VICTIMS OF PSYCHIATRISTS
Why we use the term VOΨ/ VOP
VOΨs, are or have been victims of psychiatrists. The reason for calling ourselves VOΨs is because calling ourselves survivors allows the public to look upon us as though we have survived a disease that a psychiatrist ‘treated’, when that is not what has happened at all. There is nothing wrong with a person saying I have survived the abuses of psychiatrists, I am a survivor of that horrendous regime. And I use that term, psychsurvivor, interchangeably with VOΨ. The problem is with people who want to vouch for perpetrators and belittle the victims of perpetrators.
At times I want to clarify the situation for government legislators and their followers, who want to have the people being exploited by psychiatrists, called ‘consumers’ of the violence inflicted on them by psychiatrists.
Excuse me, but people don’t ‘consume’ torture, they do not ‘consume’ being hauled off by medicos and tortured against their will. The people that are subjected to torture via their governments are victims of government legislated tortured regimes, and more pointedly, for VOΨs, they are being tortured by psychiatrists, for the profit of psychiatrists, under their blathering of psychiatrists’ justifications for their use of humans in experiments so cruel, disgusting and apparently ‘profitable’ for the economy of the country, according to the pharmecutical companies that sponsor the research.
Being a victim of government legislated exploitation, is horrendous. And what VOΨs have been through or are going through, or are potentially threatened with happening to them or their loved-ones all over again, because the perpetrators have not stopped, is where people really need to start thinking about getting the Mental Health Acts repealed.
I want to say there is no shame in being the person who was harmed, even though victims in any exploitation racket are heavily victim-blamed. So stop victim-shaming! Start perpetrator-shaming!
VOΨs do not want to be harmed, they do not ask to be harmed, they fight to not be harmed, and they must be validated, in a court of law, that says, the practice of psychiatry is not a victimless crime, the practice of psychiatry is a horrendous crime, and those psychiatrists that perpetrate it, rather than speak out against the violence that is forced psychiatry, need to be charged with the crimes they have committed.