Understanding why people do things or don’t do things is far more effective than throwing labels on what we think to be true about a person. It is only with our current president that we have begun to associate mental illness with politicians (or reality tv show stars as it may be). Our other presidents have conducted thousands of drone strikes which murder civilians in other countries and have conducted wars that have destroyed the way of life for millions. They have not been cast in a pathological light because they are quiet about it, they do it without annoying tweets and ranting speeches. That does not mean, however, that they too are devoid of mental illness. But that is not my point in writing this. My point is that it is extremely impairing for non-psychiatrists to believe that they can diagnose others because they were told the criteria for a disorder. This is not the case and should be immediately addressed as a problem in our society. Our love and desire to throw a label, especially a pathological label on things we don’t like and disagree with we damage our views on what mental illness is and impair our ability to effectively treat those who have these disorders.
What is a revolution? This word is used by many throughout the world daily, especially the United States. We hear the words “Political Revolution”, we hear the words “leader of the revolution”, we hear the words “I am part of the revolution”. What does that mean? What is a “revolution”? And more importantly what is The Revolution? Is it the destruction of the established government? Is it the change of the economic structure of the government? Is it a violent uprising? Or is it a peaceful movement? In this article I will explain to you what a revolution is, what The Revolution is, and how Students & Youth for a New America is at the very mantle of this revolution.
The hatred that America produces around the world has reached an unprecedented amount. Today it does not just manifest itself in public outcry although that is still quite apparent. It comes out in the aggression of the oppressed towards the United States. The lasting affects of the emotional damage that we cause becomes apparent for anyone who cares to look for it. But not always as you would think. Many times, instead of turning the aggression inward, by giving up, an oppressed individual or group may develop an intense hatred for the person, or persons that have oppressed them.