At Psych Central Dr. Grohol makes a much needed point about the very fucking idea of relationship. He begins with the recent Lancet Journal study that shows the use of anti-psychotics as a useless option for subduing aggressive behaviors:
Of course, this works too:
Officer Claudia Wright said she used her weapon on [Elizabeth] Beeland because the woman was “verbally profane, abusive, loud and irate.” Beeland pointed her finger “towards my face” and was waving her arms, the officer wrote.
And that, my lovelies is about relationship.
How do they get away with ignoring that? First we de-legitimize the relational, as in, this un-desirous behavior has no relation to anything or anyone, least of all me. From then on it’s just a matter of technique. Taser or neuroleptics, it’s quite the puzzler.
I am aware of the gooey, fuzzy, pussified and loaded overtones in the word relationship. Anyone who think that’s what I’m on about is encouraged to click the handy link under Santa Philosopher on my blogroll. Those who believe relational dynamics have nothing to do with psychiatric oppression are basically NAMI’s useful idiots. NAMI rules because of these analytical disinclinations.
Video via Pandagon, another very good post: Out of Control Tasing Continues.