Monday, June 27, 2005

Psychiatry Versus Scientology

A heavy irony has descended upon Tom Cruise. He has recently carried flag for his scientologist brethren and sistren in their fight against psychiatry. Meanwhile, he has clearly descended into madness. He was recently seen jumping around like a monkey on Oprah's show while babbling on about his young love Katie Holmes and biting Matt Lauer's head off on a Today interview. I don't think I've ever seen anyone who needs a strong dose of Lithium more than Cruise.

Then again, I am not a huge supporter of psychiatry. An indomitable spirit and a healthy sense of repression and denial are far more effective balm for the troubled soul than drugs in my opinion. That and booze. You may be asking yourself, "Why should I care what Joseph K thinks about psychiatry?" And, I would say that you are serving your overlords at Merck very well.

Of course being allied with scientologists has its drawbacks. There is their belief that through the proper steps, they become "thetans" who can control matter, energy, space, time and thought. Oh, and there is their belief that a galactic overlord named Xenu dumped trillions of alien carcasses (killed to control galactic overpopulation) on Earth (aka Teegeeack) whose spirits are kept here by electronic traps in the atmosphere. Xenu brainwashed the spirits (and us since they attached themselves to us) into believing a whole bunch of crap (e.g., other religions) and was about to do worse until he was captured by the officers of the Macarb Confederation.

Who better to be at the forefront of the fight against the "pseudoscience" (as Cruise put it) of psychiatry? Hey, at least my scientologist allies are keeping it real. Or drug free anyway.


Blogger tequilita said...

i saw that interview. he's a freak. the way his crazed eyes burned into lauer from under his brow, "i've done the research, you haven't!" he was psychotic. but then again, what do i know? i'm self-medicating tonight. zinfandel. repression, denial...and booze. amen.

10:14 PM  
Blogger Sharfa said...

I've been waiting for a chance to chime in on Mr. Cruise's rants against psyciatric drugs. His whole rant against Lauer about Ritalin really burned my ass. "There is no such thing as a chemical imbalance?" ADHD isn't a chemical imbalance, it's a physiological defect you dumbass!
He can take my son, medication free, for a week - I guarantee he'd be screaming "WHERE"S THE CONCERTA?!" After some real life experience.
Such a shame - I like his movies, but the man has completely lost it.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Joseph K said...

I once read an interesting article about whether the fact that we can control serotonin levels in our brains using medication is evidence we have no souls. James Brown controls it his own way. He feels good. Tell me he had no soul...

11:09 PM  

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