|Richard Feynman - clearly an ODD candidate|
I recently found the following definition of the latest psychiatric fad, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, on the Internet:
ODD is a condition in which a child displays an ongoing pattern of uncooperative, defiant, hostile, and annoying behavior toward people in authority. The child's behavior often disrupts the child's normal daily activities, including activities within the family and at school.… just like Van Gogh, Richard Feynman, Hart Crane, Edgar Allen Poe and hundreds of other men endowed with Promethean genius. Indeed, defiant opposition to authority is the essence of manhood. A compliant, malleable male is like a wingless eagle, a disgrace to nature.
What Are the Symptoms of Oppositional Defiant Disorder? Symptoms of ODD may include:
- Throwing repeated temper tantrums
- Excessively arguing with adults
- Actively refusing to comply with requests and rules
- Deliberately trying to annoy or upset others, or being easily annoyed by others
- Blaming others for your mistakes
- Having frequent outbursts of anger and resentment
- Being spiteful and seeking revenge
- Swearing or using obscene language
- Saying mean and hateful things when upset
In addition, many children with ODD are moody, easily frustrated, and have a low self-esteem. They also sometimes may abuse drugs and alcohol.
|Vincent Van Gogh: Self-Portrait of Genius|
In short, Anglo-American psychiatrists have pathologized normal masculine behaviour as deviant and ‘abnormal’. What further proof do we need that Anglo-Saxon culture, with its puritanical and feminist fixations, is inherently anti-male? Far from being a patriarchy, the Anglosphere is an anti-male matriarchy in all but name. It exalts women because women are sexless and compliant; it detests men because they are virile and individualistic.
|Raymond Dart: Scientific Visionary|
It is no surprise that all innovation springs from the minds and hands of men. Aside from our greater imagination and intelligence, men are born to defy outworn authority. Copernicus, Newton, Darwin, Raymond Dart – without their ‘oppositional- defiant’ traits, the world would be languishing in medieval ignorance. When the Anglosphere labels the Promethean fire of male genius an ‘illness’, one senses its days on the global stage are numbered. No matriarchy has the innovative potential to survive the white heat of international competition in science, business or technology. Endowed with standardized, malleable minds that lack all originality, women are drawn to authoritarian, tram-track disciplines like psychology or law like moths to a candle-flame. Sadly, such sterile disciplines add little to a nation's strength or prosperity in the longer term.
To conclude, only outright rejection of Anglo-American culture can lead men to freedom and self-actualization. At every level – medical, legal, political – Anglo-American civilization seeks to pathologize and denigrate healthy masculinity. It has, in fact, declared war on men.
Happy New Year.
|Copernicus: Defiance made Flesh|