Archive for July 2019

The martyrdom of America’s children is the theme of this hour.  I begin without a guest describing the great new documentary HBO film, “I Love You, Now Die,” about the Michelle Carter case—the 17-year-old girl who supposedly texted her boyfriend to death and got convicted of murder.  The HBO film is worth watching for the insights it gives into the horror that so many young people go through growing up today, from psychiatric diagnoses and drugs to the isolation of social media which separates them from their parents and other adults.  The film truly tells the untold story behind the fake one, often in my words.  I also mention another important documentary in which I am also featured, “The Minds of Men,” already seen by nearly 2 million people.   Then psychologist Michael Cornwall joins me and we talk about SPAC!—our new organization to Stop the Psychiatric Abuse of Children.  Our focus is on the latest assault on the brains and human rights of children: The FDA’s baseless approval of putting electrical stimulation through the brains of innocent children labeled with ADHD.  We predict that electrifying children will become a new plague upon them, one that can afflict any child who proves troublesome or looks distressed.   Finally, Michael and I talk about what children really need and it has nothing to do with disrupting and ruining their normal brain function.   If you want to talk to Michael Cornwall, the director of SPAC!,  you can email him at spacvictory@outlook.com.

 

Once again Jeffrey Masson and I have a drama filled show about both psychoanalysis and psychiatry, and how both in different ways have betrayed the trust given them by society and by their patients.  Jeff provides intimate details about his discovery that Freud, and then his psychoanalyst daughter named Anna Freud, hid the truth that women were being abused by men.  Instead, they told their patients and the world the lie that the abuse of children never happened and was all a fantasy called the Oedipus Complex.   Jeff enlightened me about Dr. Asperger, viewed as an authority on autism, who curried favor with the Nazis by sending toddlers and young children to cruel deaths at the hands of organized medicine and psychiatry during World War II.   I add some details on the murder of mental patients by psychiatry as a prelude to the Holocaust.  The recent series of three  shows with Jeffrey are worth listening to as a group.  They touch on the evil perpetrated by mental health professionals in power and, in sharp contrast, on the love we share with animals.   Jeff has written great books on both animals and humans. 

A magnificent conversation with journalist and scientist Robert Whitaker, author of Mad in America and Anatomy of an Epidemic.    Bob and I unleash our imaginations and thoughts over the range of psychiatric issues from the way the drug companies and organized psychiatry have imposed an entirely false narrative on the world to how doctors end up telling life-destroying lies to their patients like “you have a biochemical imbalance and need drugs.”  This Dr. Peter Breggin Hour will inspire you to open your minds about and maybe even to inspire you to voice your own opinions about evildoing in the world.   And maybe you don’t need any inspiration from me and Bob, in which case I hope you will simply bask in the enjoyment of a very thoughtful and ultimately uplifting conversation.   Join us!   

And also, watch me on the HBO two-part documentary “I Love You, Now Die.” The first part aired last night (July 9, 2019 at 8 pm NY time) and the second part tonight (July 10, same time).  It’s about the Michelle Carter case of the girl who supposedly texted her boyfriend to death and it gives me, and a number of other, the opportunity to comment on important issues about psychiatry and life in America today. 

My guest Jeffrey Masson PhD may be the greatest writer ever about the emotions of animals.   What Jane Goodall is to chimpanzees in the wild, Jeff is to our dogs and to the whole broad spectrum of animal life in relationship with human life. Always science based, he writes artistically about their relationships with us.  Today’s show is all about animals and especially about dogs and what we as a species have learned from our co-evolution with them.  What emotions do they have that we share?  Do they have unique emotions?   Can we feel things they cannot feel?  What have we learned from them about love, trust, and forgiveness.  Recently an article has come out describing how dogs are the only non-human creatures who have learned to move their eyebrows to show their emotions and always in relation to us.   Dogs and humans, Jeff suggests, are “one species,” having evolved together.   I do not think I’ve ever had a conversation on or off the air in which so many new ideas and nuances about human and animal life have come out.  For me, this show is a treasure!   Please share this hour with me and Jeff.   


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