“In the 60’s they thought schizophrenia was caused by by parents, the mother, the family. Autism, too. If someone had an autistic kid if was because they were a lousy mother.”
The soldier laughed.
“Well they did think this. If was the brainy idea of the times and these poor parents. The mothers, I mean. They were told their kid was fine until they got hold of them. If you’d have hugged your kid… if you did not subconsciously hate your child, none of this would be happening. The parents bought it for the most part for a myriad of reasons. This was accepted at the time, and there are people out there who still believe this. Yes. I know people who believe this right now, this year. A person is schizophrenic because the family did it, they needed a scapegoat.”
He didn’t say anything.
“Well you get my point. One guy with charisma says he’s figured this stuff out and everyone swallows the crap, hook, line and sinker. I am sure there were some out there who did not believe it but it would have been very hard to stand against what became the conventional wisdom at the time. If you think schizophrenia is organic back then it’s because you are stupid and living in the dark ages so I guess you just stand there and watch people, one after another, go over the cliff. The cliff of stupidity!” I said with a snort. “But just try to stand up in that era say, these mothers did not create or cause autism! You’d have been mowed down. The supposed best and brightest say it’s the mother and you better say it’s the mother too, even though you are killing these mothers who did nothing wrong. Just burn them at the stake, I guess. No need to think or anything.”
Astrology? Saturn in Virgo of course! Guard your mind!
Have you ever been sold a load of crap and discovered it later?