Mudcat Café message #1651562 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #62901   Message #1651562
Posted By: GUEST
19-Jan-06 - 09:51 AM
Thread Name: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
Subject: RE: BS: Popular Views of the Bush Administration
From: Amos Jessup
Date: August 10, 2004 11:32:47 PM EDT
To: dave@farber.net
Subject: Re: Mental Health Screening for All Americans Proposed?

Dave:

This report is the beginning of a tragedy if the kind of approach it
suggests is followed through. The core and root of its tragedy is a
simple but stunningly important falsehood: without a "true" model of the human mind, defining mental health is an exercise in authoritarian opinion.
There is no such model which uniformly predicts phenomena and explains
observed phenomena. Yet without such a model the industry has no business posing as the source of authority for governmental interference in individual lives.

A. H. Jessup
San Diego