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In June 2008, I wrote a 2-page document in response to 2 online special education courses I took, expecting to be about real disabilities, but proved to be significantly about psychiatric labels and other politically motivated labels, e.g. "AIDS" and "type 2 diabetes," which have been manufactured by the ideological descendants of the Inquisition. The content lent itself better to PowerPoint, and over the next year, the project grew into the opus seen here. It concludes with my vision of world peace and the significant challenges in getting there. Running time: approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Rated PG-13 for some tart language. NOTE: to download the gorgeous sacred music that accompanies this presentation, go to http://assumetheopposite.com/Powerful_PowerPoints.html and follow the instructions to download the music files and create a playlist in the order shown.

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  • Most health care can be restored to midwives and pro-environment providers, the true descendents of Hippocrates. The only types of surgery that are actually worth something—trauma, emergency appendectomy, orthopedic, burn, and reconstructive—would be performed by entities of artificial intelligence, which by definition will be asexual and socialist.
  • Melvin Steakley was a civil rights advocate and a religion columnist for a Houston paper, who was killed with his own gun in a perfect crime in 1965. Police ruled it a suicide, even though he had been receiving death threats.
  • Consumerism

    1. 1. The American Behavioral Pandemic in the Classroom, the Workplace, the Body Politic, the Culture, and Private Life, Which the Medical and Psychiatric Profession Obstinately REFUSES to Acknowledge... ...and that makes me a bitch?
    2. 2. Pathetic Labels Contrived by Psychiatry to Conceal the Stark Reality of Consumerism <ul><li>“ Attention Defi¢it Hypera¢tivity Di$order” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or whatever they’re calling it this week </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Anxiety Di$order” and “Pani¢ Di$order” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Bipolar Di$order” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A diagnosis de jour that demonizes many emotional states </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ ¢ondu¢t Di$order” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fortunately not recognized in Tennessee…yet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Depre$$ion” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oftentimes the consequences of anesthetization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Ob$e$$ive ¢ompul$ive Di$order” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Oppo$itional Defiant Di$order” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A politically motivated label used against progressives and liberals </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ $¢hizophrenia” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cover-up of infant molestation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fraudulent genetic claims regarding alcoholism and all other substance abuse </li></ul><ul><li>They haven’t cloned and sequenced a goddamn thing </li></ul><ul><li>And that makes me and nonviolent therapists bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    3. 3. Chances Are the Same Industrialist Wrote Both of These Scripts <ul><li>A petty dictator in the Middle East is accused of having WMD that do not actually exist </li></ul><ul><li>The media buys the lie </li></ul><ul><li>The U.S. invades the country, brazenly defying major worldwide opposition </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of civilians and U.S. soldiers die </li></ul><ul><li>And that makes me and geopolitical pacifists bitches? </li></ul><ul><li>Children are accused of having a disease (AD/HD) that does not actually exist </li></ul><ul><li>The media buys the lie </li></ul><ul><li>The medical profession invades the children’s bodies with drugs, brazenly defying major worldwide opposition </li></ul><ul><li>Trillions of neurons die </li></ul><ul><li>And that makes me and concerned parents bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    4. 4. Actual Disabilities vs. Social and Environmental Disasters Actual Disabilities Social Disasters <ul><li>Well-known before 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Low incidence (rare) </li></ul><ul><li>Manifested in appearance, speech, blood test, optometry, audiology, and/or brain scan </li></ul><ul><li>Static </li></ul><ul><li>Irreversible </li></ul><ul><li>Already cloned and sequenced if genetic </li></ul><ul><li>Rare or unheard of before 20 th century </li></ul><ul><li>High incidence (epidemic) ‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Invisible, inaudible, no blood test or brain scan </li></ul><ul><li>Reversible by remedial education </li></ul><ul><li>Reversible by alternative medicine </li></ul><ul><li>No clone or sequence </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    5. 5. Actual Disabilities vs. Social Disasters cont’d Actual Disabilities Social Disasters <ul><li>Cystic fibrosis </li></ul><ul><li>Hemophilia </li></ul><ul><li>“ Type I” diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>Cerebral palsy </li></ul><ul><li>Spina bifida </li></ul><ul><li>Down and fragile X </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Speech disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Traumatic brain injury (TBI) </li></ul><ul><li>Neuromuscular disease </li></ul><ul><li>Sickle cell disease </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional disturbances, e.g. “depre$$ion,” “bipolar,” and “$¢hizophrenia” </li></ul><ul><li>“ AD/HD” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Type II” diabetes </li></ul><ul><li>“ Auti$m $pe¢trum” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Learning di$abilities” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Language di$orders” </li></ul><ul><li>“ ¢ondu¢t di$order” </li></ul><ul><li>Mild retardation </li></ul><ul><li>AID$ </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    6. 