Drug Company Guinea Pigs?

And now from Mr. Rich Coleman the Housing Minister in B.C., Canada we have an unusual solution being proposed to handle the financial and personal devastation caused by the housing crisis.
Mr. Coleman proposes reclassifying homeless people as ‘mentally ill’ so that they can be forcibly removed from the street and placed in institutions.
“There are provisions under the Mental Health Act for a committal and that sort of thing. I think we need to have some stronger provisions for this sort of situation.”
Rich Coleman-December 2008.

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Mug shot of Mr Rich Coleman along with the Premier of B.C. Mr. Gordon Campbell

‘Mein Kampf’ by the distinguished 20th century humanitarian Adolf Hitler lends support to the Mr. Coleman’s theory.

It crosses my mind that possibly the politicians and bankers who are the most responsible for people being homeless in the first place would be more ideal candidates for psychiatric torture.
One has to assume that the drug companies need some cheap guinea pigs for this proposal to be seriously aired. Cui bono?
My thanks to Karol Karolak for bringing the weird and somewhat scary Mr. Coleman to my attention.

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Karol on June 24, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Philip,
    Please re-read the article, it seems to me that you have missed the fact that this “bright proposal” was put forward by Dr. Lionel Trevor Young fugitive from Ontario who went to become head of Department of Psychiatry at U of BC.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Rod on January 2, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    The public are pretty much brainwashed into believing that “homeless” and “mentally ill” are equivalent adjectives and descriptors of people.

    Reply

    • Posted by Rod on January 2, 2010 at 8:07 pm

      That is to say that if you are homeless we will make sure that you are mentally ill. Or if you have a home and we decide that you are mentally ill we will make sure that you become homeless.

      Reply

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