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  Contact: Vera Hassner Sharav
  Tel: 212-595-8974
  For those considering legislation that would strip psychiatric patients
  of their human rights by forcing them to take powerful psychoactive drugs
  that cause severe side effects--in some cases, worse than their disorder,
  the following is a chilling reminder of the meaning of "slippery
  slope." In Nazi Germany, psychiatric patients were among the first victims
  of systematic medical mass murder. Doctors at state hospitals murdered
  institutionalized patients beginning in 1939. In the US. thousands of
  retarded people were forcibly sterilized.
  The Nuremberg Tribunal that tried the Nazi Doctors in 1947 estimated that
  275,000 hospitalized psychiatric patients were murdered It is estimated
  that in Germany after the Nazi rule 25,000 were murdered by systematic
  starvation by medical professionals from 1945 - 1948.
  In December 2002, two advocacy organizations for human dignity
  for people with psychiatric disorders--one Israeli, the other
  German--accomplished a monumental achievement. They obtained a list
  of 30,076 names (10%) from the files of the German State Archive,
  clearly identifying the murdered victims by name, date of birth
  and birth names of married women.
  The names were read at a public commemoration, at Wittenbergplatz in
  Berlin over three days: December 16 - 18, 2002.
  The victims' names can now be accessed on the internet.
  (See: )
  The purpose of reading the names and sharing them with the world community
  of mankind was twofold: to restore these victims' human dignity after
  they had disappeared in the black hole of psychiatric patient files,
  and to reclaim a human identity for those who lost it after being given a
  disease number taken from a disease catalogue and forced to be "treated."
  The leader of the Israeli association, Hagai Aviel, wrote:
  "During the public reading, I personally witnessed how passersby approached
  us who searched in the list for the names of their relatives, which they
  always suspected from hear-say were also murdered, although they did not
  have proof of this. With the aid of the list they could confirm (or
  those suspicions."
  "After the public reading in Berlin I realized that in Germany, as in
  Israel, the "patient privacy law" serves the oppressors and not the
  On the pretext of the "patients right to privacy", the state denies the
  publication of the list and in this way prevents all relatives from finding out
  the truth about the fate of their murdered family members and raise a public
  outcry against the crimes that took place. The state obviously is afraid that
  others could be encouraged by this publication to insist on a criminal inquiry
  of an independent body to find the names of the other 90% of those murdered."
  For these reasons he broke the silence under a so-called "confidentiality"
  agreement he had signed with German authorities, and to share it with the
  human community through the Internet.
  On May 2 for the first time, in various cities around the
  world, a day of Remembrance and Resistance was observed.
   (See: )
  Since publication of the list, Hagai Aviel has been receiving e-mail
  messages from the relations of the murdered. Below are two examples
  that were written in the English language (names deleted):
  --------------- ------
  Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 19:25:47 +0200
  Blätter hallo
  I find the name of my grandmother o.l. geb. S. on your artikel
  we know since five years about her death in a psychatrik clinik
  (eberswalde)now i have the question:
  do you write all names of death people murdered by nazi doctors or is
  there something with the jewish culture, because my grandfather m. l.
  married my german grandmother 1919, he came from russia, he was
  murdered 1933 by nazis. We don`t know something about him, but things
  we found about the name l. were jewish people could you please write
  about the things you know I spoke with an old man, working in the
  psychatric clinic in eberswalde and he told me, the director send a
  list every month to "tiergartenstr. 4"= T $ Aktion with old and ill people
  Than a lkw came every month and the people died on the car by monoxyd
  Thank you A. L. we never got a photo about my grandmother
  Subject: The published list "german victims from 1939-49"
  Date: Sun, 4 May 2003 23:16:11 +0200
  i read today in our newspaper, the frankfurter Rundschau, about the
  list of german victims, you published in the internet.
  In former times, many years ago, i heard from my mother, that her
  mother was in about 1940 in an psychytrie hospital at the river Rhein, near
  be the
  village Eltville; the hospital called "Eichberg". She never came home.
  My mother and the family tought, that my grandmother was murderd by the
  nazis, but we did non know exactly.
  Now, today, i was looking the list you published, and there it is
  listed the name of my grandmother: B., E., geb. K.
  It was like a beat into my heart, "obwohl" (german) i knew all the
  time, that she was murded by the nazis. Now it is also for me defenetly. It
  makes me sad, but also it is quite good to know the truth. And it is also an
  importnat reason for me to try to discover her history and whats
  happend with her in this horrible times.
  I will thank to you very much for your work.
  (sorry about me horrible english!!)
  yours sincerly
  K. Z.
  Hagai Aviel/Chairperson
  Israeli Association Against Psychiatric Assault

