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For some reason this reminded me of a quote by Aldous Huxley, "A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy."

And even more appropriate a quote by Blaise Pascal, "Can anything be stupider than that a man has the right to kill me because he lives on the other side of a river and his ruler has a quarrel with mine, though I have not quarrelled with him?"
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A series of doctors discuss the field of psychiatry, and how it functions. Delving into the American Psychiatric Association, and their voting process for what constitute "mental diseases" through the DSM(Diagnostic Statistical Manual) Committee, the doctors find that psychiatry is not science, but rather an elaborate prescription fueled guessing game.

And an intersting follow-up, an experiment done in 1972, by a psychologist named David Rosenhan, convinced some of his friends to fake their way into psychiatric wards across the US. This article talks about the experiment, and a repeated followup experiment with an interesting outcome. More videos from Rosenhan on the Birth of Modern Psychiatry here.