6. Original Intent of Disability Legislation and Litigation <ul><li>To rescue the following from incarceration in “mental hospitals”: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectually disabled, a.k.a. mentally retarded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotionally disturbed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Untreated autism spectrum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual minorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undiagnosed deaf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undiagnosed speech disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To rescue the following from incarceration in institutions for the mentally retarded: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectually disabled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Untreated autism spectrum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undiagnosed deaf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undiagnosed speech disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To rescue the following from incarceration in nursing homes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physically disabled </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health impaired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traumatic brain injury (TBI) </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    7. 7. Original Intent of Disability Legislation and Litigation, cont’d <ul><li>Ruling and managerial classes originally fought like dogs to stop these bills and lawsuits </li></ul><ul><li>Proponents of legislation and litigants never meant to ram psychiatric drugs down the throats of tens of millions of innocent people; rather, they often sought the diametric opposite </li></ul><ul><li>Now that the laws exist, they are being abused on a massive scale by the power-hungry ruling and managerial classes to push psychiatric drugs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FMLA, originally vehemently opposed by corporations, is now also being abused by them on an equally massive scale to evade ever having to pay sick leave </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And that makes me a bitch? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    8. 8. Two Pandemics of Brain Damage <ul><li>Medieval Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Hunger </li></ul><ul><li>Family abuse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including during pregnancy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>War </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crusades and local wars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Torture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Church and state </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Violent crime </li></ul><ul><li>Equestrian accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Infectious diseases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bathing more than once a year strictly prohibited </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enforced by Inquisition, pogroms, and Witch Hunts, a.k.a. Women’s Holocaust </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No knowledge of antibiotics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The modern medical profession’s real claim to fame </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Discovery had been a complete accident </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Jousting injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education required for optimal brain development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Chronic noncaloric malnutrition </li></ul><ul><li>Family abuse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including during pregnancy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alcohol </li></ul><ul><li>Iatrogenesis (medically induced) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Somatic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Interference in childbirth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>General anesthesia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prescription drugs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychiatric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Drugs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shock </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air, water, soil, and radiation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Education often reduced to warehousing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Racism, casteism, and underfunding </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vehicular accidents </li></ul><ul><li>Other recreational drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Sports injuries </li></ul><ul><li>Violent crime </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    9. 9. <ul><li>This progressive term is a much better explanation of these social and environmental disasters than fad diagnoses, especially as multiple symptoms often coincide in the same person, leading to a geometric progression of overlapping fad labels caused by the same dietary and environmental insults </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    10. 10. Demographics of Consumerism <ul><li>Consumerism is pandemic among native-born U.S. citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Crosses gender, racial, and socioeconomic lines </li></ul><ul><li>Prevalence and severity inexorably worsening with each successive generation of Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Virtually unheard of among immigrants, regardless of country of origin or generation </li></ul><ul><li>Roman Empire had disintegrated under similar circumstances, likely because of pandemic lead poisoning from the plumbing having been lined with lead </li></ul><ul><li>And that makes me a bitch? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    11. 11. Causes of Consumerism: Media Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    12. 12. Causes: Media, cont’d Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    13. 13. Causes: Media, cont’d <ul><ul><li>Violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Effect on children incontrovertible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advances racist stereotypes and incarceration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Encourages violence against women </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modeling of substance use, including the three legal substances and performance-enhancing drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modeling of atrocious eating habits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The most marketed products are the most dangerous </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Induces addictions on a massive scale </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pornography and erotica </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subpornographic erotica as damaging as porn itself </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abusive and misogynist language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rap and heavy metal lyrics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Labels never sign rappers with a social conscience </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shock jocks and talk radio </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And that makes me and independent media bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    14. 