(2) Fred Baughman, MD to Vera Sharav:

Dear Vera,

Having had polio, left with partial paralysis of the legs, I have suspected
similar patients, all mentally intact, were among those deemed by the Nazis
"not worthy of life" and murdered.  Do you know specifically?

Here is a letter from Mr. Joe Cortina, sounding the same warning.  We are in
fact a long way down the same "slippery slope."  I am getting 3-5 e-mails
per day primarily from parents-of -divorce threatened with loss of their
share of custody if they resist psychiatric dx. and rx..  In fact I have no
doubt now that divorce attorneys know of the convenience of invoking ADHD
and other psychiatric inventions to swing the divorce contest and child
custody in their client's favor.  Such a mother just yesterday called it the
"blackest of blackmail."  Congress and the Senate have enabled it all and
local courts are empowered, unbelievably, by the psychiatric "hammer" they
are handed. As I have said, we are a long way down just the "slippery slope"
Germany trod in the late 1930's."

Just today, the same, despairing  mother wrote: "Dr. Baughman, please don't
use my name or town publicly.  I'm living in fear
here that my daughter will be taken away from me. The court case is pending,
and judges are extremely powerful people.  They hold people's very lives in
the palm of their hand. Losing my daughter would destroy me. - L. "

Meanwhile, Diane Booth still sits in jail in Santa Clara County, CA, USA for
fleeing with her only child, son Vincent, a ward of the court, for no reason
other than to diagnose and drug him (things she had the good sense to
resist) to have him as a psychiatric patient in perpetuity, a billable,
DSM-IV-verifiable, profit point.

(3) Letter to Georgia NAMI from a father, Joe Cortina:

From: "Joe Cortina" 
  Subject: Re: FW: [Fwd: NAMI E-News House Hearing Out of Step with
  PresidentBush & Surgeon General]
  Date: Thu, 8 May 2003 14:10:47 -0400
  Thought you might want to share the letter ( E- mail) i sent to the NAMI
  Gestapo in Marrietta today.  I consider them and ANYBODY ' in their camp', a
  threat to my child and therefore my mortal enemy. - PERIOD!  Perhaps this
  will help them get the point of our protective nature, anger and dedication
  to protect our young.
  No quarter asked - NO quarter given!    JC
  Thanks to you and scum like you, my innocent young son now lives in a drug
  infested mind numbing hell.  You hypocrite lying quack bastards are guilty
  of the murders and suicides of countless young people. You have a LOT OF
  INNOCENT BLOOD on your hands.
  As God be my witness - if any tragedy befalls my child as a result of the
  deadly drugs you criminals advise unsuspecting parents to force on their
  children - I WILL spend my remaining life, fortune and energies to see that
  you and all the criminals associated with your evil agenda of death and fear
  and terror - will be be brought to justice - charged, tried and imprisoned
  for your unconscionable crimes!
  I WILL be there to testify against you. I will be your biggest nightmare. I
  WILL wreak my vengence upon you or ANY person that seeks to destroy my
  child.  You have been advised!
  Joe Cortina - father of a suicidal child - thanks to your ilk

(4) Fred Baughman MD write's of Joe's letter to NAMI:

There is not a word of overstatment in Joe's characterization of NAMI, or
CHADD, or the NIMH, or any of the industry who so industriously invents
bogus disease labels to make normal children psychiatric "patients" in
perpetuity...profit points in perpetuity.  There is not an iota of science
 or true healing motive.  They are a disgrace to the those in medicine who
have not sold out, still deserve the public trust.  NAMI and CHADD and
their like ARE the pharmaceutical industry, ARE drug pushers.  They cloak
themselves as healers, they BUY and OWN
physicians...healers no more. --Fred Baughman.

