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RiotGibbon
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Mental Health and meaning
Nov 05, 2002, 14:17
I agree with your general observations about the vole-crap of language, but there a sinister element to this specific example ...

Yes, it does seem to be the case that the most popular meaning of schizophrenia is "split-personality".

Second most popular, at the moment, is "knife-wielding", as in "let lock up the knife-wielding schizo nutters"

unfortunately, this is a *direct* quote from David Blunkett, who unfortunately, is Home Secretary, and unlike most shit-spouting saloon bar reactionaries, is actually in a position to do this (or get someone more poorly paid to do it)

you can read more about it starting from Here:
http://society.guardian.co.uk/mentalhealth/story/0,8150,800626,00.html

but basically, there's a new mental health act (download here: http://www.doh.gov.uk/mentalhealth/draftbill2002/draftbilljune02.pdf)

that will allow much more detention of the mentally ill, partly because of the subtle shifts in perception and meaning that Grufty seems so proud of ...

care to comment, Grufty, or should I say, *Jailor* Jim?

RG
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