The Octogenarians

World Mental Health Day has come and gone.It appears that this day is in acknowledgement of the worlds mentally Ill and reaffirmation of developing treatments that help and ameliorate symptoms.The social and political madness that abounds is not included in this definition and prescription.I suspect for good reason.E Fuller Torrey has raised the issue of confusing mental health promotion with mental illness treatment in his book American Psychosis.No where is it clearer that this is an important distinction ,than when we address the matter of mass gun killings.Few if any of these acts would be committed with”a policeman’s hand on the perpetrator’s shoulder”.These acts require legal and law enforcement sanction and prevention,including a rebalancing of civil rights and protections (especially second amendment rights).I believe that those with executive power at local levels have to use it and await court challenges.(A tactic plentifully employed in violation of voting and other civil…

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