THERAPEUTIC MODEL

THERAPEUTIC MODEL

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As a Psychiatric Nurse I found

my job was not to Cure or Care

but to Contain,

Manage, Control & of course Restrain,

with the tongue-numb drugs

and electrodes strapped

and zapped to the twitching brain,

use Science to beat down bad behaviour

& punish patients for being Insane.

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Today they don’t call it Punishment,

that doesn’t sound at all Humane!

Experts speak in language therapeutic,

use terms like “Aversion Therapy”

or something in that strain..

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Gone the bad old brutal days of boots and clubs

today we can reduce their brain down to a stub

with surgical precision,

insert electrodes into the incision,

hack, jack & piggy-back the neural network

to operate by remote control

the perfect model citizen.

No need now for anxiety

no need to hyper-ventilate

soon all of your decisions

will be made by the Welfare State.

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The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc.,

and an Ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

He also ran.

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~ by reverendhellfire on June 25, 2017.

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