14. Causes of Consumerism: Atrocious Diet Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    15. 15. Causes: Diet, cont’d <ul><ul><li>Contamination with toxic substances of agribusiness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and algaecides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>These don’t know when to stop killing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Manufactured from carcinogenic petrochemicals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toxic fertilizers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Excessive antibiotics in filthy factory farms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Foodborne diseases </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Antibiotic-resistant diseases </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My brother’s best friend’s fiancée died of an antibiotic-resistant disease </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Growth hormones </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Genetically engineered “frankenfoods” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Epidemic food allergies </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Agribusiness waste disposed of in water supply as “fluoridation” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Known carcinogen and neurotoxin </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generates free radicals </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ironically, the U.S. diet was once the best in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And that makes me and organic farmers bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    16. 16. Causes of Consumerism: Environmental and Substance Use <ul><li>Environmental insults </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Air and water pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Soil contamination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lead poisoning from paint chips and lead plumbing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental racism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Polluting plants invariably in people-of-color neighborhoods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pesticides in schools, workplaces, and institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radiation exposure, including during pregnancy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Occupational exposure, including during pregnancy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Substance abuse </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Starts with caffeine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Caffeine leads to alcohol, tobacco, and all other drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And that makes me and environmentalists bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    17. 17. Causes of Consumerism: Iatrogenesis (Medically Induced) Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    18. 18. Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    19. 19. Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    20. 20. Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    21. 21. Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    22. 22. Causes: Iatrogenesis, cont’d Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    23. 23. Causes of Consumerism: Other Anti-intellectual Forces <ul><ul><li>Sexual misconduct </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Child molestation and sexual slavery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Premature sex with peers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sex industry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Addictive </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gambling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Addictive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Regressive tax that unjustly burdens the poor </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical myopia and ignorance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Dismembered history” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Suppression of the long history of dissent </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural poverty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Literary, performing, and visual arts poverty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Systematic destruction of authentic European culture, as well as that of African, Latin, Indigenous, and Asian cultures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>And that makes me and alternative historians bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    24. 24. Symptoms of Consumerism <ul><li>Educational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poor academic performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic underachievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant academic delays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Written language </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Applied subjects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic apathy, frank anti-intellectualism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Open hostility towards anyone daring to have intellectual life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronic talking and cutting up in the classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot remain on task, refusal to do homework </li></ul></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    25. 25. Symptoms, cont’d <ul><li>Educational, cont’d </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers disdained as “party-poopers,” “squares,” etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-functioning peers disdained and teased </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ Geeks,” “health nuts,” “tree-huggers,” “nerds,” etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In African American communities, “acting white” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents often similarly dysfunctional (not always) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High-functioning parents disdained as “health nuts,” “Bible-thumpers,” “tree-huggers,” “squares,” etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can only get along with peers who are similarly dysfunctional </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    26. 