Sunday, April 09, 2006

Aversive "Therapy" = Get Me Out Of Here....

Have you ever seen the movie "Alien IV", where they clone the aliens and keep them in cages? The scientists control the aliens by hitting a button that gives them a painful blast of cold gas when they do something they shouldn't.

And there you have it, the essense of "aversive therapy". You do something the psychiatrists don't like, and the psychs will shock you. Of course, the state is paying the psychs $214,000 per child for this program, because who would voluntarily pay for such a "service" for children? And these are not adults being shocked in the name of help -- these are kids.

I'm talking, of course, about the "Judge Rotenberg Educational Center" of Canton, Mass, where they are experimenting on children with electric shocks. True, it's not the spine cracking voltage they still use today in Electro Convulsive Therapy, but it's enough that one child, Antwone Nicholson, begged his adoptive mom, "Just get me out of here and get me in another place. I can be better in another place." (Quoted from People Magazine 4/17/06.)

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