Epictetus once stated; “Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.” And how true that is. Is it not our right to live as we please without interference? As long as we are not harming another, why would anyone be locked up without their consent based on government legislation? And why, as a society, would we allow that?
More than ever my thoughts go out to the the victims of the the ‘mental health’ system. The mental health system in Australia and many other parts of the world, is not a lawful system at all, and as such is being used by many different kinds of dubious people, including politicians, to lock up people that they consider a threat. It is also a potential ‘playground’ for mental health employees with psychopathic tendencies or sadistic sexual fetishes to access vulnerable people who are debilitated with drugs forced on them (such as common psychiatric drugs), for abuse or financial gain.
This system has been going for a long time, and what we know is this; historically, every institution in which people were held against their will has committed horrendous abuses, mostly in the name of government legislation. I have embedded in this page a link to a YouTube video of the famous Stanford Prison Experiment demonstrating the sickening but inevitable results of a group of people having control over another group. It is disturbing, but an excellent example of why these systems of control must be abolished.
The disturbing case of Clint Benjamin Palmer
Clint Palmer, pictured above, was a healthy young family man with small children, he was working full time and had been able ‘rent to buy’ his own unit and later, a home. He maintained his car payments and even built additions to his house. He was well loved by his family and friends, and had various hobbies including racing cars and martial arts. He raised his baby son for the first eight months of his life with help from his mum, and coped very well with his responsibilities. His life was normal and he was happy, until his identity was stolen.
The man who stole Clint’s identity had a drug addiction and due to the unusual behaviour he was displaying in a drug affected state, this man was taken to Nambour Hospital on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, presenting himself as Clint Benjamin Palmer. It is at this point life took a drastic detour for Clint.
Clint’s identity had been stolen and this has been proven beyond doubt. Firstly, the hospital records and dates state that someone using the name of Clint Palmer was involuntarily held in hospital when the real Clint Benjamin Palmer most certainly was not. Three statutory declarations were written by three independent witnesses stating that Clint Palmer was physically with them, and certainly not in an hospital environment during the period that Queensland Mental Health claim he was. Clearly they had the wrong man. Later, while Clint was under the involuntary control of the Nambour Hospital he sought treatment for sore feet after a long walk (restlessness is a side effect of drugs he was forced to take). When Clint and his mother introduced themselves to the doctor at Nambour Hospital for treatment as Clint Palmer and Maree Palmer, the doctor immediately rejected their identities saying that he knew Clint and Maree, and they were not the people he knew as Clint and Maree Palmer. A clear indication that something was amiss, but was it followed up? No, it was covered up.
The real Clint Palmer, a healthy, well adjusted young man with the world at his feet, was taken by Queensland mental health in late July 2002 at the CCU Mountain Creek (Community Care Unit) and after several sessions of non-consensual electro-convulsive ‘treatments’ on the 22nd of October 2003 in Rockhampton hospital and copious amounts of pharmaceutical drugs, he was beginning to suffer and display the side effects of these drugs, and the side effects are similar to schizophrenia. Did you know that the side effects of some anti-psychotic medications actually present as symptoms of schizophrenia, including auditory and visual hallucinations?
Clint has now been locked up, drugged and tortured for over 12 and a half years. He has lost his children, his home, his possessions and his natural born freedom. Clint’s life has been completely controlled and limited to the point that he is forbidden to speak to anyone on the ‘outside’, including his own mother, family and friends, in essence, his support system. He is not even permitted to have a phone. He has been forced to endure 20 electro-convulsive ‘treatments’ and as a result has lost a large portion of his memory. He has been forced to ingest drugs that have all but destroyed his body and his mind, and make him feel like a walking zombie. He has been forced to take well over the maximum recommended doses of drugs that are known to kill, by doctors that refuse to acknowledge Clint and his family’s concerns on how he came to be locked up against his will to begin with. (www.aonproductions.com.au/files/Clint-Palmer.zip) ***NOTE There have been some unexplained errors in the link so if it doesn’t work then just copy and paste the text url and it will work.
Clint’s mother, Maree, who also holds the legal responsibility of enduring power of attorney for Clint, and his cousin Glen whom Clint nominated as his ‘Allied Person’, (a role a friend or family member would take to assist and support someone held in an Involuntary Treatment order or ITO) have been forbidden to support Clint while he is being held, by Clint’s government appointed ‘adult guardian’, Lisa Pool, but that has not stopped them. They have worked tirelessly for over 12 years to free Clint from this government imposed prison/house of torture. They have letter dropped and petitioned and pleaded for help from people in positions of very high income in government agencies, they have gone to the police, they have pinned notices on noticeboards in shopping centres and public places around Queensland, (which is when I first heard of Clint’s case), they have kept meticulous records of every incident, invoice, notice and letter, they have kept video diaries, photos, voice recordings, they have scanned and they have filed.. And now, they are preparing to move forward with legal action, having Clint released and having him compensated for the life he has lost.
It was only after a police investigation was initiated by Clint’s family that the Nambour hospital staff at GE ward ‘allowed’ Clint to call his mother. It was Christmas Eve 2014, the first time he had been permitted to use a phone for many months, and the purpose of the call was clearly just to inform Maree and Glen that Clint was refused leave to be with them on Christmas day, (just another unnecessary cruelty). The call was heavily supervised by a staff member (apparently she is known by the name of Sue Hill-Johns) who controlled the conversation and regularly interrupted. After Maree’s attempt to speak to Clint, I then spoke to him on the same call, I told him I was a human rights advocate on behalf of the International Human Rights Commission but the moment I asked how he was being treated, the same Nambour Mental Health employee, Sue, (from the GE ward, where Clint is being held), terminated the call..