26. Symptoms, cont’d <ul><li>Educational and transitional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impaired attention span </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impaired prefrontal function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abusive language in the classroom and the workplace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Morally delayed or dysfunctional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural apathy and ignorance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impaired creativity and imagination </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Utter contempt for that of others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Narcissism, self-abs0rption, and egocentricism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persists indefinitely into adulthood </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    27. 27. Symptoms, cont’d <ul><li>Vocational </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational apathy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No work ethic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excessive absences in the workplace when there is no actual illness or injury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequently “written up” in the workplace for goofing off </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irresponsibility and impatience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent job quitting and firing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political and ideological apathy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of sympathy, sensitivity, and compassion </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    28. 28. Symptoms, cont’d <ul><li>Temporal myopia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Utter lack of interest or concern about the future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Historical myopia and ignorance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absolutely living in the moment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preoccupation with visual appearances </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Objectification of women </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual fetishes transmitted through visual channel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Racial, war, violence, undersized feet, and other baroque fetishes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civilization is in imminent danger of collapse because image is continually trumping substance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Minimal to moderate sensorineural hearing loss from excessively loud media, usually undiagnosed </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    29. 29. Symptoms, cont’d <ul><li>Anosognosia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obstinate denial of one’s own mental dysfunction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sexual misconduct </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Infidelity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sexual harassment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promiscuity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Baroque fetishes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indulgence in sex industry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pursuit of immediate and continual hedonism supersedes all other considerations </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    30. 30. Symptoms, cont’d <ul><li>Life revolves around addictions and hedonism </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and other substances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast food, junk food, sweets, salt, and fat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fashion and compulsive shopping </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Television, sports, video games, hyperkinetic mass media, erotica, and pornography </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sex and trophy mates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partying, gambling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trophy vehicles and reckless driving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trophy homes and compulsive overscheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No interests or hobbies other than addictions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And that makes me a bitch? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    31. 31. Robert Bly’s Descriptions <ul><li>“ Swimming with the half-adults” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Living in the nafs ” [the id ] </li></ul><ul><li>“ The sibling society” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Taken from his book by this title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>And that makes me and him bitches? </li></ul></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    32. 32. Somatic Risks of Consumerism <ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular disease and other ischemic events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cancer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High blood pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulin-resistant (“type II”) diabetes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arthritis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Osteoporosis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gallstones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hot flashes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seasonal allergies </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    33. 33. Psychiatric Risks of Consumerism <ul><ul><li>Insomnia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substance abuse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compulsive gambling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eating disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alzheimer and multi-infarct dementia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hoarding, compulsive shopping, compulsive sports watching, and compulsive overscheduling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Violence, including family abuse, bullying, sexual assault, hate crimes, and domestic terrorism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suicide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And that makes me and alternative providers bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    34. 34. Global Epidemiology <ul><li>Consumerism is a national pandemic that is inexorably pushing the U.S. towards becoming a failed state </li></ul><ul><li>The problem is less prevalent and severe in European countries, especially in East Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Consumerism is rare in Pacific Basin countries, especially in mainland China </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Chinese Communist Party is the unwitting and undeserving beneficiary of Oriental medicine </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumerism is unheard of among tropical peasants </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No industrialized diet, no iatrogenesis, no exposure to media, and no substance usage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And that makes me a bitch? