We bring you an emergency broadcast. On 1-11-11, the consumertocracy descended upon Albany with their ranting, unreasonable requests for human rights. They thronged the streets brandishing large, orange inflatable weapon-type thingies, beating on street signs and generally disrupting the status quo. Watch the startling footage from their public rampage:
They forced their way into the New York State Egg, Capitol, Legislative Office Building and held the entire room captive, claiming their time has come, threatening to make changes and use their voices to declare their right to choose their neighbors, live in the communities they want to live in, to have safe affordable housing and not live in institutions. They were belligerent and aggressive, speaking in an angry, terse manner that was beyond the normal frustrated tones that patients might express, speaking about the current mental health system in a derogatory manner. They demanded alternative care and autonomy in decision-making, altogether inciting a social uprising. They pronounced the right to be parents and have children and KEEP those children! It was utterly alarming. These dangerous “psychiatric survivors” as they call themselves, assert that they are human and demand the rights afforded to the rest of us. Darby Penney, a very troublesome advocate of the “psychiatric survivor” movement went so far as to declare that NAMI doesn’t speak for them, saying that the mental health system traumatizes and retraumatizes those in its care. *clutching my pearls*
Watch for yourself as the horror unfolds, but be warned…this is not for the faint of NamiDearest heart.