The below is OCEAN Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 6, Article 6 (Nov. 25, 2019) published by Russell J. Hatton & Daniel A. Wilson from the gulag in Moose Lake Minnesota.
It is the clinician’s job to convince the detainee that the clinician’s way of life, their ideology, their religion, is the right one. Clinicians need their detainees to affirm these beliefs and be subordinate to them, and agree to them as truth, to feel that their choice of careers was not a waste of time and money.
According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, “Narcissism” 1 is defined as a: Mental disorder characterized by extreme self-absorption, an exaggerated sense of self-importance, and a need for attention and admiration from others … named for the mythological Narcissus, who fell in love with his own reflection. In addition to an inflated self-image and addiction to fantasy, narcissism is characterized by an unusual coolness and composure, which is shaken only when the narcissistic confidence is threatened, and by the tendency to take others for granted or to exploit them …
Many clinicians at MSOP may fit the definition of Narcissistic Personality Disorder Which is defined as a: … pervasive pattern of grandiosity … need for admiration, and lack of empathy … [ and] as indicated by five or more of the following: 1. Has a grandiose sense of self-importance … 2. Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, and brilliance … 3. Believes that he or she is “special” … 4. Requires excessive admiration. 5. Has a sense of entitlement (i.e., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations). 6. Is interpersonally exploitative (i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends). 7. Lacks empathy: is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others. 8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her. 9. Shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes.2
The parallel between narcissism and the general attitude of most MSOP clinicians is uncanny.
Whether you’re a new naïve “bright eyes” hoping to change a system you believe just “needs a little help,” or one of the “left overs” from decades of staff that have had the integrity to walk away from what is clearly wrong, as long as you are working for MSOP, you have blood on your hands.
The staff member that claims to be the “Comforter of Clients” while detainees endure this “difficult time,” is the shiniest, greasiest cog of the MSOP Madhouse Murder Machine. The whole system relies on the compromised smiley staff, who thinks they are doing detainees a favor for sticking around.
If anyone continues to work at MSOP to simply “make the detainees time easier,” and not because they actually believe in indefinite preventative detention, they have no integrity.
As an act of nobility, the best thing they can do is leave MSOP and never look back. [DAW]
¹ “narcissism. ” Encyclopedia Britannica. Encyclopedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013.
²DSM-5 pp.669, 670