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    35. 35. Additional Observations <ul><li>Epidemics, let alone pandemics, can never be genetic </li></ul><ul><li>When confronted about their dysfunction, consumerists often commit violence or sabotage </li></ul><ul><li>Persons in recovery programs will characterize consumerism as a synonym for addiction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They’re absolutely right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumerism is polyaddiction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ The American way of life” and “the American dream” touted by many politicians and the military are actually coded language for consumerism </li></ul><ul><li>And that makes me a bitch? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    36. 36. Consequences of Consumerism: Extant <ul><ul><li>War in the Middle East </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global climate change and deforestation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deadly hurricanes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Devastating drought and floods </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rising sea levels </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chilling of upper atmosphere destabilizing climate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spread of tropical diseases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unprecedented pollution and mass extinction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unprecedented extreme poverty in tropical countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Peasants forced to grow caffeine crops for the Western caffeine addiction instead of food </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Millions subjected to preventable brain damage and disabilities and deprived of decades of life because of iatrogenesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>People should live to be 130, as they had in the Old Testament </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mortgage and 401 (k) meltdowns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy crisis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Domestic poverty, especially among women, children, people of color, and the elderly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rigged elections block all possibility of real reform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of basic human rights and civil liberties </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Communist Party accumulating power </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    37. 37. Consequences of Consumerism: Future <ul><ul><li>Insolvency of entitlements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medicare </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Security </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial meltdown spreads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credit cards </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Auto loans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student loans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other unsecured loans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Default on national debt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Other Western countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Former Soviet empire </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dozens of tropical countries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global climate change becomes irreversible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Deadly epidemics of tropical diseases </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceleration of domestic and tropical poverty, mass extinction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life expectancy crashes because of iatrogenesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People’s Republic of China conquers world </li></ul></ul><ul><li>And that makes me and Chinese dissidents bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    38. 38. <ul><li>Another World is Still Possible </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    39. 39. High-functioning Youth <ul><li>Usually come from high-functioning parents, but not always </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dissent tends to run in the family </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Parental example and health consciousness rather than genetics </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The most positive, constructive, and desirable form of teenage rebellion against society </li></ul><ul><li>College-bound or already in college </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The 4-year college student is the archetypical radical </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Seeks or has taken advanced placement courses </li></ul><ul><li>Resolutely health and environmentally conscious </li></ul><ul><li>Politically and ideologically active </li></ul><ul><li>Deeply troubled and worried about the future </li></ul><ul><li>Prefer obscure genres of “alternative music” over mass media drivel as a point of honor </li></ul><ul><li>And this makes them bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    40. 40. What Real Socialism Looks Like (Diametric Opposite of USSR) <ul><li>Another world is possible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World capitol in Jerusalem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each province represented in world parliament </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Federal system; each province has its own capitol, legislature, and courts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Location of capitol promotes ecumenical harmony </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Institutional death penalty” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Abolition of: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nation-states, corporations, papacy, and nobility </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Metropolitan social clubs and Astroturf organizations </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chinese Communist Party </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medical and psychiatric profession and television </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replaced by midwives, alternative medicine, and emergency surgery performed by entities of artificial intelligence </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    41. 