I have been investigating the Citizens Commission on Human Rights for years with feelings this organization could be a fraud because its founder, Dr Thomas Szasz, is a psychiatrist and a member of the American Psychiatric Association. These investigations of mine were also set off by an inappropriate e-mail which I received from Steve Wagner, the Director of Litigations with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights, years ago with no appropriate follow-up even as I have been hit with snowballing and life threatening human rights abuses. This has manifested Mr Wagner must be a corrupt and sadistic lawyer who has been using the CCHR as a front to sponsor the very same type of brutal psychiatric human rights abuses the CCHR claims it is fighting.
Mr Wagner intentionally did not pursue any proper questioning of the issues which I raised about a brutal psychiatric abuse case from Texas in 1988 which I was victimized by and ongoing associated brutal mental health care human rights abuses by the United States Department of Justice. In the events leading up to and in the aftermath of “The Texas Torture Case” a clearly cruel and reactionary U.S. government along with the criminally insane American psychiatrists and other sadistic doctors they work with have been moving to crush my humanistic natural mental health care reform initiatives.
Mr Wagner has since than refused to proceed any further with the CCHRs investigations of this case as requested by me and rudely commented there would be no further communications regarding this matter. Mr Wagner claimed that I did not understand what the CCHR does. Well, the CCHR claims on its Website that it investigates and exposes psychiatric human rights abuses. The CCHR also claims it is an activist group which seeks legal remedies and legal reforms to deal with psychiatric human rights abuses. Mr Wagner refused to pursue any of these avenues to deal with the brutal psychiatric human rights abuses which I have been targeted by in the events leading up to and in the aftermath of “The Texas Torture Case”.
In “The Texas Torture Case” I was conned into visiting Texas with false promises of discussions regarding my professional interests. When I arrived in Texas I was brutally kidnapped, beaten, drugged, enslaved and tortured by diabolically insane professional enemies who have clearly wanted my mental health care reform initiatives crushed. I was intentionally misdiagnosed with bipolar disorder by the sadistic psychiatrist, Dr Pearlman, and his likewise sadistic associate, Dr Edeiken, a radiologist. I was than legally stigmatized with suffering from this disorder in a swift, fixed civil court proceeding with no sworn in testimony and no jury before the ignorant southern bigot judge, Scanlon, who had a close personal and professional relationship with Dr Pearlman and Dr Edeiken for years. I was targeted with a court order for 90 days of outpatient treatment in what has become for me the alien and hostile state of Texas.
All along all independent, qualified medical and legal counsel aside from my background credentials as a legally licensed New York State physician who graduated from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania with the honors of summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa has confirmed that I do not and I have never suffered from bipolar disorder or any other mental illness. Yet, over 20 years since being victimized by this brutal psychiatric abuse case I face daily harassment from the United States Department of Justice coupled with life threatening blacklisting of most of my vital professional and business interests. My name and reputation have been turned into trash in my own country by this case and I never actually did anything or planned to do anything illegal. And as implied I have never suffered from any of the symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or any of the mental illnesses as defined by the psychiatrists.
Mr Wagner appears to have been working alongside the very same corrupt and brutal people who have been responsible for masterminding this psychiatric human rights abuse case and other psychiatric human rights abuse cases in the United States. This unfortunately makes it clear that Dr Thomas Szasz, the elderly founder of the CCHR, may have been a fraud over the course of his entire career who has used the CCHR as a vehicle to further his own personal wealth and fame. Dr Szasz’s primary interest all along appears to have not been in the health and welfare of psychiatric abuse victims as he has claimed.
The bottom line is Dr Szasz may be just another dangerous psychiatrist who has come up with a clever gimmick to earn a lot of money like other pop psychiatrists such as Dr Beck at the University of Pennsylvania and pop psychologists such as Dr Goleman often do.They always claim they are doing something unique for their patients with such creations as cognitive therapy and a supposed search for emotional intelligence and yet the bottom line is they always catastrophically ruin the careers and lives of their patients with their own enforced stigmatization and associated human rights abuses.
This is a shocking finding for the people of the United States and their friends internationally as brutal mental health care human rights abuses continue daily as sponsored by their own government and all of the like minded diabolically insane psychiatrists while the wealthy members of the CCHR enjoy extravagant dinner parties together while aimlessly discussing the issue and not doing much of anything worthwhile which is affirmative for people victimized by mental health care human rights abuses as they raise a lot of money for themselves while the victims of psychiatric abuses continue to suffer and starve to death on the fringes of society.
The CCHR clearly may be a propaganda tool which is being used by Dr Szasz, who served in the U.S. Navy earlier in his life, and the CCHR members to make foreign nationals and American citizens believe the United States does not tolerate criminal mental health care human rights abuses when in fact this clearly is not the case. To the contrary, the government of the United States along with apparent support from Dr Szasz and the CCHR clearly use brutal mental health care human rights abuses as a vehicle to crush the minds and freedoms of sane social activists, poor people, and others in the country just as occurs in many foreign countries.
