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Hold Out Hope - earthmonkey - 03-19-2008 04:56 AM
I know that there's so much negautivity around, but looking at this article from 1966, there is a precedent to this negative medicalization and characterization we experience, and things do get better.
It is a pathetic little second-rate substitute for reality, a pitiable flight from life. As such it deserves fairness, compassion, understanding and, when possible, treatment. But it deserves no encouragement, no glamorization, no rationalization, no fake status as minority martyrdom, no sophistry about simple differences in taste—and, above all, no pretense that it is anything but a pernicious sickness.
RE: Hold Out Hope - Ana54 - 09-01-2009 02:01 AM
So you mean that it was so much worse before, and it got so much better, even though it's still very bad, right?
RE: Hold Out Hope - Fnord - 09-01-2009 02:04 AM
It means that what was controversial then is controversial now, and that the more times change, the more things stay the same.