It’s all about the mighty buck, ain’t it?

 

President Trump emphasized school safety and mental health in a speech after the shooting in Florida, but avoided mention of gun control
Thursday, February 15, 2018 12:18 PM EST. The New York Times

I usually catch up with the news in the morning and saw this garbage written above. It put me in a right state of mind, to say the least.

The President of the United States of America is blaming mentally ill people for shooting innocent people.

The NRA bears absolutely no responsibility in regards to these shootings, they only sell the weapons. It is the individual who pulls the trigger, a weapon by itself cannot do any harm, can it? But you better watch out for mentally ill people because they’re dangerous, they might shoot you one day.

This is exactly how they are brainwashing the masses. Now we have one more stigma, so much for breaking them.

This is, unfortunately, a classic act of politics and money. The NRA has one of the most powerful lobbies in Washington DC, contributing large sums of money for whoever is ready to serve their cause, and it works. We mentally ill people don’t have a lobby and we don’t have money, hence no power, no voice, nothing.

What I’d like to see is, what is the International Bipolar Foundation going to do about it? And by the way, I don’t see why they call themselves “International” as they do nothing outside the US.

What is their answer to the President? Now is the time to come out with your brilliant army of brave professionals and come up with something meaningful to defend the population they claim to help.

I want to see a strong and powerful answer to the President, defending us and taking this opportunity to break some stigmas. Otherwise, they’ll confirm what I had always believed, they are only good for seminars, selling books and using us to get richer.

 

Peace and serenity

 

Lawrence

 

 

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “It’s all about the mighty buck, ain’t it?

  1. I totally agree! The shooting was a tragedy, but blaming the mentally ill is another tragedy! I commented on another post (can’t remember which one) about all my rage at this type of stigmatism. It feels like every time we have any chance of breaking stigma (and there aren’t enough times) that something happens to make stigma even stronger!

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    1. Agreed, it’s a very frustrating battle but it is the only way for us to be able to integrate society, hence have rights and jobs that we desperately need. I am currently working to get the support of two high profile figures in France and Switzerland to help me find the best way to tackle this major problem. Only mentally ill people can fight and win this war against stigmas. Nobody else. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

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      1. Try looking for a program that is part of The International Clubhouse, Inc. I am a part of one of these Clubhouses. There are programs all over the world who are a part of the Clubhouse Model which is set up to help people with mental illness get back into society (for example getting jobs). They also work a lot with breaking stigma.

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