It is clear that they are attempting to silence Clint with regard to how he is being treated, to prevent him from finding assistance and support on the outside, but the conversation on Christmas eve was recorded, and will be used against Queensland Mental Health in future legal action.
Why is it that the Nambour hospital will not allow Clint to speak to anyone outside the hospital? Why have they put his case under the category of “Level 3 confidentiality order”? What are they hiding? How can a man who does not suffer from mental illness, and is not a danger to himself or any other be put on an Involuntary Treatment Order, (ITO)? How can he have all of his rights and freedoms taken from him in an instant, for over 12 and a half years, and drugged without his consent, and yet has never in his life committed a crime? Everyone has the right to abstain from drugs, and no one has the right to force them on to another. So how can an order such as an ITO possibly be lawful when it breaches our natural, inalienable rights as well as every human rights treaty?
Psychiatry is “Bullshit”
There is no way to PROVE a person suffers from a mental illness, no scans, no tests and no reliable studies, in fact the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM; the handbook used by psychiatrists worldwide) is know to be a farce. This fact has been documented by learned and well known doctors as shown here. Allen Frances, Psychiatrist and former DSM-IV Task Force Chairman is quoted: “There are no objective tests in psychiatry- no X-ray, laboratory, or exam finding that says definitively that someone does or does not have a mental disorder.” “There is no definition of a mental disorder. It’s bull—. I mean, you just can’t define it.”
CCHR INTERNATIONAL (The Mental Health Watchdog) has stated, “The DSM is driven not by science, but instead caters to the pharmaceutical industry. With its expanding list of “mental disorders”—voted into existence, not discovered as in real medicine—for each of these a psychiatric drug can be prescribed…” Read article here.
Clearly the system itself is faulty. The manual psychiatrists have called their ‘bible’ is bullshit, so how can it be that thousands of people each year are drugged, abused and tortured, their lives destroyed and their reputations completely shattered by the signature of people that literally are profiting when it comes to people’s suffering?
I have included a link to documents I found in my research, it appears to be a tool that is recommended to psychiatrists to monitor the side effects of medications, ‘A Training Guide, Journal of Psychiatric Practice Jan 2001‘ and it lists some of the very common and alarming side-effects of anti-psychotics. The introduction I found quite disturbing, the third line on the page reads: “Communication with patients about side-effects improves medication adherence“, so it would seem the questionnaire is for the purpose of placating the patients to continue with the drugs, no matter what the side effects are, for “screening purposes”.
Essentially, those taking psychiatric drugs are being used as human guinea pigs for pharmaceutical corporations, via the psychiatric profession. The ‘illnesses’ these ‘guinea pigs’ may or may not have, are based on the opinions of those that would profit from “medication adherence” and even more so by their incarceration. Certainly, at the very least, a conflict of interest, or much worse, a massive conspiracy.
Many victims of this system are the drug addicted, which is tragic, because the last thing they need is more drugs.. some are political prisoners having information about corruption or government-protected paedophile rings, some of them have been called insane when they react to blood-sugar fluctuations related to diabetes, some of them have been committed by uncaring or even spiteful family members, some have had some spiritual revelations that their families cannot understand, and of course there are a number of people who are not coping with the world they find themselves in.. (which is quite easy to understand when you realise the world is run by psychopaths), then there is the case of Clint Benjamin Palmer.
Nambour Hospital’s history of abuse
The level of corruption and the criminal activities at the Nambour Hospital is outrageous. Reports of murder, sexual assault, gang rapes, medicare fraud, Public Trustee’s Office fraud, official misconduct, strip searches, cover-ups, mistreatment of patients, drug dealing, baby stealing, torture, impregnating patients, and over-medicating of patients beyond all reasonable levels, identity fraud, doctors having sex with patients, patients being punished with electroshock therapy or painful injections of stupefying drugs, vilification of whistle-blowers and extraordinary prescription levels for some controlled drugs are rife and well documented by local media, as per this article, (when at one time it appeared as if an investigation would take place), and openly spoken about by many victims.
Rob Messenger is a former MP that was previously following up claims that “were made by a Coast doctor and four nurses during nine hours of discussions with the former MP and former Queensland Medical Board chief investigator” and some “professionals who came forward with their stories expressed a sense of hopelessness about their situations and were concerned that their matters had not been followed up previously.”
As previously stated, there is now a criminal investigation into Clint Palmer’s case, and the crimes of the staff at Nambour hospital and other facilities in Queensland where Clint has been hidden from his family. There will also be a class action law suit against Queensland mental health, as many people have come forward with their own horrific experiences, and no one should ever have to experience what Clint and others have endured.
The indefinite detention of people in these facilities is also for the purpose of maintaining ‘quotas‘ for financial gain. After reading the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service 2012-13 Annual report of Nambour Hospital, it is clear that finances are a strong motivation for these incarcerations, (ITO’s), not only to benefit the psychiatrists and drug corporations, but government funded, private companies who manage large hospitals, for profit.
The current ‘mental health’ system must come to an end, exposed in all it’s criminality and be seen for what it is, an unlawful system of torture and abuse. The government legislation that allows and supports the system must be completely abolished and the individuals responsible for this criminal legislation also must be held to account. The belief that one person has the right to control another is the problem, and always has been. I know you’ll find The Stanford Prison Experiment interesting if you haven’t seen it before. It speaks volumes.
If you are inclined, please feel free to call the Nambour Hospital, GE ward to express your disapproval at the unlawful and immoral incarceration of Clint, the telephone number is (07) 5470 6600.
I will be updating when new information comes in, but until then, Save the planet, smash the system!
The Stanford Prison Experiment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=760lwYmpXbc (The Stanford Prison Experiment)