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  1. Mar 2021
    1. Depression, anxiety or attention deficit disorders are now regarded by researchers and clinical practitioners alike as products of neuro-chemical dysregulation in interconnected systems of neurotransmitters. They are therefore treated with substances that intervene either directly or indirectly in the regulation of neurotransmitters.

      Our tools and the systems that surround us have a direct effect on our brain structure but psychopharmacology places the burden of fixing systemic issues on the individual by medicating those that do not fit the systemic mold. The drugs are basically the system subduing any individual that might bring out the contradictions in the "machine" and so the simplest approach is to "subdue" them with drugs.

      This all seems pretty sinister and inhumane to me.

  2. Oct 2018
    1. In my case risk relates to the potential sacrifice of privilege.  By demanding that education be the practice of freedom I risk rocking what is, for the most part, an extremely comfortable boat. The truth is, I don’t ever have to do anything to combat oppression, and my life will be just fine. However, for anyone marginalised by systemic oppression, incurring risk is an unfortunate but necessary element of speaking truth to power. On the daily.