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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A campaign worker for President Bush (news - web sites) said on Thursday American workers unhappy with low-quality jobs should find new ones -- or pop a Prozac to make themselves feel better. 

 

'Why don't they get new jobs if they're unhappy -- or go on Prozac?'
said Susan Sheybani, an assistant to Bush campaign spokesman Terry Holt. 

 

The comment was apparently directed to a colleague who was transferring a phone call from a reporter asking about job quality, and who overheard the remark. 

 

When told the Prozac comment had been overheard, Sheybani said: 'Oh, I was just kidding.

Reminds me of beheaded French Queen Marie Antoinette 

famous words: "Let them eat cake" 

"Frivolous and extravagant, Marie Antoinette, queen of France and wife of Louis XVI, became the symbol of the people's hatred for the old regime during the French Revolution. According to legend, 
when informed that the poor people had no bread to eat, she responded, "Let them eat cake.”
 Her extravagance contributed only slightly to France's staggering debt, but her callous comment infuriated the french peoplewho made her a symbol of what was wrong with the Monarchy

Yes I know this is old but I never hear of it till today... I also read a post today  a comment actually that said this

psychiatry is "just a patsy".

the bigger story is the explanation/justification of inequality with innate, enduring psychological traits of individuals. american and british conservatives whole heartedly believe in this tansparently infantile model of society.

"there is no such thing as society..." said thatcher. and she meant it!

 

It has me thinking no I am not generally one who buys into conspiracy theories. 

 

However it does explain a lot... and I have noticed there is not much in the news about antidepressants anymore nothing that is not promoting them anyways. 

a link to the trials in the book "Let Them Eat Prozac"  by Healy ya the same one for those new to this.  One of the first books I read and if you missed reading it you missed a LOT! 

 

As it is part of how we got here. This is the blog of "let them eat prozac"

http://www.healyprozac.com/Trials/default.htm

WARNING THIS WILL BE LONG
Had a car accident in 85
Codeine was the pain med when I was release from hosp continuous use till 89
Given PROZAC by a specialist to help with nerve pain in my leg 89-90 not sure which year
Was not told a thing about it being a psych med thought it was a pain killer no info about psych side effects I went nuts had hallucinations. As I had a head injury and was diagnosed with a concussion in 85 I was sent to a head injury clinic in 1990 five years after the accident. I don't think they knew I had been on prozac I did not think it a big deal and never did finish the bottle of pills. I had tests of course lots of them. Was put into a pain clinic and given amitriptyline which stopped the withdrawal but had many side effects. But I could sleep something I had not done in a very long time the pain lessened. My mother got cancer in 94 they switched my meds to Zoloft to help deal with this pressure as I was her main care giver she died in 96. I stopped zoloft in 96 had withdrawal was put on paxil went nutty quit it ct put on resperidol quit it ct had withdrawal was put on Effexor... 2years later celexa was added 20mg then increased to 40mg huge personality change went wild. Did too fast taper off Celexa 05 as I felt unwell for a long time prior... quit Effexor 150mg ct 07 found ****** 8 months into withdrawal learned some things was banned from there in 08 have kept learning since. there is really not enough room here to put my history but I have a lot of opinions about a lot of things especially any of the drugs mentioned above.
One thing I would like to add here is this tidbit ALL OPIATES INCREASE SEROTONIN it is not a huge jump to being in chronic pain to being put on an ssri/snri and opiates will affect your antidepressants and your thinking.

As I do not update much I will put my quit date Nov. 17 2007 I quit Effexor cold turkey. 

http://survivingantidepressants.org/index.php?/topic/1096-introducing-myself-btdt/

There is a crack in everything ..That's how the light gets in :)

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