(5) An essay on US,,psychiatry-assaulted civil rights by Fred Baughman, MD:

"Custody Relinquishment" for "Essential" Psychiatric Treatment:

Surpassing Stalin, Gaining on Hitler!

by Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD  9/25/02

"Relinquishing custody: The Tragic Result of Failure to Meet Children's
Mental Health Needs."  (A Report by the Bazelon Center for Mental Health
Law, 1101 Fifteenth Street, NW, Suite 1212, Washington, DC 20005).   Nowhere
is the "big lie" better exemplified than in the title of this report, or
than in the proposition of "Relinquishing Custody."   The "big lie" of
psychiatry and of all that is mental health is that they diagnose and treat
actual diseases, and that the children (in this case) and adults said to
have "mental health needs" have actual diseases for which, without "custody
relinquishment" they would yet have unmet mental health needs, just as would
the epileptic child deprived of an anticonvulsant medication, just as the
diabetic child without insulin, just as child with acute appendicitis
without access to surgery.  The pristine, pure 'big lie' of psychiatry and
mental health is that all that we hold to be normal, but negative, emotions,
disruptive behaviors and all of the 350-odd entries (and growing) in the DSM
of the American Psychiatric Association, are actual disease; diseases in a
medical/surgical sense, having, as diseases must confirming, characteristic,
objective abnormalities to identify them as such.  None of them do.  Not
one.  Nor have they come to this point of calling them diseases, by any
scientific route, such as that of the piece-meal process pertaining to
medical diseases that begins, in every instance, with the discovery, in
nature; in a patient of he confirming, characteristic abnormality that is
the new disease.  Rather the "biological" psychiatry they have arrived at
today is the product of a contrived, pre-planned scheme to pervert the
language of science and medicine to their own ends, referring, un-failingly
to all such contrivances, and painful emotions and behaviors as diseases,
just as if they were, until the public, trusting fools they, had come to
believe there every word.  And that is where we are today.  Ands the extent
to which they-psychiatry/mental health in collusion with Big Pharma and Big
Government tyrannize us with this fraud is nowhere more evident  than in a
study of what is euphemistically called "Relinquishing custody."  In
actuality, it is kidnapping by the state, for a preferred industry: the
psychiatric/pharmaceutical cartel.

This Report is dated March, 2000.  Every American, every civil libertarian
should have a copy.   Just as is always my aim, I will try to serve as
translator of biopsychiatry-speak for those not speaking or understanding
their language, which means everyone with a need and right to know.

In the Executive Summary, p1:  "Parents should never be asked to choose
between  getting mental health treatment for their child and retaining
legal custody of the child.  Yet for at least 20 years they have been asked
to do just that.  Today, in half of the states almost one in four families
seeking mental health care for a child face such an inhumane choice."

The Psychpharm cartel, necessarily, in collusion with government at all
levels has been doing this since 1980.  They claim (1) that children with
the likes of ADD, CD, OCD, BD, ODD-DSM psychiatric diagnose--have actual
diseases.  They claim (2) that these "diseases" "need"/require "necessary"
treatment, i.e.,  psychiatrists and drugs.  Further, they claim that if
parents cannot afford them such "needed"/"necessary" treatment, and that
such treatment can only be gotten for the child by a government or
government-affiliated payer scheme (such as Medicaid)  that requires that
the child be a ward of the state, then, the only responsible thing for the
simply-biologic parent to do, would be to relinquish custody, so that the
payer is on line who can pay those who utilized the billing bible of mental
health/psychiatry-the DSM-and who prescribe the psychopharmaceuticals
always-to-be prescribed.

My reader should be aware here, and in  reading anything  whatsoever
pertaining to psychiatry and psychopharmaceuticals, that were it not for
presumption of "diseases" which is never, ever, once justified in
psychiatry, their could be no medical-speak, no doctor-speak-we would be
speaking only of normal human beings and of their humane care and nurturing.
Without the presumption of disease, we would be talking of a tyrannical
state kidnapping children and drugging those normal children.  Are you with is real quite easy once you understand how brazen and total the
deception, beyond anything you might imagine physicians capable of.

