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Suzy Sock Puppet BS: Reinforcing respectful 'boundaries' (1096* d) RE: BS: Reinforcing respectful 'boundaries' 19 Aug 13

Guest, I was able to download three of your songs. Unfortunately, I could not get Joy because it's over 20 minutes.

Exploit, yes, absolutely.

Let's look at a different minority for a change- the group referred to as "mentally ill" although I prefer the old term "mad" as it is more descriptive than evaluative or judgmental. There once was a time, before the "Age of Reason" that such persons were integrated in society and only those prone to violent acts were confined. After the sea change in attitude toward these individuals, for 400 years, a lifetime of confinement and mistreatment was a given and deemed appropriate. When society changed its mind again more recently, the cultural provisions (such as the Feast of Fools) had been long abandoned and forgotten. Pity. Can you imagine a celebration in honor of madness? Now of course we view madness entirely in the negative. No humor, just grave expressions, an assumption that they have nothing to offer us and what will WE do with "those" people, eh?

In the beginning, psychiatrists were called "alienists"- think about that! Hierarchal societies are full of "others."

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