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John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE BY KATIE FOSTER IN THE INDEPENDENT

 

“Psychiatry professors say ‘dangerous’ US President must be removed from post for public safety’

No responsible doctor, let alone psychiatrist, ever would presume to diagnose a patient he has not even seen.

And, even if a doctor did see Trump, the presumption of talking about removing him from his elected post is beyond all ethics and all norms for the profession.

These “professors” actually condemn themselves out of their own mouths as ignoring professional ethics and as exceeding a doctor’s prerogatives.

I think that should be obvious to all, but in the case of Trump there appears to be almost no limit of the number and low quality of attacks permitted and publicized.

This is a direct assault on democratic government and rule of law.

I do hope readers appreciate what articles like this say about The Independent, something quite unpleasant.

And this is not the first time the paper has used this psychiatric theme right out of the old USSR where dissidents were often put into mental hospitals.

These doctors are cut from the same cloth. After all, America managed to find doctors for horrors like Guantanamo or psychiatrists to assist in developing torture techniques, didn’t it? Every society contains such people.

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Response to another reader’s comment:

Good point.

Remember the other candidate, indeed. A murderous, corrupt horror, but one always smilingly supported by the corporate press.

Because the corporate press always supports the corporate state with its vast security and military establishment to keep the American empire going.

That really is the underlying story in all of these events.

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