A mad world: capitalism and the rise of mental illness
What if it's not us who are sick, asks Rod Tweedy, but a system at odds with who we are as social beings?
Many of the contemporary forms of illness and individual distress that we treat and engage with certainly seem to be correlated with and amplified by the processes and byproducts of capitalism. In fact, you might say that capitalism is in many respects a mental illness generating system – and if we are serious about tackling not only the effects of mental distress and illness, but also their causes and origins, we need to look more closely, more precisely, and more analytically at the nature of the political and economic womb out of which they emerge, and how psychology is fundamentally interwoven with every aspect of it. Full Article: redpepper.org.uk #capitalism #capitalist #decolonize #socialism #socialist #anarchism #anarchist