“Consider this: In the 14-year period between 1950 and 1963, more American deaths occurred in state and county mental institutions than in all of the nation’s armed conflicts beginning with the Revolutionary War and ending with the Persian Gulf War. Between 1965 and 1990, the total number of mental-hospital inpatient deaths exceeded the number of battle deaths in the same wars by 70 percent. Inpatient deaths topped out at 1,103,000 during this 25-year period, compared with 650,563 recorded deaths in battles.”Kelly Patricia O’Meara: “The Forgotten Dead of St. Elizabeth’s“, Insight on the News, Vol. 17, No. 29, August 6, 2001.
St. Elizabeth’s is in Washington D. C.
In the 2019 video game The Division 2, sleeper agents fight to restore the autonomy of a Washington D. C. that slowly rises, Phoenix like, from it’s ashes. Hence the Phoenix adorned logo of the SHD agents.
Psychiatry that kills is a worldwide problem. Since the late 1960’s there has been a campaign to be rid of it. This started in Italy, spread to various other European countries as well as an entire geographic region … South America (look up The Caracas Declaration). This was in no small part due to the genius of Franco Basaglia and his wife Franca Basaglia Ongaro. Examine the following article that, in a few paragraphs, skewers the true evil nature of abusive psychiatry. The words strike like a Samurai Sword, neatly sectioning psychiatry down the middle leaving a bloody, but very dead mess at our feet (no apologies for the graphic analogy).
Franco Basaglia’s and Franca Basaglia Ongaro’s military intelligence like definition of the enemy is WHY horribly abusive and murderous institutions were successfully closed down in Italy and are continuing to be closed down around the world, as well as the entire institutional mindset. The enemy is being kicked out. Murderous psychiatry, just like the weaponised virus in The division 2, has decimated and impoverished our societies. “Agents” such as Basaglia continue to fight the bad guys. He new the reality of the struggle as he’d fought as a teenager with the Italian resistance against fascism in the 1940’s. For many in Britain (we who invented the Lunatic Asylum) as well as the United States its not easy to “know the enemy”. Often many don’t really “know themselves” as pointed out in the article above. So “every battle is lost” as Sun Tzu put it. But Basaglia did us a great favour. He knows himself and the enemy. Like a scout returning from the front with intelligence he has informed us of the real nature of the enemy. Therefore the murders and the deaths as well as knowing abusive psychiatry as a neofascism … these are no longer metaphors or euphemisms.
In conclusion, this is the view of the Washington D. C monuments to freedom and liberty as seen from St. Elizabeths Hospital which are also depicted in The Division 2.1,325 views