Does the word “Adult” really mean “grown up”, or did it originally mean something else ?

I’ve noticed this before. “Adult” sounds a lot like “A dolt” to me. “First used as a noun in Early Modern English, from dialectal English dold (“stupid, confused”)” Source: dolt, Wiktionary. So I made a distinction between people who are perceived to be “adults” versus people who are the more healthy “grown ups”. Is this […]


“In the early 1990s, while researching the extension of the CIA MKULTRA (mind control) program, I had occasion to interview people who had been placed in mental institutions. This article is derived from their testimony, from numerous articles about the horrendous medical torture at two California prisons, Atascadero and Vacaville, and from Jessica Mitford’s landmark […]

I Have a Dream

I have a dream of crowds of people angrily campaigning outside psychiatric wards. Colleague: “Dr. X ! … There is a large crowd of people outside demanding you make a statement !“. Dr. X: “I’m going home for a few hours. Manage my patients while I’m away please“. Dr. X heads outside. Policemen are now […]

In The Mind of an Abusive Psychiatrist

“There are no more barriers to cross. All I have in common with the uncontrollable and the insane, the vicious and the evil, all the mayhem I have caused and my utter indifference toward it, I have now surpassed. My pain is constant and sharp and I do not hope for a better world for […]