Bipolar Manic/Depression


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Manic/Depression Disorder or Genius?

I may be crazy, but everyone else is insane” – el Loco Gringo

Bipolar is a counterfeit concept.  It is a word used by idiots to describe something they don’t understand giving them the delusional belief that they understand what is going on.  They do not.  The idea that one can reverse engineer the mind to understand the root causes of behavior strikes me as idiocy, bordering on insanity.

I’ve always been crazy” – Waylon Jennings

One question that has always driven me hazy, am I crazy or is everyone else?” – Albert Einstein

This is directed to the mental health profession.  You’re idiots.  As a certifiable bipolar manic/depressionist. (I haven’t been caught yet) I’d like to give my take on the subject from the inside.

First of all, I’m in good company. Note the image of my personal hero Big Al.   A partial list in alphabetical order are; Ludwig Van Beethoven, Ludwig Boltzmann, Lord Byron, Winston Churchill, Charles Dickens, Richard Dryfuss, Patti Duke, Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Carrie Fisher, F Scott Fitzgerald, Alexander Hamilton, Ernest Hemingway, Kay Redfield Jamison*, John Keats, Vivian Leigh, Isaac Newton, Florence Nightingale, Jane Pauley, Edgar Alan Poe, Mark Twain, Vincent van Goth, Kurt Vonnegut, Virginia Woolf. (I didn’t realize that bipolar was an available condition that long ago.) Since idiot psychologists have no problem with with ex-post facto diagnosis, I’ll add a few more to the list. Socrates, Homer Simson, Plato, Copernicus, Pliny, Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci. Goober, Mary Sommerville, Ayn Rand, Francois Mandelbrot. There are many contemporary bipolar/genius’. Since I don’t want to be responsible for them getting a net thrown over them and shot up with dopazine*, I’ll leave them un-named. In fact every great thinker who has avoided beheading, burning at the stake or being shot up with dopazine was and is bipolar. This does not preclude them having emotional problems like every one else. (which they are especially prone to because they have to live in a world full of idiots). Or as Waylon said above; they may be crazy, but that doesn’t mean they’re insane. As to Einstein’s quote. Yes, Big Al, every one else really is crazy.

Let’s look at the words;

Disorder – First it is not a disorder, nor a disease, nor are they possessed by demons, nor are they heretics. Nor are they metaphysical, nor mystic. “The devil did not make them do it”. They are not defective, although they can be convinced they are with enough idiot therapy.  They are not insane although they are certainly crazy in the sense that they do not think like the norm (idiots). In fact, one could say it is pathological to be well adjusted in this society. What they are capable of is viewing life from a different, more complete perspective.

Bipolar – I can certainly understand the mood swings from the elation of discovering a concept to depression at being unable to communicate this concept to idiots.

Manic – A state of heightened awareness, nirvana, whole-brain thinking, bottom up thinking. No assumptions are made and ALL possibilities are considered.

Depression – It’s not depression so much as incredibly extreme frustration at being unable to communicate with idiots.  They have “spun out” trying desperately to find a way to communicate.

“Symptoms” (It’s not a disease)

Cannot stay on topic, flits from subject to subject with no apparent connection or goal. – This is the bottom up thinking process in action. Musing, as opposed to thinking. This is how the right hemisphere works. It is necessary to communicate with another to gather the facts for the associations to be made in the right hemisphere for the left hemisphere to process. Only by communicating with another do the concepts become “real” IE necessary for interfacing with others. Remember, there are NO preconceived assumptions. ALL is considered. I’ve heard it described as rambling and incoherent.

Paranoid – That’s certainly true. Sometimes they are not paranoid enough and they get burned at the stake, beheaded or shot up with dopazine.

Attaches an exaggerated sense of importance to their concepts – Saving humanity from going extinct isn’t important? Who’s crazy now?

Often creates entire disciplines to support their delusional ideas – Well, whatcha gonna do when the “experts” are clueless?

Has their own lexicon – Yup, when there are no words available to express their concepts. There is a school of philosophy which posits that “having a concept for which a word does not exist is, in and of itself, insanity.” Who’s crazy now?