41. A Safe, Sane, Sensible, and Sustainable Alternative <ul><li>“ It takes a village ( not a city) to raise a child” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cities razed except for world and provincial capitols </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Village life reinstated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Villages connected to each other and to capitols by monorails, magnetic levitation, and the internet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No papers required for interprovincial travel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Swaths of wilderness connected to each other by corridors through which animals can migrate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pacific and Caribbean islands connected by ferries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aircraft only used for transoceanic travel </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    42. 42. Political Problems Never Have Medical Solutions <ul><li>Live simply so that others can simply live </li></ul><ul><ul><li>90% of population on organic family farms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Supplemented by renewable energy equipment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Balance are village artisans, public servants, artists, and clergy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All the above endeavors sustain life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All other “endeavors” destroy life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Biblical attire habitually worn by both sexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prevents breast and cervical cancer, homosexuality, and pedophilia </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Climate-appropriate, reduces or eliminates air conditioning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Little Ice Age ended 150 years ago </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Maximum comfort and efficient use of resources </li></ul></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    43. 43. Political Problems Only Have Political Solutions <ul><li>Speak truth to the people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 th grade education restored to be the equivalent of today’s college degree, as it was in the 19 th century </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I have an 8 th grade final exam from a one-horse town in the Great Plains at the end of the 19 th century to prove it </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adolescents age 14-21 engaged in worldwide collective scientific research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural and gender bias, profit motive bias eliminated </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The purpose of an education is neither to find a suitable husband nor a suitable job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Both of those are forms of prostitution , even for boys </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The primary purpose of an education is to have an intellectual life </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    44. 44. <ul><li>PROSTITUTION </li></ul><ul><li>This Includes Men, Too </li></ul><ul><li>And this makes me a bitch? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    45. 45. Compelling Reasons to be an Organic Farmer or a Village Artisan <ul><li>No boss </li></ul><ul><li>No arbitrary rules </li></ul><ul><li>No job interviews </li></ul><ul><li>No commute </li></ul><ul><li>No dress code </li></ul><ul><li>No downsizing </li></ul><ul><li>No offshoring </li></ul><ul><li>No meetings </li></ul><ul><li>More free time </li></ul><ul><li>No terminations </li></ul><ul><li>Better housing </li></ul><ul><li>Access to healthy food </li></ul><ul><li>No job discrimination </li></ul><ul><li>No retaliation </li></ul><ul><li>Health freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Self-management of occupational and environmental hazards </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    46. 46. <ul><li>The War between the States was actually the final showdown between agrarian feudalism and industrial capitalism. This is why Sherman burned the Deep South with impunity, so that industrialization could proceed unchallenged. Only a small, close-knit community of bloomer-wearing, teetotaling radicals was ever genuinely concerned about the welfare of African Americans; the megamaniacal industrialists merely co-opted the issue of colonial slavery late in the war to rationalize their bloodlust for power. Consequently, the benefit of the conflict to African Americans was only temporary. </li></ul><ul><li>And this makes me and her bitches? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    47. 47. <ul><li>Since the triumph of industrial capitalism during the War between the States, the Western world, particularly the U.S., has been built on blood for jobs . Geopolitical militarism and “blood for oil” is just the tip of the tip of the iceberg. Roman imperialism, medieval papacy, and colonialism were all precursors to blood for employment , but making a living doing things that one should not be doing came to full fruition once agrarian feudalism had been vanquished. </li></ul><ul><li>And that makes me a bitch? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    48. 48. The Information Revolution <ul><li>Industries Destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Replacements </li></ul><ul><li>Military-industrial complex </li></ul><ul><li>Mass media and sports </li></ul><ul><li>Medical-industrial complex </li></ul><ul><li>Agribusiness and processed food </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion and cosmetics </li></ul><ul><li>Beverage and tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>Fossil fuel and nuclear </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming and sex </li></ul><ul><li>Vehicular </li></ul><ul><li>War on the poor thinly disguised as war on drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>High-tech transit </li></ul><ul><li>Education and basic research </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative medicine </li></ul><ul><li>IT and robotics </li></ul><ul><li>Family farms and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Resumption of moon shots, possible lunar mining </li></ul><ul><li>Past crimes against humanity enforcement </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    49. 