on Society

In 1952, Russell published a seminal work, The Impact Of Science On Society

Pages 40-41

I think the subject which will be of most importance politically is mass psychology … Its importance has been enormously increased by the growth of modern methods of propaganda. Of these the most influential is what is called ‘education.’ Religion plays a part, though a diminishing one; the press, the cinema, and the radio play an increasing part … It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment.

The subject will make great strides when it is taken up by scientists under a scientific dictatorship … The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at. First, that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. But I anticipate. It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray.

Although this science will be diligently studied, it will be rigidly confined to the governing class. The populace will not be allowed to know how its convictions were generated. When the technique has been perfected, every government that has been in charge of education for a generation will be able to control its subjects securely without the need of armies or policemen.

Pages 49-50

Scientific societies are as yet in their infancy … It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries. Fitche laid it down that education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished … Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible …

The Nazis were more scientific than the present rulers of Russia … If they had survived, they would probably have soon taken to scientific breeding. Any nation which adopts this practice will, within a generation, secure great military advantages. The system, one may surmise, will be something like this: except possibly in the governing aristocracy, all but 5 per cent of males and 30 per cent of females will be sterilised. The 30 per cent of females will be expected to spend the years from eighteen to forty in reproduction, in order to secure adequate cannon fodder. As a rule, artificial insemination will be preferred to the natural method …

Gradually, by selective breeding, the congenital differences between rulers and ruled will increase until they become almost different species. A revolt of the plebs would become as unthinkable as an organised insurrection of sheep against the practice of eating mutton.

Page 54

After all, most civilised and semi-civilised countries known to history and had a large class of slaves or serfs completely subordinate to their owners. There is nothing in human nature that makes the persistence of such a system impossible. And the whole development of scientific technique has made it easier than it used to be to maintain a despotic rule of a minority. When the government controls the distribution of food, its power is absolute so long as they can count on the police and the armed forces. And their loyalty can be secured by giving them some of the privileges of the governing class. I do not see how any internal movement of revolt can ever bring freedom to the oppressed in a modern scientific dictatorship.

Pages 103-104

I do not pretend that birth control is the only way in which population can be kept from increasing. There are others, which, one must suppose, opponents of birth control would prefer. War, as I remarked a moment ago, has hitherto been disappointing in this respect, but perhaps bacteriological war may prove more effective. If a Black Death could be spread throughout the world once in every generation survivors could procreate freely without making the world too full. There would be nothing in this to offend the consciences of the devout or to restrain the ambitions of nationalists. The state of affairs might be somewhat unpleasant, but what of that? Really high-minded people are indifferent to happiness, especially other people’s. However, I am wandering from the question of stability, to which I must return.

There are three ways of securing a society that shall be stable as regards population. The first is that of birth control, the second that of infanticide or really destructive wars, and the third that of general misery except for a powerful minority. All these methods have been practiced: the first, for example, by the Australian aborigines; the second by the Aztecs, the Spartans, and the rulers of Plato’s Republic; the third in the world as some Western internationalists hope to make it and in Soviet Russia … Of these three, only birth control avoids extreme cruelty and unhappiness for the majority of human beings. Meanwhile, so long as there is not a single world government there will be competition for power among the different nations. And as increase of population brings the threat of famine, national power will become more and more obviously the only way of avoiding starvation. There will therefore be blocs in which the hungry nations band together against those that are well fed. That is the explanation of the victory of communism in China.

Page 105

The need for a world government, if the population problem is to be solved in any humane manner, is completely evident on Darwinian principles.

Page 110

A society is not stable unless it is on the whole satisfactory to the holders of power and the holders of power are not exposed to the risk of successful revolution.

Pages 110-111

First, as regards physical conditions. Soil and raw materials must not be used up so fast that scientific progress cannot continually make good the loss by means of new inventions and discoveries … If raw materials are not to be used up too fast, there must not be free competition for their acquisition and use but an international authority to ration them in – such quantities as may from time to time seem compatible with continued industrial prosperity. And similar considerations apply to soil conservation.

Second, as regards population … To deal with this problem it will be necessary to find ways of preventing an increase in world population. If this is to be done otherwise than by wars, pestilences, and famines, it will demand a powerful international authority. This authority should deal out the world’s food to the various nations in proportion to their population at the time of the establishment of the authority. If any nation subsequently increased its population it should not on that account receive any more food. The motive for not increasing population would therefore be very compelling.

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