3 Nov 2010
an Individual Free Thinker (Andrew Johnson,
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM-IV), published by the American Psychiatric Association, has
recently included a diagnosis of something termed Oppositional
Defiant Disorder which it defines as “a recurrent pattern of negativistic,
defiant, disobedient and hostile behaviour towards figures of authority”.
Though this is included in a section entitled “Disorders Usually First
Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood or Adolescence”, there is at least that word
However, it has become clear over the last
few years, that many intelligent individuals have started to exhibit the
symptoms of another form of “mental disturbance/disorder”.
In simple terms, it manifests itself as a
loss of independent thought. Typical symptoms include blindly following
authority and believing everything one is told or believing what is shown on TV.
Additionally, sufferers have a tendency to accept, without question, the
opinions of those who give the appearance of being “experts”.
People suffering from this disorder usually
watch too much TV or read too many newspapers. Their understanding of many
topics commonly discussed in the media is generally shallow. In some cases, for
those sufferers who have completed further or higher education they seem to
experience an apparent difficulty in applying their usual analytical and
research skills outside of their main area of study. They seem to exhibit a
kind of “fear” and have a specific reaction when they are presented with
certain types of information. This reaction is perhaps best described as
Evidence Denial Disorder (EDD). This comes about when they are shown evidence
which, under circumstances which would not
challenge authority or an entrenched view, they would more readily examine and
study without an immediate (usually negative) reaction . Some examples are
Scientists who fully understand the laws of
gravity, how things burn and even have a good grasp of chemistry and nuclear
physics have failed to notice steel girders turning to dust - believing
instead, they just 'burned down' – because a few news reports and some
official-looking documents said so.
This is probably in part because their mental
disorder has also been suffered by many scientists and ‘experts’ the world over.
When the steel turning to dust is shown to these experts, a combination of EDD
and CAD kick in – possibly induced by Fear of Loss of Employment (FOLE). EDD
can sometimes manifest as a form of tourettes syndrome – especially in internet
media – where strings of insults are “fired” at those challenging the EDD sufferer
to explain evidence (of the steel turning to dust).
This is therefore symptomatic of an
additional related disorder – Herd Mentality Disorder – HMD. Sufferers of this
disorder forget that Science is based on the study of evidence. They believe
instead, in specific cases, that the truth is established by consensus
and that evidence can be liberally ignored to allow conclusions to be made even
though they are completely wrong or inappropriate. They think that EDD will
create “harmony” and “unity” among a group of researchers, for example.
Also, people suffering from this disorder
are averse to intellectual challenges. For example,
they are unable to study the evidence and come to the realisation that a number
cures and non-toxic treatments for cancer have been suppressed for about 70
years. Their compliance and acquiescence prevents them from doing research
thoroughly enough to establish this and FOLE will often come into play here.
Similarly, EDD/CAD sufferers are not able
to process data relating to the idea of non-human
entities interacting with us. All evidence pertaining to such ideas is
automatically filtered and/or rejected without it passing through the normal
cognitive processing centres of the brain ("cognitive dissonance").
For example, study of DNA
evidence – which would normally be quite acceptable in the study of a
establishing family lineage or whether a person was involved in a crime, is
suddenly not acceptable as a way of proving something.
This leads these people to live in a false
limited reality – believing they have unlimited freedom. They fail to see the
severe boundaries which are being externally applied to their freedom and so possibilities
for the expansion of their consciousness are routinely shut down - usually
without the person realising that this is happening.
One has to wonder if the spread of this
disorder has come about with the administering
of vaccinations, many of which have toxic substances in them. Vaccines are
directly injected into the bloodstream - thereby bypassing many of the body’s
natural defence mechanisms. It is possible that this causes brain function to be
adversely effected – causing an increased risk of manifestation of any or all
of CAD, EDD and HMD.
The internet has
been something of a “battleground”, where those sufferers of CAD, EDD and HMD
often participate in forums, using anonymous handles, and insult those people
who focus on presenting evidence and asking HMD sufferers to explain the
an EDD, CAD or HMD sufferer is moderator, they too may remain anonymous and
then either delete or lock threads where evidence is being presented and CAD
sufferers are being challenged.
Compliance and Acquiescence Disorder (CAD) can
be taken advantage of by those with False Authority Disorder (FAD). FAD results
from an inflation of ego and a propensity for exaggeration, or fear mongering
or over-assertion of one’s personality. FAD increases the tendency of those
suffering from it to ignore evidence (a variation on EDD), "bend the
truth" or outright lie - in an effort to improve their standing among CAD
The polarisation between those still able
to think independently and focus on evidence – wherever it takes them – and
CAD, EDD and HMD sufferers seems to be increasing – perhaps as it is realised
just what is at stake.
Please note, that this article has been
written by someone “affected” by EAA – Evidence Analysis Affinity. If you think
you might be suffering from CAD, EDD or HMD, then you probably will have a
negative reaction to this article – if this has exacerbated your condition,
then please accept this apology and realise that your recovery will only be
possible if you study the evidence before coming to conclusions.
(Final note: Does this article show that
anyone can come up with an abbreviation and a plausible description of
something that appears to be a “disorder” when in reality, it is just completely
fabricated. The only difference in its presumed validity seems to be where you