49. The Ruling and Managerial Classes Are the Real Luddites and Lysenkoists <ul><li>Renewable energy is more technologically advanced than fossil fuels and nuclear fission </li></ul><ul><li>Nerve blocks are more technologically advanced than general anesthesia </li></ul><ul><li>Information technology is more technologically advanced than television </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative medicine is more biochemically advanced than pharmacology and surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of man-made climate change is more scientific than its denial </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition of post-anesthesia cognitive dysfunction and its accumulation in the population is more scientific than flagrant disrespect for human consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Monorails and magnetic levitation trains are more technologically advanced than automobiles </li></ul><ul><li>Abstinence from caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, psychiatric drugs, and other drugs is more scientific than usage of any of these </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental justice is more scientific than environmental racism </li></ul><ul><li>Socialism is more scientific than capitalism </li></ul><ul><li>Environmentalism is more scientific than industrialism </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    50. 50. Chances Are the Same Industrialist Wrote Both of These Scripts, Too: <ul><li>The U.S. staged a fraudulent naval “attack” in the Gulf of Tonkin to claim that an already decrepit and unseaworthy ship had been destroyed by Soviet-sponsored forces from northern Vietnam </li></ul><ul><li>This tiny country on the opposite shore of the Pacific Ocean was invaded for no other reason than to stimulate the economy, create jobs, and make some already overprivileged people rich </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of Vietnamese and U.S. soldiers were killed </li></ul><ul><li>Millions of Vietnamese and U.S. soldiers, as well as the Vietnamese environment, were seriously and permanently harmed by napalm and Agent Orange </li></ul><ul><li>Some Vietnamese women and children were sexually abused by U.S. soldiers or forced into prostitution by poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Fornication between white men and Oriental women became a major sexual fetish, a fetish which did not exist in the 1940s </li></ul><ul><li>Over 100 million people a year are told that they have something defective that must be surgically “corrected.” The minority with a real problem, such as appendicitis or orthopedic injury, are denied nerve blocks, which would've been much safer, less traumatic, and more cost effective. </li></ul><ul><li>These victims are anesthetized for no other reason than to stimulate the economy, create jobs, and make some already overprivileged people rich </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of these each year die either intraoperatively, over the following year, or commit suicide over the following year or so </li></ul><ul><li>All of the victims at best are permanently deprived of their creativity, imagination, and some of their personality, and at worst suffer outright Alzheimer </li></ul><ul><li>Some victims are sexually abused and mislead that they were abducted and molested by aliens for scientifically impossible “genetic experiments” </li></ul><ul><li>Anesthetized patients became a major sexual fetish, a fetish which did not exist in the 1940s </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    51. 51. <ul><li>Most controversies are really about privileged whites keeping their cushy jobs which destroy life for as long as possible. </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    52. 52. There are Two Types of Interventions <ul><li>Abolition: liberation of the population from unwanted, suicidal practices imposed by laws, dogma, business rules, mass media propaganda, disease mongering, and other forms of ruling and managerial class coercion and intimidation. Elimination of forced and coerced consumption allows violent, militaristic practices to become extinct. </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibition: enactment of laws and/or dogma against risky but common behaviors, which millions risk significant criminal sanctions to continue. </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    53. 53. Examples of Interventions <ul><li>Abolition </li></ul><ul><li>Prohibition </li></ul><ul><li>Dress reform </li></ul><ul><li>Trans fats </li></ul><ul><li>Toxic additives </li></ul><ul><li>Fossil and nuclear fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Coronary and valve surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Chemo and radiation </li></ul><ul><li>Anesthesia reform </li></ul><ul><li>Psychiatry reform </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Free trade agreements </li></ul><ul><li>Corporations </li></ul><ul><li>Human carnivory </li></ul><ul><li>Sugar </li></ul><ul><li>Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Gambling </li></ul><ul><li>Pornography </li></ul><ul><li>Sex outside marriage </li></ul><ul><li>Abortion </li></ul><ul><li>Homosexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted suicide </li></ul><ul><li>Vulgar language </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    54. 54. <ul><li>The yielding of ‘90s dot-com hype to neoconservatism has shown that the information revolution will be much harder and bloodier than the industrial revolution had been. None of the warmongers, industrialists, capitalists, corporatists, or disease-mongers are ever going to walk away from evasion of real work, pipeline of addictions, and access to sexual prey, no matter how good anyone’s thinking, oration, writing, poetic, artistic, singing, songwriting, or filmmaking skills are. Unfortunately, the physical survival of the biosphere is going to require carefully organized cohesive force coupled with divine intervention. </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    55. 