Dr Szasz is as an aside a member of the elitist and dangerous American Psychiatric Association. And Dr Thomas Szasz is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York, Syracuse who has also ignored my requests for assistance to obtain a residency training position in psychiatry at the State University of New York. The entire Department of Psychiatry in Syracuse has also rudely ignored this interest. I had stated that as a New York state licensed physician who obtained honors in my major, psychology, in college, and in my required work in psychiatry in medical school, I was considering following in the foot steps of Dr Thomas Szasz.
It is therefore worth questioning why Dr Szasz as a psychiatrist himself and other psychiatrists are allowed to critically write and say whatever they want to about psychiatry without being labeled as mentally ill by their colleagues while independent victims and observers of mental health care human rights abuses such as myself are often intentionally mislabeled as being mentally ill for reporting on these problems in similar manners. The American Psychiatric Association appears to work with Dr Szasz to insist American psychiatry is a liberal discipline which respects such freedoms when in fact such freedoms are actually only respected for the psychiatrists themselves.
My previous desire to become a psychiatrist has been blacklisted by all of the American psychiatrists even though I was an honor student in psychology in college and in psychiatry in medical school. Clearly I spoke up too early in my career about problems in American psychiatry for good taste and now I am deeply sorry I ever looked into the clearly corrupt and brutal discipline of American psychiatry which has set a dangerous double standard in dealing with its own diabolically insane psychiatrists.
Furthermore, when I was interested in becoming a psychiatrist I did not realize I was getting involved with lunatics who intentionally create severe pain and disability in people for large profits while lying to the public about this. My interest in mental health care has always been to search for manners in which to humanely assist people in maintaining and achieving good mental health and in doing well in their personal lives, at school, and at work. And so this all implies “The Texas Torture Case” has become one of the most brutal and bizarre psychiatric human rights abuse cases and cover-ups in American history. An online frequently revised synopsis of “The Texas Torture Case” can be found at “The Texas Torture Case”. And serious questions remain about why the CCHR has refused to help expose the injustices associated with this bizarre mental health care human rights abuse case. Is the CCHR perhaps a fraud?
Photographer: renjith krishnan
August 8, 2012 Addendum:
Upon further careful consideration of the activities and goals of the CCHR I have come to the conclusion that the Dr Thomas Szasz and the people working at the CCHR are overall serious about fighting mental health care human rights abuses. The statements and actions of the CCHR along these lines, regardless of the questions I previously raised in the article above, are impressive. It appears to me that insofar as the single case in question, “The Texas Torture Case”, we are unfortunately dealing with an unusually abusive and corrupt case with a great deal of federal heat, coupled with chronic lying by federal agents, not to open up proper criminal investigations of those responsible for this case due to the sadistic collusion of many federal agents in the abuses leading up to and in the aftermath of this case. And so keeping this in its proper context and recognizing with deep respect the work the CCHR has been doing to expose and fight mental health care human rights abuses whenever it has been possible to do so, I have sent the following e-mail to the CCHR Los Angeles office:
Since as you may have noticed I have decided to maintain consistency in my support of the CCHR, with a link on my Website, I have done some thinking about some paradoxical interactions of ours from the past.
I will pass over the dispute between myself and your lawyer in LA over my own case, from years ago, as simply being a manifestation that my own case is an unusual corruption case, and that this incident does not actually reflect the feelings of most other CCHR members about such gross human rights abuses directed against me or anyone else.
Now, I recollect a memo which I think was from Carla Moxon in which she stated that she agreed to something along the lines that all of the psychiatrists are trash physicians, with the exception of Dr Szasz which she stated I think she sees as being a good psychiatrist.
My position on this, if that is exactly the way she stated her point (I lost digital records of that conversation) is that Dr Szasz may in fact be the only psychiatrist in the world who is not human rights abuser, and who has been in fact a good physician and humanist over a lifetime.
However, how could Dr. Szasz be a good psychiatrist without being an arrogant, repulsive, elitist and abusive quack, which is what makes up the definition of good psychiatrists among the psychiatrists themselves and among uniformed people in the general public. Psychiatry is after all, as the CCHR has repeatedly pointed out, an inherently destructive discipline, and it is my conclusion after much consideration that Dr Szasz is not a destructive physician.
For the sake of argument I therefore think it makes more sense to refer to Dr Szasz as a dynamic physician over a lifetime who has rejected the destructive discipline of psychiatry in favor of working for humane non-psychiatric mental health care interventions.
Any comments you may wish to share about this memo would be welcomed.
Harold Mandel, MD
Mandel News Service
The Harold Mandel, MD Natural Mental Health Care Reform Association