Further all of this business of "Custody Relinquishment" plays out in our
courts.  The term relinquishment implies, voluntary, not the product of
deception or coercion, rather the product of informed consent.wholly
knowing, understanding, voluntary, in the best interests of the child, for
the absolutely necessary treatment of his real, serious, terrible
mental/psychiatric disease.  But it all starts and ends with the lie that
the child is abnormal/diseased, with rank deception, with not just
psychiatry but all of medicine participating in today, not just lying to
patients and families to make patients of normals, but taking them away from
parents/families, capturing them, labeling and drugging them no end, for
profit, enslaving them, all of it beginning and persisting through their
lives a patients-patients who  were normal when targeted, but distinctly
abnormal/diseased/intoxicated once drugged with drugs that like all drugs
are poisons.  The difference here is that these are preferential brain
toxins.   This is 1984, and "Brave New World as never before and going on
since 1980; happening to "one  in four families seeking mental health care
for a child."

What about this  "one  in four families seeking mental health care for a
child."   The child was invariably seen as the normal child he/she was when
sent down the path to the government school kindergarten, but was then
"fingered" for mental health not by the parents, not by the family, but by
those supposed to discipline them, render them literate and educate them-who
do none of these things.  Rather they have become the patient capture
apparatus, all of them deputy brain diagnosticians.  Give me a is
not the families that come seeking mental health care for their children, it
is this tyranny, very much a tyranny of the state.  What's more this
abomination, this crime of kidnapping (for there is no disease, never was,
never will be), this crime them call "custody relinquishment" is never
justified because it is never for a real disease.  This sort of thing does
not go on in general pediatrics, neurology, medicine, or family practice,
having to do with bona fide medical and surgical diseases.virtually never.

Doubt me?  Read on'

P 1 "For example,  when Rebecca E.'s husband got a job, the family's income
rose above  the limit for Medicaid.  Rebecca had to relinquish custody of
her daughter, Ginny, to the child welfare system so Ginny could continue
receiving the mental  health services she needed."  All we have to do, all
we had better begin to do, is read between the lines: "Rebecca had to
relinquish custody of her daughter.", " so Ginny could continue receiving
the mental health services she needed" (required).  There is no disease,
there is a never disease, custody is never relinquished, the children are
being stolen/kidnapped, there is never, legitimate medical care, there is
never informed consent.

P2: "Erroneous interpretation of the federal Foster Care and Adoption
Assistance Program (Title IV-E creates a fiscal incentive for custody
relinquishment.  The law reimburses some of the costs of care when children
are removed from their parent's home."  "Many state officials and judges
mistakenly assume that the child welfare system must have custody of the
child to access the federal dollars."  Dollars to treat the fraudulent,
non-existent diseases of psychiatry.isn't that sweet.

P 3:  "The Oregon law, passed in November 1993, bans custody relinquishment
"when the sole reason for the placement is the need to obtain services for
the child's emotional, behavioral or mental disorder or physical
 disability."  It establishes a voluntary placement, supervised by the
juvenile court."

Isn't that heartening, one state not participating the stealing/kidnapping
of children, for psychopharmaceutical/mental health profit-one state!  "It
establishes a voluntary placement, supervised by the juvenile court."   One
wonders, how voluntary, how valid the informed consent, how many mentions of
psychiatric diagnoses as illnesses, diseases, thwarting all informed
consent, as all informed consent throughout psychiatry/mental health is
thwarted/abrogated.  Without the disease lie, they would not exist
today--biological psychiatry.

P 7: "For example, a 1989 report by the Research and Training Center on
Family Support and Children's Mental Health indicated that 25 percent of
parent of children with serious emotional disorders had received suggestions
that they relinquish custody (Focal Point, 1989).  Ten years later, the
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill released the results of its survey of
parent of children  with behavioral disorders (by which they mean diseases),
finding that 23 percent had been told that they needed to relinquish custody
to get intensive mental health services for their children and that 20
percent had actually done so(Families on the Brink: The Impact of Ignoring
Children with Serious Mental Illness (by which they mean disease), 1999)."