55. Reforms to Capital Punishment <ul><li>Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Exemptions </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic if criterion is met; no execution if no criterion met </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Entire human species reaches consensus online during webcast of trial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Genocide or autocide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Including organized slavery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gynecide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Including sexual violence or slavery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other crimes against humanity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecocide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Torture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Including medical and/or psychiatric torture </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized conspiracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Seizure or maintenance of power </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Public and webcast live </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be 18+ to attend or login </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Executioners chosen from spectators in a random drawing </li></ul><ul><li>Criteria and practice systematically and specifically engineered to annihilate the ruling and managerial classes while sparing the working classes and the poor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including titled royalty and nobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including fascists and nationalists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including Warsaw Pact and Chinese Communists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including corporate functionaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including clerics of misogynist and/or racist religions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including the disease cartel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including organized crime </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Crime committed before 18 th birthday </li></ul><ul><li>Crime committed under the influence of or during withdrawal/rebound/hangover from any psychoactive substance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Including psychiatric drugs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including painkillers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Including anesthetics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acted alone </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No conspiracy or coverup by profession, political party, media, or religion </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exempt if all of these criteria are met: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No political, racist, or evangelical agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No organized crime involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No sexual violence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No torture </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Disability groups automatically exempted: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Intellectually disabled, a.k.a. mentally retarded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Untreated autism spectrum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brain injury </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Birth defect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hereditary disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emotionally disturbed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legally deaf before 18 th birthday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legally blind before 18 th birthday </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    56. 56. <ul><li>“ LET MY PEOPLE GO!” </li></ul><ul><li>And that makes God a bitch? </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    57. 57. A Sampling of People the Real Bitches Have Murdered in Cold Blood <ul><li>Jeremiah </li></ul><ul><li>Socrates </li></ul><ul><li>John Baptist </li></ul><ul><li>Jesus Christ </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen </li></ul><ul><li>Agnes (12 years old) </li></ul><ul><li>John Hus </li></ul><ul><li>William Tyndale </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Cranmer </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas Becket </li></ul><ul><li>Joan of Arc </li></ul><ul><li>Abraham Lincoln </li></ul><ul><li>Huey “Kingfish” Long </li></ul><ul><li>Mahatma Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>John F. Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>Malcolm X </li></ul><ul><li>Martin Luther King, Jr. </li></ul><ul><li>Robert F. Kennedy </li></ul><ul><li>Salvador Allende </li></ul><ul><li>Oscar Romero </li></ul><ul><li>Benazir Bhutto </li></ul><ul><li>My uncle Melvin </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    58. 58. Underscore: <ul><li>Fauré Requiem </li></ul><ul><li>Duruflé Requiem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sadly, this recording is out of print </li></ul></ul><ul><li>My former church choir at St. Mary’s Cathedral </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pavel Cheshnokov, “Salvation is Created” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This CD, Christmas at St. Mary’s , can be ordered at http://www.stmarysmemphis.org by sending an email to Ty Legge in the music department. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Cathedral’s mailing address is 692 Poplar Ave. Memphis, TN 38105. </li></ul></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved
    59. 59. References <ul><li>Abramson, J. Overdo$ed America . New York: Harper Collins 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>Bly, R. The Sibling Society . Reading, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>Breggin, P. R. Medication Madness . New York: St. Martin’s 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Breggin, P. R. Toxic Psychiatry . New York: St. Martin’s 1991. </li></ul><ul><li>Brownlee, S. Overtreated . New York: Bloomsbury 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Ellison, B. J. and Duesberg, P. H. Why We Will Never Win the War on AIDS . El Cerrito, California: Inside Story 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Episcopal Church, Lesser Feasts and Fasts . New York: Church Publishing, 2000. </li></ul><ul><li>Fenster, J. M. Ether Day . New York: Harper Collins 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Kirby, D. Evidence of Harm . New York: St. Martin’s Griffin 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Kozol, J. Savage Inequalities . New York: Crown 1991. </li></ul><ul><li>Lonsdale, D. Why I Left Orthodox Medicine . (Dang, I misplaced that book!) </li></ul><ul><li>Mendelsohn, R. S. Confessions of a Medical Heretic . Chicago: Contemporary 1979. </li></ul><ul><li>Newman, D. H. Hippocrates’ Shadow . New York: Scribner 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Null, G. & Seaman, B. For Women Only! New York: Seven Stories 1999. </li></ul><ul><li>Project Censored, Censored (issued annually) . New York: Seven Stories. </li></ul><ul><li>Robbins, J. Reclaiming Our Health . Tiburon, California: H. J. Kramer 1996. </li></ul><ul><li>Schlosser, E. Fast Food Nation . New York: Houghton Mifflin 2001. </li></ul><ul><li>Shelley, B. L. Church History in Plain Language , 2 nd ed. Nashville: Thomas Nelson 1995. </li></ul><ul><li>… and living in this God-forsaken place for 45 years! </li></ul>Copyright © 2008-2009 by Marjorie E. Steakley All rights reserved Please click to end show

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