Former patients of a maximum-security psychiatric facility who were subject to a series of “horrific” experimental treatments are appearing in a Toronto court via video feeds from across the country to testify at a three-week long damages hearing.
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I saw this story last night but was too tired to do it justice.
Orillia is a small city in Ontario. And I mean small. Its population is around 30,000 people. And as far I can see this shocking story has only hit the Orillia papers. But it hit me with significant impact because the psychiatric horrors outlined in the above-linked story took place in a region I am very familiar with.
Imagine if every year you went vacationing to a favorite Mediterranean spot and – unknown to you – just a stone’s throw away a handful of crackpot psychiatrists were literally torturing their captive and vulnerable patients, all in the name of “science.”
That’s essentially what happened here in Ontario.
This map shows where I spent my childhood summers (red arrow) and where the weird and cruel psychiatric practices took place at the bottom (red marker).
My parents took me to that island as a baby and I spent countless hours outside among the wind, water, and pines while only a month or two young. The place is still a big part of me, even though I no longer vacation there in person.
Last night while reading this shocking tale I mused that if such abuses took place in a Catholic parish within that region, CBC and all the other major Canadian news outlets would make it a front-page story with big splashy headlines.
But oh no, it’s psychiatry. And psychiatry seems, for the most part, to get a free pass with the mainstream media.
The question is why?
I believe I know part of the answer.
It arguably has to do with scientism – not science – and how so many people are literally brainwashed by scientism, even when its claims and practices clearly outreach its grasp.
What do you think?