"23 percent had been told that they needed to relinquish custody".  When
court ordered to surrender their child to the state, is that "custody
relinquishment"?  When one and all are told, in so many words that their
children have a brain disease due to a chemical imbalance of the brain,
their informed consent rights have been abrogated, and any relinquishment of
custody pursuant thereto would have to be considered null and void.

Think of the magnitude of the fraud to "steal" the children,  for profit, to
support the entire, bloated psycho-drugging empire/enterprise.

A sidebar on the same page states: "It is hard to imagine a more painful
dilemma for a parent: the treatment your child desperately needs is
available, but only if you relinquish custody and turn the child over to the
state child welfare agency."

Desperately needs for his/her "disease".  Here again is the lynch-pin of it
all: the "disease" when there is no disease-when there is never a disease,
when the children are normal.

P 10,  sidebar: "Terry is a 16-year-old with severe attention deficit and
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  (ADHD has never been proved to be a disease,
an abnormality within any part of the child; representations by any
physician that it is a disease, is fraud).  Her mother, Barbara called the
police because Terry kicked a two-foot hole in  the wall.  Terry also had
problems in school (as if kicking a hole in the wall and school problems
were ever a disease) and the school was calling Barbara daily (insisting on
one diagnosis or another, usually ADHD, and often a drug as well) ."  Over
time, Terry's behavior escalated and several psychiatric hospitalizations
followed.  Each time, Barbara was told that no mental health services were
available to her in the community.  Desperate, she turned to the child
welfare system and gave up custody in the hope of finally getting services.
(would it not have been interesting to be a fly on the wall as Barbara's
"giving up custody" was taking place).  Terry continued to have frequent
hospitalizations, but Barbara was no longer able to make any decisions about
her medical care.  Yet she had to attend so many meetings and appointments
required by the child welfare system that she lost her job and with it, the
family health  insurance."

If you think for a minute this is the delivery of essential health care, of
anything remotely resembling health care, you are tragically mistaken; what
it is tyranny-preying upon and destroying, first, the previously medically,
physically normal child, and then the family.likely the entire family.

P 10: "Advocates also report that in some states, residential treatment
providers refuse to serve Medicaid-eligible children unless custody is
relinquished."  Just when you thought it couldn't get uglier.

P 13: " Judges often commit a child to the custody of a state agency, even
when state authorities argue that transfer is not necessary.  Sadly, courts
often believe that custody relinquishment is the only way to assure that
children get help (always in the name of help) because the state is clearly
required to provide treatment for all children in its custody."

"Yet fiscal incentive in child welfare still favor out of home placement
over family preservation or support services that can help families to raise
their children at home.  The IV-E entitlement funding for out of home
placement far exceeds the small family preservation grants."

 Diane Booth had the audacity to disagree with the public school
diagnosticians and had her son Vincent, then 6, kidnapped from her by the
state of California, kidnapped and then poisoned/drugged. Diane is a refugee
in Canada, having had notion that she should flee with Vincent to Canada to
rescue him from danger of imminent harm and that what she was doing is in
his best interests. Turns out, Diane was correct, because Vincent developed
serious drug-induced tics from the Ritalin forced upon him. If that wasn't
bad enough, he was physically abused and sodomized in a child's prison. The
state of California has seen fit, according to the amoral psychiatry
industry, the DSM and the pharmaceutical industry to keep Diane and all of
her family, and all of Vincent's family from ever seeing him again. This,
mind you is a case study in what psychiatry and the government have come,
harmoniously to call "custody relinquishment". Diane the mother is still a
refugee in Canada, and Vincent is still being tortured, if he is even still
alive, in a "Level 14" facility. No one has seen or heard from him since,
and Diane and her attorney are seriously beginning to doubt that Vincent is
still alive. Why else would the State of California go to such lengths to
cover up his location and to prevent him from contacting anyone in his
biological family or to see Diane's attorney?

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