Unconsidered is the possibility that the reason the person making the diagnosis does not understand the BPD is that he/she is an idiot. I used to think that psychology was silly. I’ve upgraded that to barbaric. Instead of nurturing them, SOCIETY IS KILLING OFF THE GENIUS in the genius’s , the very people whose insight could enrich the life of mankind.  Dopazine in these cases only lowers the ability of the mind to that of the idiot who prescribes it.  In that sense, he becomes normal.  You’re not helping them, you’re making them dumb.  Psychology is a pseudo-science in the same class as Voodoo.  With the caveat that voodoo works better.  When a naked priestess dances around you, chanting and shaking her beads and rattles, it is definitely a mind altering experience.  I know, I’ve experienced both.

This is my mind, and mine alone. I like it just as it is. It has guided and protected me through a turbulent life. It has shown me the beauty and the ugliness of the world in all it’s glory and depravity. I have marveled at the richness of the world and the people in it. It has given me a most rewarding journey. It is a fine mind indeed. And I am proud of it, so very proud. It has served me well.” – el Loco Gringo

HOW DARE AN IDIOT PASS JUDGEMENT?

It is not we who are crazy

it is YOU!


el Loco Gringo pulls back the curtain

Granted, there can be chemical or harmonal imbalances, injury, emotional distress etc. but basically this is the underlying problem.

The Doorman

“You’re not making them better, you’re making them dumb” – Rufus May

“I work with people who get defined as ‘mentally ill’. But I don’t see them as having faulty brains and in need of strong medication. I believe madness and distress is a result of having been on the receiving end of various forms of social injustice.” – Rufus May

Emergence Awakening The mad psychologist Bipolar A-Z Mind Freedom Rufus May TheRealCause

The person who professes to be a person concerned with the well being of troubled people can “deeply listen”.  If the psychologist thinks of him/herself as a friend, albeit a professional paid friend.  Usually they do not want the answer, what they want is a “mirror” so they can find their own answer.   There is no difference in results between a PHD and a plumber who volunteers to help on the weekends.  The patient is the expert on the patient, not the psychologist.  It is the connectedness that matters.  The patient is not defective. Usually, he is only confused (or hazy as Einstein put it).   Be careful on passing judgement.  I’ve just passed mine.

el Loco Gringo pulled back the curtain

*Dopazine – generic term for any psychotropic drug that turns the patient into a dope

*Smartacide – kills off your smarts

Please don’t help me, I’ve done nothing wrong!

SoulTeacher Susan Polgar Bipolar_Sid


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One Response to “Bipolar Manic/Depression”

  1. walter james Says:

    hi walt,

    very good write up on bmd, in my limited experience view.

    when i was in the psychiatric hospitals as a visitor, whenever i got into
    conversations with people, those who had been diagnosed with something or
    other, i usually had the feeling that they were going through a bout of
    hyper-awareness or hyper-intelligence. one young woman i conversed with a
    few times in the visitor area on the ground floor by the entrance gave me a
    narrative of what was ‘really’ going on as people came and went, filling me
    in on who was coming, what they were saying and it was all so ‘on target’
    that i was mightily impressed with her ability to see beneath the facade,
    something that must have caused her a lot of problems if she freely shared
    that with ‘anybody’.

    others i have met go into psychotic states where they need a friend to help
    them through the journey, like someone taking LSD or peyote.

    in my view, what they experience is often full of insight and has value for
    all of us.

    i don’t see why people who can get into this ‘hyper-intelligent’ state
    should not be seen as a valuable resource to the community as a whole. i
    know that some people see it this way, like the beat poets, ginzberg et al.
    their use of drugs was to get to those places of insight, and those that
    could stay there, who got put into asylums, were to be valued.

    this ‘normality’ that everyone thinking odd thoughts is supposed to be
    ‘restored to’ is pretty fucked up. i would prefer to listen to the those
    who are travelling into the ‘otherworld’ and try to decipher it. its not
    easy because our minds have been scrambled by ‘normality’.

    speaking of ‘scrambled; … i will append a copy of my latest essay on
    ‘anarchistnews.org’.

    it definitely doesn’t comply with your OPL so don’t feel obliged to read it.

    but i was thinking, … that a western psychologists could probably diagnose
    me as having some kind of ‘abnormal’ thinking on the basis of what i am
    saying. otherwise, they would have to agree with some radically
    contra-cultural stuff.

    perhaps i’m just envious of the illustrious bmd team, …

    ted

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